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Hard working employees, great experiences in job training

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

I worked at Garden Ridge full-time

Pros

Was able to learn many different area's of work.
Hard working employees

Cons

New friendlier employee policies need to be put in place.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

It's a hire and fire company right now.
Stop this practice please, as your employees deserve better than that!
Please make this a place to work where employees are not worried about getting fired every day.
Update company policy to be more family friendly.

Doesn't Recommend

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    Retail can be a tough business these days

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    Former Employee - Network Engineer in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Network Engineer in Houston, TX

    I worked at Garden Ridge full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    From a technology perspective, GR is suprisingly advanced in many areas. Was able to learn a lot in the time I was there. Mostly good people to work with.

    Cons

    The cyclical nature of retail is a little offputting in terms of job security. Pay was reasonable but not that competitive. Somewhat of an unprofessional environment from an HR perspective. Benefits were not competitive.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None really.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Easy Management, Fast Paced, & Basic Direction

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - General Manager in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - General Manager in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Garden Ridge full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Overall a good company. Great rotating schedule for all key carrying managers, unusual for retail management. Fast paced, in all aspects. They have no tolerance for attendance issues, and expect you to finish all tasks on time or sooner with clear communication and accurate signoffs. Peers help when needed, so you feel your support system. All in all the management aspect for retail is basic, you have daily tasks, freight, and basic operations. It's low stess due to little programs, you do not have to focus on pushing sales and customer service. This helps you actually drive your teams, and develop your high potential associates. You do have to do mostly everything at a store level like maintenance, landscaping, receiving, shipping, janitorial, ect. But again, this makes your day fly by because you have your daily task list and you are aware of what your store needs.

    Cons

    No actual training program in place, training is all hands on training. This isn't always bad however it would be better to invest in a training program for management hired exterally. There is no bonus program in place, however salary compensation meets expectations.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get with your Teams & People to develop a basic 3-4 wk training program, have a "training store" at a lower volume store so that they will get more one on one time with trainer, and not feel thrown into unknown territory.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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