OYO Work Life Balance FAQ

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OYO has a work life balance rating of 2.8.

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7 English questions out of 7

19 January 2021

What is working from home like at OYO?

Pros

- permanent work from home - its a good environment to experiment and learn

Cons

- there are too many overlapping teams doing the same work - central teams dont really add much value - Many of the senior leaders are ex-consultants. They tend to excel at P&L improvement but lack in people leadership and understanding of the ground level running of the business. This leads to bad policy decision, both for employees and partners. The company will continue suffer if it loses the trust of its partners and employees.

Advice to Management

- Need to work really hard at keeping employee trust at the moment. People are continuing to look outside, with limited visibility of how OYO will recover or any active (and realistic) efforts to work towards recovery.

permanent work from home

19 January 2021

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20 December 2019

How is the work/life balance at OYO?

Pros

Lots of policies to lure employees. No pros. Just showoffs. Never stick to what they commit

Cons

Dirty politics, no culture, no work life balance, hollow from inside. Just false publicity

Dirty politics, no culture, no work life balance, hollow from inside.

20 December 2019

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26 February 2020

What is it like traveling for work at OYO?

Pros

Pay Mileage reimbursement Flexible day schedule can be home by 12-2:30 to interview for other jobs if you try or start later to have interviews in the morning.

Cons

I would only suggest excepting an offer from Oyo if your unemployment benefits are running out or you continue to aggressively interview for other better opportunities, as the base salary is higher than market average. Trainwreck is an understatement. Zero personal development opportunities other than learning how to talk around important details to get deals. Super aggressive prospecting tactics. Horrible reputation. Even when giving $700k+ to hotel owners to sign people won’t touch Oyo’s branding with a 10 foot pole. Was described as “lipstick on a pig” in training. Leads passed on to your bosses friends and not the proper territory manager. They have ZERO shame in pestering owners past the point of being kicked out of offices. They have been banned from hotel association organizations for aggressive soliciting. If you have morals you will have a hard time working here. Any company that is willing to change any contract term within 15-30 days notice at their discretion is not a reputable org. You’ll be expected to harass business owners 24/5 (weekends off) and mislead them about Oyo’s “wonderful industry leading technology” which is in reality subpar at best. They over hire, and mass fire if you don’t have the desired results in 60 days unless you have befriended your BDH. The CEO is a rich kid who is blindly out of touch with reality. They’ve thrown away hundreds of millions of dollars to attract hotels that are not profitable just for the sake of getting hotels and being the “fastest growing hotel brand”. They give business development managers a bad name. But 75K to pass out brochures and get told how terrible the company is by major and independent hotel owners 6-10x a day who have been in the business 20+ years is not bad at all for a short period of time. The only people who sign with oyo are desperate and on their last leg of operation. For it to be a Indian company, Indian natives want nothing to do with oyo which speaks volumes as this group of people usually stick together at all cost. The biggest lie told in recruitment is that this is a technology company. You might as well believe the earth is flat and time travel is real. This is a dirty motel level franchise with poor ethics on its best day. You’ll notice the momentum that oyo is pushing towards vacation rentals to go more up market, because they have beaten the 1-3 star hotel market to death and have built one of the least desirable brands in history and in the industry.

Advice to Management

Quality is more important than you think. The places oyo has experienced “great success” are third world countries that have very low living and accommodation standards compared to the USA. At some point, a $55.00 hotel room is not worth the stigma. Grimy business deals may work in India but they have even dumped the home hotels that got them to this point. Don’t take my word for it. Just type Oyo news in any online search engine. Bottomline: always have an exit strategy with oyo. Stability is not in anyone’s vocabulary at this company.

You might as well believe the earth is flat and time travel is real.

26 February 2020

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4 February 2019

What is overtime like at OYO?

Pros

Good work place and communication between team

Cons

Long hour shift and no overtime benefits

Long hour shift and no overtime benefits

4 February 2019

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17 January 2020

Does OYO reimburse for mileage?

Pros

Honestly the health insurance is the only pro. If you have no where else to work, sure. Do not leave a job for this opportunity!

Cons

-withold commission pay for months after closing deals. No explanation given. -short pay employees who put in their notice. No mileage reimbursements approved or salary paid correctly. -territory changed 3 times making it tough to make long lasting relationships to hit goals. -unattainable goals set by leadership that majority of bdms cannot hit. -will put you on a PIP if you do not have something sold within 60 days!!! (Tenured BDMs have taken 6+ months to close a deal!) They will not help you or train you to get there. After corporate training its sink or swim. - the recruiters will lie to you saying it's a 6 figure job..it is not!!! They want you to sign quickly and will say anything to make you work there. I quickly learned I made a mistake within 2 days of training. To sum it up zero job stability, growth, or leadership skills.

Advice to Management

- Promote within so new BDMs can learn from people who can and have closed deals. - Stop over hiring and replacing talent and nurture the sales reps you have. - pay people their money! - get out in the market and train your people in person! - fix the bad PR you have within the hotelier community. sales reps constantly take the heat for your poor leadership decisions that make people think it's a scam.

No mileage reimbursements approved or salary paid correctly.

17 January 2020

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