Mills Fleet Farm

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Mills Fleet Farm Reviews

Updated October 19, 2014
Updated October 19, 2014
42 Reviews
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    Plumbing/Electrical Clerk

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    Former Employee - Plumbing Electircal in Rochester, MN
    Former Employee - Plumbing Electircal in Rochester, MN

    I worked at Mills Fleet Farm part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Availability to move around in departments, great weekend pay while in high school. For the most part, everyone there is relaxed. Pretty easy to get time off when needed.

    Cons

    Want you to work 25-30 hours/week no matter what. On your feet all the time and sometimes get pulled in every direction.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to how many hours part time wants to work, for example, i'd be fine working 20-25/week and going to school, but when I was working 35 and school, it was to much but no one would let my availability stay in affect.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  2.  

    Great part time job

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    Former Employee - Cashier, Sporting Goods Clerk
    Former Employee - Cashier, Sporting Goods Clerk

    I worked at Mills Fleet Farm part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    -Flexible schedule
    -Time and a half on weekends
    -Opportunity to move up in the company

    Cons

    -Not the most enjoyable work environment
    -Repetitive work

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  3.  

    Unreasonable

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Mills Fleet Farm

    Pros

    Decent pay for teenage job
    Will hire for first job

    Cons

    Old horrible cash registers
    Point system is ridiculous
    Horrible scheduling
    No communication with managers
    Disgustingly dirty store
    Uncomfortable uniforms

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat your employees like human beings, were not robots we get sick and need a day off if there is an emergency or a death without being punished by this ridiculous point system.

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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Assistant manager

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Mills Fleet Farm

    Pros

    Team Members, good benefits and work life balance

    Cons

    Backwards company, old school senior management

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    Lots of hours, little chance for advancement

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Mills Fleet Farm full-time

    Pros

    Paid vacations and sick time. Some of the associates are nice and willing to help. Not high stress.

    Cons

    Long hours, hard to get time off. Part time associates are treated like seasonal associates. Reluctant to changes, no control over inventory, poor merchandising, once a seasonal item is out it is out and not reordered, very strict on SOPs (this is retail, not the military), very little communication from the top down. Not the right tools to make an impact on the profitability of the company. No associate discount. No company match on 401K.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat employees better, more flexibility for FT associates and do not treat part time associates like seasonal workers. They expect to earn a pay check weekly.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  7.  

    Great place to work if you are a hard worker.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Appleton, WI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Appleton, WI

    I worked at Mills Fleet Farm full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Nice benefits and competitive pay. Leadership takes notice of individuals who work hard and there is opportunity for growth for those with a strong work ethic. Very loyal to long-time employees and leadership definitely genuinely cares about employees. As a result, there are many employees who have stayed with this company for a large period of their career.

    Cons

    Expected to work weekends and evenings (especially during peak seasons).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep caring about your employees and holding high regard for individuals with a strong work ethic.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8.  

    Good pay, good people, old technology
    Not the most efficient, but still a great place to work

    Current Employee - Cashier in Ankeny, IA
    Current Employee - Cashier in Ankeny, IA

    I have been working at Mills Fleet Farm part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Above minimum wage starting pay (lowest at $8/hour). Part time employees get an extra $2.25 on weekends and holidays. Full time employees get one and a half pay on Sundays and holidays. Availability scheduling is adequately flexible. Schedules are posted one to two weeks in advance. Management is friendly and personable. Although one AM puts on a tough guy facade, once you get to know him he is quite chill. Overall a affable work environment.

    Cons

    They just discovered the Internet (Slight hyperbole). I'm not sure if they know what efficiency is (likely due to their only recent discovery). If Mills Fleet Farm made a dictionary I'm certain the word efficient would be absent. You can't check your schedule online. Cash registers are old dinosaurs from last decade in a new store ¯\_(ツ)_/¯. They have annoying short commercials that play periodically throughout the day, but you quickly learn to tune them out.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do not dissuade your employees from thinking of more efficient ways of doing things.

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    sales clerk

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    Current Employee - SALES CLERK
    Current Employee - SALES CLERK

    I have been working at Mills Fleet Farm part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Acceptable pay, enjoyable coworkers and a nice facility

    Cons

    Poorly qualified management, inconsistent hours

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire/promote people into management that are actually qualified.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    For management, it's good if you like working 55 hours a week.

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    Current Employee - Assistant Manager
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager

    I have been working at Mills Fleet Farm full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Training program is thorough. Base pay is above industry average. Management leadership training is on the rise. Employees are well trained.

    Cons

    The schedule for management is kind of a joke. They say its for 50 hours, but schedule it in a way that its impossible to attain (i.e. scheduling until 9 when the store closes at 9 and required an additional 30 minutes to clean up). Just schedule until 9:30 and it will be fine. Also unpaid lunch times need to be made up somehow throughout the week, even though they fall Into the 50 hours that are expected to be worked. Also, management gets talked to if they work less than 51 hours, even though the the SOP clearly states a minimum of 50.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Three things: 1) Transparency. Don't hide a 55 hour a week work expectation behind a 50 hour a week schedule. 2) Training for experienced retail managers should not be a year process. I could have learned the job and performed it more affectively than most of management within a two month timeframe. 3) AND MOST IMPORTANTLY. More hours worked does not equate to harder working. As a manager, delegating, prioritization, and time-management are essential skills to lead to success. If you schedule someone for 50 hours, the expectation should be that under most circumstances, the job should be accomplished in that time frame. If you are regularly putting in more time than that, then it doesn't mean you are hard-working. It means you are a poor manager.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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    FEOS

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Mills Fleet Farm part-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Overall a good place to start working.

    Cons

    Management needs to listen to their employees.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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