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Ollie’s Bargain Outlet Sales Associate Reviews

Updated Jul 18, 2019

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Ollie’s Bargain Outlet CEO Mark Butler
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17 Ratings
  1. "Cashier"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Matthews, NC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great discount , management was awesome they try and accommodate your requested hours. Great place to work

    Cons

    They try to put to much on the floor at one time when there is no room. So they wind up sticking it wherever it will fit then customers cannot see what there is because there is just to much out

    Advice to Management

    If store was not cluttered by employees having to so much inventory out. Customer might respect store more. Other than that my MANAGERS WERE GREAT MATTHEWS NC

    Ollie’s Bargain Outlet2019-01-02
  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
  3. "The employees are friendly. The managers are great. You can find just about anything in this store."

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Statesboro, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The discounts and friendly service

    Cons

    No hours and not enough registers open

    Advice to Management

    Open more that one register. Also this store makes money you can give people more hours than 5 a week.

    Ollie’s Bargain Outlet2019-07-18
  4. "So far so good"

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Tuscaloosa, AL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    20 percent discount and as for my store we are a good team.

    Cons

    At the moment there are none

    Ollie’s Bargain Outlet2019-06-22
  5. "DON'T DO IT TO YOURSELF!!!!!!"

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      Former Employee - Sales Associate in Hixon, TN

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

      Pros

      Plenty of hours because everyone was quitting left and right. 20% Employee Discount

      Cons

      Way too much freight and apparently no one could mandate how much was received

      Advice to Management

      Work on listening to your lower colleagues. They are associates but they are people as well. What management fails to realize is that their attitudes effect those below them as well, too man bad vibes coming from this company.

      Ollie’s Bargain Outlet2019-05-18
    • "My Time at Ollie Bargain"

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      Former Employee - Sales Floor Associate in Mableton, GA
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

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

      Pros

      Great chance to pick up some hands on skills

      Cons

      No opportunities for growth or any great leadership

      Advice to Management

      Listen to your lower level workers

      Ollie’s Bargain Outlet2019-04-09
    • "Good store besides drunk manager"

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      Former Employee - Sales Associate in Carmel, IN
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I worked at Ollie’s Bargain Outlet part-time

      Pros

      Most co workers are friendly and helpful. OK starting pay for a part time retail job

      Cons

      A Co Team Leader (CTL) was drunk on the job half the time and nothing done.

      Advice to Management

      Don't keep managers because you will be inconvenienced to fill their position. No one wants to work for an alcoholic Team Leader that does not work and is abusive to those that do all the work.

      Ollie’s Bargain Outlet2019-03-23
    • "I tolerated a lot of things and people in order to elevate my position within the company; my efforts were to no avail."

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      Former Employee - Sales Associate in Glen Burnie, MD
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

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

      Pros

      Easy work, the money was fair and if you do your job it's no worries. Nothing but a check.

      Cons

      Trying to elevate in your position when your being put on the back burner for your supervisor friends.

      Advice to Management

      Take a good look at your Managerial staff. Re-evaluate your chain of command.

      Ollie’s Bargain Outlet2019-02-06
    • "Experience"

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      Current Employee - Sales Associate 
      Doesn't Recommend

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

      Pros

      20% discount for employees is nice.

      Cons

      Rotating hours, not a steady schedule. Limited training or explanation of job responsibilities.

      Advice to Management

      Listen to better ways to perform jobs.

      Ollie’s Bargain Outlet2019-02-10
    • "Enjoyable, straightforward work."

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        Current Employee - Sales Associate in Jackson, TN
        Recommends
        Positive Outlook
        No opinion of CEO

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

        Pros

        Easy, good work environment, great boss

        Cons

        Customers are messy, not great communication from upper management

        Ollie’s Bargain Outlet2018-11-25
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