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Current Employee - Regional Sales Representative in Los Angeles, CA
Current Employee - Regional Sales Representative in Los Angeles, CA

I have been working at Oakwood Worldwide full-time (More than 3 years)

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

Pros

Flexible schedule, amazing associates, travel perks.

Cons

Unclear how business decisions are made, very limited communication so you always feel in the dark. Must have "blind trust" to be satisfied and not frustrated. Feels very secretive.

Advice to Management

Allow those who do the job daily to provide input on decisions regarding the unintended impacts on the day-to-day operations. Provide more frequent, and detailed communication to associates about upcoming changes.

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  1. The place is going downhill fast

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    Current Employee - Client Service Representative in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Client Service Representative in Phoenix, AZ

    I have been working at Oakwood Worldwide full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great people
    Flexible schedule
    Awesome ongoing training
    Good location

    Cons

    Team leads have no idea what are they doing.
    Management is lazy

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employee's, stop loading people with too much work.

  2. Helpful (2)

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

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Oakwood Worldwide full-time (More than 8 years)

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    COMMUNICATE!

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

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