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It was an interesting adventure, lots of ups and lots of downs.

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

I worked at Oakwood Worldwide full-time for more than 8 years

Pros

I worked for Oakwood for almost 10 years in varying roles. Longest position I had was as a National Account Coordinator for 7 years. I truly loved working at Oakwood minus my final year. I learned a great deal during my tenure. Met some amazing people who's teachings I will take with me for the rest of my career. The training program is excellent. Corporate Housing is a difficult business and there are a lot of moving parts. The business model is set up for success. Or was at one time.

I was truly passionate about the work I did and believed in the product and the people.

Cons

During the past year (2012) the company completely changed directions with little to no communication. A new company was acquired and it seemed as though the company changed overnight. Which is to be expected, however, the lack of communication is key. Prior to my job being eliminated (which was a mind blowing by both myself, upper management and clients), the communication disappeared, I received little to no support from my own manager much less District and Regional Managers. The most frustrating part was there was no communication! I was continuously being told "It is what it is". Clients suffered as well. After years of expecting the level of service that they deserved, they were told as well "It is what it is". Unbelievable.

Also, as a long term employee my voice was no longer heard. Upper management has never been in the shoes of the field associates yet they were making decisions that made no business sense nor would they accept any type of suggestions from those that were the voice of the customer. The final year was very frustrating. My lay off was a blessing in disguise.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

COMMUNICATE!

Listen to your employees. It's their company too.

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Other Reviews for Oakwood Worldwide

  1.  

    Good experience

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Oakwood Worldwide

    Pros

    Great people, fun atmosphere, lots of training

    Cons

    Lots of changes raking place

  2.  

    Just an OK experience with little growth

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

    I worked at Oakwood Worldwide full-time

    Pros

    great salary after a few years there
    not a lot of work expected from you

    Cons

    little in the way of learning new things

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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