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Pretty Good Company

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Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Washington, DC
Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Washington, DC

I have been working at Johnston & Murphy full-time (more than a year)

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Recommends
Positive Outlook

Pros

good salary (for management), great merchandise, good discount (50% off).

Cons

it's retail. working weekends. commission percentage is low.

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  1. Helpful (1)

    Good sales experience with good product and loyal customers

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Grand Rapids, MI
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Grand Rapids, MI

    I have been working at Johnston & Murphy

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    - Great store managment
    - Good Product and Good Customers
    - Honest Seling

    Cons

    - Commision could be higher

  2. Low pay/long hours even for retail

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    Current Employee - Assistant Manager
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager

    I have been working at Johnston & Murphy full-time (more than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    decent health insurance, nice discount

    Cons

    Always bare bones staff, about 3 employees max if you are lucky. You work most shifts alone. You will be expected to work double shifts at times. I worked at an airport store and we did not have a bathroom in out store, they did not want us to lock up the store to go to the bathroom. We were not granted lunch breaks unless someone was at the store with us. I worked over 45 days without a day off at one period of time. I often worked 16 hour shifts (airport hours are different than mall hours). They consistently hired "just anybody" so we were left with bad coworkers that did not pull their own weight, did not know how to sell, task, or manage. Our district manager did not seem to have any knowledge or skills. She did not help us only diciplined us. Very low pay: $9/hr for Assistant Manager. Our commission was low because we had low traffic, so low (or nonexistent)... the store went out of business. I thought it might just be our store, but the 2 other stores in the city had all the same complaints. In addition to that, all the Genesco stores I shopped, (Journey's, Lids, Hatworld), all had the same complaints. They would often apologize for being slow because they were low on staff or they had been working 60 days in a row with many double shifts.

    Advice to Management

    training, training, training...be slow to hire and quick to fire. always prospect for the right employees. Increase pay and employees might be happier, work harder, and stay longer.

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