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Updated Sep 16, 2021

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4.2
90%
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OCLC President and Chief Executive Officer  David Prichard
David Prichard
58 Ratings
Pros
  • "Work/life balance well-observed throughout company (strict 9-5 if you want it)(in 22 reviews)

  • "Employees of OCLC have great benefits, lots of holidays, including spontaneous company holidays in reaction to world events(in 17 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Senior management don't understand the business(in 9 reviews)

  • "Expectations of banking world work hours and pace with non-profit level compensation(in 7 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Software

      Sep 16, 2021 - Software Engineer in Columbus, OH
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great! love the company and the people

      Cons

      Nothing really this is a great place to work

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    2. 2.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Managers bully and manufacture chaos while you try to focus on customers and supporting co-workers

      Sep 15, 2021 - Product Manager in Columbus, OH
      Recommend
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      Pros

      The benefits are pretty good with lower deductibles. Those in higher level positions make more than they should. For others, the pay is just ok. The CEO seems good.

      Cons

      There are no opportunities for growth or professional development. Management bullies people and is far removed from the actual work. There is a lot of turnover. Roles are not clear. There are some great people, though the stress of being around in-fighting is not worth your sanity. The company lacks customer focus. You work to please your manager's (or the loudest manager's) preferences. Do not work here. You might find an ok spot or you might be bullied. Managers change direction and come up with "solutions" every few months and act like they have no memory of anything they told you to do yesterday. It is not a healthy place to be and that is sad because it could be! I left over a year ago and am much happier in my PM role.

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    3. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Amazing place to work at

      Aug 25, 2021 - Senior Designer in Columbus, OH
      Recommend
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      Pros

      I get to be creative, people are really good to work with.

      Cons

      Content comes in last minute

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    4. 1.0
      Former Employee, more than 10 years

      Lack of Leadership

      Mar 18, 2021 - Anonymous Employee in Dublin, OH
      Recommend
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      Pros

      The Benefits are very good and cafeteria is not to bad.

      Cons

      - No Direction from leadership - 5-10+ years behind in technology - Plans are made but never followed through on - C level execs don't get along and it shows in their management of of the staff - Projects tend to get started and never end. So you have a bunch of half finished projects that never go anywhere - if you have not been there 20 years your knowledge does not matter unless you are a senior executive. But they still argue about there knowledge.

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    5. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Awesome company

      Jul 15, 2021 - Service Operations Analyst in Dublin, OH
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great coworkers Great mission Awesome campus Stability Variety of opportunities

      Cons

      Operations work is tough Patience is needed Pay not as high

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    6. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      OCLC is the best place for this time in my career

      Apr 8, 2021 - Manager 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Culture, flexible work schedule, benefits, new technology, leaders in Ops, IT, HR, Fin analysis, priority on diversity

      Cons

      Getting better but still need to stay with roadmaps and get them done. Too many detours because a new project or customer ask comes up.

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    7. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 8 years

      No growth or upward mobility - very flat organization

      Jun 2, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
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      Pros

      Leadership has an open door policy CEO cares about the culture and the people and is a highly effective speaker C Level Executive Team is welcoming and supportive

      Cons

      No upward mobility if you're looking to climb the ladder - tend to bring people in from the outside to fill their Director to Exec. Director Levels. Do not promote from within very often for the Director and above levels.

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    8. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 10 years

      Sharing what’s known

      Jun 23, 2021 - IT Security in Dublin, OH
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great mission. Good collaborative teams. Good benefits.

      Cons

      competing priorities and many legacy products contribute to challenging decisions on technical debt

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    9. 4.0
      Former Employee

      Short title for my review

      May 19, 2021 - Senior Software Engineer in Columbus, OH
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Work life balance, Healthy work env

      Cons

      Not many perks as it is a NPO

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    10. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Amazing company and culture

      Dec 17, 2020 - Senior Product Manager in Columbus, OH
      Recommend
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      Pros

      I can't say enough good things about OCLC. They truly care for their employees, and although a large, global company, it feels small and close. The CEO is incredibly motivating and inspiring and it trickles down to all employees. Great culture, flexible and supportive, great benefits, strong leadership

      Cons

      Technology moves a bit slower than other companies....there tends to be over collaboration and communication at times. Can sometimes be challenging to fit in without a strong library background

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