Never dread going into work.
Seasonal Department Head (Current Employee) – Leominster, MA – July 25, 2016
A typical day starts at 5 am when the freight is pulled onto the floor to separate into departments. I originally began as a part time F3 member which the store had slight issues with maintaining strong associates that were committed to working for a company instead of just a "job." I was trained by very patient long term, invested members of the staff. This was the best way of learning the flow of merchandise and prioritizing items on the Top 40 report. Once I was considered a person reliable and hard working, and willing to follow the standards expected of sales associates, I became very interested in the culture of the company and began to ask questions about learning new ways to contribute. Management is fair and my store manager is very approachable and willing to advance his staff, filling department head positions from within. I was able to advance to a full time seasonal department head. And that has motivated me to learn about the business side of the store and have been learning about better merchandising and strong customer service. This did not go unnoticed, and received the "Customer Service Employee of The Quarter" for the entire district. I am proud to have brought that to our store and have been driven to keep it up. Most jobs only point out when you mess up, OSJL strives to retain employees and it shows. My department is the largest and most difficult to keep neat and prepared for upcoming moves with frequent changes in respect to the seasons. I am extremely pleased with the atmosphere created by management and can accurately say I love my job.
Flexible hours if you're willing to speak with management. Associate development, with attention to incorporating new hires.
The Kronos point system. Unreliable new hires, low pay increases