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Great place to work.

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Former Employee - Metadata Specialist II  in  Dublin, OH
Former Employee - Metadata Specialist II in Dublin, OH

I worked at OCLC full-time for more than 10 years

Pros

Excellent benefits, flexible hours, fitness center, cafeteria, fair pay, career growth opportunities, friendly coworkers, employees that care about the company, adequate working conditions.

Cons

Mediocre communication in some areas. Employee anxiety about lay-offs. Some areas seem to be top heavy. Lack of communication regarding work load in some areas.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

More communicationwith non-management staff. Some areas seem to be top heavy.

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    My ideal job! I couldn't have picked a better place to work.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Dublin, OH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dublin, OH

    I worked at OCLC full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great people to work with.
    Solid bendfits programs.
    Excellent perks for employees like a fitness center and personal trainers provided at no charge.
    Leaders that actually lead instead of micro managing and badgering their people.

    Cons

    Salaries are a little lower than normal because of the non-profit nature of the company.
    Sometimes a little short on holding people accountable.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stay on the "bleeding edge" of technology. That's the only way you will remain competitive.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Great co-workers, very dedicated to the libraries and the profession, but good old boy management doesn't work.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Dublin, OH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dublin, OH

    I worked at OCLC

    Pros

    I worked with some great people over the years. Much talent and experience. Good benefits. Decent pay.

    Cons

    Too many idiots that shouldn't be there. High school graduates (no college at all!) making $70,000 to put labels on books? Crazy. $70,000 for for a good old boy to ship materials? The two people they laid off in shipping might have made a combined $70,000. Another high school grad making $65,000 to be a cataloging supervisor? No wonder libraries complain of the high costs associated with OCLC.
     Dedicated staff not appreciated or rewarded. They burn out or leave.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Clean house. Break up the cliques and good old boy clubs. Base promotions to manager on the ability to lead, not on tenure. Appreciate the difference makers and don't reward their bosses for the work others do.

    Disapproves of CEO
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