Oakton Reviews

Updated September 5, 2014
Updated September 5, 2014
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    Satisfactory

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Consultant Architect  in  Melbourne (Australia)
    Current Employee - Consultant Architect in Melbourne (Australia)

    I have been working at Oakton full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    On the whole, management are open and approachable, work-mates tend to be competent and intelligent.
    There have been a couple of re-evaluations of the company position in the market (I am not sure if this is pro or con).

    Cons

    As with most consultancies they are more interested you being billable than whether you are suitable for the work or the work is suitable for you. Mileage may differ in other parts of the organisation.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  2.  

    Do not take chance with this company - oakton hyderabad

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Developer  in  Hyderābād (India)
    Current Employee - Senior Developer in Hyderābād (India)

    I have been working at Oakton full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    I have worked less than 6 months with this company. I found lot of issues with their work culture. Managers are too worst and always do micro level management. They may pay you well, but you be like a slave in this company.

    Cons

    if you are ready to work 14 hrs a day then go for this company. lot of politics around you and this is not good for any associate.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Top management and managers need to be changed across the organisation, so that new blood will run this organization in better direction.

  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Declining company controlled by shallow leadership and sales team

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Oakton

    Pros

    - Maintains industry relationships with certain niche clients. This provides some good work for existing consultants
    - Has a lot of very bright employees
    - High turnover rate of employees contribute to the wider industry

    Cons

    - Middle to senior management are not inclusive in their plans, remain aloof, and treat employees as dispensable resources to be deployed and dumped at anytime.
    - Sales and senior leadership teams are led by very shallow individuals who are often unable to take advantage of real opportunities because they don't engage in much dialog with anyone but themsleves
    - Very little regard for employees careers, training or continuous improvement. Upward mobility is more focused on relationships and who you know
    - Continuously pushes a facade of professionalism which does not exist.
    - Makes empty promises to clients based on non-existent intellectual capital and then attempts to deliver or make up solutions on the fly
    - Your career is never stable at Oakton. I have observed lots of talented individuals being dumped for flaky reasons as soon as the market takes a down turn.
    - Oakton has a very high turnover rate with lots of ex Oakton employees found every where (Bad for our company but good for the industry)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Develop an inclusive Company which listens to the voice of its employees and not just that of shallow individuals who have become powerful but lack imagination
    - Appreciate the talent of employees, treat them better and encourage innovation
    - Stop selling non-existent intellectual capital to clients and spend more time building intellectual capital

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Company - Prosperous & Ahead of the Game

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Melbourne (Australia)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Melbourne (Australia)

    I have been working at Oakton full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    A great culture where you are valued, offered many opportunities and room to move around. Lovely people to work with. I feel Oakton is a true leader in the industry and it is great to be a part of the team.

    Cons

    A little old school and stuck in the 'old' Oakton operations however there has been recent change and movement in the business that suggests this will most certainly be addressed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Recognise and reward - in any way you can -even the tiniest recognition can have a hug impact on the employee's performance, especially when it is comes from the top.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    a boys club of 'yes' men & sales guys

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Canberra (Australia)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Canberra (Australia)

    I have been working at Oakton full-time

    Pros

    There are some good and experienced people here - but many more have left or are thinking about it.

    Cons

    More concerned with making a buck than providing anything like quality customer service.
    Poor staff management, poor communications, lack of understanding of IT delivery and the arrogance of senior management has to be seen to be believed.
    There is a core of senior management (boys club) who can repeatedly stuff up and are never held accountable. In fact accountability goes downwards and they will sacrifice others for there own mistakes.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Resign please, for the sake of others.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Over-promise under-deliver, always!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Oakton

    Pros

    Very little unless you are a 'yes' person with little interest in work ethic and personal dignity.
    Great environment to listen to your own voice and make promises that no one understands so long as it sounds positive.

    Cons

    Does not recognise expertise. Constant promises never to be realised. No investment in personnel. Implementation never matches strategy: Oakton-as-a-Service but people are still in a box.
    Senior management goes out of their ways to fail projects. Ego thrives at the middle and senior management level and they would rather spend millions in cover up than address the issues at the source.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Harakiri!
    Stop believing your own lies and change the culture. Break the boys club and recognise the value in front of your eyes. Invest in your people and they may stay and work harder for you. Don't make promises you can't hold. Accept and acknowledge your weaknesses so you can improve and provide decent services to your customers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  8. 3 people found this helpful  

    A good place to work for experienced self-motivators

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Oakton

    Pros

    Supportive culture; good employee collaboration and knowledge sharing; high employee engagement from senior management; good work-life balance compares to tier-1 consultancy

    Cons

    Limited opportunities for large scale strategic consulting gigs

  9.  

    Very Nice

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - DWH Consultant  in  Hyderābād (India)
    Former Employee - DWH Consultant in Hyderābād (India)

    I worked at Oakton full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Friendly and Flexible Work Environment

    Cons

    I didn't found any Cons here

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    A mixed bag.

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Melbourne (Australia)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Melbourne (Australia)

    I have been working at Oakton for more than a year

    Pros

    Sadly, lower standards and hence less pressure to perform/deliver quality.

    Cons

    Information Management has a body-shop culture. They don't look after employees. In the 2 years that I have worked for this company I have hardly ever felt like I am a part of large consulting organization.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Selling projects with no forethought towards timelines will do more harm than good to both the client and the consulting company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    work hard, minimal recognition, no investment in R&D, minimal innovation, but times are changing

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Principal Consultant  in  Melbourne (Australia)
    Current Employee - Principal Consultant in Melbourne (Australia)

    I have been working at Oakton full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    some great people, good jobs, lots of variety

    Cons

    snr. management can be too old fashioned, minimal innovation, too reactive ...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    take care of good people, invest in them, change the culture to attract and retain better people, become an employer of choice

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

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