Sample Preparation Technician (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 13 December 2017
Its a very tough place because colleagues feel threatened by one another, and always find a reason to report each other over things that are small. Its a very competitive work environment and the pay is not good compared to the amount of work that we do.
Inside Sales Representative (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 22 October 2018
Like any company, there was a culture at Olympia. I felt like I made a lot of friends, with coworkers and customers. The environment often lacked teamwork, which stemmed from management down. The ebb and flow, sometimes running like a well-oiled machine, other times the demand from customers, on the phone and at the desk, could be pressure packed. Working retail can certainly be tough. It was a place that really didn't promote an individual's strengths and yet there weren't many company policies in place to help direct employees. Seems as though Olympia has been playing catch up for years trying to fit into mainstream retail in Toronto. In many ways they are still an oddity, and not in a good way.
A financially stable enterprise
Often a lack of clear direction/conflicting leadership