Specs

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Family-owned corporation

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Current Employee - Third Key in Houston, TX
Current Employee - Third Key in Houston, TX

I have been working at Specs full-time (more than 5 years)

Pros

Having Sundays and three major holidays a year off by law.
Discounts on product.
Educational benefits.
Can be a fun environment to work in, provided you have good co-workers.

Cons

Nepotism is rampant. Pay is pretty bad for responsibility level. Advancement is limited and not based on skill, experience, or longevity, for the most part.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Try to keep your heads out of the sand. Don't promote people simply because they are related to someone else. LISTEN to your employees who work the stores. Maybe even provide an anonymous forum for suggestions/issues/etc.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook

20 Other Employee Reviews for Specs (View Most Recent)

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    Don't over think new taskes.

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    Former Employee - Stocker in Spring, TX
    Former Employee - Stocker in Spring, TX

    I worked at Specs full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Very little training and nice management. Possibility to earn more if you are willing to pitch store brands to customers.

    Cons

    Other co-workers are not very willing to help newbies or will sarcastically help. If you work at the front (cashier) you will be able to be very chatty. If you work by stocking or organizing, be prepared to say maybe five words an hour. Lastly, use simple logic when unsure of what to do, management and co-works would rather redo something over answering questions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow newbies to ask more questions, or else they will themselves turn bitter on the confused new comers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    2 thumbs up

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    Former Employee - Cashier in El Paso, TX
    Former Employee - Cashier in El Paso, TX

    I worked at Specs part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great starting pay, you start accumulating Pto hours right away, the atmosphere, company benefits, the customers are almost always happy and easy to deal with.

    Cons

    When you have to deal with drunk people, moving up is hard, getting full time hours is hard, don't work here if you don't like to stand for long periods of time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Inventory system needs some help.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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