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Oriental Trading Company Overview

Omaha, NE
1001 to 5000 employees
Company - Private
Retail
$500 million to $1 billion (USD) per year
Party planners don't have to travel to stock up at Oriental Trading Company. The company sells more than 30,000 products, including party supplies, toys and novelties, arts and crafts, and home decor through its websites and catalogs. It mails some 300 million ... Read more

Mission: Oriental Trading Company’s mission is to help the world have more fun!

Oriental Trading Company – Why Work For Us?


Oriental Trading Company is the nation's largest direct merchant of value–priced party supplies, arts and crafts, toys and novelties, and a leading provider of school supplies and affordable home décor and giftware. OTC has been recognized as one of the Top 50 Internet Retailers and one of the Top 50 Catalog Companies.

Oriental Trading Company began in 1932 as one of the nation's first wholesalers of value-priced novelties and gifts. OTC became a major supplier to the U.S. carnival trade in the 1950’s before expanding in the 1970’s by using catalogs and direct marketing to target consumers, retailers and businesses. In the 1980’s, OTC’s first toll-free telephone number and seasonal catalogs brought continued growth. As the Internet grew in popularity in the late 1990’s, OTC found a new way to reach its ever-growing number of customers. Today, the company continues to serve customers through colorful catalogs and the Internet. OTC offers more than 30,000 products to meet the needs of businesses, not-for-profit organizations, individuals, schools, churches and teachers.

Oriental Trading Company is headquartered in Omaha, Nebraska which is also home to four Fortune 500 companies. Forbes Magazine ranked Omaha sixth on the American's Most Livable Cities list based upon employment, income growth, cost of living, and arts and leisure opportunities. OTC employs approximately 3,000 employees throughout five locations in the greater Omaha metropolitan area and is a strong, growing and entrepreneurial company. A recipient of the prestigious Omaha 25 Awards for Corporate Citizenship and the National Communitas Award for Corporate Social Responsibility - Making A Difference, Oriental Trading works hard to make the world a better place to live, work and play.

As part of our team, you will encounter creative and enthusiastic co-workers who strive to integrate fun and humor with making an impact on the organization as a whole. We believe everyday can be an adventure, as we continue to look for different ways to delight our customers and exceed their expectations.

Oriental Trading Company offers a comprehensive benefits program available to employees and their families, including Children and Spouses. The benefits program is designed to help employees stay healthy, meet all their financial goals, protect their families and balance both the demands of work and of personal life.


Health and Wellness

  • Medical
  • Dental
  • Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
  • Tobacco Cessation
  • Weight Management
  • Physical Activity Programs

Peace of Mind

  • Disability Insurance & Salary Continuation – For Personal Illness/Injury
  • Life Insurance

A Helping Hand

  • Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
  • Maternity/Paternity Leave
  • Other Medical & Personal Leave
  • Military Leave
  • Bereavement Leave
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

Preparing For The Future

  • 401(K) Retirement Plan
  • Credit Union Membership

Individual and Career Development

  • Tuition Assistance Program (TAP)
  • Career Advancement Opportunities
  • Company Sponsored Training, Workshops, Seminars and Conferences
  • Individual Development Plans
  • Annual Performance Reviews

Merchandise Discounts

  • 40% Employee Discount on OTC products
  • Local Merchant Discounts

Life Outside OTC

  • 10 to 20 days paid time off
  • 6 paid holidays

Oriental Trading Company Reviews

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    "Excellent people, helpful and friendly managers. Overall a very pleasant experience"

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    Former Employee - Independent Contractor in Omaha, NE
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    I worked at Oriental Trading Company (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great communication. The managers were extremely helpful and when I had a question they rushed to help me and provide me with all the info I needed.

    The communication was great and everyone was very polite. I was positively surprised since I worked as an independent contractor and I felt like I was at home.

    Actually, there is nothing negative to say. It was a pleasant and valuable experience.

    Cons

    There was nothing negative about my time working with Oriental Trading

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Oriental Trading Company Interviews

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    I applied through a recruiter. I interviewed at Oriental Trading Company (Omaha, NE) in February 2016.

    Interview

    Interview process was fairly simple and to the point. It was a group interview, with manager, lead and some team members. Although they took 3 weeks to schedule an interview, decision however was made quick

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