Oxfam Reviews

Updated 14 Sep 2020

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4.0
82%
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Oxfam CEO Mark Goldring
Mark Goldring
170 Ratings
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  • "Not any recognition from Oxfam head office towards volunteers(in 27 reviews)

  • "Whimsical and narrow minded senior management who harrass employees(in 24 reviews)

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  1. "Incredible place to work."

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Digital Marketing Manager 
    Recommends

    I worked at Oxfam full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great respect for work-life balance. Flexible and diverse. Everyone is just really nice to each other. Frankly, it's brilliant.

    Cons

    A bit slow-moving, bureaucratic, and therefore inefficient.

  2. "Excellent Environment, Excellent Technologies"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Solutions Architect 

    I have been working at Oxfam full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    -Excellent Friendly and Nice Environment -They use the latest Technology like Salesforce, Mulesoft, AWS, Jira, Slack, CI/CD...etc.

    Cons

    -Salary below market range


  3. "Fundraiser"

    2.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Fundraiser in Sydney
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Oxfam full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Oxfam will give commission sometimes, when you reach the targets with 3 hours or something..

    Cons

    The environment can be very competitive because somethings they will put you in a bad locations with no people on the street, but you still need to try your best to get sign up.. even is not possible!

  4. Helpful (1)

    "Too much politicking"

    2.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Public Affairs in Carlton
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Oxfam full-time

    Pros

    As an organisation they really make an impact in the communities they run programs within. Everyone is passionate about tackling poverty.

    Cons

    There is a culture of obfuscating and politicking with an under current of control and lack of collaboration within the department I worked within. As a whole the organisation appears to want to change the way they work for the better but the senior leadership team are comfortable so they have all the appearance but no real intention or appetite to get the right things done. There is also a lack of consideration for the role of communications. If you are a political person by nature and are an activist at heart who enjoys daily conflict then you'd probably enjoy working here.

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  5. "Good NGO with great people"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Oxfam full-time

    Pros

    - Good, committed people - Evidence based programming

    Cons

    - Regular restructures and internal change

  6. "Good training but very high targets"

    3.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Fundraiser in Sydney
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Oxfam full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Excellent training for fundraisers Their projects are very well thought out Very supportive staff Very flexible timetable. The manager was OK with me taking days off as I needed them (as long as you have decent reason).

    Cons

    Very high targets (3 a day) for fundraising, which can make the work environment very pressuring when you are not hitting targets. High turnover of staff, due to the pressured staff.

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  7. "Basically a very good company with love and peace"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
     
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Oxfam

    Pros

    People are really nice and working environment is friendly and innovative.

    Cons

    Somehow not too many fresh graduates.

  8. "Good place"

    5.0
    Former Employee - Volunteer 
    Recommends

    I worked at Oxfam part-time

    Pros

    Good people to work with

    Cons

    Small shop for the amount of orders that go there

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  9. "FInance Systems Intern"

    4.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Finance Systems in Melbourne
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Oxfam full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great people who care about the world

    Cons

    Makes you lazy and doesn't push you

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  10. "Great job"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
     

    I worked at Oxfam

    Pros

    Sense of fulfilment gained from job.

    Cons

    Pay is not great at all.

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