Hot Topic

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Great retailer to work for

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

Pros

Culture, flexible schedule, music oriented, overall company is great at developing staff for career paths within company

Cons

Pay for expectations is low, depending on who your boss is, your development path may not be important

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good company, always changing

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

    Pros

    No dress code
    Discount
    Set 40 hours
    Always something to do
    Ability to hire staff to create strong team without micro managing from higher ups
    Interactive HQ as far as LP and buyers
    Great communication with DM

    Cons

    Constant changes to promos
    Not enough hours most of the time
    Company can't figure out which direction to go with product: ever.
    Can't express opinions about music or fashion or religion
    Focus changed from all about culture to making money whatever way we can
    Signage is printed off in store; not aesthetically pleasing
    Can't apprehend shoplifters but get documented if high shrink

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work a day or two in store. Learn how long some things take, and deal with the customers.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Company ranges from great to work for to horrible.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Some of the people are amazing,

    Cons

    no real training program, difficult to get promoted without moving, has an open door policy that does not really work.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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