Very Easy Interview
I applied online and the process took a day - interviewed at Oxford Global Resources.
Interview Details – If you cant get this job then something is wrong with you, they basically hire anyone off the street. If you own a suit wear it, and all you basically have to say is they you are money driven and want to do sales. They don't throw any curve balls at you, type into google basic interview questions and you all the interview questions.
Interview Question – why do you wanna do sales? View Answer
Negotiation Details – ZERO negotiation, the base salary is the base salary
I applied online and the process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at Oxford Global Resources in July 2013.
Interview Details – Pretty standard interview. Tell us about your self, what motivates you, and what are your strengths and weaknesses.
Interview Question – Love to win or hate to lose View Answer
Negotiation Details – No negotiation
I applied through a recruiter and interviewed at Oxford Global Resources.
Interview Details – Was emailed to have a phone conversation for a technical recruiter/ account manager position. They saw my resume on Monster. I emailed back and setup a time to chat later that day. The person was very professional and answered all my questions regarding the company, job description, compensation, and benefits. We went over my last few jobs and what my duties were. Once the covnersation was over, they asked me to fill out an application online on their website and to call them back the next day (tomorrow) Seems like a legitimate place to be employed however I told them I needed a few days to research the company and will need the weekend before I decide on next steps.
Interview Question – There wasn't a difficult or unexpected questions. It was a basic and friendly conversation regarding the job and my previous work experience. Answer Question
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 5 days - interviewed at Oxford Global Resources in May 2013.
Interview Details – You will meet Rey, the recruiting manager, followed by Roger, the branch manager. It's pretty straight forward. But before you meet them, you will be contacted by Oxford's recruiter, Donnie. He's really nice and informative. If Donnie likes you, so will Rey and Roger and they will offer you the job on the spot.
Interview Question – All questions are basic. Why do you want to get into "sales?" Are you comfortable speaking on the phone? Cold calling? Answer Question
I applied through a recruiter and the process took a day - interviewed at Oxford Global Resources in July 2013.
Interview Details – I had a good experience during the interview process. Just about all of my interviews consisted of one interview. Some of my interviews were very technical, consisting of more than 50 questions.
Interview Question – The most difficult question was about my weaknesses. However, I have learned how to handle that particular question. Other difficult questions were technical in nature. For example, questions about web servers and dot net applications. View Answer
Negotiation Details – It was relatively easy considering Oxford knows my capabilities, experience and salary requirements.
Interviewed at Oxford Global Resources
Interview Details – My second interview was with a Skype video conferencing session after the phone interview. The one interviewing kept his head constantly down. He also as he was going through my prior position kept drilling the question:" How much did you get paid for that?". This after I had informed him politely the first time that the question was one a preferred no to get into. they actually wanted me to make 70 mile round trip for a 20 minute interview here and it was I who told them "NO" and that this was 2013 and that Skype video was now available.
In the end I felt like this child (for lack of a better definition) was only picking my brain to ascertain the cost of top shelf IT Engineers and how low they would do the limbo. I don't do that dance. What I do do is look at the job scope and listen the wage offering (something that did not happen here) and make a decision. Anything else I consider to be a waste of my time and we all know what time is these days don't we? Evidently this one doing this interview did NOT know and I found that to be very disconcerting.
I'll never deal with Oxford again now that I know the unprofessional nature of their recruiters. It is no wonder they have had to close offices in Boston. No professional is going to put up with being put under duress in an interview just to satisfy a child's curiosity as to past wage levels. the only thing pertinent is what wage level is on the table along with the job being discussed. And that is another thing. he never did detail the "job". I think he was trying to impress the boss by wasting my time. I do have a great resume and have worked at some very high level domains instantly recognizable as such by anyone who is still breathing. My references are impeccable as well. To waste the time if anyone over what appears to have been NOTHING is one sure fire way to NOT get the people of the caliber that are needed to set a firm apart from the rest.
Interview Question – How much did you make? View Answer
I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Oxford Global Resources in April 2012.
Interview Details – I saw the position posted over one of the internet job boards on a Tuesday and applied. A recruiter contacted me the following day for an initial phone interview. She was very nice, asked me questions about my background, and explained in detail the position and salary/comm. She set me with an in person interview for the next day a Thursday.
