Change Analyst/BA IV at PNC Mortgage (Former Employee) – Dayton/Cincinnati areas – February 19, 2015
Great people to work for, there for your every need. Never any issues with pay or time off. Benefits were also great. Management never really evident in your everyday work. Always provided a great work environment, matched people with the jobs.
Oxford placed me with a client whose requirements closely matched my skills.
I had the opportunity with the client to write, rewrite, and edit specifications from developer notes and interviews. I created block and flow diagrams from sketches. I created a Word template for the main document on which I worked, and I helped other developers apply the template to their documents. In short, I had the chance to do a little bit of everything, and that was a joy.
Mostly I worked with employees of the client. I had little contact with other Oxford employees, other than with my recruiter and the account manager who handled the client, and they were always promptly responsive to any questions that I had.
The contract was for a specific project, my part of which came to an end in October 2014, which explains the low "Job Security/Advancement" rating.
I would gladly work for Oxford & Associates again.
a daily routine at Oxford & Associates is pretty much a split between maintaining strong relationships with consultants I have already met and also unearthing new talent by way of forging new relationships and relying on referrals too from the people I have worked hard to meet thru the past few years.
A major reason why I feel good about the success I have achieved to date is that I have managed to meet people and forge good rapports with many talented folks long before they are poised to make a move. I have learned that being pro-active at all times gives myself - and more importantly our organization - a solid advantage when it comes time to meet the ever-evolving needs of a client.
Equally important is the fact that when someone is finally looking to make a move, I might very well be someone they will call atop their list of recruiters they can trust to help them advance their careers. In short, I'm never just calling new consultants to quickly fill a job. By being pro-active, I'm a step ahead of the game, and with a solid base of people I have taken the time to truly know, I can swiftly react to both the needs of a client as well as the needs of our consultants once either side is ready to make a move.
By networking and listening to the needs of both or consultants and our clients, not a day goes by that I do not learn something new and exciting about the recruiting and sales industry. Every day brings a new challenge, and with it inevitably a new lesson learned.
I pride myself on not just relying hitting the phones but also on taking the time to meet all the consultantsmore... early on. If they can't make it into our Norwalk office, I will gladly attend an event to meet up with them or join them for a cup of coffee anywhere they would like. It's about flexibility, enthusiasm, and determination when it comes to finding the right talent. That is what I truly believe.
The most enjoyable part of my job is helping people land in a place that they truly enjoy, working in a good culture and performing the responsibilities that best match their top skills. There are no quick fixes in my eyes, it's all about taking the time to truly making it work for both the consultant as well as the client.
The hardest part would be just narrowly missing out on matching the ideal consultant with their ideal role. Timing is everything, and sometimes folks land somewhere else a few moments before a great new opportunity crosses our desks for them. It's a part of the business, so I have to keep moving onto the next task at hand. Consistency and not resting on one big deal or one big month is everything, another key lesson I have learned.less
the opportunity that each day presents, be it a new opportunity to work on, a new client to help, or most importantly, a new consultant to help make happy by way of a great new role that we have to offer.
limited marketplace (strictly ct and ny), limited upward mobility