ASSEMBLY LINE WORKER (Former Employee) – Long Beach, MS – June 3, 2017
A day of working on the assembly line was very Life Learning experience never knew what might happen things work was always steady most of the times,but sometime technical problems would happen an set work an production behind but that is life nothing is perfect.
Store Manager (Former Employee) – Saint Augustine, FL – April 6, 2017
A typical day at Oreck was relaxed and fun. Although I was the store manager at my location there were no employees over or under me (with the exception of the District Manager). I was in charge of all operations aside from advertising and had the freedom to work at my own pace plus I earned commission which boosted my motivation to sell. I gained a ton of experience using Quickbooks for the first time such as processing transactions, price adjustment, creating sales and work orders, receiving and transferring inventory electronically from one location to another, as well as maintaining and repairing the equipment. The store's sales and service process gave me a lot of hands on insight of upselling, trad-ins, and just maximizing profits in general. I enjoyed interacting with customer's on a daily basis as well as constantly learning about new products and services. I'd honestly have to say the hardest part of the job was leaving it. I only left to relocate closer to family and help care for my grandfather.
Work-life balance, Freedom to work at my own pace, Quickbooks experience, Exceptional training, Commission, Low stress level
Do not work here. It is a scam. The environment unsafe and unhealthy. Mold in the a/c units, unfair treatment of employees. They constantly mess up the paychecks and make you wait two weeks to get the remaining missing amount. There is no training program and the employees steal sales from each other. This is a high gossip level job. Apply with extreme caution.
Store Manager (Current Employee) – Atlanta, Ga – June 17, 2015
The company pays pretty good, but as a manger you check is reliant on other people doing their jobs. Base pay is terrible but the bonuses and commission are great. Upper management is terrible. They avoid answering questions about how budgets are generated (which determines your pay.) Ultimately, your value to the company is determined by how much you can sell. That's it. Nothing else matters.
Worked in the Home Office for a little over a year and it was good in the beginning until you ask for a review or suggest ways to improve. Oreck is family opporated and if you aren't family, you are talked down upon. Lack of communication, and a very unprofessional environment which is run by the Office Manager/Human Resource 'daughter' of the managing partner. This makes it impossible to file a complaint. Hostile and hazardous for the hard working service techs who are told they will not be provided proper work gloves when they have to work with animal urine and feces at times....was told by managment that it was to save a buck and if they want it they can pay for it out of pocket. The one human resourse lady is very unprofessional and talks about confidential information to anybody who will listen. She walks around talking about her inheritance and refuses to talk about raises and advancement opportunities. Aweful experience.
lack of communication from management, hostile work environment, zero room for advancement
The current management is all about China. Employees are treated like machinery; use people and then discard them. There is very poor organization and a lack of planning. One day "go this way" tomorrow it's " no go this way". Quality has gone out the window all in the name of price. The thinking is that people will buy the products because of the past reputation of the brand name. Many of the best people are being forced out and are not being replaced.
There was a terrible management team who did not care about anyone, and a lot of deceit.
Commercial Sales and Business Development Manager (Former Employee) – Nashua, NH – June 23, 2012
Worked in a dark, dingy room that used to be a bathroom, and smelled like urine during my work day. I was not allowed to leave the room unless I needed to use the bathroom, which I cleaned everday. It was so filthy, I could not sit on the toilet until I cleaned it to my specs. If the manager needed lunch, he would make me go out and pick it up. The telemarketing job was to bring on commercial businesses, and even under the disgusting conditions, I brought in a lot of new business. Then I was let go after I increased the business so they now had new commercial accounts thanks to me. It was a horrible job.