Oxfam America

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Oxfam America Reviews

Updated May 15, 2014

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3.9 15 reviews

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    Great Time working here

    Intern (Former Employee) Boston, MA

    ProsPeople here are nice and friendly.

    ConsNone. Everything here was fine.

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    Nice people, great mission, but no room for mobility

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Washington, DC

    ProsGreat staff and colleagues
    Dedicated to the mission
    Great Benefits

    ConsHuge gap between upper management and staff.
    Huge gap in salaries.
    Not enough transparency.
    Very little room for growth and management does not go a good job of retaining talent.
    I've seen too many great people with company knowledge leave the organization.

    Advice to Senior ManagementHelp keep staff within the organization, invest in them.
    Help create a more diverse staff, after all you serving mostly minorities.

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    Awesome internship.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Boston, MA

    ProsManagement is responsive and available, work environment is open, friendly, and encouraging... All in all a great place to work.

    ConsSalaries, but this is to be expected from a non profit

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up the good work!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Oxfam has dedicated people fulfilling a mission

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Boston, MA

    ProsOxfam America is a very good place to work with a generally positive atmosphere. People really care about the company and work hard for its mission. It is one of the more financially stable non-profits. For a first time job out of college you can get some very positive skills that will help you in the future. Training is available in multiple areas free to the employee.

    ConsSalaries are below market and controlled for most employees through an union.

    Advice to Senior ManagementDevelop more of a long term career path

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Perfect

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsWas a great opportunity to learn and practice my skills, sharing time with great people, was a nice team and a great company.

    ConsI do not find any cons working with Oxfam America

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    Oxfam is a great place to work at

    I Rather Not Say (Current Employee) Boston, MA

    ProsOxfam is a progressive organization with a mission for social justice.

    ConsAs flat an organization as it claims to be, it is too hierarchical and bureaucratic.

    Advice to Senior ManagementMost managers need serious management training.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Passionate, thoughtful, and forward thinking organization

    Coordinator (Current Employee) Boston, MA

    ProsMaking positive impact in the world while maintaining human dignity; opportunities for professional development

    ConsSince non-profit, salaries are small for lower level employees; not all position have clear path of moving up

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    An exhilerating roller coaster ride

    Program Policy Advisor (Current Employee) Boston, MA

    ProsThe staff is incredibly smart, talented and passionate about the mission of the organization. We manage to climb very high mountains despite the challenges, external and internal.

    ConsSenior management is out of touch and out of date. People are afraid to challenge leadership publicly because they (the staff) care so much about Oxfam and don't want to cause harm.

    Advice to Senior ManagementUpper management team has reached a tipping point and needs a refresh.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    A great place to learn and make friends for life.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat people to work with, and a great mission to support

    ConsWide gap in compensation between Managment and Staff

    Advice to Senior ManagementBe more generous to Staff

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    Overall a great international non-profit to work at

    Senior Coordinator (Current Employee) Boston, MA

    ProsOportunities to be creative in finding solution to poverty. Working with likeminded, very dedicated and smart international development professionals.

    ConsJob requires always to be connected, long hours

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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