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Updated March 22, 2017
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Pros
  • Base salary plus uncapped earning potential (in 18 reviews)

  • There many people here that make a lot of money200-300k but it's a difficult to break in unless you are a superstar (in 9 reviews)

Cons
  • Long hours (45, but not that bad) (in 32 reviews)

  • 45 hour work week that for some offices is non-negotiable (in 13 reviews)

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  1. "Technical Recruiter Review"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Oxford Global Resources full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Atmosphere, continued learning, earning potential, No weekends

    Cons

    Micro management, Lagged feedback, Older generation conceptual mind sets

    Advice to Management

    Be real with expectations, open up hours of business e.g. 9-6, 10-7..


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Good company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Market Manager in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Market Manager in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Oxford Global Resources full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Uncapped commission, paid holiday, 3 floating holidays, vacation, health insurance

    Cons

    Below market base salary, company is having difficulty implementing new business strategy, turnover

    Advice to Management

    Hire a mix of senior talent and raise base pay to aid in retention. Keep working on continuous education and skills development. Get senior leadership all behind new company initiatives.


  3. "Account Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Oxford Global Resources full-time

    Pros

    Learning environment, on boarding support is good, quality clients to work with both on the corporate side and the consultant side, flexible lunch break and schedule if needed

    Cons

    High turnover, long periods of sitting, politics, too much business is passed up for the really expensive stuff, leadership isn't valued

    Advice to Management

    Promote someone who is below you to someone is above you


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  5. Helpful (5)

    "Metrics driven corporate nightmare"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Manager in Calabasas, CA
    Former Employee - Manager in Calabasas, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Oxford Global Resources full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Ummmm.....chance for a three day vacation if you get into Presidents Club?

    Cons

    - Metrics, metrics, metrics. Management doesn't see you, the individual - management wants to see that you've called at least 100 people per day, visited 40 hiring managers every month, and have 20 viable hiring managers approved (by said manager) into your database per month. Forget about your individualism, forget about your college degree. Smile and dial.

    - Kiss the ring. If you suck up to management and follow the "Oxford Way" you are set. If you have thoughts, questions, ideas, or comments, you're viewed as being subordinate and a nuisance. If you want to succeed at Oxford remember this saying: "Sir, yes, sir!"

    - Managers are also held responsible for producing revenue, so if you're new, forget about the possibility of getting good leads or consultants - your superiors swoop them up for their own.

    - Growth = increase in commission. No promotions, no increases in salary, nothing.

    - Management expects you to put in overtime without actually getting paid for overtime

    Advice to Management

    Get involved with your employees growth. We are not just a number (contrary to your Oxford mantra)


  6. Helpful (2)

    "mad management"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    make decent commision, cool area of staffing

    Cons

    micro management horrible management tactics, got into many fights with my managers

    Advice to Management

    take some course work


  7. "Oxford"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Software Engineer
    Former Employee - Software Engineer

    Pros

    was able to arrange contracts for several years

    Cons

    only able to get me jobs outside Washington state that a paid a decent rate


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to learn the staffing industry."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IT Recruiter in Fort Worth, TX
    Current Employee - IT Recruiter in Fort Worth, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Oxford Global Resources full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Many of my older friends are in the IT Staffing Industry and they told me Oxford is the gold standard in training both sales reps and recruiters. Many people leave Oxford after a couple years for more money with another firm. There many people here that make a lot of money200-300k but it's a difficult to break in unless you are a superstar. Management is friendly and considerate as long as you show them a willingness to learn and solid work ethic.

    Lots of fun contests and parties.

    Cons

    Hard job. Nothing comes easy.Seems like lots of recent changes within the executives at corporate which seem to stress my managers out.

    Advice to Management

    Put the right people in management! The best sales people often do not make the best managers.


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Be ready to WORK!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - Technical Recruiter in Fort Worth, TX
    Current Employee - Technical Recruiter in Fort Worth, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Oxford Global Resources full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    -Good training and willingness from all co-workers to give helpful job advice
    -Virtually unlimited earning potential (cliche but true)
    -Good benefits

    Cons

    -Work is a grind, day in and day out.
    -You WILL be competing with management for project submittals.
    -Your performance will be measured by archaic means of the amount of time spent on the phone and the number of dials you make, regardless of your actual production or tenure.
    -You WILL NOT be able to get anyone submitted to a job until 4-6 months, AT LEAST.
    -Management is concerned about two things; getting their people put on jobs & how the team numbers reflect their own job stability. NOTHING ELSE.
    -.... unless you have a family member who has been a beloved OGR employee for 4+ years. Then nothing you do can be wrong.
    -Typical corporate work life; management wants "you to succeed", "you" meaning 'the person in that seat making dials', not 'you, as an individual'.
    -They're looking for warm bodies, not educated, ambitious people.
    -45 hours a week can be a lot.

    Advice to Management

    Stop using archaic methods of measuring performance and stop the blatant favoritism from the top down.


  10. "recruiter"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Oxford Global Resources full-time

    Pros

    Its a good start for recuirter

    Cons

    long days 45+ no flex and you have to make profit


  11. Helpful (5)

    "Staffing Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Worth, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Worth, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Oxford Global Resources full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good introduction in to staffing industry.

    Cons

    Heavily micromanaged business model. Almost like a highly thought out pyramid scheme. Management will push attempts and phone time down your throat all for the sake of a number on an "end of day report". The training program is not very robust at all. They hire young and inexperienced staff and pay well below market salary. Most don't make it past one year of employment. Senior and upper management will not bother learning your name until you start bringing in revenue to the company. A LOT of favoritism for employees who have been with the company long term. The VP for my department was extremely disconnected from everyday functions and honestly had no clue as to what it means to be a recruiter/sales rep in the technology era.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in long term employees instead of hiring low level in quantity. Don't run the business like a chop shop. Evolve with the industry.



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