Learning Express

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Learning Express Reviews

Updated June 5, 2014
Updated June 5, 2014
20 Reviews
3.2
20 Reviews
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  1.  

    Great first job

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Supervisor  in  Roseville, CA
    Current Employee - Supervisor in Roseville, CA

    I have been working at Learning Express part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Welcoming Environment
    Fun place to work
    More "human" than big box stores

    This was my first job and I was able to move up easily. The people I worked with worked with me and worked like a family. Not much (if any) headbutting

    Cons

    It's retail. You'll deal with a variety of customers. The good, the bad, the memorable (in one way or another). Don't let this discourage you though. This is a great company to work for

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    A little more training in special events could be beneficial. Also, maybe more opportunity for advancement would be beneficial and encouraging to employees.

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

    Awful place to work

    Former Employee - Toy Expert
    Former Employee - Toy Expert

    I worked at Learning Express part-time

    Pros

    i cant think of any

    Cons

    Little to no training. I had to work for three weeks before someone actually trained me. They didnt tell me about the work schedule so I'd show up on the wrong days and theyd laugh at me. The managers gossip about the employees all the time. Inconsistent work schedule. Incredibly rude to new workers

  3.  

    Great experience!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Associate
    Former Employee - Sales Associate

    I worked at Learning Express part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    - Friendly managers and co-workers
    - Constant customer interaction
    - Many different job skills learned (operating register, phone skills, communication skills, inventory, merchandising, filing reports... the list goes on)
    - FOOD! Someone always brought in some type of yummy snack to share :)

    Cons

    - Gets boring when the store is slow
    - Minimum wage (unless you move up or have been there for a long time)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Very disappointing

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Learning Express

    Pros

    No pros really...
    Got to play with toys sometimes

    Cons

    Employees all treated and spoken to like idiots all day every day
    No raises ever or advancement
    Management and especially the owners were so disrespectful.
    I have seen many employees cry because of the way they were treated.
    Really quite the depressing work environment considering it was supposed to be a happy fun place

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop acting like snotty rude 15 year olds (no offense to 15 year olds)
    Try APPRECIATING your employees for a job well done. A simple "thank you" goes a long way.

  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Very Positive.

    Former Employee - Buyer  in  Ayer, MA
    Former Employee - Buyer in Ayer, MA

    I worked at Learning Express full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The Company Allows Great Freedom
     of Expression.New Ideas And Suggestions Are Not Ignored.
    Senior Management is always available And Ready to listen.

    Cons

    I'm Sure there is always some flaw in any company,but nothing here
    to warrant bringing up. Great place to work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep it up.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Learning Express is as fun as it sounds.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Toy Expert  in  Pembroke Pines, FL
    Former Employee - Toy Expert in Pembroke Pines, FL

    I worked at Learning Express part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Working at Learning Express is a great opportunity to learn proper customer service. They encourage creativity and interpersonal skills with custom toy personalization so it's a great place to work if you love drawing or painting. They also teach you gift wrapping: I can proudly wrap a gift in 60 seconds or less. They also encourage you to get to know the merchandise so you can give good suggestions to customers walking in which means playing with a lot of toys. Working here was very fun and stimulating.

    Cons

    After you've tried all the demos it can get a little mundane, especially in the summer months. Toy stores tend to experience really heavy season fluctuations. Depending on the location it can get pretty boring during the down season and insanely busy during the winter holiday season. Some customers can be very demanding because the products tend to be overpriced.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Good company to work for

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Learning Express

    Pros

    Good atmosphere to be in, the company has a good mission, and it's fun to be around the kids

    Cons

    It is hard to advance within the company

  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good resume material and started great but overall disappointing.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Upper Montclair, NJ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Upper Montclair, NJ

    I worked at Learning Express part-time

    Pros

    - Gave me a decent background in retail experience to put on a resume.
    - Being able to do activity/fun days and the like was always something to look forward to.
    - I had wonderful coworkers who I still keep in touch with.

    Cons

    - Taking off for any reason was nearly impossible. The manager almost always refused to give up their personal time to help employees who need off for significant reasons. Even if you ask for just one or two days off in a month WAY in advance, you still probably won't get off.
    - The owner cares even less about the employees.
    - It is difficult to advance/receive a raise.
    - Even if you work hard, you will still often feel like your job is on the line.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat your employees with respect. Don't make them feel expendable. And do NOT talk about the employees behind their backs; we all knew that you did it and it did not make us feel valued.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Fun, Energetic Place to Work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Store Associate  in  Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Store Associate in Pittsburgh, PA

    I have been working at Learning Express part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    I worked here while in college, the owner (my boss) was very flexible with scheduling. Very high emphasis on customer service and making customers feel special. Everyone that I worked with was also very nice and outgoing.

    Cons

    I was told there would be a pay raise after 6 months, and there wasn't. Customers sometimes take advantage of the customer-service policies.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great Company

    Former Employee - Sales Associate  in  Montclair, NJ
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Montclair, NJ

    I worked at Learning Express full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Fun, learning environment and not long work days.

    Cons

    Kids music can get repetitive and annoying.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

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