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nice place
Cashier (Former Employee), Milford, CTJuly 1, 2014
i love working here nice people and u learn every day the people are helping and nice
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Busy
Front End Supervisor (Former Employee), Poughkeepsie, NYJune 27, 2014
Cons: short breaks
Working for this employer was not enjoyable. They treat there employees like slaves.
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DO NOT WORK FOR THIS COMPANY!
N/A (Former Employee), N/AJune 23, 2014
Cons: low pay.
Such a bad company. All they do is watch the employees on camera, ALL DAY, EVERYDAY. They look for people to make mistakes, they fire everyone.
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socializing with customers
Cashier (Former Employee), Randolph, MAJune 21, 2014
Pros: handling money
Cons: not good enough pay
handling money,folding clothes, socializing with customers, and restocking. a fun work environment
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two thumbs up
warehouse supervisor, F3 MOD (Current Employee), Waterford, CTJune 20, 2014
Pros: great work enviroment
Cons: warehouse in the summer
a typical work day starts at five in the morning, i hold a brief meeting with my team (mostly goals for the day,etc) i manage the F3 (faster freight flow) team until 10 am and that is when i retake my position as the warehouse supervisor where i receive trucks, distribute work to the next shift, as well as take care of any customer service needs that – more... may arise on the sales floor. Ocean State Job Lot offers many advancement opportunities as i have been promoted 3 times in 5 years. – less
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READ BELOW. HERES THE TRUTH.....
Undisclosed (Former Employee), Saundersdale ,MAJune 10, 2014
Pros: its a job, 529 college plan, 401k, six flags discounts, employee discounts, nice management and coworkers
Cons: benefits, company, more part time jobs then full time
BENEFITS:( KICK IN, BUT NOT TILL YOUR THERE 3 YEARS PARTTIME AND 1 YEAR FULL
TIME)

MANAGEMENT(NICE BUT TOO LAID BACK)))

PAY( DEPENDS ON POSITION AND LENGTH OF SERVICE)

COWORKERS ( LOVE EM. NICE PEOPLE)

