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Oliver James Associates Reviews

Updated 15 November 2018
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Pros
  • "Oliver James offers great career opportunities, the company has a solid meritocratic structure where everyone has the chance to grow professionally" (in 42 reviews)

  • "Promotions are very possible with dedication and hard work" (in 20 reviews)

Cons
  • "Long hours but that is recuitment" (in 47 reviews)

  • "Working hours / core hours are enforced very rigidly with little flexibility" (in 24 reviews)

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  1. "Such a great, vibrant and energetic environment"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Recruitment Consultant in Dublin, Co. Dublin
    Current Employee - Associate Recruitment Consultant in Dublin, Co. Dublin
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    ● The training has been great, coming from a previous company I can see the drastic differences.
    ● Energetic environment where everyone feeds off each other and wants to succeed
    ● Managers and directors are helpful and eager to see people succeed.
    ● Great incentives

    Cons

    None so far. I don't mind the hours as you can see the outcome reflected in others who have been there longer.

    Advice to Management

    Great people to learn from.
    Continue leading by example


  2. "Associate Recruitment Consultant"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Recruitment Consultant in Dublin, Co. Dublin
    Current Employee - Associate Recruitment Consultant in Dublin, Co. Dublin
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Excellent Training sessions to give you the skills to succeed
    - Great progression opportunities
    - Great earning potential through uncapped commission scheme
    - Good social scene - work drinks every Friday

    Cons

    Long Hours - Nature of Industry

  3. "Exciting and fast paced company to work for"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great rewards for hard work - Chance to earn a lot of money - Fast career progression once you work hard and are persistent - Excellent team culture where the atmosphere is very much 'work hard, play hard'.

    Cons

    The hours are long and there can be pressure from time to time - all in all, what else would expect from a highly successful global recruitment company


  4. "Great place to work!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Dublin, Co. Dublin
    Current Employee - Manager in Dublin, Co. Dublin
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Oliver James Associates (More than a year)

    Pros

    Massive progression potential
    Highly competitive office which nurtures it's talent
    Excellent standard of recruitment & training
    CEO cares about every single member of staff throughout all locations
    Excellent strategy for market expansion

    Cons

    Long hours, but for a reason - we want to be the best


  5. "Excellent working environment"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Business Consultant in Dublin, Co. Dublin
    Current Employee - Senior Business Consultant in Dublin, Co. Dublin
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Great career growth options
    - Excellent package
    - Support of management to up-skill
    - Great earning opportunities
    - Superb social/ after-work options

    Cons

    - There are long working hours


  6. "Best in the business"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager
    Current Employee - Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Progression
    Highly competitive
    Excellent standard of recruitment
    CEO cares about every single member of staff
    Excellent strategy that is executed
    Continuously expanding

    Cons

    Tough hours but for a reason.

    Oliver James Associates Response

    29 Aug 2018 – Marketing

    Thank you for your kind words.

    We're glad to see you're enjoying your time within our caring yet competitive and progression-led business.

    Long may it continue!


  7. "Honestly the best recruitment firm in Hong Kong (see below why)"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Managing Consultant in Hong Kong (Hong Kong)
    Current Employee - Managing Consultant in Hong Kong (Hong Kong)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Realistically, I am not planning to join any other recruitment agency here in Hong Kong after OJA. Really healthy business, management appreciate your efforts, support from the most senior level (MD), sales business but realistic targets and expectations allowing you to grow organically in your career!

    Cons

    There are some minor (nothing is perfect), but can't think of any major ones...

  8. "Friendly and energetic workplace with great prospects"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hong Kong (Hong Kong)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hong Kong (Hong Kong)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Oliver James Associates (More than a year)

    Pros

    - Friendly, energetic and inclusive culture
    - Clear promotion paths and targets
    - Excellent back office support and training
    - Lots of social events and incentives including Friday drinks, team outing, Christmas party, lunch club and company holiday
    - Strong database and clientele for core areas for consultants to be up and running quickly
    - Active management who are always looking to improve the business

    Cons

    - Longer hours cause the company expects everyone to put in 100% and be the best


  9. "Best in class headhunting firm"

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

    I have been working at Oliver James Associates full-time

    Pros

    Excellent culture and atmosphere, transparency on career progression. Flexible lunch times and paid gym memberships!

    Cons

    Long hours but I've worked in recruitment elsewhere and it's the same across the industry.


  10. "OJ will always be one of my best decisions"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consultant in Hong Kong (Hong Kong)
    Current Employee - Consultant in Hong Kong (Hong Kong)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    A company that invests in you

    Cons

    Genuinely, can't think of any

    Advice to Management

    Everything management should be - my favorite thing about OJ.


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