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OLN Reviews

Updated May 23, 2019

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4.3
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79%
Recommend to a Friend
93%
Approve of CEO
Elijah Medge
50 Ratings
Pros
  • "I've had nothing, but great moments working with the OLN Inc team(in 6 reviews)

  • "OLN is great because your success is a direct result of your personal work ethic and motivation(in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • "It is alot of hard work but the rewards are greatonce you overcome them(in 7 reviews)

  • "From Account Managers (entry-level) to Assistant Managers (senior-level), everyone's pay is based on commission(in 4 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review
    Helpful (7)

    "Opportunity To Create Your Own Worth"

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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Carson, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at OLN full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    - Great company culture - Amazing opportunity to gain valuable, transferrable skills - Base pay plus commissions and bonuses If you are looking to challenge yourself in an environment that encourages both professional and personal growth, OLN Inc will definitely give you that opportunity. Positions that involve commissions and sales tend to bring out the fear in people, yet always allow them to reap the best rewards....

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    Cons

    Progressive success is based on everyone working towards the same goal. If anyone on the team is stuck or choosing not to move forward, it holds up the rest of the team.

    Advice to Management

    The 2nd interview is a great way to let candidates see exactly what the position entails - thanks for that!

    OLN2018-07-31

    OLN Response

    August 29, 2018President

    Hey there! Thank you so much for taking the time to write this thorough review and I think you offered solid advice. It's great to hear that you're enjoying being a part of the team. Be sure to keep me posted on how everything is going for you. Best, Eli

  2. Helpful (1)

    "Great Company For Growth!"

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    Current Employee - Brand Manager in Carson, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at OLN full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    I have worked for OLN Inc for a little over 6 months and I love the management team! They are hands-on with employees, provide training and tools to succeed, all while providing a fun work environment. This is a great place for rapid growth.

    Cons

    Everyone is pushed to be the best versions of themselves, as expectations are high. This mentality does help to create a competitive attitude, which in the end helps everyone stay motivated.

    Advice to Management

    More Corporate Retreats.

    OLN2019-02-22

    OLN Response

    March 4, 2019President

    Reviewer, Thank you for this feedback! We pride ourselves on creating a hands-on training program, as we understand that people learn differently! By providing one on one training, we confident that each team member will not only learn best practices but also excel at a faster ...

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  3. "If you're looking for growth, this is the place!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at OLN part-time

    Pros

    I've had nothing, but great moments working with the OLN Inc team. They are fun, committed, and push you to reach your goals. It's a supportive environment focused on one's professional growth. If you are entrepreneurial minded, this is the next step you need in your career!

    Cons

    This career is made for those willing to work those extra hours and those that are willing to work outside of their comfort zone. It's a challenging career, but if you commit yourself to do it's worth all the work you put in.

    Advice to Management

    Keep providing these great opportunities for your team members and continue to develop them professionally. You're doing an incredible job building future business leaders!

    OLN2019-02-15

    OLN Response

    February 19, 2019President

    Reviewer, Thank you for taking the time to write this. We agree that the position definitely requires individuals with an entrepreneurial mindset, and since we only promote from within, we definitely want someone who is career-oriented. It seems that we are both in line with our ...

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  4. "Not a bad place to grow"

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    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Carson, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at OLN full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Growth, sales skills, interpersonal communication, working with clients, closing deals

    Cons

    Sales job, rejection, hard to break through to a lot of customers

    Advice to Management

    No advice

    OLN2019-02-26

    OLN Response

    March 5, 2019President

    Reviewer, Thank you for taking the time to write this. You are correct that in this role we teach both soft and hard skills that help one's professional and personal development and are a great addition to any resume. We get that sales can be challenging, which is why our training ...

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  5. Helpful (1)

    "You can get either experience or start your career"

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    Current Employee - Team Lead in Carson, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at OLN full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The opportunity is incomparable to any other level entry position you can find. You're trained to run a company (in the form of your own team) and trained to do sales as well. Very hands on. Minimum, you gain desired experience which will help you in your next step of life.

    Cons

    The accountability is huge on your personal work ethic. If you are use to getting by with minimal effort, the first couple weeks can be very tough. In the end, this job is for those who want to break out of having an employee's mindset and become an employer themselves.

