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I have been working at A.C. Moore part-time (less than an year)Pros
The employees. The people I work with for the most part are kind, compassionate and like to help people. There are the very, very few employees that give the very minimum (brash and very curt to employees and customers) but for the most part; good people. If you ask they will train you in any department. Flexible schedules are a plus for people with families. The job gives you a positive vibe. Not many jobs really encourage you to talk to customers, get to know them and their needs. It is why A.C. Moore will have repeat customers for years to come. True, the new employee training is kind of "Bam, off you go, on your own" but the staff is supportive so I never felt I could not ask questions.Cons
The pay. I have worked many retail positions in my life and this is by far the lowest I have ever been paid; above and below the table. If it was not for the fact that I love working here I would leave (but still shop at A.C. Moore). There is a lack of full time positions in my store (and what I suppose is full time hourly wages). Management assumes you will work what ever schedule they can pluck out of the air. Flexible, yes but don't count on anything consistent. As a rule you have to plan out your home schedule months and months in advance and ask for days off when you can because you can't really schedule your life around your work schedule. Our GM is hard working but as an employee I feel like he spends all his time at the store. I have never seen the GM have a day off.Advice to ManagementAdvice
Regardless if it's the flagship store, the new store, the one in the big city or small; the pay rate has to change. I know there is that nationwide pay increase coming but some of us (current and prospective employees) would like to see some change while we can still afford the fuel to get to work. At least a cost of living increase or competitive pay rates would be a positive change. A.C. Moore should also do more to advertise. The "competitors" have commercials (yes I know, somewhere there is a commercial for A.C. Moore; god knows if any of us has seen it), radio advertisements and a bigger Youtube presence. YES, A.C. Moore is kind of an East Coast thing and I am glad because we watch out for the customers (and actually hire enough people so you can find an employee in the store). We (A.C. Moore) could do so much more to get our name out there. When Pepe put up his money for A.C. Moore he must have known he could make a good thing better and from what I have seen, since I have gone to A.C. Moore for many years; he has. From the lowly associate view more can be fixed but I still work here for a very good reason.RecommendsNeutral OutlookApproves of CEO
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Very unprofessional. I scheduled an interview over the phone and when I went in the day of the interview the manager had no idea I was coming. The interview consisted of one question: "Why do you want to work here?" I was offered the job and was told to do a background check, however I never accepted. A few days later, I got a call asking what time I was coming in to work that day. I declined the job.Interview Questions
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A.C. Moore is a specialty retailer offering a vast selection of arts, crafts and floral merchandise to a broad demographic of customers. We opened the first A.C. Moore store in Moorestown, New Jersey in 1985, and have since grown to more than 140 stores. Our stores are located in the Eastern United States from Maine to Florida.
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Mission: A.C. Moore is committed to our customers, team members, the communities we serve and the future growth and development of our organization. It is our goal to be the...