Lots of work but lots of employee empowerment as well
Assistant Manager (Former Employee) – Methuen, MA – March 12, 2016
Olympia Sports has much of the same products as Hibbett Sports, but the culture is one of a lot more stress, in that Olympia had a tendency to pile on work, seemingly unaware of how difficult it was to finish all of it by the very early deadline they set for us. Whether it was changing the whole store in two weeks, 20 pages of markdowns, a weekly sale change, and more boxes in shipment than we could handle (sometimes all four of those in the same week), you often felt overwhelmed and overworked while being underpaid and underappreciated. But there were plenty of good parts, including some terrific managers (and district managers) I worked for, a great discount, and the employees are empowered to literally do whatever it takes to satisfy the customer, meaning basically that, in that regard, the employee could do no wrong.