Oxfam Reviews

Updated Jan 25, 2021

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88%
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Oxfam CEO Mark Goldring
Mark Goldring
192 Ratings
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  • "Not much training for volunteers(in 35 reviews)

  • "Whimsical and narrow minded senior management who harrass employees(in 24 reviews)

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  1. "Worked in a charity boutique"

    5.0
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    Former Employee - Student in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Oxfam part-time

    Pros

    Lovely coworkers, good cause. I liked volunteering here.

    Cons

    Scandalous news, not so much communication

  2. "Alright"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Program Associate in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Oxfam full-time

    Pros

    great culture and HR team was friendly

    Cons

    poor salary and varied treatment across dept


  3. "Decent wages"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Fundraiser in Boston, MA

    I worked at Oxfam full-time

    Pros

    Fun atmosphere dedicated people good cause

    Cons

    No raises little opportunity for advancement

  4. "4.5"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Senior Policy Advisor in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Oxfam full-time

    Pros

    Progressive organization that attracts incredible activists and thinkers.

    Cons

    Occasionally cumbersome and inflexible bureaucracy, that is typical for a very large organization

  5. "Good Benefits & culture"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Senior Systems Analyst in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Oxfam full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good Benefits, culture and people

    Cons

    Salary is low compared to other companies in the area

  6. "This is my company review"

    5.0
    Former Employee - Store Worker in Philadelphia, PA

    I worked at Oxfam part-time

    Pros

    The people were very nice.

    Cons

    None that I can think of.

  7. "Good work environment"

    3.0
    Former Employee - Brand Ambassodor 

    I worked at Oxfam full-time

    Pros

    Collaborate and work with friends Meet great people

    Cons

    On your feet all day

  8. "Enthusiastic People"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Intern 

    I worked at Oxfam part-time

    Pros

    Central location in The Hague; enthusiastic people; comfortable work environment; meaningful work topics

    Cons

    Interns generally have low compensation. This is not a problem. However, Dutch NGOs generally pay less than NGOs in many other places, making it hard for international applicants to consider applying for permanent positions.

  9. "Great company, but disorganized"

    2.0
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    Former Employee - Outreach Specialist 

    I worked at Oxfam full-time

    Pros

    Amazing work, great people, great values, solid pay

    Cons

    disorganized, misleading job description, did not include actual day-to-day responsibilities until after I accepted the position

  10. Helpful (1)

    "Passionate Talented Staff"

    5.0
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    Former Employee - Human Resources Director in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Oxfam full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    The staff comprises people from all over the world and most are super talented and so it makes for a great cohort of peers. I made some very good friends while I was there and I continue to remain in touch with them even after leaving Oxfam. It attracts people committed to working on social justice issues with a strong focus on rights. Oxfam America has a top-notch CEO in Abby Maxman, whom I deeply respect for her skills, experience and attitude.

    Cons

    Oxfam America is part of the OXFAM confederation with multiple affiliates around the world and this significantly increases the transaction costs of operating in tandem with other sister institutions that share a common purpose and are subject to other laws and regulations.

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