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Oliver James Associates CEO James Rogers
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168 Ratings
Pros
  • "Oliver James has been one of the most welcoming companies I have joined, allowing autonomy and a great culture in and outside of the office(in 43 reviews)

  • "(in 19 reviews)

Cons
  • "Long hours but that is recruitment(in 57 reviews)

  • "Most of the frustrations around working hours / flexibility have been addressed(in 24 reviews)

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  1. "Young, energetic and results-oriented culture with strong growth opportunities!"

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    Current Employee - Recruitment Consultant in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Oliver James Associates full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Company is in an exciting period of growth, but the vision around which markets they specialize in, and experience continued success with remains clear. There are multiple teams, each supporting different business lines within the insurance industry, which ensures individuals have the ability to choose and build their own path for success. Great HR benefits, excellent learning and development opportunities and consistent...

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    Cons

    No real cons - the organization is growing rapidly, which always comes with occasional teething problems but management is visibly doing their best to identify, address and mitigate where possible.

    Oliver James Associates2019-03-07
  2. "The only recruitment company I'd want to work for!"

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    Current Employee - Managing Consultant in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Oliver James Associates full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    - International opportunities - Open lines of communication directly with CEO's (as a side note, they also know everyone's names and genuinely care about each employee, globally) - Great office environment, inclusive atmosphere. - Exciting growth plans - new offices to open, promotions available at all levels. - Excellent training/L&D team! training is tailored to each individual not one size fits all. They genuinely...

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    Cons

    Granted, recruitment isnt for everyone, its tough, you're dealing with a two way sales process and people making major life decisions and that's not always easy. That said, the only cons of working here are the ones which are generic across the recruitment industry as a whole. Of course there are long hours and a little stress - this is a sales environment and you'd be hard pushed to avoid those things if you want to...

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    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing and ignore the negative reviews. Keep investing investing in your people and developing your team leaders and mangers so they can continue to support and develop their reports and ultimately keep smashing it, together! Our growth plans are exciting and the future is bright here at OJ and I wouldn't want to be anywhere else!

    Oliver James Associates2019-02-26
  3. "Good way to start a career in recruiting"

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    Former Employee - Analyst in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Oliver James Associates full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    -Good compensation -Fair commission structure -Good training and management is easily accessible to help.

    Cons

    -Long hours but that is the nature of recruiting, it is not for everyone

    Oliver James Associates2019-02-28
  4. Helpful (1)

    "Dysfunction"

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    Former Employee - Delivery Consultant in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Oliver James Associates full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    If you want to break into recruitment or HR.

    Cons

    Too many too name. Office politics the best way I describe is like Game Of Thrones or House of Cards but with way, way lower stakes

    Advice to Management

    Get your act together. Stop hiring people just to fire them. Stop actively encouraging office politics. Also as someone else pointed out, the vast majority of comments on here are not real. Notice they all sound oddly similar?

    Oliver James Associates2019-02-21

    Oliver James Associates Response

    March 4, 2019Marketing

    We are sorry that your experience with us prompted you to leave this review. We appreciate your feedback and can assure you that your comments will be taken on board and relayed back to the appropriate director.

  5. Helpful (5)

    "Overworked, Underpaid, and Micro-managed!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Oliver James Associates full-time

    Pros

    Global presence and company sponsored happy hours on fridays.

    Cons

    Long long hours, day starts at 8am and ends at 6pm but leaving on time is highly frowned upon. Employees typically work from 8am-8pm DAILY. This has resulted in high turn over rate along with being micro-managed. Lunch is scheduled at the same time every single day giving little room for flexibility, only those that are going to the gym get 1.5 hour lunch break, those not enrolled in a gym membership only get a 1hr...

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    Advice to Management

    Implement flexible work schedules and/or increase salaries. Ask your employees for feedback and IMPLEMENT those things and your employees will be happy. Maybe try making your employee needs a priority and they'll probably be willing to overlook all the cons this job comes with.

    Oliver James Associates2018-12-13

    Oliver James Associates Response

    December 19, 2018Marketing

    Thank you for taking the time to leave this review. Firstly, we’re pleased that you recognise the opportunities our global presence brings as well as the benefits of catching up with your colleagues at our Friday drinks. However, we are concerned to learn of your thoughts around some ...

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  6. "Great company"

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    Current Employee - Lead Analyst in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Oliver James Associates full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great support from management Transparent Career path Great benefits and commission opportunities Hard working supportive environment Co workers are all pleasant and easy to get along with We Work building is a nice place Happy hours, Team outings and end of year holiday

    Cons

    Early Start and long hours Not much PTO

    Advice to Management

    Keep supporting and providing feedback Celebrate the small wins

    Oliver James Associates2018-10-16
  7. "Great Rewards - Fun Atmosphere - Experienced Mentors"

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    Current Employee - Senior Associate in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Oliver James Associates full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - Summer trips to Mexico, Miami - Long lunch breaks to go to the gym - Learn from market experts - Big client base to leverage from - Amazing office on 5th Ave NYC

    Cons

    - Long hours, but that is what you need to do to be successful

    Advice to Management

    Keep pushing the growth in USA its very exciting to be a part of it!

    Oliver James Associates2018-10-16
  8. "Great Career Opportunities"

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    Current Employee - Associate Consultant in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Oliver James Associates full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - Specialists in the market. OJA have found their success in remaining niche and having a thorough understanding of the industry. - Coworkers : Most are a genuine pleasure to work with and happy hours on Thursdays/Fridays allow for some unwinding together. -Management : Truly care about your progression and success. Stew, NYC Director, and CEOs ,Jimmy and Oli, make sure to communicate with staff of all levels...

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    Cons

    - Hours can be tough, but that is the nature of the industry. Late nights are on Tuesdays but that is balanced out with early finish on Fridays and "Summer Fridays." - Metrics: KPIs can be stressed to the point that you need to explain quality vs quantity. However, management has done a great job of taking this feedback appropriately and encouraging quality work over numbers for the sake of numbers. - PTO: Vacation...

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    Advice to Management

    There are high expectations in the business (as there should be), but with consistent guidance and support to employees it's a great place to be.

    Oliver James Associates2018-10-10
  9. Helpful (1)

    "I look forward to coming into work everyday"

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    Current Employee - Analyst in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Oliver James Associates full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    -Encouraging and beyond caring Director & Management staff - The CEO’s, Oliver & James, are amazing people and very personable. They visit the NY office quite often and it’s always a positive experience. -Friendly, fun and motivating company culture. Everyone in the office motivates each other and I couldn't have asked for a better work environment. I look forward to coming into work everyday. -Ongoing training...

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    Cons

    Would love if the work day could start 8:30am :)

    Advice to Management

    Continued direction and support - keep it up! High expectations from management are actually very motivating.

    Oliver James Associates2018-10-04
  10. "Oliver James Associates"

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    Current Employee - Assistant Vice President in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Oliver James Associates full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    -Great L&D team who give you all the tools you need to succeed -WeWork office space make it a fun working environment -If you put your head down and work hard you can make GOOD money -You can leave work in the office / no weekend work -High performing and competitive culture -1.5 hour lunch break if you go to the gym -Finish early most Fridays -Happy hours and company holidays are great

    Cons

    -Sales role so high pressure environment -Work later on a Tuesday

    Oliver James Associates2018-10-04
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