Ocean State Job Lot

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A stable, profitable, family owned company

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  North Kingstown, RI
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in North Kingstown, RI

Pros

Great work/life balance. An old school retailer with family values. You can count on growth and development opportunites for the long-haul. As long as you are loyal and dedicated to the company, you can expect the same in return.

Cons

Non-traditional merchandidisng philosophy makes for a longer transition period. You have to keep an open mind and be willing to change your views on what Merchandising means in this big box.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

If you are looking for a place to exercise your merchandising muscle this is the place. Few plan o grams make free-lance merchandising a way of life.

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Other reviews for Ocean State Job Lot

  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Too much manual work for management.

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    Former Employee - Assistant Manager  in  Seymour, CT
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Seymour, CT

    Pros

    The pay is okay for a retail manager on salary, but the hours are long. The health benefit plan for managers is good too. Most of the sales associates can be fun to work with and friendly with the management.

    Cons

    The 10 hour days are too long. There is too much manual labor for managers to do. The corporate people who go out to the stores can be rude and demeaning to all the people who work in the stores. Some store employees will have so much "drama" in their lives that they will make everyone they work with miserable. There is a very bad system in place for cashier over/shorts, and lateness that puts good employees in a frequent panic, and sends everyone's blood pressure up. The bonus program for managers was a joke, $350 per year for making the store goal?

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Too many rules and policies are designed to drive good long-time employees away. The stores will perform better if store morale is kept high. Planogram audits and auditors should be done away with.

    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    The End of Many Things, Not Just Prices

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Health insurance is free to employees after one year of employment
    Corporate office and distribution center get free lunch on Fridays

    Cons

    Company grows, but cares less for employees in the long distant stores. Case in point, annual summer picnic (held in September because it's cheaper) is local to owners in Warwick, RI, but not those in Fishkill, NY or Bangor, ME. How about splurging on the hourly associates some time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop promoting your egos with the charity work. It's nice you do that, but you seem to want to stand behind that instead of giving your employees a decent raise, or better benefits.

    No opinion of CEO
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