cashier and then department supervisior (Former Employee) – Muskegon, MI – January 3, 2019
The store set up was the best part of working at Ollie's Bargain outlet. As a cashier i often worked a 5 - 6 hour shift which management made me take a 1/2 lunch after working only 2 hours.My typical week as a cashier was 15-18 hours a week, not enough to live on. So making cashiers take unpaid lunches made things worse.There was a lot of favoritism. Tons of tardies,and call ins were overlooked. As far as advancement in the work place. They didn't post jobs,preference was given to department supervisors.Then if they didn't want it,they would pick someone they wanted to fill the position. Things got a little better towards the end of my departure there.Not enough store employees were hired on purpose. Lack of management doing their job. The back room was stuffed most of the time. the store would get 2-3 truck loads a week. trucks don't get cancelled, just delayed for next week. They expected the back room to get cleared out by some miracle.Once i became a department supervisor, i became more of aware of the injustice that went on. I could not continue to work there.
Not enough hours to live on. poorly managed store.