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    Worthy mission and great staff, though a bit staid

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    I worked at OCLC full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great people overall, many with very long-term commitments to the company. Many are there out of a sense of mission and commitment to supporting the library field, and public libraries/librarians in particular. Good place if you'd like to put down roots, support or connect with library sciences field, doing some interesting work with cloud services and advanced metadata. Decent benefits.

    Cons

    It's the primary tech infrastructure for what feels like a whole field struggling to hold on, and it services organizations that often are extremely budget constrained. It's nominally a tech company, but it doesn't feel like or attract talent like you might expect a larger tech company to.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None in particular. Good spot to work, tough industry and market.

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OCLC Interviews

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Updated Mar 21, 2014

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    Anonymous Employee  in  Columbus, OH
    Anonymous Employee in Columbus, OH
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 1 week - interviewed at OCLC in March 2014.

    Interview Details

    Worst interview in my career. No technical questions. The interview consisted of how well one could BS about their experience and sell themselves. They admitted they had no training program and most people who were thrown into it either sunk or swam

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    • What do you know about the OCLC? What do they do? Who is the President? How long has he been the president, etc.?   View Answer
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Website www.oclc.org
Headquarters Dublin, OH
Size 1000 to 5000 Employees
Founded 1967
Type Nonprofit Organization
Industry Information Technology
Revenue $100 to $500 million (USD) per year

OCLC Online Computer Library Center is a membership cooperative that provides access to the world's information and works to reduce information costs. The organization provides services and tools to some 72,000 member libraries in about 170 countries. Services include computer-based cataloging, preservation, and library management. OCLC additionally facilitates interlibrary loan services, administers the Dewey Decimal Classification system, and operates the WorldCat database, an online resource for finding library materials. OCLC was founded in 1967 by presidents of the... More

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