Ollie’s Bargain Outlet - Be prepared to experience a real test of patience... | Glassdoor
  1. "Be prepared to experience a real test of patience..."

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    Former Employee - Sales Supervisor in Greece, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Ollie’s Bargain Outlet full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    -20% Discount -Earned Vacation time if you're full time -Pretty relaxed environment

    Cons

    Be prepared to move some heavy merchandise. Use this place as your opportunity to get into shape! You'll have customers who will try to switch tickets. Keep a watchful eye. Tight hours in the summer. Maybe two days if you're part time, and you're scheduled right to the minimum At 35 hours if you're full time during the summer. The place will feel pretty darn understaffed even if one person calls off.

    Advice to Management

    There needs to be better incentives for employees who deliver excellence to the company (I.e. productivity, outstanding customer service, etc). One annual raise of 3% of current salary is laughable. Profits for Ollie's are phenomenal. If you took even a fraction of a percent of revenue and invested it in your employees, I think you will all see just how great of an atmosphere that creates in an Ollie's. As a former Supervisor...

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    Ollie’s Bargain Outlet2019-05-31
  1. Helpful (3)

    "Great place to work!"

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    Current Employee - CSA in Florence, KY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Ollie’s Bargain Outlet part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    The staff truly is a team, and management really does look after employees. Twenty percent employee discount helps out a lot! They also hire above minimum wage, which is really helpful.

    Cons

    It's tough to make full time, as it seems to be based solely on seniority, not a combination of seniority and who works hardest. I plan to stick around awhile, though!

    Ollie’s Bargain Outlet2019-03-27
  2. "Ollie's is good for a first job type deal"

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Ollie’s Bargain Outlet part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    easy work for the job being performed, coworkers are sincere and helpful, some of management is approachable, some room for advancement within the store

    Cons

    hours are not there for someone who is willing to work, schedule is hardly out on time, communication is not there between management most times, drama! hours are not distributed evenly sometimes.

    Advice to Management

    hire more people who are willing to come to work every single day and do their best!

    Ollie’s Bargain Outlet2019-07-09

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