Oliver James Employee Reviews about "working hours"

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Pros
  • "OJ cares about it’s people and it cares about performance - suits me perfectly(in 46 reviews)

  • "The staff are rewarded for their hard work- lots of staff entertainment(in 27 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Long hours, but you want to give it your all(in 73 reviews)

  • "Long working hours and stress to hit KPIs (expected in any recruitment jobs), but you are encouraged to take breaks)(in 30 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Great Company to work for in Manchester

      Feb 7, 2020 - Recruitment Consultant in Manchester, England
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      Pros

      - Great company culture - inclusive environment, great social events e.g summer and Christmas parties are the best I've seen, weekly Friday drinks - Company benefits and commission - L&D team that you can not compare - training throughout ever step of your OJ career. - Extra half hour lunch for gym goer really helps

      Cons

      - As in all recruitment jobs, the hours are a little longer, but you get out what you put in. OJ recently decreased the work hours also. - It can be a tough job as it is a successful company, but if you are committed and hard working you will do well and reap the benefits.

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    2. 4.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Good working environment if you are competitive

      Nov 11, 2019 - Researcher in Manchester, England
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      Pros

      Very good salary and benefits (including bonus) in case performance is excellent. Great summer and Christmas parties (never seen them anywhere else). Very good training team, that trains you at the beginning of your contract but also during your working life at OJ.

      Cons

      Very stressful and competitive environment. Very demanding atmosphere and long working hours.

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    3. 5.0
      Former Employee

      Fantastic training and leadership

      May 15, 2019 - Anonymous Employee 
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      Pros

      Training and leadership are excellent.

      Cons

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

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    4. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Great place to work

      Mar 1, 2019 - Recruitment Consultant in London, England
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      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.

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    5. 4.0
      Former Employee

      Manager

      Apr 11, 2018 - Anonymous Employee 
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      Pros

      Excellent inclusive culture, fantastic incentives, great company events, dedicated and passionate owners.

      Cons

      Working hours / core hours are enforced very rigidly with little flexibility

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    6. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Senior Consultant

      Nov 29, 2017 - Anonymous Employee 
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      Pros

      Meritocratic environment, rewarded for the work you put in.

      Cons

      Inflexible and long working hours.

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    7. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Best Company I have worked for!

      Sep 13, 2017 - Senior Consultant in London, England
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      Pros

      An organisation that thoroughly invests into their staff - on a personal and a professional level. Culture is corporate and competitve but in a very positive way, driving consultants outside of their comfort zones and ultimately making the most out people. Which obviously means more money... Company events are arguably OJ's biggest selling point, with Christmas and Summer parties at the envy of all of my friends and ex-colleagues + further corporate days throughout the year. Furthering the social aspect, Free Drink Fridays, EVERY Friday, are a great way to unwind and socialise with colleagues outside of the office environment.

      Cons

      The only negative that springs to mind is long hours - but that's recruitment. It's no worse than competitors on this front and working hours are very clear and transparent. There is no "face time" expectation outside of those hours which you will likely expereicne in other organisations

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    8. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      An Exceptional Company.

      Sep 13, 2017 - Associate Consultant in London, England
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      Pros

      I have felt my time at Oliver James is only at it's infancy, after being with Oliver James for around 8 months, I have felt the levels of training and support have been impeccable. OJ genuinely care about employee growth and development which is supported by high performing teams and impressive training.

      Cons

      There aren't many cons to working at Oliver James, I feel their could be more flexibility to work hours, however it is nature of recruitment that you work longer hours.

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    9. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Market leading FS recruiter with a generous commission scheme and strong company culture

      Sep 11, 2017 - Manager in London, England
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      Pros

      - Very Professional and career driven working environment - Collaborative culture - Work hard, play hard environment - Financially rewarding with a market leading commission scheme - Market leading brand - Excellent social events (2 Christmas parties, 1 summer party, Q1 event, lunch clubs...)

      Cons

      - Longer than average working hours

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    10. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Excellent Gateway to Recruitment!

      Mar 22, 2017 - Consultant in Manchester, England
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      Pros

      + Came from University in 2015 straight into this recruitment role, the support has been second to none from senior management and everyone in the business + If you want to achieve something, this business will 100% ensure they can do everything to make sure you can strive for that goal - I am setting up a new desk with a lot of guidance + Learning and development has been imperative for my growth + Work culture is very sociable, made a lot of good friends here + James Rogers is a fantastic director to look up to, he is very personable and approachable, always been able to give advice whenever I have asked

      Cons

      - Work hours can be a bit long, all required for the role though

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      Oliver James Response

      Head of Internal Recruitment

      Thank you for taking the time to write your review. It's good to hear how happy you are and supported you've felt in your first role since your graduation, especially now to be setting up a new desk - we hope you have a long, successful career within Oliver James!

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