Area Supervisor (Current Employee) – Northumberland, NH – May 8, 2018
I've had a good 8 years at ocean state. Still wish to continue working there. Always something new to learn which I enjoy. Keeps me active, constantly on the move with different projects. Good job security.
Same as any retail job dealing with annoyed customers. Does not happen often.
Worst place I ever worked. They weren't very accepting nor did they take care of matters correctly. Things were always done on a basis of favoritism and it was very obvious who the favorites were and weren't. I do not recommend.
I personally grew so much at OSJL and it prepped me for a completely different career. They are very big with training, i have a high respect for that. Training supervisors travel tothe stores and endure everyone is trained up on the latest, including the new technology.
I had an AMAZING manager that showed me the ropes and guided me and HELPED me become successful in my role.
Many employees at this store have been there for 10+ years and i think that ways a lot. you get the typical drama and cliques but overall its like a little OSJL family.
The staff is phenomenal. I Love my Co-workers and some management
Ad Coordinator (Former Employee) – Nashua, NH – April 24, 2018
It depends on your position and what your looking to do. It's not how hard you work here. And advancement can take a long time. Like years. As I said it's not how dependable or how hard you work. Honestly not sure what they go by. As far as advancement and what not. And they'd rather hire outside the company, when it comes to higher positions. But as I said i Love the Co-Workers. I've never worked anywhere, where everyone helps everyone. And everyone is so close. Like a family. That's all I miss, Including some of the assistant managers.
Family like workers
Certain Management. And inability to run the store. And staff properly or keep staff.
Associate (Current Employee) – New Jersey – April 23, 2018
Management here is about as 2 faced as it can get. They expect 2 people to get the work of 4/5 done in a short period of time. They are actually basically lowlife management who could not make it elsewhere. The pay sucks and corporate does not care a thing about what it non management employees have to say.
Get a job elsewhere...DO NOT WORK HERE Only gave 1 star cause I had too!
Especially in South Plainfield NJ
Many people have quit! They will say they fired them to save face, but they quit! I'm only here til I find a new & better job!
Cashier/Customer Service (Former Employee) – Old Saybrook, CT – April 16, 2018
A typical day at work was going on register for a couple of hours and going out on the floor for a little bit. The most enjoyable part of working at Job Lot was organizing shelves and cleaning the store.
Assistant Store Manager (Former Employee) – Hyannis, MA – April 13, 2018
You have a store to run with few associates. You are not given enough hours to cover the morning flow crew plus the staff needed threw out the day. Most stores have an early flow crew that comes in at 5am to flow stock till they leave at noon. Most customers who shop after that time would be hard pressed to find anyone on the sales floor to help them. After the early crew leaves at noon there is only 1 or 2 cashiers a front end supervisor and the management staff. It's a ghost town on the sales floor.
Very poor management. No communication skills from management to the employees. loads of work for Low pay. makes employees Harass customers to sign up for their store card or to make a donation to a charitable cause. Low hours and not much room to advance in the company. Does not recognize employees hard work.
low pay, poor management, no communication, low hours
Store Manager (Former Employee) – Berlin, CT – April 9, 2018
Medium pace environment, and very roll up your sleeves and hands on during my tenure. To be successful you have to be adaptable to consistent change. The associates and customers were engaging and a pleasure to be around. The hardest part of the job was that the systems were antiquated,and need for an update.
I would show up everyday and begin working in my department.
HBA Department Supervisor (Former Employee) – Lincoln, RI – April 3, 2018
I would grab my stock from the stockroom and stock up my department. I would also cash out customers when called to the register. Everyone was nice and helpful and I enjoyed my typical workday. Management would always walk through all departments telling us what we need to do. The most enjoyable part of the job was having my department all stocked up and looking nice before the end of the day.
Assistant Store Manager (Current Employee) – New York, NY – March 30, 2018
I love the company, work days are long and it's hard work, but the company rewards the hard work with excellent benefits. There is a lot of feedback from upper management to help you get your job done, and the expectation is that you will do your job well. There are a lot of long days and long weeks. Virtually no home life between Thanksgiving and Inventory in January.
Excellent benefit package, great PTO
Hard work, long work days, 6 full days from Thanksgiving thru January