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Ollie’s Bargain Outlet Reviews

Updated Jul 21, 2019

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Ollie’s Bargain Outlet CEO Mark Butler
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146 Ratings
  1. "It's retail"

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    Current Employee - Assistant Team Leader in Roanoke, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Laid back atmosphere, discount, variety

    Cons

    Few associates per shift daily

    Advice to Management

    Accountability is crucial

    Ollie’s Bargain Outlet2018-11-10
  2. Helpful (2)

    "Customers are rude, but the store is small enough to get to know your coworkers. Which improves the work enviroment."

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Gloucester, VA
    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

    My Store Manager is great, 20% off already cheap stuff, and flexible schedule.

    Cons

    Usually understaffed, constant theft, No set jobs.

    Ollie’s Bargain Outlet2018-10-15
  3. Helpful (1)

    "Only work here if you are willing to work for less than your worth"

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    Former Employee - Analyst in York, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people I worked with were great

    Cons

    They underpay, make false promises and do not live up to them. They play favorites. They promise growth and advancement opportunities and then screw you over when it comes to promotions and raises.

    Advice to Management

    Stop undervaluing employees before all the good ones leave.

    Ollie’s Bargain Outlet2018-10-16
  4. Helpful (2)

    "Pay more to keep good people"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Harrisburg, PA
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Ollie’s Bargain Outlet full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great prices. Flexible with scheduling.

    Cons

    Pay for Sales Supervisors is far below the industry standard. Very hectic work environment, with not enough people on the schedule to have everything done properly.

    Advice to Management

    Pay your employees more. Schedule enough people, so that everything gets done properly. Not just dumping the bulk of the work load on the Leads and CSAs.

    Ollie’s Bargain Outlet2018-08-31
  5. "not satisfied"

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    Former Employee - ATL in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    starting company still improving greatly

    Cons

    busy work never done or complete

    Ollie’s Bargain Outlet2018-09-17
  6. "Co team leader"

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    Former Employee - Co Team Leader in Philadelphia, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Ollie’s Bargain Outlet full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    20 percent discount for employees

    Cons

    Upper management don't know how to run a store

    Advice to Management

    Try working a week at the store doing door to floor in 24

    Ollie’s Bargain Outlet2018-10-04
  7. "FFS"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Ollie’s Bargain Outlet full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Always busy never a dual moment

    Cons

    No over time. For associates

    Advice to Management

    More hours for OT

    Ollie’s Bargain Outlet2018-08-30
  8. Helpful (1)

    "Run, don’t walk. Do not work for this company. If you are not part of the good ole boy system you will get fired."

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    Current Employee - Co-Manager 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Health benefits are good for me

    Cons

    This employer is horrible. They make unattainable goals for to few people.

    Advice to Management

    STL’s and DM’s need to listen to there people.

    Ollie’s Bargain Outlet2018-09-30
  9. Helpful (2)

    "Department Supervisor"

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    Former Employee - Department Supervisor in Louisville, KY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good first job, lenient on schedule, 20 percent discount

    Cons

    Bad management, keep up with ur own hours because u might not get paid

    Advice to Management

    Work as hard as u expect ur employees to work

    Ollie’s Bargain Outlet2018-09-05
  10. "Supervisor"

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    Former Employee - Supervisor in Niceville, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    If your young and strong good opportunity, if you get a good starting wage.

    Cons

    Can be psychically exhausting' must exercise do do this job.

    Advice to Management

    If they stay a year give them a decent raise.

    Ollie’s Bargain Outlet2018-09-03
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