Marbles the brain store - Sinking Ship | Glassdoor
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    "Sinking Ship"

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    Former Employee - Store Manager 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Marbles the brain store full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Started off great. Company appeared to care when the CEO was still running the show. (Unfortunately the company has since changed hands.) Cool products, innovative products produced by the company, learning experience. Fun coworkers.

    Cons

    Company changed hands, the "investors" are only after the all mighty dollar. 2 years ago, it really was about building better brains. When I started, the management and HQ staff were passionate, the longer I was there, that passion turned into anxiety and stress. My District Manager, who wasn't perfect but was well-loved, was mysteriously fired and replaced with a callous person who eventually became the reason I left....

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    Advice to Management

    Be straight forward and honest to your teams. Don't blame store managers for lacking when the DM and the home office is often the problem. Fix the customer service and IT work hours. If you're going to lie to someone and pretend to give them a chance... don't... just fire them as you planned to do in the first place. Lower your prices to be more competitive. Listen to your in-store teams... especially when it is...

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    Marbles the brain store2016-05-27

    Marbles the brain store Response

    June 8, 2016Customer Service Manager

    We appreciate your review and feedback. We do have some imperfections but it has always been tremendously important to us to work very hard on making necessary corrective actions to strengthen these areas. It continues to be a priority to address concerns from our employees. Your ...

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Other Employee Reviews

  1. "Great Company - Great people"

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      Former Employee - Manager in Chicago, IL

      I worked at Marbles the brain store full-time for more than 3 years

      Pros

      Great people- smart and friendly

      Cons

      Company went out of business

      Marbles the brain store2019-04-09
    • "Fun while it lasted!"

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      • Culture & Values
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      Former Employee - Manager in San Francisco, CA
      Recommends
      Negative Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at Marbles the brain store full-time for more than 3 years

      Pros

      I started as a Brain Coach on the East coast and eventually became a manager in San Francisco. It was a fun journey!

      Cons

      The pressure to SELL SELL SELL was pretty stressful.

      Marbles the brain store2018-04-04

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