Warehouse associate (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 3 January 2018
management and staff alike are friendly, but not "happy" people, the lack of enthusiasm and the poor attitude REALLY takes it's toll on newer employees. In the time I was there we went through 75 employees; just in the warehouse.
lots of extra paid days off throughout the year.
to many days off in Sept. and Oct. (you only work about 21 days in two months)
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