Canvasser (Former Employee) – New York, NY – December 14, 2016
I enjoyed working at Oxfam Great people very family oriented everyone worked as great team leaders showed great examples for each other and really made us think about how privileged we where no matter what we go through in our daily life , as we all know sales are open and d own so there where good times and bad times but each team learned and team made it there duty that everyone was comforted the hardest part of the job was dealing with rejection and words of people that hurt when doing your job just learning to over come them the part I enjoined was knowing a life was saved only reason that I parted ways was to peruse my dreams and be the one to help these people all across s the country in a different way but it was a very great experience and job
Fundraiser (Former Employee) – Manchester, NH – January 16, 2017
to be doing something for the betterment of other whilst earning money! one of my favourite jobs, met some amazing people and had great times! wish i could go back but is one of the most stressful career paths also
Volunteer Fund Raiser (Former Employee) – Oxford – January 4, 2017
I learnt to work effectively without expecting a reward. My coworkers were very warm and helpful. The hardest part was when customers had to be turned away because it was time to close. The most enjoyable part was working towards a worthy cause.
Development Assistant (Former Employee) – Boston, MA – June 15, 2016
It was a great place to work that gives you a sense of social contribution. The company opened my eyes to less privileged people. I was moved by the people's good heart in giving. I came from a country where giving is not part of our lives. Their management is not strong and good. At least that it is good that they pay attention so that they do survey called "grate place to work" to tackle problems employees are facing but their improvement is so slow. One of biggest issues is inequality in salary for women. My co-workers are great and they embrace diversity I love.
flexible work hour, great benefits (especially health insurance)
Great place to work within the humanitarian field !!
HR Professional (Former Employee) – Oxford, UK – December 6, 2015
Oxfam is one of the oldest and most reputable humanitarian organizations in the world. It was a real opportunity for me to start my professional career with it. I really learned a lot and find their mission very noble.
I would totally recommend anyone interested in the humanitarian field to join them.
Supportive team. Customers were lovely and always a great atmosphere. variety of tasks set, all which were enjoyable. Gained all the experience and customer service skills required to work in a retail environment.
Project Officer - Public health, livelihood & DP (Former Employee) – Kilinochchi. Mullaitivu, Vavuniya, Mannar, – September 22, 2015
I learn more key aspects from the Oxfam GB through the Emergency response and Development project in many districts. the management appreciated my performance and given more opportunity to working several part of the country.
Interesting job in an extremely complex working environment
COUNTRY HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGER (Former Employee) – Juba, South Sudan – October 13, 2013
Day starts with review of the priorities for the day. Requests, queries, questions on various HR issues start streaming in from managers and teams. Everything is urgent so planning and prioritising is important. Management very supportive. Co-workers demanding and complex and therefore extra attention needed to be given to their needs. Hardest part of the job was in terminating contracts coming to an end naturally or involuntarily. It would meet with hostile reaction from the staff affected. Most enjoyable part of the job was visiting teams in remote locations, they would be feel valued and appreciated.
Hard to Work Allowance of £3, 500 per annum
Harsh climate, lack of good social services (medical, schools) in Juba
Program Officer (Former Employee) – Vietnam – April 25, 2014
I like Oxfam a lot as it has a very professional operation and management mechanism. Also benefit package is also very good. Oxfam promotes for the development of staffs in general and for female staffs in particular which many other organizations do not take into consideration.
Leader/Decoration (Former Employee) – Menomonie, WI – October 22, 2012
I volunteered for this position. I decided to take the event course to really figure out how much I loved event planning. That's when I really found myself. I felt so moved by the Oxfam event we did, let alone learned more about how hard it is to work in group settings.
Gender Justice Thematic Fellow (Current Employee) – Washington, DC – July 15, 2014
I’m in a fellowship program and serving at Oxfam America organization, my job is focusing on gender and women empowerment issues. I’m enjoying working with Oxfam America because the work environment is very good