OYO Reviews

Updated Jul 7, 2020

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3.0
43%
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OYO Founder/CEO Ritesh Agarwal
Ritesh Agarwal
1,062 Ratings
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  1. "Business Development Head"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Head of Business Development in Springfield, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Ill keep my story short. I joined OYO in late October and since joining, the support system around me has grown and grown and I have been put into such a good system to succeed. This company pays really well. I actually just recieved my first quarterly bonus which was higher than most people make in a year. I'm talking life changing money in just one bonus. If I would have put too much stock in some of the negative reviews, I would have missed out on a great opportunity. I'm thankful for this job and I enjoy working each day. One of my BDMs was just promoted to a BDH in only 3 months which Is awesome. The company just came out with a new deal structure that is already working very well. You can make a name for yourself here when we are still young in the US Market. If you work hard, communicate well, and have aspirations to grow, then you owe it to yourself to find a way to get hired.

    Cons

    To me, this isnt a con because I am used to constant change, but as the company grows and finds ways to execute more efficiently, there are changes happening all the time. If you have a problem with adapting, then you should look somewhere else.

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  2. COVID-19
    Helpful (1)

    "Excellent People"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Development Manager in Tucson, AZ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people, excellent co workers, good pay

    Cons

    Negative market opinion, slowed economy

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  3. COVID-19

    "Don't trust leadership"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Development Manager 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Good Base Pay - Solid industry (pre-covid) - Remote work

    Cons

    - Leadership. They are terrible. All the issues that OYO has seen were described in detail by "lower" employees months before leadership would be forced to make changes. They have no sales leadership or sales experience. We just had one of the heads tell us about his 40% salary cut because of the times (keeping in mind that most all employees are furloughed and not coming back to the company and he was still probably clearing $100K yearly average still. They are tone deaf to issues. They do not understand their own product or the market in which they are selling into. They have made awful decisions on how and where to hire which ultimately lead them to get rid of the redundancy (though, they completely miss the higher level redundancy).

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  4. "OYO"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Director 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at OYO full-time

    Pros

    A smart set of people in the US team

    Cons

    Bad culture, needs to improve

  5. "Chaos"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Experience 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at OYO full-time

    Pros

    Lots of places where one could add value

    Cons

    Too much growth too fast, created a less than ideal product

  6. "Don't Work Here"

    1.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Finance Development Executive in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at OYO full-time

    Pros

    Work at Home, Immediate Boss

    Cons

    Overseas Management changed product set daily, no clear direction

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  7. "Cluster"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Development Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Base pay is good - around $75K.. commission is targeted around $35K but very unlikely and weekly expenses are nice

    Cons

    Impossible to sell. Lots of driving (expenses are back dated a couple of weeks!), sales happen but they're rare. six figures is very hard here. Conference calls multiple times/day.

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  8. Helpful (1)

    "Tough job even for experienced sales people"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Development Manager 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Decent base pay with earning potential. Good initial product and sales training. Good experience working with local business owners. Lots of opportunity for negotiation (Pro and Con). 100% field based job with decent expense reimbursement.

    Cons

    Long sales cycle. Low close rates. High rate of change with product, services, contracts, etc. Lots of negotiation with owners on contracts and terms. Limited career advancement opportunities. Overall it is an extremely challenging sales job where you will be asking owners to switch their current ownership model to OYO's model that it new in the US market and still in the process of achieving profitability.

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  9. "0"

    3.0
    Former Employee - Business Development Manager 

    I worked at OYO full-time

    Pros

    Work from home/ decent salary

    Cons

    Over hired, multiple payoffs without notice

  10. Helpful (19)

    "Total joke (5 star disaster)"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Business Development Manager in Dallas, TX
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at OYO

    Pros

    Pay Mileage reimbursement Flexible day schedule can be home by 12-2:30 to interview for other jobs if you try or start later to have interviews in the morning.

    Cons

    I would only suggest excepting an offer from Oyo if your unemployment benefits are running out or you continue to aggressively interview for other better opportunities, as the base salary is higher than market average. Trainwreck is an understatement. Zero personal development opportunities other than learning how to talk around important details to get deals. Super aggressive prospecting tactics. Horrible reputation. Even when giving $700k+ to hotel owners to sign people won’t touch Oyo’s branding with a 10 foot pole. Was described as “lipstick on a pig” in training. Leads passed on to your bosses friends and not the proper territory manager. They have ZERO shame in pestering owners past the point of being kicked out of offices. They have been banned from hotel association organizations for aggressive soliciting. If you have morals you will have a hard time working here. Any company that is willing to change any contract term within 15-30 days notice at their discretion is not a reputable org. You’ll be expected to harass business owners 24/5 (weekends off) and mislead them about Oyo’s “wonderful industry leading technology” which is in reality subpar at best. They over hire, and mass fire if you don’t have the desired results in 60 days unless you have befriended your BDH. The CEO is a rich kid who is blindly out of touch with reality. They’ve thrown away hundreds of millions of dollars to attract hotels that are not profitable just for the sake of getting hotels and being the “fastest growing hotel brand”. They give business development managers a bad name. But 75K to pass out brochures and get told how terrible the company is by major and independent hotel owners 6-10x a day who have been in the business 20+ years is not bad at all for a short period of time. The only people who sign with oyo are desperate and on their last leg of operation. For it to be a Indian company, Indian natives want nothing to do with oyo which speaks volumes as this group of people usually stick together at all cost. The biggest lie told in recruitment is that this is a technology company. You might as well believe the earth is flat and time travel is real. This is a dirty motel level franchise with poor ethics on its best day. You’ll notice the momentum that oyo is pushing towards vacation rentals to go more up market, because they have beaten the 1-3 star hotel market to death and have built one of the least desirable brands in history and in the industry.

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