Old Time Pottery

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Old Time Pottery Reviews

Updated November 19, 2014
Updated November 19, 2014
23 Reviews
2.5
23 Reviews
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  1.  

    Nice Merchandise

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    Former Employee - Customer Service/Cashier in Wilmington, NC
    Former Employee - Customer Service/Cashier in Wilmington, NC

    I worked at Old Time Pottery full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Always somthing new to stock and sell to customers. Managers help with all work expected of regular employees.

    Cons

    Company is set in it's ways even if their ways do'nt push the company ahead. Very little room for advancement because it is still a small company with not a lot of stores.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    A do all employee with no perks

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    Former Employee - Part-Time Cashier in Kansas City, MO
    Former Employee - Part-Time Cashier in Kansas City, MO

    I worked at Old Time Pottery part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    It is a great store to shop in

    Cons

    They do not care about their employees there is no loyalty for the people that work there no matter how long you been there

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Change you company policies stand up for the employee remember there are who makes the store what it is

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Floral department
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    Former Employee - Floral Department in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Floral Department in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Old Time Pottery full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Fun and friendly atmosphere, holidays are great and fast paced with up beat work days.

    Cons

    pay is terrible and with any retail there is high turnover

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    appreciate people with tenure

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    worst job i ever had

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Foley, AL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Foley, AL

    I worked at Old Time Pottery part-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    they give you a pay check

    Cons

    write up for being one minute late, including loss of holiday pay. arbitrary scheduling...some times no notice of a change in schedule. massive employee turnover. i heard scott sold the company so things might improve...if you can FIND OTHER EMPLOYMENT

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    show respect to your employees, you pay them because you owe them, not the other way around

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    It was fun while it lasted

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    Current Employee - Cashier
    Current Employee - Cashier

    I have been working at Old Time Pottery part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    The employee's are very friendly, and like to make each other feel at home.
    The job in general is easy.
    The management is serious, but friendly.

    Cons

    Hours fluctuate.
     The pay isn't great.
    Full time is hard to get.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Family atmosphere, more decisions making freedom over other retailers

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    Current Employee - Store Manager
    Current Employee - Store Manager

    I have been working at Old Time Pottery full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great work / life balance. Good people in upper levels of company. Merchandising and decision making freedom better than previous retailer.

    Cons

    Don't see in depth reports. Technology and processes are not as advanced as larger retailer.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to focus on good products at great prices and remember the people that make you successful.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Worked two weeks fired over a simple thing we are all human and make mistakes !!!!!

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    Former Employee - Part-Time Cashier in Tulsa, OK
    Former Employee - Part-Time Cashier in Tulsa, OK

    I worked at Old Time Pottery part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    It was okay enjoyed it at times small company and have you doing a little of everything

    Cons

    No training and the orientation stinks never really had anyone go over your job description nor what the job entails what they expect of you..no details or policy of what to expect from cashiers nor did they go over if your short in your drawer and what can happen ..

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Mgmt needs to set up a better orientation and be explained more on the position you were hired for ... if your hired to be a cashier you need to be told about the policy if your drawer comes up short ..,I was there two weeks and on the day payroll goes in I was called into office and because my drawer came up short for 10 dollars you are automatically let go...no verbal warning no nothing ....therefore this should be explained in your orientation..they treat you like you stoled from the company !!!! I worked as a cashier at another well known company for two years and did fine...this company is not at all what you think it is...THEREFORE DONT WORK FOR THEM!!!! One day you work. Next day your fired... DONT WORK FOR THEM!!!!! Needs a lot more direct contact when hired on....as to policy's and etc I WILL NOT REFER ANYONE TO SHOP THERE OR WORK THERE!!!!

    Doesn't Recommend
  9.  

    Great Company

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Old Time Pottery full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Customers respect the stores and they are easy to maintain. Ample payroll and personnel to complete all tasks and keep the store up to date and customer friendly. Very positive company culture that dwells on employees strengths, not weaknesses.

    Cons

    Limited number of career opportunities due to the size of the company. Some of the fixtures are difficult to work with and time consuming to put together.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Open more stores in the southeastern US to create more career growth opportunities.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Easy job, poor management.

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    Current Employee - Head Cashier in Clarksville, IN
    Current Employee - Head Cashier in Clarksville, IN

    I have been working at Old Time Pottery full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Somewhat enjoyable team, fairly flexible schedule, relatively relaxed clientele.

    Cons

    Mismanaged, management team constantly contradicting and undermining each other.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More concise and focused planning of day to day AND big picture goals.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    "Could be worse" is NOT a recommendation.

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    Current Employee - Customer Service in Merrillville, IN
    Current Employee - Customer Service in Merrillville, IN

    I have been working at Old Time Pottery part-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Work is reasonably simple enough, at least in concept. They're somewhat reasonable about scheduling conflicts such as a second job or college. Under our previous management, we had virtually no customer complaints and were performing wonderfully.

    Cons

    There is virtually zero room for advancement in the company. There is a severe issue with management promoting the people they like over people who are qualified, with virtually zero consideration given to seniority. Pay raises are atrocious. After having worked there for several years, they're still paying less than a dollar over minimum wage, with no opportunity to move from part time to full time. Cleanliness is at an all time low, with the company having eliminated the maintenance department. While previously the company was very customer oriented in its policies, they've recently cracked down severely on their return policy, disempowering their customer service and putting even more work on the shoulders of their team leaders. The location is in complete upheaval after backstabbing inner politics caused a dozen people to quit within two weeks.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop hiring new management and promote veteran workers. People who have been working there for over five years should not be making less than people you just hired. The midwest district manager drove our excellent store manager out of your company (and over ten employees left with him) with his Theory X, tightfisted, power-hungry practices.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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