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Pros – The enormous wealth of knowledge you can gain from experienced team members, knowing about the deals and promotions before anyone else, ability to earn decent vacation and paid time off based on the hours you work. Also, they have a vast amount of knowledge on the company intranet so that you can search and learn basically anything about the functions within the store and the various products.
Cons – The biggest downfall that I've found while working at Babies R Us is the lack of professionalism through out the company. Every where from store level all the way up to corporate it seems like there isn't much follow through and there is a general lack of commitment. There are high expectations for the Dept. Supervisors (and part time associates, for that matter) yet no training program set in place. Its a sink or swim mentality and you are ultimately the decider of your fate in the company. There are a lot of empty promises and very few rewards for your accomplishments. Hard work is expected and the only reward you get is a pin for your name tag. They consistently do contrary to what they promise and blame it on the circumstances. They promise and/or threaten to keep written proof of accomplishments and pitfalls in order to manipulate a persons performance. There is very little management involvement and straight answers are difficult to come by. A lot of issues seem to be taken personally and you can always find management standing around gossiping with their favorite associates. Over all it is a very frustrating atmosphere to work in and the only thing that has kept me there so long is the Supervisor team I work along side.
Advice to Senior Management – Think about the "little people." It seems like everyone is so caught up with making money that they fail to realize it isn't corporate making it..its the team members and their commitment to excellence that is keeping the company afloat. There needs to be some kind of reward for our hard work beyond a button and getting to wear jeans to work.
No, I would not recommend this company to a friend
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Pros – The on line product training
Cons – Poor communication from senior management to store managers
Run on a shoe string. Cannot order supplies that are needed because budget is so tight.
Poor morale in stores, low pay, not enough staff to get the job done.
Hours fluctuate week to week, being full time does not guarantee full time hours
Managers work minimum of 70 hours a week
Same pay whether you are new to retail or have experience, how do you entice talent?
Advice to Senior Management – Remodel needed in stores
Increase payroll in order to have proper staffing and to get tasks done
Create a sliding scale in order to pay for experience
Create a life balance for the sr managers
No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company
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