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Manchester, England (UK)
201 to 500 employees
Company - Private
Staffing & Outsourcing
$100 to $500 million (AUD) per year
Established in 2002, Oliver James Associates is a premier recruitment partner to the world's leading businesses in Financial Services, Professional Services and Commerce & Industry. Passion, excellence, respect, innovation, partnership and ... Read more

Mission: To deliver exceptional recruitment solutions to local and international partners, whilst enhancing the careers of our candidates.

Oliver James Associates Reviews

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    "The only recruitment company I'd want to work for!"

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Managing Consultant in New York, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Managing Consultant in New York, NY (US)
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    I have been working at Oliver James Associates full-time (More than 3 years)


    - International opportunities
    - Open lines of communication directly with CEO's (as a side note, they also know everyone's names and genuinely care about each employee, globally)
    - Great office environment, inclusive atmosphere.
    - Exciting growth plans - new offices to open, promotions available at all levels.
    - Excellent training/L&D team! training is tailored to each individual not one size fits all. They genuinely invest in everyone's' development.
    - Strong branding and one of the best reputations in the market.
    - Extra long lunches for gym goers, happy hours on Friday, company trips (miami, cancun.....) sponsored team nights out, incentives throughout the year and quarterly lunch clubs!
    - One of the best commission structures in the industry.


    Granted, recruitment isnt for everyone, its tough, you're dealing with a two way sales process and people making major life decisions and that's not always easy. That said, the only cons of working here are the ones which are generic across the recruitment industry as a whole. Of course there are long hours and a little stress - this is a sales environment and you'd be hard pushed to avoid those things if you want to be successful in any highly competitive environment. To offset this, OJ push to keep moral high and the sales floor as energised and positive as possible - those claiming otherwise should perhaps try and be part of a solution rather than the perceived problem.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing and ignore the negative reviews. Keep investing investing in your people and developing your team leaders and mangers so they can continue to support and develop their reports and ultimately keep smashing it, together! Our growth plans are exciting and the future is bright here at OJ and I wouldn't want to be anywhere else!

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Oliver James Associates Interviews



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    Associate Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Manchester, England (UK)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview


    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Oliver James Associates (Manchester, England (UK)) in April 2018.


    3 stage with the opportunity to meet both Associate Directors and other members of Senior management. Over the 3 stages alongside assessing culture fit and prior experience there was a great opportunity to explore what the various teams look like and how they operate along with a view of how I could progress within the company.

    Interview Questions

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Oliver James Associates Awards & Accolades

  • 100 Best Small Companies to Work For, The Sunday Times (UK), 2013
  • Recruiter Hot 100, Recruiter Magazine, 2013
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