Sales Supervisor (Former Employee) – Gainesville, GA 30504 – November 12, 2017
Did not like the job that much. I was miss led on advancements. Management told me that you ca move up fast but you don't. You have to unload the freight trucks by hand then price everything by hand also. It's just a long process before things get to the sales floor.
meeting the customers when they come in for the 1st time
Store Team Leader (Former Employee) – Canton, GA – November 9, 2017
During the opening of a new store, store management are REQUIRED to work 33 STRAIGHT days to meet the grand opening deadlines ne, INSANITY. They plan poorly, very high turnover and pay the base associates peanuts. Upper management flys around in private jet putting intense pressure on the store team. Serious OSHA violations in every store. DO NOT WORK AT OLLIES
Cashier/Sales Associate (Former Employee) – Wilkes-Barre, PA – November 9, 2017
My experience at Ollie's was great. The team was amazing and worked together. I got along with all of my co-workers and everyone was always eager to lend a helping hand when needed. Very friendly and hardworking! The management was very nice, fun, and hardworking!
freight flow supervisor (Former Employee) – Rochester, NY – October 19, 2017
there is a use it or lose it policy with paid time off and you can't use it in your last two weeks. if you give a two week notice they will most likely let you go. management is too opinionated to be non-judgmental putting your job at risk at any moment
Assistant Team Leader (Former Employee) – New Bern, NC – October 18, 2017
Had a great experience working here. As a manager, I had a good work/life balance. My store team leader was very hands on and led by example. The pace was somewhat relaxed, it really depended on freight flow.
Work/life balance, good pay and benefits, team members, management.
Some of the corporate management could use attitude adjustments.
Customer Service Associate (Current Employee) – Rockingham, NC – October 15, 2017
Typical retail job. 15 or 30 minute unpaid break depending on how long you work. Learned customer service and register skills. Okay management. Coworkers are the most enjoyable part by far. Not many chances to advance. Barely about minimum wage pay.
Great cowkers, personal work environment
Low pay, almost no benefits, short and unpaid breaks
Customer Service Associate (Former Employee) – Matthews, NC – October 12, 2017
Management was poor and lacking in terms of structure. Part-time Sales associates had better managing skills than the temporary and permanent managers. The coworkers were the best part about the job, but it started to become intolerable once people realized their worth and quit. I don't recommend this as a first job, nor as a career. You're better off cleaning farm troughs than working here.
Short breaks, terrible management, poor scheduling, bad work environment
Customer Service Associate (Former Employee) – Parkersburg, WV – October 9, 2017
Typical day at Ollie's was hard work fast paced with normal work related drama. The customers are who makes the day better. The managers did what they could to help out. They also was willing to work with us on our schedules. The hardest part of the job was the holidays but it was fun. I liked coming in to work and no matter who was there we would tackle everything as a team!
a lot of chiefs in management, they tell you one thing that cant be done and then they make exceptions for others. No real opportunity to advance in the store. No one is on the same page when it comes to projects.
Sales Associate (Current Employee) – Monroe, MI – October 6, 2017
Always short handed, underpaid for the work required to do, regularly required to over-lift, poor communication, and lazy coworkers. The store can't manage to keep most new hires for more than a month. Keep looking.
Sales Associate (Current Employee) – Uniontown, PA – October 4, 2017
I like work there, it's easy for me working there ,because the schedule is flexible. The Place it's really easy to find, Working there is good, at the begining it's a little Hard but after 1 or 2 weeks is a easy work
I first started as a porter working part time.After a few months I took over carpet and furniture full time with a dollar plus raise.It was pretty good at the time but yearly raises are minimal especially for what I did.Unloading trucks every other day.