OTR Global

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OTR Global Reviews

Updated November 30, 2014
Updated November 30, 2014
6 Reviews
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  1.  

    Legitimate employer, work from home

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    Former Employee - Senior Reporter in Roswell, NM
    Former Employee - Senior Reporter in Roswell, NM

    I worked at OTR Global part-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Working from home is awesome. Pay was good, but used to be a lot better. Mostly great co-workers. Training was with a mentor, and mine was excellent.

    Cons

    Sometimes difficult to get assignments. I had no trouble as long as my editor loved me. But a new editor had another favorite and my ability to get assignments dropped significantly. Very difficult to get past my editor to another layer of management in order to remedy the problem. I was laid off due to cost cutting, but I got a decent severance package after 10 years of employment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Recognize how easy it is for Editors or Senior Reporters to pass blame down when it is really their own responsibility. If someone is always making excuses, maybe the problem is them, not the scapegoats they pick. And if someone has a long track record, but suddenly is getting bad feedback, consider the source of the feedback.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
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    Intern

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at OTR Global

    Pros

    Great environment, very laid back. Serious when it had to be.

    Cons

    Not enough upward mobility it seems like generally.

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    Unethical towards employees

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    Former Employee - Rather Not Say in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Rather Not Say in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at OTR Global full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Some nice, bright, and talented co-workers; decent pay, interesting subjects.

    Cons

    I worked at OTR Global for a couple years. They called a bunch of us up one day and laid everybody off - No warning, no reason given. One day working, the next day gone. It was quite a blow for those of us who were dedicated employees and were consistently told we were doing great work. In fact, the owner didn't even know who I was when he laid me off. A couple years later I see an ad for the same positiion I had done. For the heck of it, I applied. I hear NOTHING back from them, which is odd, given that they told me I did such a wonderful job for them.
    The owners are salesmen types - gung-ho and full of hype in a phony way.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be genuine, ethical and honest with your employees. Any company that lays off employees with NO notice what-so-ever is a company employees would legitimately not want to work for. Clearly, they don't give a damn about the employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great people - very pleasant place to work.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at OTR Global full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The ability to network with people and learn from them. People are willing to share if you are interested.

    Cons

    Very flat organization - very little changes

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Encourage more cross training to facilitate employee development and business redundancy and colleagues ability support one another.

    Recommends
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  6.  

    Great collaborative culture, but...

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    Former Employee - Researcher
    Former Employee - Researcher

    I worked at OTR Global as a contractor (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Provides good training, great communication from headquarters thru regular meetings, paid trip to annual conference, great opportunity for people seeking flexibility and telecommuting positions, ideal for those desiring work with international colleagues

    Cons

    Leans too much on contractors

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Offer full time on-staff positions to your contractors. This will strengthen loyalty and dedication and therefore the quality of your product.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Intellectually challenging workplace with unique global insights shared on a daily basis.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at OTR Global full-time

    Pros

    Flexible work location, most employees work where they wish. Constantly learning about new industries and companies. Extensive history doing marketplace checks. Agile firm that is constantly looking ahead to new opportunities to best serve its client base.

    Cons

    Working with global teams can lead to around the clock work schedules, but there are ways to balance this load with careful scheduling and lots of communication.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue clearly communicating the direction of the company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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