National Stores Inc.
National Stores, Inc. – Dayton, NJ
National Stores, Inc. is a family-owned, family-oriented company that was established in 1962 and grew from a single store in downtown Los Angeles to… Job Board
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I have been working at National Stores Inc. full-time (less than a year)Pros
Pay isn't too bad for the position I hold
Staff on the store level is the only reason I stay working hereCons
Everything, seriously where to begin.
-No reviews or raises, don't sit there and put nonsense in the handbook about how it's an exciting place to work, when you treat your employees like dogs, seriously no yearly raises?
-You never know one week to the next what the company wants, one week it's push everything to the floor, don't worry about how it looks, next week it's everything needs to be colorized, sized, look neat and pretty, make up your mind
-I work in the old CW Price's that NSI took over, and ever sense they have they have treated the CW Price staff as if we're incompetent fools. They have no concept of the East Coast Market and act as if they can just keep running the same as they do on the west coast.
-If you're management prepare not to do any managing, they give you a title but really you're a glorified associate doing maintenance, cashiering, flowing freight, recovery etc.
-There is absolutely no training, as a Key Carrier I was never given any sort of official training from NSI, my store manager had to wing it the best they could going by CW Price's ways because NSI gave no helping hand.
-Dealing anything on the corporate level is almost impossible and slow as all can be, especially HR. Want to hire somebody? Prepare to wait weeks for everything to go through, and maybe the person is still interested in a job. Want to fire somebody? Don't hold your breath as approval has to come from one person who's attention is always elsewhere.
-The company is so micromanaged it's ridiculous, one person holds all the cards and nothing gets approved without their say. I have associates waiting on promotions from 6 months ago because the company simply doesn't care enough to sign off on them.
-Open 365 days a year,yet you offer no holiday pay or OT for holidays like Christmas day, oh you say you do for FT employees but I'm still waiting on my holiday pay.
-24/7 mentality, they expect all salaried employees to work 24/7 until the store is 100%, some managers in my district worked almost 3 days straight at the direction of Mr. Fallas.
-Expect too much out of salaried employees to make up for the lack of payroll. They give you below bare minimum hours to run a store, then expect to be "grand opening ready" everyday, good luck with that.Advice to ManagementAdvice
Care about your employees
Come up with a clear goal for how you want things and stick to it
Stop trying to micromanage
Listen to the managers, they actually know what they're talking about
Treat everybody better, we shouldn't be getting yelled at by IT every single time we call for helpDoesn't RecommendNegative OutlookDisapproves of CEO