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Updated 12 July, 2018
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  • "Senior management do not fit to run the organisation, not only that the change process do not value affected staffs feelings" (in 19 reviews)

  • "finding and maintaining work/life balance" (in 9 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Great Work Envionment"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Very nice organization with great staff and lots of opportunities. Totally recommend this company dedicated to human causes.

    Cons

    There are no cons, this is a great place to work for. Very good management and environment. Oxfam Rocks!


  2. "Fair and Equity based"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Union and good benefits, great people

    Cons

    Too much bureacracy, cautious organization, risk averse

  3. "Project Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    The best reason to work to Oxfam-quebec is to help people in community

    Cons

    the most job is development countries most in Africa


  4. "volunteer"

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    Former Employee - Volunteer in Mississauga, ON
    Former Employee - Volunteer in Mississauga, ON

    I worked at Oxfam (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Fastantic opportunity, I learned a lot!

    Cons

    It was difficult to keep the student engaged.


  5. "Great partnership"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Thought leadrship is always the best asset of oxfam with courage and conviction

    Cons

    Innovation needs to be improved with better articulation of how better results can be achieved.

    Advice to Management

    Be more in ovative


  6. Helpful (4)

    "Worth the experience, but proceed with caution"

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    Former Employee - Communications in Ottawa, ON
    Former Employee - Communications in Ottawa, ON
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    * Amazing learning opportunity
    * Interesting and committed humanitarian and program team
    * Some potential for industrious, independent workers
    * Employees who are willing and able to mentor and support do so with tremendous results
    * Some opportunity for travel

    Cons

    * Unionized environment has created a culture of complacency, in which some employees feel they're untouchable and some managers fear union reprisal.
    * Years of poor management and leadership have created a crisis of cohesion -- it's very difficult to get anything done that requires the input of more than one or two people. Very few people work together and/or trust one another. A few employees are openly hostile towards others.
    * Senior management is so weak that many employees who require additional support/instruction/management in order to complete tasks on time and as required get zero feedback and face no repercussions for shoddy, incomplete work. As a consequence, morale is the pits.
    * Due to funding instability and shortfalls, opportunities for advancement and career growth are limited
    * Mentorship opportunities are few and far between. Many employees are so overworked, they can barely think about supporting new hires and/or subordinates.


  7. "great, inclusive place to volunteer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Oxfam part-time

    Pros

    great place to meet a range of people and pick up experience of working in a shop amongst friendly colleagues

    Cons

    occasionally could be understaffed and training not great

  8. "Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Oxfam full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Training possibilities
    Work related travel
    International environment

    Cons

    Not much I can think of


  9. "Volunteering at Oxfam"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Oxfam part-time

    Pros

    -Great team with a clear objective each week
    -Chilled out environment

    Cons

    -No money as you're working as a volunteer


  10. "Direct Dialogue Fundraiser (Door to Door)"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orange City, FL (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orange City, FL (US)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Oxfam full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Very friendly work colleagues, and lost of incentives to earn more money through better sales. Working directly for the charity, not an outsourcing company. Good sales experience.

    Cons

    Can be very high pressure as it is sometimes hard to make sales. Can be a tough job if the weather is bad.


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