Calendar Club Reviews

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Marc Winkelman
8 Ratings
  • Seasonal Kiosk Manager

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    Former Employee - Seasonal Store Manager
    Former Employee - Seasonal Store Manager

    I worked at Calendar Club

    Doesn't Recommend
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    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    It's pretty decent money for essentially two months of work, especially when just biding time between jobs. Probably depends on the location you get, though. Had to haggle a bit over the year-end bonus because of reconciliation discrepancies, but I was glad to have a reasonable resolution instead of a bloody fight.

    Cons

    They really throw you to the wolves. I applied one night, was hired via phone call the next day, had a crash course orientation the following day, and had to get my first (of two) location up within a week. The support folks in Austin (HQ) were nice enough, but it's a lot of trial-by-fire.

    Advice to Management

    Spend a little more time preparing new managers to open their locations. Break it down step by step. Take your time, and if it's getting late in the season to get started, be ready to nurse the rookies to get it done quickly.


Calendar Club Interviews

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    Seasonal Kiosk Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Calendar Club in November 2013.

    Interview

    Generic phone interview lasted five minutes. I was called back in ten minutes with job offer. Had no experience running a mall kiosk but had management experience. Sounded like they were desperate to get anyone. This should have been a red flag that this was not the place to work. Questions included past work experience and whether I could handle the job with out knowing all that was expected.

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Website www.calendarclub.com
Headquarters Austin, TX
Size 150 to 499 Employees
Founded Unknown
Type Company - Private
Industry Retail
Revenue Unknown / Non-Applicable per year

During the holiday season, Calendar Club transforms empty retail space in Canada and the US into shops under the banners Calendar Club, San Francisco Music Box Company, and Go! Games, and Go! Toys. The company's temporary stores range in size from kiosks to some 6,000 square feet. Founded in 1993 with about 60 stores, Calendar Club now operates more than 800 locations in the US and 250-plus outlets in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and the UK. The company also sells merchandise year round on its websites, including Calendars.com and DogBreedStore.com. Bookseller ... More

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