Orchard Supply Hardware Employee Reviews about "upper management"
Updated Apr 6, 2021
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- "Great people to work with" (in 42 reviews)
- "Coworkers are friendly and hardworking" (in 15 reviews)
- "A few friendly employees made coming into the office rewarding." (in 12 reviews)
- "And the hours are flexible." (in 12 reviews)
- "Good work life balance." (in 6 reviews)
- "poor management, felt like highschool all over" (in 38 reviews)
- "Low pay and a cap of NOT ONE PENNY MORE than 5% raise/year" (in 34 reviews)
- "managers at my store were awful and overall ruined the experience of working at the store for me." (in 19 reviews)
- "NO TRAINING WHATSOEVER." (in 11 reviews)
- "Hours for salaried too long and are expected by upper management with little praise being given when a job is well done" (in 9 reviews)
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- Former Employee, less than 1 year★★★★★
Short Term employment, Awesome manager's, friendly people. Struggling company looking to rebound after a tough recessionOct 28, 2014 - Customer Service Representative in Fountain Valley, CARecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
Awesome manager's and friendly people. No real opinion on over all company structure or upper managementupper managementupper management. I was only employed there for a short period of time, but enjoyed my time none the less.
I was hired, than informed that the store would be closing within a year. No real opinion on over all company structure or upper management. I was only employed there for a short period of time, but enjoyed my time none the less.
- Current Employee★★★★★
Great before Home Depot Management came on boardOct 21, 2011 - Store Manager in San Jose, CARecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
The employees are a close knit group and work well as a team. The discount is also a good perk.
Hours for salaried too long and are expected by upper management with little praise being given when a job is well doneContinue reading
- Former Employee★★★★★
Glassdoor asked me to review a company that's been long out of businessApr 6, 2021 - Senior Customer Service Specialist in San Ramon, CARecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
I enjoy helping people, sharing my knowledge and being around tools. I also enjoy having a legit reason to talk to people - it brings me out of my shell... (what do strangers talk about anyway? I loathe pointless, hollow conversation and feigned interest) Because of my skill set, and aided by the lack thereof of many of the other employees, I soared like an Eagle at Orchard. I know my way around the products we sold, I know what a hard day's work looks like, and I grew up in the neighborhood so I knew how to talk to all the customers. It wasn't that the job was so great, but rather that I enjoy that type of work where I'm always busy doing something new and unexpected, playing with forklifts, baling machines and power tools all the while pasting a satisfied smile on the face of every customer.
The company ran itself out of business and its no wonder... Upper Management was TERRIBLE. There were a few good department managers at first, but they bounced to ACE Hardware after only a few months because their Manager was such a useless, cowardly, insecure moron. I opened the San Ramon, CA location. There was an initial Powerpoint orientation when I was hired and that was it - NO TRAINING WHATSOEVER. Orchard was SUPER CORPORATE. Orchard would do everything not because it was prudent, logical or fiscally prudent but because it came from CORPORATE. i.e. It was policy created by out of touch idiots with too much money, too much power, too little common sense, and too few brains, I proposed a logistical, organizational system to create order from the chaos that was Receiving/Stock. Back product was stored three rows high, 12 columns across, and stacked three deep. It was a terrible design on its own because nobody knew or could see what was behind the first piece of product. In order to know what was behind box #1 you had to get on the forklift, pull down box #1, climb out of the forklift, and inspect the now-uncovered mystery box.... TOTAL WASTE OF TIME AND MANPOWER. I proposed a simple dry-erase board that was columnized, rowed, and stacked to mirror the layout of the backroom and product in stock. I offered to go through the entire stock room and note on the erase-board what we had in stock and exactly where it could be found. I was shot down because, 'Corporate wouldn't go for it'. OF COURSE THEY WOULDNT that's why Orchard Supply and Hardware is out of business!Continue reading
- Former Employee★★★★★
Store ManagerAug 30, 2015 -RecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
Loved it at the beginning.
Upper management does not hold everyone accountable for their actions. For example, it is ok to get a DUI arrested and miss work. It's ok to miss Grand Opening day because you slept in. You will still have your job! In fact, let's promote you to Store Manager.. Unbelievable to see that happen.Continue reading
- Former Employee, more than 5 years★★★★★
Exemplifies everything America hates about corporations.Jul 27, 2013 - Assistant Store ManagerRecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
Mis-management and greed have brought it to Chapter 11. Enjoy.
Bloated and overpaid upper management. Constant chaos. Ridiculous standards with no payroll. Poor quality of life commitments. At OSH you are a number.Continue reading
- Former Employee, more than 3 years★★★★★
Lead nursery sales associateDec 15, 2018 - Lead Sales Associate/Key Holder in Fort Lauderdale, FLRecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
Sales Associates worked hard to make this work. Upper management killed it!
poor pay for work being asked to perform. No marketing until store closure. Lowe's is the parent and runs as poorly from store management to the CEO>Continue reading
- Current Employee★★★★★
Sad StoryDec 18, 2014 -RecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
Dedicated and passionate associates, many of which are long term. Beautiful new store format which was created and developed by a leader who is no longer with the company.
Lowes, as predicted by many after purchasing Orchard, is already ruining this 80+ year old company that has been a California staple for generations. The best of Orchards upper level and field management was let go by the new President of Orchard (A Lowes Guy). Just another example of why Home Depot has been kicking Lowes behind for over 30 years......Continue reading
- Former Employee★★★★★
out of businessSep 10, 2020 - Sales AssociateRecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
Good customers and friendly employees
Poor upper management decisions at high level.
- Former Employee, more than 10 years★★★★★
Sixteen years of employment, closed my store and laid me off.Apr 14, 2014 - Anonymous EmployeeRecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
Good working conditions, generally good store level management, generally good work life balance.
Upper Management very closed minded to the needs of the store. They have their thoughts and tha'st all there is.Continue reading