Oriental Trading Company

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Oriental Trading Company Reviews

Updated August 13, 2014
Updated August 13, 2014
47 Reviews

2.3
47 Reviews
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Sam S. Taylor
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  1.  

    This was a crazy work experience

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    Former Employee - IT Professional  in  Omaha, NE
    Former Employee - IT Professional in Omaha, NE

    Pros

    Work day perks, and was willing to listen to new ideas

    Cons

    Worked for this company for less than a year. During that time the Company went thru 2 layoffs. I had positive reviews after 3 months and 6 months. They aggressively advertise and offer tuition reimbursement, and soon as it was eligible I requested it. Then was let go 2 weeks later. Within the next 18 months they went through Bankruptcy. I guess I should have known better then to request tuition reimbursment at the time they were having cash crunch

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I started a month after the CEO Taylor came onboard. The quarterly meetings he mentioned no layoffs. No Bankruptcy... and you wonder where the employee engagement was

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    horrible work experience

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Omaha, NE
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Omaha, NE

    Pros

    paid training, always open postions

    Cons

    horrible management, co-workers refuse to help you if you're new, not welcoming. If you aren't up to par there is no coaching or guidance, you just get terminated. Also most coworkers either had someone take their drug-test for them or cleared the test through some sort of magic trick so you will work with some interesting people.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be careful who you hire and try to retain employees for longer than 2 months

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    DONT WORK THERE!!!

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    Former Employee - Warehouse Minion  in  Lavista, NE
    Former Employee - Warehouse Minion in Lavista, NE

    Pros

    If you like working fora company that keeps changing policies to suit their needs its a place for you,They give you a box of junk to take home every once in a while.

    Cons

    Everything sucks ! Treat employees in warehouse horriable while the office people get ton of perks. They act like.they listen in employee forums but they really dont care. They say they dont hold things aganist you at those things but they do . Very little room for advancement. Have a weather hotline but never closes for horrible weather ,unless your on 3 rd shift. Give 1 st shift employees points for missing but closes 3 rd shift .not fair.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    TREAT EMPLOYEES BETTER ! Undercover boss show did not fix a thing ! Watch the supervisor they preach to.you every week on continous training but turn around and do everything they tell you not to do

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Worst work environment I've ever experienced

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    Former Employee - Warehouse Minion  in  La Vista, NE
    Former Employee - Warehouse Minion in La Vista, NE

    Pros

    none. it was the absolute worst time of my life.

    Cons

    pay is horrible. employees not treated as human beings. poor management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Raise the wage of these poor people so that they can actually make a living. I worked there for over a year and a half, and frankly, it was horrible. I dreaded coming to work. Am GRATEFUL to be gone. Oh, and those occasional employee meetings given by the CEO? A joke. The employees are cattle, or perhaps better, ants.

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

    How is this company functioning?

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    Former Employee - Screen Printer - MC Ad Specialty Operator  in  Omaha, NE
    Former Employee - Screen Printer - MC Ad Specialty Operator in Omaha, NE

    Pros

    When the work day or week was finally over which felt like an eternity a heavy burden was lifted from you which was the only good thing to come of it. It was a sense of looming despair like I have never felt before or since. Oh and if you like cheap useless junk they'd give you box loads of it. I guess they can't give that stuff away fast enough.

    Cons

    Inhuman expectations, your a number not a person, micro management, they don't care about their employees, its a sweat shop, and they take advantage of everyone including the special needs people working for them just to name a few things. Don't expect advancement either its more difficult to advance within the company than it is just coming in off the street.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Revamp everything, it may be better at this point to just take it all down even the tarnished name and just start new than to fix this mess of a company. Your lucky to have employees and I don't know how you or places like this even do.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company to work for

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    A great entrepreneurial environment. Strong executive leadership. As a Berkshire Hathaway Company, it has very bright future.

    Cons

    The biggest negative is that there is too much effort applied to being "team players" and not enough decision making. This produces an environment where there is sense of entitlement to play in someone else's "sandbox". Weak in communication between departments.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Too many silos are not good, but you have to have some. Create an environment where teams respect each other to their jobs.

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

    More Proof Mormons are No More Christian Than Anyone Else

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    Former Employee - Sales Representative  in  Omaha, NE
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Omaha, NE

    Pros

    Very few educated people in leadership roles beyond Taylor and a handful of assistants, making it theoretically possible to make an impact with previous global experience and an assertive personality. But you would be mistaken and extremely naive to think so.

    Cons

    A complete lack of integrity in regards to their parasitic relationship with their own employees, sucking them dry until they finally quit or look for opportunities elsewhere.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Actually involve yourself in the day to day affairs of the company at the warehouse and call center sites instead of isolating yourself in Ralston.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    The executive staff do not appear to have a strategy for their organization.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Casual business dress and in some areas there is a strong sense of teamwork make it a nice place to work.

    Cons

    The executive staff do not appear to have a long term strategy for the organization which leads to many projects that get abandoned after the major expenditures, but before the benefits of the project can be realized. The overall effect of this is a waste of resources and loss of morale.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Begin to make decisions with less emotion and bias and listen to your employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Silos Built Up In IT Department

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    Current Employee - IT Department  in  Omaha, NE
    Current Employee - IT Department in Omaha, NE

    Pros

    No good reason. Training is limited. Getting work done within other departments is limited.

    Cons

    Too much red tape for a small company. Silos within IT Department.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get in the ditches with the staff and really perform the work they perform. This will draw a better understanding how each function works together within one another.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Really great experience!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Omaha, NE
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Omaha, NE

    Pros

    Fun place to work. My co-workers are great and really committed to supporting one another. My supervisor is really focused on providing me with growth opportunities.

    Cons

    Technology is old. We are upgrading things slowly but outside of the fulfillment center we use some dated things. IT Dept can also be frustrating to work with. I think they have so much on their plates that they can irritable and slow to respond

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in technology now that you have been purchased by Berkshire.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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