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Ocean State Job Lot Reviews

Updated August 3, 2017
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Pros
  • 20% employee discount, accommodates student schedule (in 20 reviews)

  • OSJL is working tirelessly to become an Employer of Choice (in 8 reviews)

Cons
  • Point system is harsh but if your at work when scheduled it's effective (in 39 reviews)

  • Started as part time Christmas help working into full time soon (in 17 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (1)

    "My Employer of Choice"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - District Manager
    Current Employee - District Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Ocean State Job Lot full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    A company of strong values and a commitment to give back to our communities.
    Very good benefit package.
    An environment that promotes teamwork and inclusiveness.
    Rapidly growing and advancement opportunities at every level.
    Some great benefits you don't see in other companies (see below).

    Cons

    I truly don't have any cons.

    Advice to Management

    I want to share just one of the many reasons why OSJL has been my Employer of Choice for over 6 years. It was communicated to our job force that as an employee of OSJL all associates would receive discounts at 2 car dealerships for themselves and their families. I didn't think much of it until I needed a car for my daughter. As one of the dealerships is over an hour away I wasn't very hopeful that the discount would be enough to make it worth the drive. I asked about a Chevy Malibu, 2 years old and in excellent shape. The price I was given was just unbelievable!!! I could not resist and my daughter is driving the car today!! Not only did we get a great price but the folks at Cerrone's Chevy were terrific, treating us like family. I must have looked surprised because the gentleman I was dealing with said to me "Marc (OSJL CEO) insists this be a great deal for you". I have never worked for a company who's CEO was so passionate about people and this is just one example out of many. And, by the way, this discount is for all associates, not just management! I was hired by this great company 6 years ago as a Store Manager, promoted to a District Manager 4 years after that and I enjoy watching this company continue to grow. If you want to be part of a great team, this is the place for you. You will work hard but be rewarded in so many ways.

    Ocean State Job Lot Response

    Feb 3, 2017 – Internal Communications Manager

    We are very proud of our team and we know that without you, our dedicated associates, we would be just another company. Thank you for sharing and leading!


  2. "Ocean state job lot"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Ocean State Job Lot full-time

    Pros

    Great place to work at

    Cons

    I can't give any cons

  3. "Great Family Oriented Company"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Ocean State Job Lot full-time

    Pros

    Free Lunch every friday for corporate office and DC
    Great benefits

    Cons

    Need to update their technology systems

    Advice to Management

    Sick time should be given after the 90 day probationary period.


  4. "OSJL"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Accountant in North Kingstown, RI
    Current Employee - Senior Accountant in North Kingstown, RI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Ocean State Job Lot full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great Benefits Packages, Free lunch Fridays, Flexible and understanding management

    Cons

    Company is growing rapidly and communication suffers, but this is currently being worked on.


  5. "Manager"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in North Kingstown, RI
    Current Employee - Manager in North Kingstown, RI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Ocean State Job Lot full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Job Lot truly cares about its employees and the communities it serves. Rewarding company to work for and plenty of opportunities for those looking to work hard, be creative, and be passionate.

    Cons

    Would like to see more training opportunities.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work and continue to treat your employees and customers well.


  6. "Ocean State Job Lot Review"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Ocean State Job Lot full-time

    Pros

    Kind people. Enjoy the work.

    Cons

    There is a lack of communication at times.


  7. "A Company that really cares"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Corporate Employee in North Kingstown, RI
    Current Employee - Corporate Employee in North Kingstown, RI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Ocean State Job Lot full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    In the short time I've been here I have seen positive changes and employees being truly cared for

    Cons

    I can't think of anything based on the company itself.

    Advice to Management

    Keep going in the right direction. One key item to remember is not everyone has been here as long as you. There will be mistakes. We are human and that's how we learn. Correct in private.....Praise in public!

    Ocean State Job Lot Response

    Jul 14, 2017

    What sound advice. Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts with us. We will be sure to make a point at our next senior leaders meeting to talk through your comments.

  8. "Osjl"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Ocean State Job Lot part-time

    Pros

    Convenient hours fun place friendly

    Cons

    Not enough staff better registers

    Advice to Management

    Praising employees


  9. "Great job"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Ocean State Job Lot full-time

    Pros

    I like OSJL! It's just very physical and more heavy than I thought it was going to be. 55 hour work week, more at the holidays.

    Cons

    Heavy, very physical. Old technology

    Advice to Management

    RF guns would be great. Morning balancing of the registers instead of night time would be better too


  10. "Management"

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

    I have been working at Ocean State Job Lot full-time

    Pros

    Good Salary
    Good Benefits
    Company Promotes Teamwork
    Greatt Challanges
    My direct supervisor has high but realistic expectations

    Cons

    Salaried Hours are long at times


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