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The Oakleaf Group Reviews

Updated March 20, 2017
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  1. Featured Review

    "Great Place To Work!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chevy Chase, MD
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chevy Chase, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The Oakleaf Group full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Ownership change few years ago, amazing people, interesting work, growing fast, Management truly cares about employees, great benefits, good compensation package, very innovative place; Management invests a lot into employees and the company

    Cons

    Growing and running out of space, need additional office

    Advice to Management

    Continue doing what you are doing!

    The Oakleaf Group Response

    Jan 18, 2017 – Talent Acquisition

    Thank you for your comments and suggestions. We appreciate your vote of confidence! We look forward to growing with you in the coming years – and we’re working on the space issue right now. We ... More


  2. Helpful (4)

    "very bad experience"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chevy Chase, MD
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chevy Chase, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at The Oakleaf Group full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Only the Pay was good

    Cons

    wrong pay check, no HR person responsible, management is hands off, don't care about employees

    Advice to Management

    be more involved and treat employees with respect

    The Oakleaf Group Response

    Jan 20, 2017 – Talent Acquisition

    We appreciate that you took the time to review us, and regret that it has taken this long to respond. We have undergone enormous changes since you left, and if you were working with us today, we can ... More


  3. Helpful (3)

    "Oakleaf"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Core Consultant in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Core Consultant in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at The Oakleaf Group full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Compensation is good; Work/life balance is good for some; terrible for others. Colleagues are bright and hard-working.

    Cons

    I've been at Oakleaf for more than 3 years. Recently, I have had to keep my resume updated, because I am not sure if I might get laid off when my project ends like everyone else. Management egos get in the way of real work. Fannie and Freddie nepotism is rampant. The company is struggling because there is absolutely no continuity or consistency. Very high turnover, people keep leaving.

    The Oakleaf Group Response

    Jan 20, 2017 – Talent Acquisition

    We appreciate your posting, and hope that you have continued your journey with The Oakleaf Group, despite your reservations. We should have responded sooner: we’ve grown and changed a lot since you ... More


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  5. Helpful (2)

    "Just gave my 2 weeks notice!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Chevy Chase, MD
    Current Employee - Manager in Chevy Chase, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at The Oakleaf Group full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    They pay higher than market for Fannie Mae jobs. However, they should rename the company "Fannie Mae Staffing", because that describes the company's core business model.

    Cons

    The drama! You get to go home and discuss the drama, the gossip, the management fights, the dysfunction! Senior management is contemptibly obnoxious and doesn't seem to do any real work.

    Advice to Management

    Provide real leadership in Client Delivery roles. Diversify your client base. Spend time working to retain your employees.

    The Oakleaf Group Response

    Jan 20, 2017 – Talent Acquisition

    Thank you for posting, and sorry for not responding a lot sooner. The Oakleaf Group has made some dramatic changes since you left, including (as you recommended!) diversifying our client base ... More


  6. "No structure"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Data Analyst in Chevy Chase, MD
    Current Employee - Data Analyst in Chevy Chase, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at The Oakleaf Group full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible Schedule, snacks are provided.

    Cons

    NO ROOM FOR ADVANCEMENT IF YOU ARE A MINORTY. They pressure you to do work only for them to not have files for you to work on down the pipeline. No HR dept. pay is low but still have to pay for parking.

    Advice to Management

    Help promote growth and have upper management actually acknowledge employees instead of ignoring those beneath them if there not underwrites.

    The Oakleaf Group Response

    Jan 30, 2017 – Talent Acquisition

    We value your feedback, and appreciate that you took the time, which can help us improve. You covered a lot of topics and we’d like to address each of your points separately: • Opportunities for ... More


  7. "Not a real company, no future"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Chevy Chase, MD
    Current Employee - Manager in Chevy Chase, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at The Oakleaf Group full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    It's a good short term project between jobs

    Cons

    Not a real company with sound growth strategy. They are riding the waive of letigation work which is done in a year. After that there is no future except layoffs.

    Advice to Management

    Start being honest with yourself and employees.

    The Oakleaf Group Response

    Mar 3, 2017 – Talent Acquisition

    Thank you for your comments. We are certainly glad you see us at least as a good short term project between jobs. Before you dust off your resume, though, we hope you’ll discuss our long term ... More


  8. Helpful (3)

    "Disappointed"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at The Oakleaf Group full-time

    Pros

    The president seems like a nice guy who cares about his business, and he's very knowledgeable about the industry.
    The pay is good and this is one of the few companies who will take you as a W2, 1099 or corp-to-corp. The recruiter has control, and you can negotiate basically anything with him.
    If you do a good job for your client, there's a lot of opportunity to work long term or even get hired on there.
    A lot of good coworkers who know how to be consultants.

    Cons

    No one in management cares about the employees. It's a really small company, and yet they can't even seem to get my name right. Ever. There's no engagement from management (what little management there is), and no respect.
    Management does not follow through on promises, suggestions, etc.
    No W2 last time around (still waiting this time), and no HR department to fix it. No real internal structure.
    There's a lot of turnover. Most of the really good people leave or get let go.

    Advice to Management

    You're not a consulting firm, but pretty good as a staffing/temp agency. Develop a business model as a staffing company, and you won't have to address a lot of the issues you have right now as a wannabe consulting firm, because expectations are so much different/lower from an temp agency than an employer.

    The Oakleaf Group Response

    Jan 20, 2017 – Talent Acquisition

    Thank you for your review. Sorry we did not respond earlier – we should have, and will do better in the future. We appreciate the great things you had to say about our team, as we are trying hard ... More


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Very disappointing..."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    They allow for great flexibility and control.

    Cons

    There is no business model. Management considers itself a consulting firm, when it really is a staffing firm.

    Advice to Management

    Choose a focus for the company and stick with it. You can't be everything to all people.

    The Oakleaf Group Response

    Jan 20, 2017 – Talent Acquisition

    Thank you for posting, and sorry for the delay in responding. Even though it’s been a while, we wanted to get back to you and let you know that we appreciated your taking the time to leave a review ... More


  10. "Not great..."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Bad at communication and not organized.

    Cons

    Small group and typically only used to hire contractors into larger companies.

    The Oakleaf Group Response

    Jan 20, 2017 – Talent Acquisition

    Thanks for your review, we appreciate your feedback – and sorry it’s taken so long to respond. The Oakleaf Group has grown a lot since you wrote this, which has meant growing pains and some ... More


  11. Helpful (4)

    "Great Temp Agency."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Contractor
    Current Employee - Contractor
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    -quick recruiting.
    -no real boss.
    -great pay.
    -Room to negotiate your own rates since you are the contract consultant.

    Cons

    -high turnover rate.
    -not a real consulting firm, but a decent temp agency.
    -no real structure to company.
    -no real opportunities to grow professionally. Just a temporary gig.

    Advice to Management

    Use your core competencies more effectively. "recruiting". Eliminate unecessary
    costs-jobs that don't revolve around recruiting.

    The Oakleaf Group Response

    Jan 20, 2017 – Talent Acquisition

    We appreciate your posting, and regret not responding sooner. The Oakleaf Group has changed a lot since you wrote this, not the least of which is in being committed to engaging with our employees ... More


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