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A good learing experience.

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Store Manager
Current Employee - Store Manager

Pros

Its hard to get fired, unless you steal. get to never say no to customers, growth is possible if you apply yourself.

Cons

Promotions are based on perception & not ability. the more you give the more they expect and demand without rewarding.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Say please & thank you, praise a good job often. make your own opinion, not the store manager, use your own eyes & ears.

Approves of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Almost great, seemingly not interested in achieving that status

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Department Manager
    Current Employee - Department Manager

    Pros

    Fair pay starting out
    Advancement beyond Department Manager exclusively done by Internal promotions
    Employee Incentives (from vendors)
    Reasonable attire & grooming standards (some Regions allow jeans for all employees)

    Cons

    Unrealistic work expectations vs. payroll (store wide, not just for Management) often times there is literally one person on each side of the store, and maybe two cashiers... during holiday extended hours, no payroll is added, so any overlap between openers and closers is virtually eliminated. Payroll is such a joke, that if one person anywhere in the store calls out. it becomes a chess game to figure out how all the areas will be covered so people can go to lunch.
    "Support" positions do store visits and spend all their time trying to get people in trouble for doing things wrong instead of trying to help out
    Entire career could be made or broken based on 'secret shoppers' monthly visits instead of reviewing entire 'body of work' of an employee
    Raises for performance reviews and for promotions are insultingly low
    You will NEVER receive praise from Senior Leadership, only hear negative feedback
    Next to impossible to go from Associate to Manager from within the company
    When hired in, you are hired for a District, NOT a specific store- relocation within the District is not your option or something that is discussed, it just happens, often within 2-3 days of being told.
    Schedule is not at all conducive to family life- you MUST work one weekend day each week and your off days are never together
    Nothing that breaks gets fixed: keyboards with missing keys, broken sidecap slat walls, broken plexiglass holders, busted ceiling tiles, torn carpet, etc. etc.
    They sell the Department Manager position as being 'salary plus' in that you are guaranteed a base, plus whatever you work over 47.5 hours, but the formula pays you less and less the more hours you work, so you aren't actually paid your same salary for all the hours you work (only the first 47.5).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    This company could be a wonderful place to work, but Senior Leadership seems to prefer to keep people on pins and needles with each month's mystery shoppers reviews.
    The payroll situation is absolutely insane- 1 person on each side, in an A volume store?! Not to mention the amount of time spent up front as a 'backup' cashier due to their woeful hours allotment.
    What is the harm in saying something nice to someone when they do well at something?
    Eliminate redundancy in "Support' positions and give that savings back to the stores in payroll (Every "Support' position at the Regional level (HR, LP, OPS, etc.) has a Regional Manager and a Regional Director...?!?)

    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    I loved working there

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Associate
    Former Employee - Sales Associate

    Pros

    Great Management team. Flexible hours and great customers. They follow their liability policies and they emphasize customer service and train their employees well. They always emphasized passing the buck to a manager if the situation was above our pay grade.

    Cons

    Heavy lifting at times when you restock, but you never do it alone, so you aren't in any danger of something happening.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I had a great management team at the Orlando store at Hunters Creek.

    Approves of CEO
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