I worked at Hull Storey Retail Group full-time (More than 5 years)
They offer a full benefit package, which was nice. You receive allotted PTO days to use whenever you choose, once pre-approved by the Regional Manager. You are allowed to work independently with little supervision. Pay is initially on the low end as compared to other companies. But, if you work really hard and prove yourself, you have the opportunity for annual raises and bonuses.
You work under a lot of pressure and must be very good at multi-tasking in order to succeed. Expectations for individuals are very high with little help and/or assistance. Approval for issues or problems can be quite lengthy from the corporate office. There is a lot of politics involved at many levels. Often few speak for many and the few have pull that is not deserved or is misused. Promotions are limited.
Advice to Management
Unfortunately, team work between the properties and corporate is often lacking. The corporate office has strong team members but departments often work individually rather than as a team, making it more difficult for employees in the field. The restructuring at the corporate level has not necessarily been positive and true results remain to be seen.
I applied in-person. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at Hull Storey Retail Group in March 2012.
The interview process was intimidating by the fact that I had to go around the office and speak to 5 different people. I got the job so I guess I was not too intimidated but not your normal interview- a good new way to conduct interviews. In addition, I had to drive to two hours away from the job location for the interview.
Yes I was able to negotiate. The offer I made was accepted.
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