PLOT SUMMARY( BENEFITS ARE NONEXISTENT, PAY STARTS LOW FOR ALL THE WORK YOU DO, 1 PAID SICK DAY AFTER 3 YEARS SERVICE FOR PART TIMERS, COMPANY DOESNT – more... GIVE A poo ABOUT ITS EMPLOYEES BUT RATHER SPEND MONEY ON ITS MERCHANDISE AND NOT GIVE BENEFITS.) – less
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Excellent team work
Front End Supervisor (Current Employee), Athol, MAJune 2, 2014
Pros: friendly envioment
Cons: hours
A typical day at my job is customer based all the time. I help run the front-end. I manage cashiers, help with customer needs, run a computerized register, and assign cashiers daily job assignments.
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A day full of merchandising
clothing department head (Current Employee), Gardner, MAMay 25, 2014
Pros: being out of work by 1 pm usually the latest
Cons: not being able to work more than 28 hours a week and also not making more than $9 an hour
A typical day at work involves about five associates including myself coming in at 5 am five days a week to unload the freight that came off the truck the previous day. We are all in charge of merchandising and putting all this freight out in five hours. The hardest part of this is trying to get some of the merchandise out and having to condense an – more... area and make room for it, where most people would walk away and say it can't fit, I am trained to make it work and make room for it all. The easiest part of the day is the fact that merchandising keeps you busy all day and is literally an associate cutting open boxes, pricing the merchandise, and then making room for it. It allows the day to go by quickly and also allows the associate to start forming certain skills and methods to allow them to become a better merchandiser. These methods will eventually help most associates move up in the retail workplace. – less
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Daily challenges are prioritized and completed to the best ability knowlege.
Visual Merchandiser (Current Employee), Sturbridge, MAMay 18, 2014
Pros: full time job dependable hours
There is no such thing as a typical day. Every day has challenges unique to the day. There are numerous tasks that are priority and completed daily as well as countless customer satisfaction which is never left undone. Multi tasking is a definite to be learned daily and mastered daily. Co workers and management work as a team to accomplish success for – more... customer and store happiness. The hardest part is overcome when a difficult task has been completed with no complications to anyone or anything. The most enjoyable part of the day is successfully helping a customer beyond their needs. – less
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Negative from the top down
Store Manager (Former Employee), North Kingstown, RIMay 7, 2014
Pros: good medical plan
Cons: great co-workers
Anyone that has worked for Ocean State Job Lot knows the company if very negative and watches all its employees constantly with cameras everywhere. If you make a mistake you either receive a final warning or are terminated. This could be as something as simple as taking a long break to looking at your cell phone. The company pay is way below industry – more... standards but tries to make up for it with free medical coverage for management. Unfortunately, that is going away. It also does not match anything on your 401K and has a very poor training program. The worst part is that the owners hire upper management that is afraid to tell them the real story of what goes on in the stores. The payroll for the stores is extremely low and management is expected to do the majority of the work instead of managing the processes and people. So the burnout rate is very high or management just learns to live 60-70 hours at work. – less
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Nice Place to work for
Front-End Supervisor (Current Employee), manhester ctApril 24, 2014
Good Work enviornment . Employees are nice Managers are also pleasant..
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Good Part-time place to work
Cashier/Customer Service (Former Employee), West Warwick, RIApril 18, 2014
Stand at register cashing people out, greeting people when they come into the store, when I have the chance go to my department and make sure everything clean and presentable. The coworkers are great and friendly, the management is ok. Hardest part of the job is lifting the heavy boxes.
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Very good job in Retail sales
Visual Merchandiser (Former Employee), Ballston Spa, NYApril 9, 2014
Pros: very good working hours
Cons: far drive to the job
Liked what I did at this job but was laid off. I was a Visual Merchandiser and set up store sale items on display throuout the store. It was a vary good job and learned a lot or retailing philosophy to obtain higher store sales.
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bad job
Cashier (Former Employee), Walpole, NHMarch 30, 2014
Pros: breaks
Cons: management
Typical day was dealing with people, dealing with constant attitude and drama. I didn't really learn much their. The management never did their job properly. My co-workers usually brought lots of attitude and drama but were friends with a few. The hardest part of this job was dealing with all the drama and the attitude seems how most came from co-workers – more... and management. Didn't really enjoy this job much – less
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Front End Supervisor
Front End Supervisor (Former Employee), Randolph, MAMarch 23, 2014
Compensation and Benefits were lower for part-time employees compared to other retailers. Room for advancement in this company, training was sub-par so you had to catch up with other employees to advance your skills.
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A Typical Day at work as an Asst Manager.
Assistant Manager (Former Employee), Dedham, MAFebruary 20, 2014
Pros: free health care, location, great customers and co workers
Cons: no holiday pays, cant take all your vacation at once.job security, inconsitentcy
I'm responsible for the opening of the store through the POS system .Lead the team of Merchandisers to flow freight to designated areas. Getting the store open for business.Give directions and follow up.I have learned each day to maximize productivity daily while participating operationally and constant communicating with fellow management team.I'm – more... very team Oriented ,Positive Attitude and always give feedback .The times that are most challenging is managing budgeted payroll as the day to day workload remains the same.To get through situations like that we as a management team has to communicate and prioritizes the workload .I enjoy my job by reaching our daily goals , knowing the company is confident in me leading the team,interacting with customers, working with positive and motivated staff. – less
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good at first
Customer Service (Former Employee), Old Saybrook, CTFebruary 17, 2014
Pros: good work environment
Cons: hard to move
its ok. Too much turnover made it hard to get a good feel. Working good does not lead to job security even worse schedule
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Okay place
Sales (Former Employee), Wakefield, RIFebruary 14, 2014
For just a job so you have income coming in it is an okay place to work.
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A fast paced job, great for college students.
Sales associate/cashier (Former Employee), Windsor, CTFebruary 7, 2014
Pros: co-workers were friendly, great workplace.
Cons: short breaks, scheduling.
The job was great, you learn a lot from management. The co-workers were very friendly and helpful. The only downside was the scheduling.
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It is a fun company to work for but the management and qualifications need some help
Cashier (Former Employee), Brockton MAFebruary 4, 2014
Pros: discount
Cons: point system, management, and lack of communication
I worked there for four months and was let go due to absences. My absences were due to a medical condition that was just diagnosed as COPD. The reason I was giving was my attendance and performance was poor due to this point system that they have. Well you get 3 points for absences and in order not to get the points you need a doctor's notes the day – more... before you get sick. How is that possible ??? – less

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