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Poor employee retention rates

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Former Employee - Front End Manager
Former Employee - Front End Manager

Pros

Flexible scheduling, good employee discounts

Cons

Little growth potential, poor benefits and little appreciation for experienced employees

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Come up with incentives to retain valuable employees

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Retail Roulette

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    Former Employee - Manager  in  Madison, WI
    Former Employee - Manager in Madison, WI

    Pros

    - Low volume
    - May have a good experience. Flip a coin.

    Cons

    - Ridiculous expectations for pay given (Beware the promises of good pay/quality of life "compared to other retailers". You will remember this later if you think otherwise.) The weekly tome of notes from HQ is a prime example of people coming up with things for you to do to justify their own employment...and it is a TOME. At Halloween have fun printing all of nearly 200 pages to read and execute "immediately".
    - Micromanaged to death from the top down
    - Pennies pinched so tight they bend
    - Low paid (and I mean uncompetitively low) 90% PT staff expected to be "perfect" thus high turnover. Check the net and see who is always hiring. Low loyalty due to low engagement caused by upper-mgnt's lack of invovlement of operations at store level.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Your field managers (read: DMs) have entirely too much freedom and many are running their district like their own personal kingdom, putting on a show when you decide to visit your one time a year. No one is *really* paying attention to what they are doing in the field... And these are just my observations for you to regard or ignore. I actually left on good terms so I don't care either way.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Has it's good and bad qualities

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    Current Employee - Executive Assistant Manager  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Executive Assistant Manager in Los Angeles, CA

    Pros

    Lots of seasonal changes to give you variety in the work. Stays busy all the time. Overall it's a very easy job.

    Cons

    Don't get much chance to get promoted. Very little if any development. Pay is below average. There is very little opportunity to manage anything outside of the Halloween season, mostly you are doing most of the work yourself ie. stocking, cashiering, zoning, etc.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you wonder why you have no bench of people to fill open positions, take a look at the lack of development going on in the company. If you don't allocate resources to it, it won't happen.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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