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Oliver James Associates Reviews

Updated 12 Jun 2019

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Pros
  • "Oliver James has been one of the most welcoming companies I have joined, allowing autonomy and a great culture in and outside of the office(in 43 reviews)

  • "Social events bring the whole of OJ together which is great(in 33 reviews)

Cons
  • "Long hours but that is recruitment(in 59 reviews)

  • "Most of the frustrations around working hours / flexibility have been addressed(in 24 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review
    Helpful (2)

    "Great company to work for!"

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    Current Employee - Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Oliver James Associates full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Oliver James has been one of the most welcoming companies I have joined, allowing autonomy and a great culture in and outside of the office. The business invests heavily into its people with the technology used, events and internal development teams. We have free drink Fridays (or Thursdays), gym lunches, lunch clubs, a football team and probably the best Christmas and Summer parties I have been to (definitely check out...

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    Cons

    I understand there used to be quite structured hours, but this has now changed to mirror competitors which has really improved the culture.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing!

    Oliver James Associates2019-01-21
  2. "Fantastic training and leadership"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Oliver James Associates full-time

    Pros

    Training and leadership are excellent.

    Cons

    Long working hours, although I’ve heard this has improved recently.

    Oliver James Associates2019-05-15
  3. "Amazing recruitment firm in London"

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    Current Employee - Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Oliver James Associates full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Amazing platform to help succeed Training helps develop talent from no experience to senior positions Great culture helping people work together but allows for a positive competitive spirit Social events bring the whole of OJ together which is great

    Cons

    Long hours but that's what you get with recruitment

    Oliver James Associates2019-03-28
  4. Helpful (1)

    "Senior Consultant"

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    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Oliver James Associates full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - Excellent billing opportunity - £280k in my first year with little recruitment experience - Great learning and development tailored individually to you from associate consultant all the way to director - Great London office culture: friendly, collaborative and hard working. There always something going on outside of work whether it be football, baking or Thursday/ Friday drinks. - Excellent infrastructure - great...

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    Cons

    Lack of a table tennis table

    Advice to Management

    n/a

    Oliver James Associates2019-03-01
  5. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Recruitment Consultant in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Oliver James Associates full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Investment into development of consultants, technology and staff entertainment make it a great place to work. Senior Management genuinely care and will do everything to enable you to be a success.

    Cons

    Most of the frustrations around working hours / flexibility have been addressed.

    Advice to Management

    Keeping the facetime and accessibility to senior stakeholders is really important. In this time of growth, I hope that won't change

    Oliver James Associates2019-03-01
  6. "Consultant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Oliver James Associates full-time

    Pros

    Really nice company with an inclusive feel. People are great and so are management. Constant incentives pushes people to work hard meaning its a professional driven environment to be within.

    Cons

    Long hours but that is recruitment.

    Oliver James Associates2019-03-01
  7. "Consultant"

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    Current Employee - Consultant in Manchester, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Oliver James Associates full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great firm with great managment

    Cons

    Long hours but this is recruitment.

    Advice to Management

    Nothing - doing a great job

    Oliver James Associates2019-02-12
  8. Helpful (2)

    "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Manchester, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Oliver James Associates full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    OJ is big on company culture and as soon as you start working here you understand why. The company events are the best I've attended and Friday drinks are always welcomed at the end of a long week. It's also great being able to have an extra half an hour for lunch if you go to the gym. Aside from the benefits, OJ is such a great company to be apart of. Since the beginning of my time here, I've felt my interests as...

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    Cons

    I couldn't think of any if I tried

    Oliver James Associates2019-01-24
  9. "Outstanding Recruitment Company"

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    Current Employee - Associate Consultant in Manchester, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Oliver James Associates full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I have been working at OJ for just less than a year and I couldn't be happier. Having moved to recruitment with a passion for sales but a lack of experience I was initially worried that this would affect my performance, however, the learning and development team is a credit to OJ and are always on hand when you need something. My progression is clear and the culture of the office is enjoyable. Passionate people with a...

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    Cons

    The only thing I struggled with was the long hours but OJ listened to the feedback of its staff and reduced the hours last year therefore nothing to complain about.

    Oliver James Associates2019-01-29
  10. Helpful (1)

    "Brilliant company"

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    Current Employee - Manager 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Oliver James Associates full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    - Uncapped individual commission which after speaking to friends in recruitment Ive realised is far above market rate - Fast track progression and management opportunities for those who prove themselves as capable - Friendly and sociable environment, yes everyone works hard and is here for the same reasons (to make money) however you’d be surprised at how caring and down to earth the people are here - You might think...

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    Cons

    Not really a con as such but advice to those thinking of applying - They strive for excellence and are always breaking records so it naturally can be very hard work and a lot is expected. They will try to push you to be the best you can be so you’re one to coast along and aren’t truly ambitious this opportunity probably isn’t for you.

    Advice to Management

    Don’t stop caring about the people but other than this no advice - they’ve proven they know what they’re doing

    Oliver James Associates2019-01-24
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