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Great People.Terrible management.

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Current Employee - Department Supervisor
Current Employee - Department Supervisor

Pros

Decent benefits,Great front line associates.

Cons

Terrible scheduling.Low pay for the work required(Department Supervisors,ASM)Communication is very bad.Stress level and work load keep DS's in constant state of miserable.Store manager is very aloof and does not have his finger on the pulse of his business.Knowledgeable associates are often called upon excessively to many different departments to answer questions.This does not allow other aspect of their jobs to be accomplished and is viewed often as slacking when it is anything but.My store is horrible for recognizing Department Supervisors for outstanding service.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Pay knowledgeable associates MORE!There are too many that know NOTHING!Scrap the NEW scheduling "tool" and let the HRM do the scheduling again.Create assistant department supervisors or at least allow PT associates to do some of the "first phone"work.The work load is killing us Frank!!!I love you man,but this has got to stop!!!

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Good

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Finance Manager
    Former Employee - Finance Manager

    Pros

    Great place with great people. Nothing changes, great if you want to slack.

    Cons

    Old place with old thought. Very little outside the box thinking.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Job jump as much as possible. Best way to move up corporate latter.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Favoritism and cronyism

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

    Pros

    Looks very good on a resume. Product knowledge is very good. Nice employees in general. Empowered to take care of the customer.

    Cons

    Very long work hours. Favoritism runs rampant. Some assistant store managers work very hard, while the favorites sit in an office doing nothing. Women are not treated well, even though the company states otherwise. They need to look at their tenured male leaders on the asm level and higher to make sure they are competent. Many of these folks were promoted when the company grew too rapidly. Some of these warm bodies have worn out their welcome.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat your female leaders with respect. This means retraining your male leaders to be more sensitive to the needs of working mothers. Be fair and consistent. Have higher expectations of your leaders. The company culture wants to be friendly, but it is not there yet. You have very overly paid associates in some departments making double newer associates that work their tails off.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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