    OLN2019-02-04

    OLN Response

    February 14, 2019President

    Reviewer, First, thank you so much for your candid feedback! You are correct that there is no glass ceiling here at OLN Inc. We believe every team member starting in our entry-level position has the opportunity to develop into a managerial role, barring they have outstanding business ...

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  6. "Great people, great opportunity"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Team Lead in Carson, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at OLN full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    There’s a very supportive culture with OLN, everyone gets along both inside and outside of the office. People are always around to help in any way they can and also hold each other accountable to their goals. Very forward-thinking atmosphere with a focus on the big picture and everyone’s success.

    Cons

    With improvement comes more responsibility and those who are not prepared to take on the challenges may struggle to find a good balance/integration.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to provide training through every stage of advancement, but keep up the great work with communication and the positive work environment.

    OLN2019-02-04

    OLN Response

    February 14, 2019President

    Reviewer, Thank you for taking the time to write this. We pride ourselves on our family-oriented environment and ore so glad to know you have experienced just that. We love your con and couldn't agree more. Challenges both personally and professionally require a certain level of ...

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  7. "Team leader"

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    Former Employee - Team Lead in Carson, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at OLN full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    One of the best companies i have worked with. Elijah (president) is the best leader you can have. I would not have grow so much in any other work place.

    Cons

    People form clicks and they try demean others.

    Advice to Management

    I dont know, how will you encounter click formation and reduce it.

    OLN2019-01-28

    OLN Response

    February 14, 2019President

    Reviewer, Thank you for your feedback and kind words about our President. We, too, think he's a remarkable leader. We are happy to hear that during your employment you were able to develop both personal and professional skillsets that will aid you in your next career. Clicks ...

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  8. Helpful (5)

    "Some good some bad"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at OLN full-time

    Pros

    Positive work environment, and really supportive team members

    Cons

    All based on commission, and technically when you start out you start out as a sales person not an account manager.

    Advice to Management

    Stop setting up interviews with lies abput account management positions.

    OLN2018-12-08

    OLN Response

    January 2, 2019President

    Reviewer, If you are still employed with the company and have any insight on how we can improve, we welcome you to speak with our CEO, Elijah, who will gladly hear you out, offer any necessary explanation, and implement changes when needed. An Account Manager, by definition, is ...

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  9. Helpful (1)

    "Business Sales"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Carson, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at OLN full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    There was much room for growth in the company

    Cons

    It was all commission based pay.

    OLN2018-07-17

    OLN Response

    August 29, 2018President

    Hey there! Thank you so much for this review! I’m so glad to hear that you enjoyed your time working here. It sounds like perhaps our other pay structure with base pay might have been a better fit for you, though. I hope that you’re enjoying your new endeavors, wherever you may be. ...

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  10. Helpful (20)

    "A Pyramid Scheme Style Multi-Level-Marketing Business... But Possibly One of the Better Ones?"

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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Carson, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at OLN for less than a year

    Pros

    This company has many encouraging employees. Many new friends are available via high turnover(okay, this will be the only con I put in pros). There are many opportunities to get to know coworkers. There is much partying for those who enjoy the liquid wheat There are two companies with different cultures in one office. There is a lot of instruction and structure. CEO Elijah runs the business paying close...

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    Cons

    the field day interview is typically a true representation of an average day. I'd heard many times that "this is NOT a normal day" in the course of being in the office. An employee is to come into the office before 7:30A on weekdays and leave after 5P. Meetings will occur every morning. Your selling time will not begin until 10:30-ish. You days will be the same, engaging customers day after day. Working Saturdays...

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    Advice to Management

    I’ve been putting off placing a review for a while to decompress and evaluate why the business operates in the style that it does. I have found, however that I would likely run it in a similar fashion and look for similar loopholes. I hold no hostility towards the company or its employees. CEO Elijah runs the company in a logical way. He places the cost of business on the employees, when possible. Perhaps providing gas...

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    OLN2018-07-26

    OLN Response

    August 30, 2018President

    Hey there, 
 All I can say is that I appreciate your feedback and that I’m deeply sorry that you had such a negative experience working here. It is NEVER my intention to run anything less than a business where people love to work. Words can hardly describe how much I care about ...

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