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Oroton Reviews

Updated 23 Mar 2019

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  1. "A great company"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Oroton full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Lovely coworkers Supportive upper management Head office are passionate about the brand and heritage Great learning and training system Positive and genuine company culture

    Cons

    Full price to sale cycle was sometimes repetitive but that's the industry in general Being an entry level luxury brand can attract a broad range of customers

    Advice to Management

    For a happier team, allow room in the budget to pay staff to open and close

    Oroton2019-01-20
  2. Helpful (1)

    "Out-of-touch management and virtually no incentive, but great work/life balance"

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    Current Employee - Sales Assistant in Sydney
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Oroton part-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    The relationships built with coworkers are often close and long-lasting. The company has done a good job of inspiring regional/cluster managers. The staff discount is good, which is normally 50% off and 60% off for limited times. The company has recently become more trusting of your judgement for decisions such as extending time for returns and transferring stock between stores. The new Creative Director,...

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    Cons

    Minimum wage, no cash bonus. The company only pays for the hours that the store is open, meaning time taken to open and close are not paid. They are also reluctant to pay overtime even if the extra hours you worked were necessary, sometimes only paying half of the overtime or not at all. All managers have mentioned that their salary is very low in comparison to other similar companies. The incentive is unrewarding,...

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    Advice to Management

    Staff incentive should be increased and in the form of a cash bonus. Individual staff performance should be included in the incentive. Sometimes there are "fun" activities to encourage sales performance such as a leather care selling competition. However, these kind of activities shouldn't detract away from the recognition of more significant KPIs like productivity.

    Oroton2019-03-23
  3. Helpful (2)

    "Sales Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Oroton

    Pros

    Head office tries to take care of you

    Cons

    Working in SA can be very quiet. Higher management wasn't great as well.

    Oroton2018-08-31
  4. Helpful (1)

    "Casual worker"

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    Current Employee - Client Advisor in Sydney
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Oroton part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - Great staff discount (50% sometimes 60% around sale times) - Flexible hours and good pay for the work done

    Cons

    - Poor management and systems - Company is founded on casual workers, lack of full timers and store managers.

    Advice to Management

    - Huge review of systems and cultures needs to be conducted.

    Oroton2018-08-16
  5. Helpful (1)

    "Exceptional team"

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    Current Employee - Client Advisor in Homebush, New South Wales
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Oroton part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Staff discount Location Team members Busy environment Time goes fast

    Cons

    High budgets Can be repetitive Rude customers

    Advice to Management

    To lower budgets

    Oroton2018-05-30
  6. Helpful (6)

    "Only apply if you’re desperate!"

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    Former Employee - Manager in Bondi
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Oroton full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    - They spare no expense for meetings (food mainly). - Luxury brands means better pay. - 50% discount on all bags except limited edition.

    Cons

    - Regular meetings (all the darn time). - Emails every hour that are full of fake motivational crap, data, and actions that would require quick responses regardless of if you were busy. - The bags aren’t high quality so the return rate is HIGH. - Training for staff needs to be done/updated/monitored using three different sheets that require both the person getting trained and yourself to help fill in, these need to...

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    Advice to Management

    If you have a high staff turnover, look up the hierarchy, not down. Every single person I’ve spoken to currently employed with your company, not one has actually enjoyed it.

    Oroton2018-02-04
  7. Helpful (3)

    "Hard work not appreciated"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Oroton part-time

    Pros

    Great discounts and great product. You are able to build relationships with customers.

    Cons

    Very controlling managers, they tell you how to have your, how much makeup you have to wear and how to do your hair and nails.

    Advice to Management

    Treat employers with more respect, they try really hard and don't get a lot of credit. If you want employers to come in before the shop opens or stay after it closes, pay them for it!!!

    Oroton2017-11-27
  8. "Average"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Oroton full-time

    Pros

    Good employee discount Occasional nice products

    Cons

    Lack of organization Business requires major overhaul Find your ground Oroton, stop wanting to be "Mimco" Incentives are unachievable and far from rewarding---most incentives were something nice to have but didn't exact motivate you

    Advice to Management

    Treat your people as assets, not liabilities

    Oroton2017-08-07
  9. Helpful (2)

    "2iC (Second in Charge)"

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    Former Employee - 2IC to Department Manager in Brisbane
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Oroton full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Staff discounts and ya just staff discounts nothing else!

    Cons

    No job security, low pay, no support from management, mistreat employees, unsafe and unhealthy working conditions, manager favour certain employees and cut wages for certain store locations and workplace bullying.

    Advice to Management

    Can Headoffice quit changing discounts or promotions every second day?! I will never work for Oroton again! During mid season sale every year they will email each store the promotion and we all have to stick all the red pricing stickers on the tags then in the afternoon they will send us another email telling us to remove all the stickers and restick all the items with the new promo price. All that needed to be done by...

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    Oroton2017-08-13
  10. "Terrible finance team and demanding boss"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Oroton

    Pros

    Free coffee and fruit , that's all.

    Cons

    After two weeks intense training, started as Assistant Accountant(actually taking over financial accountant role). High expectations from manager, nearly no one can look for help, and not genuine colleges. Felt desperated, had nightmare,got sick after two weeks, still worked hard for month end. After month end, I got fire for taking half day sick leave (unpaid), not allowed to go back to take personal items and my last...

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    Oroton2017-01-29
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