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Oxford Global Resources Reviews

Updated April 12, 2017
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Pros
  • Base salary plus uncapped earning potential (in 19 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. "Great Office!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technical Recruiter in Beverly, MA
    Current Employee - Technical Recruiter in Beverly, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    I have never been a part of an office with such a great group of people. The open concept of the office also makes the days easier.

    Cons

    Really no cons, great place to work especially starting a career.


  2. "Good pay but at what cost"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Recruiter in Fort Worth, TX
    Former Employee - Recruiter in Fort Worth, TX

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

    Pros

    The pay is great, you could easily make a lot of money if you work hard and put time in. They have mentors that are there to help you.

    Cons

    Work life balance isn't very well. You work long hours and sometimes are asked to come in on weekends. It is very repetitive, every day of every month is the same. Numbers and quotas are everything.


  3. Helpful (3)

    "Disappointing first job"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Recruiter in Milwaukee, WI
    Former Employee - Recruiter in Milwaukee, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    None. Most of the coworkers were nice, and a lot of networking opportunity. Hard to grow as an individual though.

    Cons

    Nothing was challenging. My job was to cold call everyday and all day. I was hired after only 1 quick interview. I had great phone time, but management micromanaged and watches and records every call you make. My team was only 4 people and 1 was fired my first week. One day I was brought back and upper management saw that I had liked a post on linked from a colleague and fired me on the spot without warning because they thought I was looking for other opportunities. After I explained the situation, they said "oh, well we're still letting you go". Total pyramid scheme!

    Advice to Management

    Little to no training. Appreciate your employees and don't take their hard work.


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  5. Helpful (4)

    "Very much a meh company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Technical Recruiter in Fort Worth, TX
    Former Employee - Technical Recruiter in Fort Worth, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Oxford Global Resources full-time

    Pros

    Able to make a lot of money if you work long hours and are ok with a boys club

    Cons

    Too critical over numbers. Will constantly grind you over antiqued metrics for staffing and in turn there is high turnover.

    Advice to Management

    Need to be more progressive and need to take management out of production so they can actually manage.


  6. Helpful (6)

    "On of the worst jobs imaginable"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Beverly, MA
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Beverly, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Well known recruiting company
    Gigantic database of contract workers

    Cons

    20 year old in-house developed CRM system that significantly slows down your day
    - because of this, manual note-taking is required
    Impossible to hit daily activity quotas. My best day was 15 call connects (this with 150 dials), working as hard as I possibly could and glued to my chair. My quota was 20, every day, and 3 face-to-face meetings which alone would have prevented me from dialing more than 2 hours. Absolutely impossible.
    Multiple unnecessary meetings per day preventing you from even coming close to hitting activity quota
    Maniacal micro-management
    Any questioning of tactics, quotas, etc. met with "maybe you're not Oxford material
    Terrible in-office culture because everyone is so over-stressed

    Advice to Management

    Join the 21st century. Get a CRM system that works, and stop trying to break down your employees.


  7. Helpful (5)

    "Minimum wage easy at Oxford"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Technical Recruiter in Chandler, AZ
    Former Employee - Technical Recruiter in Chandler, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Was good training for a beginner

    Cons

    Chop shop call center environment

    Advice to Management

    Get some nicer slave drivers


  8. Helpful (2)

    "Great to start but not a career company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Milwaukee, WI
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Milwaukee, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Oxford Global Resources full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    -Oxford is great because you really have a chance to giver yourself a raise every day you work.
    -They also pay every week and commissions are very transparent.
    -With most companies, if you get a great lead/manager you're in great shape.
    -Somewhat high degree of micromanagement, very high when starting

    Cons

    -45 hour work week that for some offices is non-negotiable. Oxfords biggest strength is that as a new person you're given respect. Oxfords biggest weakness is that respect level often doesn't change. From the level of micromanagement to the 45 hr work week to getting flexibility for schedule changes it all depends on your office. A VP can promise you one thing but the local office manager can easily contradict and squash. They recently changed their base salary levels but it is still quite low compared to the industry, especially as you gain more tenure. Oxfords biggest weakness is just inefficient and ineffective upper management not giving senior staff more autonomy and flexibility. This is why senior staff is churning.

    Advice to Management

    Give senior staff more respect and autonomy. Train your line level managers more on management tactics, Oxford loses good people not because of pay or schedule but primarily because of poor management.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Great Company and Benefits"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Palm Beach Gardens, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Palm Beach Gardens, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Oxford Global Resources (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great people to work with, benefits and perks are great

    Cons

    nothing different from any other company, a little office politics

    Advice to Management

    none


  10. Helpful (8)

    "Just when you think you will survive the rope gets cut"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Headquarters in Beverly, MA
    Current Employee - Headquarters in Beverly, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good people, good location, good salary, good company in theory,

    Cons

    You get jipped in vacation, and sick time, the bare minimum in holidays off, some managers suck and the higher ups are too afraid to do anything. They expect some people to do all the work while others twiddle their thumbs, a complaint in the company goes nowhere. There will be good days and bad days but the bad outweigh the good on many levels, they are run like it's 1980 still, short staffed in departments while others are overstaffed, things change with the drop of the hat, communication is very poor.

    Advice to Management

    Find out how your departments are doing, get advice from employees on their outtake of their team. Take it seriously


  11. "Great Place!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Recruiter in Beverly, MA
    Current Employee - Recruiter in Beverly, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great people, great work.

    Cons

    Long hours, you to commit.

    Advice to Management

    Keep pushing the staff- incentives always work!


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