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very fast paced. no benifits.

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cashier is mostly stressful fast paced time flies. no benefits. promotion seems difficult the better position are taken. you hope it gets better. pay is good. 10.00/hr. not the kind of place to stay.

Pros

xtra discount on shopping. busy/not bored...

Cons

no health care for cashier. staff is moody. no desire to stick a round.
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No Complaints

I have been there 2.5 years and they work with my schedule with my kids because of their sports and my health. The only thing I can say i don't like are the really busy days.
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Productive

Must come in ready to work job is very fast paced and hours vary pay is decent and pretty laid back environment overall pretty good to place to work.
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Don't expect fair management. Expect favoritism, low pay, unknowledgeable management.

If you want a bunch of lies from management that will promise you everything but then choose their favorites then this is the place you want to work..

Pros

Unpaid breaks

Cons

Part timers don't get any benefits, management doesn't know anything, can't keep anyone to work
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Good culture

The people are great. Decent work/life balance. Pay and benefits could be better. Position is what you make of it. Positive changes have been trending since new CEO took over. Company does give back, such as donations to food bank, etc
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Unorganized

Management was unorganized barley any hours as a student be prepared to only work 5 hours a week,your bonuses are a joke,and non of cdc guidelines for covid are followed

Pros

coworkers

Cons

management, unsafe work environment
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Decent pay but too much drama

It's a normal retail environment. You can expect to run register, stock, and recover at ANY position.I worked for several stores in the state and every single one had high school drama. Management could do better to stop it before it begins.The pay and benefits are decent for retail - above average for the area and they love to internally promote!

Pros

Pay, benefits

Cons

No set schedules
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Good discount, bad pay.

Good managers, bad managers, bad pay, good discount, hours fluctuate, understaffed a lot. Easy job very laid back but sometimes it’s very busy and every time you try to leave the register you’re called right back up. Can’t get the freight out a lot due to so many customers.

Pros

Discount

Cons

Pay
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Its a great company to work for

The staff is great to work for they have a great staff and great benifits for people.i really enjoy working for them.they are great when it comes to family emergency
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Same ole retail as expected

Excited when you start, especially if you have never been in a store. If you are involved in build the store it is also neat to see start to finish. It is just like every other retail job, customers and work home balance. Have to work some nights and holidays of course. Retail is for some but not all. Definitely not the worst but not the best

Pros

Hour lunch for salary

Cons

Customers, call outs, not enough hours for the store
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Dont waist your time!!!

Unless you just looking for some quick every two weeks pay, they are so un organize don’t communicate worth a flip. Don’t know if you going to work your normal shift or get told you can’t leave until all work is done. Forbid you get another position that comes with a raise and never receive it i can really go on and on about this place!!!
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Its ok

Like most of my management team, upper management is awful, changes things that are working and make them terrible. Too much attention on reward cards, not concerned about employee safety (weather) pay is not good.

Pros

Fellow employees are awesome, benefits are nice

Cons

Have to be full time to receive benefits
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Retail store level: Advancement opportunities, but pay isn't very competitive

Overall, Ollie's is a decent company to work for, but there are several downsides. There are usually many opportunities for advancement, especially if you are willing to take a promotion at another area store. However, many markets might not have other stores within a reasonable driving distance. Even within your own store, you can usually move up relatively fast because of the high turnover rate (for better or for worse...typical retail) and higher positions opening up. I had 5 promotions in just over under 3 years and I learned a lot, even though the overall company training is poor. Training seems to vary quite a bit from store to store. I worked at 3 locations in my 4 years with the company, going from an entry-level sales associate to a salaried co-manager. If you are willing to be trained, "roll with the punches", be flexible with your schedule, and overall embrace the Ollie's culture, you will succeed. Pay is not competitive for retail, although it isn't necessarily atypical. Starting pay can vary store-to-store and market-to-market, always dependent upon area competition, hiring difficulties, etc. At the store I started at, entry-level pay was $9/hr. for a part-time job. My first promotion took me from $9/hr. to about $9.50/hr. with slightly more duties. When I went to a full-time department supervisor, my pay went to just over $10/hr. When you become full-time is when you become eligible for benefits and also you begin to accumulate PTO. When I went from department supervisor to front-end customer service supervisor (which includes alarm codes, keys to building, - 

Pros

advancement opportunities, oftentimes good team members, relatively strong HR department, full-time PTO

Cons

low pay, bi-weekly pay, lack of training, lack of organization, many things are sort of a "gray area" and lack definition, poor store conditions, schedule, work/life balance
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Flexability

Work environment is great and flexible schedule that’s not overwhelming. Pay could definitely be better for the amount of work they put on your plate every work shift. But good company so far
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Good

Good place to go and work and to shop the people I work with are very nice management is very friendly customers are ok I like the hours I work very flexible

Pros

Breaks

Cons

Just part time
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Productive, busy, fun people.

Ollies is a great place to work for. The only issues are at times work and family balance due to hours and expectations of management. They have great benefits, short term disability for salaries managers, and life insurance polices for salaried managers.

Pros

Hour lunches, good pay, good benefits, life insurance.

Cons

Long hours, high expectations
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Horrible pay, low hours

Really low pay, hours were cute to 10 per week for most employees, one manager is amazing, the other is unprofessional and sleeps with all her employees
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Friendly co-workers

Fun to work there and flexible schedule. Very friendly co-workers. There is room for advancement in all aspects of the company. Not a hard job to do.

Pros

Work with your schedule

Cons

No holiday pay
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Meh

It’s an okay average retail job , discount is really the best perk about the job, great if need a part time gig. Also discount is pretty awesome. They work with your hours
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Fast Paced Environment - Great for Growth

The company has incredible growth ahead of them. Teams work collaboratively on goals and the tasks to achieve them. The work can be demanding at times due to various challenges that come with a growing business that operates very lean. Compensation is fair but below market average, especially for the amount of work put in.

Pros

Growth opportunity, team atmosphere, laid back

Cons

Compensation, turnover rates
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Easy

Wonderful place. I had to leave because for the way I started(car pulling)!But I’m going back ready and for a long time this go round! Happy they give second chances!!!

Pros

The workplace over all!

Cons

Your going to work! But it pays off!
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