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Oliver James Associates Reviews

Updated 13 March 2019
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Pros
  • "Oliver James has been one of the most welcoming companies I have joined, allowing autonomy and a great culture in and outside of the office" (in 43 reviews)

  • "Active support for you career progression" (in 18 reviews)

Cons
  • "Long Hours - Nature of Industry" (in 51 reviews)

  • "The only con I could think of was the pre-existing long working hours when we finished at 7pm, this has now been changed to 6pm" (in 23 reviews)

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  1. "Great company, love it!"

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

    I have been working at Oliver James Associates full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Ambitious, motivated and forward thinking. Great team of people who are driven and collaborative. Bucks the 'traditional' agency trend of just cold-calling through lists, very relationship focused

    Cons

    Plenty of hard work, but that is recruitment!

    Advice to Management

    N/a


  2. "Fun hard working work place"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Oliver James Associates full-time

    Pros

    Competitive, fun, good training mentoring

    Cons

    Long hours but that’s recruitment

  3. "Associate Consultant"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dublin, Co. Dublin
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 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

    One of the best perks of working for OJ is the athmosphere cultivated in the office
    Great team and lots of opportunities for team bonding through social perks
    Exciting environment to work in
    New offices (December 2018)
    Beer Friday’s - Free Fruit everyday
    Learning and development team - continuously assisting you in your self progression
    Extra 30 minute break if you are hitting the gym

    Cons

    Long hours is probably the only thing worth highlighting in this regard


  4. "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


  5. "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


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

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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 (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


  7. "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

  8. "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


  9. "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!


  10. "Young, energetic and results-oriented culture with strong growth opportunities!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Recruitment Consultant in New York, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Recruitment Consultant in New York, NY (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Company is in an exciting period of growth, but the vision around which markets they specialize in, and experience continued success with remains clear. There are multiple teams, each supporting different business lines within the insurance industry, which ensures individuals have the ability to choose and build their own path for success.

    Great HR benefits, excellent learning and development opportunities and consistent sales processes that are implemented top-down, all contribute to a positive and successful employee experience.

    Overall, only positive things to say about my time here so far.

    Cons

    No real cons - the organization is growing rapidly, which always comes with occasional teething problems but management is visibly doing their best to identify, address and mitigate where possible.