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Fun but at times can be overwhelming.

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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Store Sales Manager
Current Employee - Store Sales Manager

I have been working at Brookstone

Recommends
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Approves of CEO

Pros

Very relaxed atmosphere that exposes you to innovative products on a regular basis. Very generous employee discount (30% on regular and clearance items), Has a really good bonus and commission program. I basically get paid to play with toys.

Cons

Communication has been a struggle. At times there is an overwhelming amount asked of you. There are 6 weeks that you are required to work 50 hour, 6 day workweeks. At times there seems to be a lack in work/life balance.

Advice to Management

There is a lot of responsibility for mgmt on an everyday basis. Allow managers to run their business. Overall the company has changed for the better and communication has greatly improved.

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  1. Great place to work!

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

    I have been working at Brookstone

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Company culture; support of upper management; promotion opportunities; pay scale; bonus structure; vacation options; and it truly is (with the exception of Q4) a 40 hour work week.

    Cons

    The hiring process was very time consuming, required too many interviews and seemed unnecessarily repetitive. The interviews were somewhat daunting.


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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Store Sales Manager
    Former Employee - Store Sales Manager

    I worked at Brookstone

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

    Pros

    Products are fun to work with and sell, as well as getting time to work with some very nice people

    Cons

    Back stabbing and dishonesty seems to be the practice of Sr, Management, its sad when your told that you are doing well to your face then when you turn your back you are being discussed negatively by Sr. management to your peer group completely unprofessional

    Advice to Management

    Make better choices on who is running your districts and the conduct of said leaders. Also management should pay equal attention to all store despite volume levels and treat all Store managers as equals not based on volume levels. You devalue lower volume managers which makes them feel ignored


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