I worked at Body Central full-time (More than 3 years)
I started with the company in 2010, when it was still privately owned. The company knew who it's customer was, and was rapidly expanding.
Almost immediately after going public the company started making changes that confused, and eventually drove away it's core customer. We were never able to get her back, and the company filed bankruptcy and went out of business.
Advice to Management
Don't attempt to fix what isn't broken! It's not possible to cater to everyone, and to attempt to do so is a Fool's errand.
I applied in-person. The process took 5 days. I interviewed at Body Central (Niles, IL).
The interview process was easy. Store manager interviewed me, asked the typical questions "why do you want to work here? Strengths/weakness. Availability. Experience". Waited about a week, was asked to start as a sales associate because the new merchandiser position was not a set role yet. After working there about two weeks as a sales associate they asked if I wanted to be a manager. I said yes, stated the hours I'd be willing to work and they changed my pay and I started training.
I was able to negotiate my hours. Usually a manager would have to work about 30+ hours. I explained that I was a full time college student and I that I was not willing to work more than 25 hours a week.
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