Ocean State Job Lot

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

I worked at Ocean State Job Lot full-time

Pros

Not many Pros working for this company other than paid health insurance if you are an exempt/salaried employee.

Cons

Too many to name. A very "us vs. them" mentality portrayed from the corporate offices and company officials toward the workers in the stores.The work environment is very negative and that comes right from the owners and trickles down to the stores.The work schedule for management is supposed to be 50 hours a week, but you can be told you must work your day off without much notice. Most warehouses in a company support the stores,in this company the stores are at the mercy of the warehouse..constant deliveries of merchandise allocated by the buyers of the company jam the stores stockrooms and make working smartly and efficiently impossible.The owners and upper management constantly talk down to store management and employees.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Spend more time in the stores and take a sensitivity course

Doesn't Recommend
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    It is a proactive work environment with positive and friendly co-workers.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ocean State Job Lot

    Pros

    Very knowledgeable employees and team-oriented mindsets that works together to reach the end result. Employees are friendly to work with. I love the open door policy. Everyone is approachable.

    Cons

    There's room to grow and expand as an employee but if you are looking for a higher salary, it can be difficult to obtain.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I cannot speak for all management but some that I know of are doing a miraculous job at maintaining workflows. As for improvements and innovation, their efforts are admirable but it can be revamped or polished. The systems used there can use updates or maybe even upgrades. I constantly hear complaints about the software system being slow and at times even unresponsive. And with my experience there, I agree with that. I believe that this company is heading in the right direction but to expand the rate of growth they should consider reinvesting more into their software. The talent is there but they need systems in place to support them and allow them to perform at maximum capacity. This would help them to focus on profits not the process.

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  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    It was only bearable because I liked most of the people I worked with.

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    Former Employee - Front End Supervisor
    Former Employee - Front End Supervisor

    I worked at Ocean State Job Lot

    Pros

    Convenient location and usually flexible with hours for school

    Cons

    No compassion. Lots of behind the back nonsense and other childish issues in the company.
    Most insane attendance and punctuality rules ever.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be aware of the mitigating circumstances and don't let other higher ups rule your store if it's running right already. More front end support with returns and exchanges and allow 2 FES in area for better LP and more clean up in front. Also, if someone is bad at register but good on the floor, keep them on the floor unless it is ABSOLUTELY NECESSARY TO PUT THEM ON REGISTER. If not, you're intentionally trying to get them fired. Leave them on the floor. Put someone else on register.

    Doesn't Recommend
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