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Oxford Global Resources Reviews

Updated August 6, 2014
Updated August 6, 2014
115 Reviews

3.2
115 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • unlimited earning potential, skys the limit (in 7 reviews)

  • All of the recruiters and account managers are fun and upbeat (in 7 reviews)


Cons
  • 7am meetings every day, long hours, bad base pay, upper management does not care about future of employees (in 10 reviews)

  • In the early days work-life balance was tipped heavily towards work (in 5 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Contracting for Oxford: Pleasantly efficient processes, but you will have to cover your own benefits

    Current Employee - Software Engineer  in  Tampa, FL
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Tampa, FL

    Pros

    Oxford's system for processing, paying, and communicating with contractors working for them at company sites is very efficient, far more so than many other companies I've worked with.

    Cons

    No benefits to speak of for contractors. The medical insurance offered is not aligned with the requirements of the Affordable Care Act (I'm guessing it was grandfathered in), and my household income and the gross hourly salary is being murdered by having to cover COBRA, sick time, vacation, and personal time. And I had just better pray that nothing arises requiring disability pay.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Providing real medical benefits will significantly increase retention of contractors. Contracting is a good dynamic for many people, and personally, my sole objection to working with you longer beyond a single contract is that we simply can't afford having to cover our own medical insurance. And that little qualification of having to work both the day before and the day after a holiday in order to get paid for it, so that contractors cannot ever take a four-day weekend with the rest of the perm employees? That is a nasty little trick. People perform better if they can get some rest and some time away from the office.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    They do Not seem to Value TEMPORARY employees At all.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Collector  in  Beverly, MA
    Former Employee - Collector in Beverly, MA

    Pros

    Good group of people/Co-workers & management, nice enough - but they "throw Away" talented individuals, and keep Less hard-working Ones, treating them like gold!

    Cons

    The location is very far North of Boston, and the roads up there are Difficult yo travel - very congested, and the Office park is waay too Big.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Honor & value those individuals who work hard

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Solid company to gain experience but not great for a long career.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Quality training, good place to start and learn as a recruiter.

    Cons

    Horrible management. Long drawn out processes that make it hard to place candidates.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do not be shady. Be upfront and honest with your employees

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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Highly Unethical Company - Do Not Use Oxford Unless You Enjoy Getting Screwed

    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    My recruiter appeared hard working since he kept calling every month to check on my availability.

    Cons

    My recruiter repeatedly made assumptions and over promised on goods. He did not keep his word. Even worse, his actions were condoned by management. The company only cares about making profit at the expense of the contractor/client. They are not forthcoming with contractors and try to take advantage of their intermediary role by playing contractor against client. They try to intimidate by referencing their contracts but will not abide by their verbal promises.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look up what integrity means.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good company for starting a career in the recruiting field

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Manager  in  Madison, WI
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Madison, WI

    Pros

    The time you put will equal the success you have with this company. Unlimited commission was very nice and the hours you do put in pay off. Always enjoyed working with upper management as it seemed like they were always there to help.

    Cons

    Some days/weeks can really drag out and seem to go on forever. Must be willing to dial the phone up 300 times a day and reach 3 hours of phone time. Base salary is very low and stays the same no matter how much work you put in. Must stay self motivated to turn this job into a career.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Solid company to work if you have a good manger

    Current Employee - Technical Recruiter  in  Chandler, AZ
    Current Employee - Technical Recruiter in Chandler, AZ

    Pros

    Great co-workers and potential to make money

    Cons

    Tightening market makes it more difficult to ramp up good clients for placement

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More consistent rules across all offices.

  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    A good company with great staff

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer  in  Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Austin, TX

    Pros

    Typical of staff augmentation companies, but my technical recruiter really shined. Norm and Shawn are great guys to work with

    Cons

    None really. No different then any other company I have worked for in the last 7 years

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Straight-shooting, no frills consulting firm

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Consultant  in  Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Software Consultant in Minneapolis, MN

    Pros

    If you like going to where the work is and seeing different parts of the country, working for Oxford can be appealing.
    My recruiter has been straightforward in his communications with me in an industry known for its BS. This helped me prepare for phone interviews, which are challenging.

    Cons

    These boil down to communication issues:
    + Oxford should lay out the end-of-contract options more clearly: per diem lasts only a year, what if the contract goes beyond that? (This question has been answered for me, just not until 9+ months into the contract). Also, conversion to full-time with the client involves a cost to the client that can threaten the conversion. Yes, the client knows about the cost up front, but I as a consultant I was hazy about it.
    + I never knew if my contract was going to extend much beyond the end of the quarter. "Committment issues" from the client side? Was it open-ended and I just wasn't informed?

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Would be nice to offer an ACA-compliant healthcare option for long-term contractors.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Highly disappointing

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Epic HIM consultant
    Former Employee - Epic HIM consultant

    Pros

    Great in the beginning when they are trying to sign you. My first recruiter called me everyday and was very easy to communicate with.

    Cons

    Clueless about what is actually going on with the clients they set you up with. Honestly, I don't know what they are doing to deserve to get paid for the consultant's work. When the clients act unprofessionally and lie to you they don't back you up at all and then lash out at you when you are upset about being lied to about contract extensions. The managing recruiter I got stuck with spoke to me in a manner that would make me ashamed if I worked in his company. When you don't agree to be treated unfairly they side with the client and use scare tactics on you for not putting up with it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stand up for the people making you money. Stop begging for referrals when you don't treat your consultants like professionals.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 3 people found this helpful  

    People are great, but that's about it!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Accounting  in  Beverly, MA
    Former Employee - Accounting in Beverly, MA

    Pros

    Co-workers and employees are great to work with and good people. The office has a great location in the cummings center.

    Cons

    work-life balance is not there, no suggestions are ever taken into consideration, the pay is awful, there is favoritism, they offer nothing, No advancement, some people do not have have much work while others are swamped. the balance is silly, I was dissapointed when i shared some of my input and ideas and they werent even taken into consideration.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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