When I went into the interview I met with two managers, both whom needed to fill a position in IT as well as software/hardware departments. The interviews went well and as explained by both managers that the IT department was more established, and the software/hardware dept was more of a "start-up" and if offered the position I would have the option to choose which one would be a better fit. I indicated to both managers that I would like to take the challenge of the start-up, because it was a better fit for my background. Before leaving the meeting I indicated to the manager of my excitement about the opportunity, and would really like to move forward with the process. She actually thanked me for asking for the job, and on the spot went to see if the VP was available for an immediate interview. Unfortunately, she had just gotten on a conference call, but she assured me that we would set a time for me to have that interview whether on the phone or in person. I walked out feeling great, and felt that the position was a great fit for what I was looking for in my next career opportunity.
Before I made it home that night, the recruiter called me to ask how the interview went. She stated that she hadn't spoke to the managers yet, but wanted to get an idea from me how I felt about the opportunity. I expressed my excitement and let her know that I was really looking forward to the next steps. She reminded me that since they were in their quarterlies that it may take longer than normal to hear from them, but she would keep me posted as soon as she heard something. The recruiter contacted me on the following Tuesday, and said that she had met with the manager and they had a conversation about me and were advancing me to the next step, we would just need to schedule a time for an interview with the VP as soon as they were done with quarterlies. I said great, and will adjust my schedule to make sure I was available.
I hadn't heard anything from my recruiter or the manager, so on that Friday I had reached out to the recruiter with an email follow up to get a better understanding of the time frame. On that Monday I received a generic email from the recruiter that stated "although my qualifications were great, they would continue their search for applicants that fit their needs." I had kept correspondence with the recruiter and manager throughout.
I was dumbfounded, because I was told that I was moving to the next step more than once, only to find out that my next step was no longer in their process. I then reached out to both the manager and the recruiter to see if this was a mistake or if it wasn't, if they could give me some constructive criticism while I move forward in my search...of course no answer. So all in all this left me with an extremely sour taste in my mouth. If you can't even send out a passive email after all the communication we had, you are the kind of company that I would want to bring my talents to.
Interview Question – Questions were pretty standard Answer Question
Very Easy Interview
I applied through other source and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Oxford Global Resources in July 2010.
Interview Details – I was hoping to internally transfer from another office to the Arizona office, but the Site Manager in Arizona said he didn't have any openings, but would be happy to speak with me once I moved. So after resigning my position and moving my family to Arizona, I met him for lunch and he asked about my experience at the other office. He asked no technical questions about my role or how I hit my numbers, it seemed he was more interested in getting dirt on the other office. I had come prepared to sell myself because I really wanted to stay with Oxford. I listed the names of other colleagues who said they would vouche as a reference and I noted that I was #7 on the President's Club list when I left the company and moved. The Site Manager for the Arizona office then said he'd love to have me on board. When I asked why I had to quit my job in the first place instead of just transferring from one office to another, he said "Well, because I didn't know who you were." Are you kidding me? Come on. You didn't think to pick up the phone and talk to my previous boss? Or how about look at the current President's Club standings and see if my name is on it? I was livid. I accepted the role and figured he's just not a very good manager, but I should have taken it as a sign to move on. I quickly realized there is no continuity between offices... every office is run based on the Site Manager's preferences. It was like working for a completely different company, the only benefit was I knew my market (audience) and how to sell Oxford to my prospective clients. Otherwise it was a nightmare. My advise, if you get hired, don't even think about transferring... just stay with one office your entire career.
Negotiation Details – There is no negotiation. Everyone starts out at $10.97/hr, working 45-hour weeks, which annualized comes out to $27,000 per year. Luckily, I was able to get the same pay I was making at the time I left the other office, which was nice because I had received a raise at one point. And I kept my same benefits and 401k. But if you leave Oxford and then are rehired after 30 days, you have to start all over with benefits, PTO and 401k.
Very Easy Interview
I applied online and the process took 1+ week - interviewed at Oxford Global Resources in September 2010.
Interview Details – The interview wasn't very typical. Barely any questions, more just them telling me about the job.
Interview Question – Describe your background Answer Question
I applied online and the process took a day - interviewed at Oxford Global Resources in February 2008.
Interview Details – not very well staged
Interview Question – Are you intimidated by the phone. View Answer
Reason for Declining – Pay
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