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I have been working at I.O. Metro full-time (more than an year)Pros
Very easy job and beautiful atmosphere. Requires almost no experience or background. Flexible scheduling. Small company, so I have met the CEO/President three times.Cons
Long days - 9:30am or earlier to 7pm or later.
Company can't make up their mind with how they structure their employees and pay levels. Over the past year and a half I have had three different compensation plans. They also keep changing my sales goal.
If you are an "hourly associate" as they call us now (not what I was hired as) you are treated basically as the scum of the company. You mean nothing. They do not care about you. Turnover is high.
Customers become irate with you due to long delays on products, which you have no control over.
There is absolutely no room to advance. I have a degree in merchandising/buying but I would never be considered for a buyer position. They keep moving around the people they have, giving them new titles and responsibilities just about every month, but they won't ever promote anyone from a store to the corporate office.
The only way to make more money is to sell more, and that is never a guaranteed amount from month to month.Advice to ManagementAdvice
Pay your "hourly associates" better - or at LEAST come up with a decent compensation plan and stick with it.
LISTEN to your associates at the stores - they are on the front line and know what the customers want.
District managers should visit stores at least once every couple months. My store has gone five or six months without seeing our DM.Doesn't RecommendNeutral OutlookNo opinion of CEO