Oxfam America

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Oxfam America Reviews

Updated October 2, 2014
Updated October 2, 2014
22 Reviews
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22 Reviews
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  1.  

    fantastic place to work, would go back in a heartbeat

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Legal Intern in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Legal Intern in Boston, MA

    I worked at Oxfam America as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    The people you work with are all extremely friendly, interesting, and intelligent. The workplace environment is highly supportive and open. The work was exciting.

    Cons

    The number and length and organization of weekly team meetings was frustrating and seemed unnecessary and oriented around process and consensus

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Outstanding organization

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Oxfam America full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    This is a truly high-impact organization staffed by incredibly talented, self-motivated professionals who are "in it" for the right reasons.

    Cons

    We're stretched too thin, yet continue to take on new programs and campaigns. Compensation in my division is slightly-below that of my peers in similar organizations. Work-life balance is a real challenge. There are few opportunities for advancement within the agency.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Staff up or reduce work load. We're at risk of becoming less effective in established program areas because we're taking on too much. Take a hard look at compensation. If anything can be done to make it easier to support a family while in non-management, we should do it.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great Time working here

    Former Employee - Intern in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Intern in Boston, MA

    I worked at Oxfam America as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    People here are nice and friendly.

    Cons

    None. Everything here was fine.

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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Awesome internship.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Oxfam America as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Management is responsive and available, work environment is open, friendly, and encouraging... All in all a great place to work.

    Cons

    Salaries, but this is to be expected from a non profit

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Perfect

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Oxfam America as a contractor

    Pros

    Was a great opportunity to learn and practice my skills, sharing time with great people, was a nice team and a great company.

    Cons

    I do not find any cons working with Oxfam America

  7.  

    Passionate, thoughtful, and forward thinking organization

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Coordinator in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Coordinator in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Oxfam America full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Making positive impact in the world while maintaining human dignity; opportunities for professional development

    Cons

    Since non-profit, salaries are small for lower level employees; not all position have clear path of moving up

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Even as an admin assistant, I love it here.

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Oxfam America

    Pros

    Great cause, interesting people, attractive building, easy transit access.

    Cons

    High turnover, so you never get to know lots of people. Not enough interaction between program and non-program staff.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Spend less on us and more on our mission.

    Recommends

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