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Family Oriented Company

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at Ocean State Job Lot

Recommends
Recommends

Pros

Great Benefits, Good people. Stable company

Cons

You work hard every day but its worth it

Advice to Management

Understand when you join the company that they are "non traditional" you will have to be humble and open minded enough to accept a new way of thinking about Merchandising.

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  1. Helpful (3)

    Avoid, absolutely if you are under 35

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    Former Employee - Corporate Office
    Former Employee - Corporate Office

    I worked at Ocean State Job Lot

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Health benefits were good Coworkers were generally pleasant Store discount is available Learned what I don't ever want in life

    Cons

    Very old fashioned workplace that won't let you manage your own time Departments here are all about passing the blame complete with backstabbing and favoritism No internet - can't even google simple excel questions, let alone a 3 min sanity break Isolation in cubicle - barely left my cubicle, barely talked to anyone in person Difficult to manage a long commute - you must time arrival within a 7 minute period or sit around unpaid before you can clock in 1 year of work before you can get 1 week of vacation It gets creepy when you find out how many cameras are in the workplace Low pay, low rate of raises

    Advice to Management

    I know you'll never change, but you need to at least make a lot of things about the work environment clear during interviews.


  2. Helpful (4)

    Kings of the Knee-Jerk Reaction

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    Former Employee - Management
    Former Employee - Management

    I worked at Ocean State Job Lot

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    There is a sense of ownership of your store. You make merchandising decisions on alot of the product and creativity is encouraged. Free medical, decent bonuses, and a long weekend off in each of the lst three quarters are great perks.

    Cons

    Policy and procedure changes can happen overnight based on a single incident. Long-term ramifications and even immediate impact on the stores seems like it's not considered at times. If your first-day sales were poor on specific items, you would be called "stupid" in many different ways on the Friday morning conference calls with ownership. And, at least in the district I was in, favortisim ran rampant.

    Advice to Management

    Ownership should reconsider the people closest to their ears. Most of their stores are being run by good, competent, and hard-working folks who care about their jobs. Somebody needs to look at how many quality managers have left or been terminated from that company and ask some questions.


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