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Updated 9 Dec 2019

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4.0
84%
Recommend to a Friend
84%
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Oxfam CEO Mark Goldring
Mark Goldring
148 Ratings
Pros
Cons
  • "Sometimes have to work alone as volunteers often leave(in 23 reviews)

  • "Not very diverse at senior management level(in 22 reviews)

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  1. "Great place for volunteering"

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    Current Employee - Volunteer 
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Oxfam part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    - Volunteers are so passionate - Everyone is so helpful

    Cons

    Nothing really! everything is great

    Oxfam2019-12-09
  2. "A good place to work"

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    Current Employee - Area Manager 

    I have been working at Oxfam full-time

    Pros

    Lots of autonmy on how you work

    Cons

    Not enough payroll for shop teams

    Oxfam2019-12-04
  3. "Wonderfull experience"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Volunteer in Manchester, England
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Oxfam part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    I met amazing people there, I learn new things every day and I have the feeling to make a difference.

    Cons

    There is no downside in volunteering at Oxfam!

    Oxfam2019-12-02
  4. "worked at Oxfam full-time for more than 3 years"

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    Current Employee - Consultant 

    I have been working at Oxfam full-time

    Pros

    Lovely warm-hearted people with great values, focus on social change, relatively good in raising most important societal issues.

    Cons

    Reducing focus on emergency support; Low quality mid-level and even top-level management, too big and hierarchical, low level of accountability, lack of an open discussion culture, Restructuring in every 2-3 years

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    Oxfam2019-12-09
  5. "Great Experience!"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Volunteer in Belfast, Northern Ireland
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Oxfam part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Brilliant and egeaging work environemnet

    Cons

    Not many jobs were available for graduates.

    Oxfam2019-11-18
  6. "They should pay more who works in their shops."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Deputy Shop Manager in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at Oxfam full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    You can work in a friendly environment.

    Cons

    Phisically and emotionally stressfull job.

    Oxfam2019-12-03
  7. "HR Officer Salary"

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    Current Employee - HR-officer 

    I have been working at Oxfam full-time

    Pros

    Friendly and family-like working environment

    Cons

    High work pressure and small team compared to the workload

    Oxfam2019-11-06
  8. "Positive experience"

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    Current Employee - Volunteer 

    I have been working at Oxfam part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - Relaxed - Flexible - Interesting - Gained a lot of experience

    Cons

    - Store just not big enough - Lacking volunteers

    Oxfam2019-11-04
  9. "Fine for a while"

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    Former Employee - Street Fundraiser 

    I worked at Oxfam full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Some nice co-workers and very easy job to get

    Cons

    Would not find out the location of work until around 8pm the day before. Pushy managers

    Oxfam2019-11-18
  10. "shop manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Oxfam full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Lots of freedom in managing your shop, friendly environment, never boring

    Cons

    salary, excessive workload, almost impossible to advance in your career

    Oxfam2019-10-28
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