Orchard Supply Hardware Reviews

Updated June 24, 2015
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Orchard Supply Hardware President Richard D. Maltsbarger
Richard D. Maltsbarger
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Pros
  • fairly flexible hours available (in 7 reviews)

  • Very flexible, you get to work with really knowledgeable and great people (in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • Understaffed, Low pay for amount of work (in 8 reviews)

  • The pay is minimum wage unless you know someone in the corporate office, then you can get more (in 7 reviews)

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  1. Past summer job experience

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Orchard Supply Hardware part-time

    Pros

    Great coworkers
    Nice store + location
    Good hours for part-time employee

    Cons

    Communication problems among employees on busy days
    Working outside in heat

    Advice to Management

    Make sure all areas of the store are covered at all times. It was very frustrating when we radioed multiple times without a response.


  2. Helpful (1)

    It is a good work experience.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Cashier/Customer Service in Thousand Oaks, CA
    Current Employee - Cashier/Customer Service in Thousand Oaks, CA

    I have been working at Orchard Supply Hardware part-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    The experience is wonderful, you can start as a cashier and you have the opportunity to try other positions.

    Cons

    Poor management. Poor decisions from corporate. Outdated software for registers. No help when swamped with customers.

    Advice to Management

    How about help for the cashiers? When there's one cashier in the last two hours before the store closing, we get swamped and can't do the closing duties.


  3. Sfl

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Bakersfield, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Bakersfield, CA

    I worked at Orchard Supply Hardware part-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Good people, good first hardware job,

    Cons

    Sfl position a joke, not enough hours, people in positions they have no experience in

    Advice to Management

    Pay attention to people's strengths, understand that not everyone gets paid enough to do what you ask


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  5. cashier sales associate stock

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

    I have been working at Orchard Supply Hardware part-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Customers are very nice see lots of regualars

    Cons

    Managers dont help at all

    Advice to Management

    Train employess better


  6. so much expected from corperate managment for such little pay

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

    I have been working at Orchard Supply Hardware (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Mostly nice coworkers
    Very flexible work shedules
    Growing company
    organized store

    Cons

    very very low pay
    Corperate seems to be all over the place

    Advice to Management

    Work with your employees to make them better and promote more


  7. Nice people, Dis-organization

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Sales Associate
    Current Employee - Sales Associate

    I have been working at Orchard Supply Hardware

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great people, supportive environment, flexible, (mostly) great customers

    Cons

    The comoany is disorganized, which is apparent in almost every action


  8. Hardware Department Lead

    Former Employee - Hardware Lead in Granada Hills, CA
    Former Employee - Hardware Lead in Granada Hills, CA

    I worked at Orchard Supply Hardware part-time (More than 8 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    i do not know of any reason anyone would work there after being an employee

    Cons

    unqualified leadership. lack of communication. managers lie to cover themselves. no training. no development. expectations are vague. no planning. managers yell at you and will bully you. the business model is not sustainable over time for a variety of reasons.

    Advice to Management

    go find a job that you are qualified to do.


  9. Communications, PR, and social media manager.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA

    I worked at Orchard Supply Hardware full-time (Less than a year)

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Knowledgeable workforce, good company culture. Many long-tenured employees that are very loyal to the company. Close-knit, family type of culture.

    Cons

    Sales goals are difficult to reach. There has been recent turnover in senior-level management as a result of not hitting sales targets.


  10. Satisfactor Entry-Level Job

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Manteca, CA
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Manteca, CA

    I have been working at Orchard Supply Hardware part-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Nice slow pace, expectations for employees are good.

    Cons

    Dull, sometimes a bit too slow

    Advice to Management

    Good work


  11. Assistant Merchant

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Orchard Supply Hardware

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

    Pros

    Payed my bills. Some nice people.

    Cons

    Lousy management. Disrespectful. Unfair promotions.



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