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Oxford, England
5001 to 10000 employees
1942
Non-profit Organisation
Social Services
$100 to $500 million (USD) per year
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Oxfam strives to end poverty around the world. The organization focuses on areas such as climate change, education, health care, gender and race, sustainable livelihood, and protection from violence and disasters. Oxfam receives funds from donors and the sale of second-hand ... Read more

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Oxfam Reviews

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oxford, England
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oxford, England
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    I worked at Oxfam full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Amazing co-workers. Good work-life balance. I found it relatively easy to get a promotion within the organisation and change my location during five years that I spent within it.

    Cons

    The organisation was undergoing restructuring at various levels all five years that I was part of it. Constant change of strategies was very time consuming and de-motivating for staff. A lot of good people left in the meantime, as they no longer understood where they belonged.

    Advice to Management

    More international staff in the OGB headquarters in Oxford would be beneficial. More attention to hiring practices at the country level (during my time at Oxfam I encountered a number of absolutely unethical countries directors).

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Oxfam Interviews

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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Oxfam in June 2012.

    Interview

    Lovely people, people smile at you when you go around the building, happy purposeful atmosphere, pretty social, really people-oriented which was a refreshing change from 6 years of corporate automata. Work is challenging (every organisation has its challenges) but you can ask for help and not get looked down upon. Really flexible approach to working - alternative patterns, home working some days a week, worth asking when you apply what they might consider. So great to working for an organisation with a genuine mission to do some good in the world and stand up for what it believes in.

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Oxfam Awards & Accolades

  • Britain's Top 100 Graduate Employers, The Sunday Times (UK), 2012
  • Top 100 Graduate Employers, The Sunday Times (UK), 2009

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