Old Time Pottery Reviews

Updated March 25, 2015
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  1. no chance for advancement, corporate is small and old school

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Office Manager in Clarksville, IN
    Current Employee - Office Manager in Clarksville, IN

    I have been working at Old Time Pottery full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    nice managers, nice people, fun

    Cons

    low pay, no benefits, turnover

    Advice to Management

    treat employees like they have goals


  2. Nice for a first job.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Old Time Pottery part-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    laid back environment
    safety lunch
    flexible schedule

    Cons

    no holiday pay for part-time employees
    low wages
    part-time employees can work no more that 25 hrs.


  3. Nice Merchandise

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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 a year)

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

    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.


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  5. A do all employee with no perks

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    • Senior Management
    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 a year)

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

    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 Management

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


  6. Helpful (1)

    Horrible company

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Old Time Pottery

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    None company is terrible and sucks

    Cons

    Company does not care about employees, they care more about the dollar then trying to save someone's job. A company that makes 1000s of dollars can't look past a mistake that humans make. Big shot corporate people act like their perfect but they are not, change your policies that suck

    Advice to Management

    Stick up for your employees they do all the work and you get the credit


  7. Helpful (2)

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Floral Department in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Floral Department in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Old Time Pottery full-time (More than a year)

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

    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 Management

    appreciate people with tenure


  8. Helpful (2)

    worst job i ever had

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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)

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

    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 Management

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


  9. Helpful (1)

    Family atmosphere, more decisions making freedom over other retailers

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Store Manager
    Current Employee - Store Manager

    I have been working at Old Time Pottery full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

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


  10. Helpful (1)

    It was fun while it lasted

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Cashier
    Current Employee - Cashier

    I have been working at Old Time Pottery part-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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.


  11. Helpful (1)

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

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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 a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    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 Management

    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!!!!



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