Oriental Trading Company has been in operation for 80 years and tonight America will see the “ins and outs” and get a look inside the toy and novelty company. The company and CEO Sam Taylor are taking part in Friday night’s Undercover Boss reality show on CBS.
Taylor says they filmed the show last summer and everyone has done a wonderful job keeping the secret. He says one huge challenge was the disguise. He is seen daily around the company. He says CBS did one heck of a job and no one recognized him.
Taylor says they also told employees a little white lie or two. His absence for a week was jury duty and the film crew on site for the week was filming a pilot for a new reality show called Second Chances. He says only five people within the company knew what Taylor was up to.
Taylor says he went under cover because he wanted the straight scoop of what is working well within Oriental Trading Company and what things needed improvement.
Taylor says he learned a lot about his employees and took suggestions to heart.