Old Time Pottery

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Boring

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Current Employee - Sales Associate  in  Pigeon Forge, TN
Current Employee - Sales Associate in Pigeon Forge, TN

I have been working at Old Time Pottery part-time for less than a year

Pros

Always busy, so time can fly.

Cons

Tedious moving of things over and over.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    It's a job, just not the best one.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Wilmington, NC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wilmington, NC

    I worked at Old Time Pottery part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    -Pays more than minimum wage
    -15% discount
    -Decent hours

    Cons

    -You cannot receive benefits or direct deposit until after 90 days, even then it takes a while to process.
    -Most managers are rude and ignorant. They try to belittle you over small things.
    -Everyone tells you a different way to do things, rules are constantly changing, training is not as long or great as it should be.
    -There is a lot of dust everywhere.
    -If you're at the register and don't have a customer, you're expected to price merchandise, or the managers will get upset. Then if a customer is searching for a register and you're busy pricing and don't see them, the managers get upset. You can't win either way. Yet they hire a bunch of people, but can't seem to have enough working to cover all job areas.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There is a better way of talking to people, the nasty attitude is not necessary or appropriate. If you train your employees better, maybe they will have a clearer understanding of what needs to be done. Instead of relying on your head cashier to convey information, have meetings and say what you expect from employees and notify them of any changes. If you have a lot of people quitting, think about why and how you can make your store better suited for future and present employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    The can do so much better!!!

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    Former Employee - Cashier-sales-bookkeeper  in  Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Cashier-sales-bookkeeper in Charlotte, NC

    I worked at Old Time Pottery part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The feeling of ´´finding the hidden treasure´´ shopping experience works perfectly for OTP (which makes it an excellent business idea). Prices are very good and some merchandise sells pretty fast. Another pro is the fact that they hired ´´special´´ people for bagging and carts collection (retards) which complements their social responsibility!

    Cons

    There is no security in the store (including cameras) whatsoever.
    There are no employee incentives to go beyond the minimum job performance.
    There are no merchandise-market orientations.
    There are no marketing-market strategies.
    It lacks a modern computer system.
    It lacks a useful inventory system.
    It lacks a useful accounting system.
    It lacks a useful discounting system.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Purchase and install a useful computer-cashier-inventory-supply system
    Hire a part-time security
    Create employee incentives for job performance (minimum hourly wage only incentives the minimum job performance)
    Design and implement merchandise-market and marketing-market strategies different for every state

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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