Marbles the brain store - Fun retail environment for overqualified salespeople | Glassdoor
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    "Fun retail environment for overqualified salespeople"

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    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Awesome customers and truly one of the more fun retail situations to work at. Generally speaking all the staff were incredibly intelligent. Since the store focuses on brain health, most of the employees that were hired (myself included) had Bachelors or Masters Degrees in fields like neuroscience, cognition, anthropology and the like.

    Cons

    Because everything is hands on, the customers demanded a much higher level of service but seldom bought anything. Often times unrealistic sales goals were set. As mentioned in the pros, most staff have advanced degrees in complex fields. This was a con for us as employees, because we all would have preferred to work in our field of study but lack of jobs in those fields forced us to work retail. The management are aware...

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    Advice to Management

    Pay staff realistic wages. I was in a major city and often times didn't have enough to eat, despite working 40+ hours a week.

    Marbles the brain store2016-12-09

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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      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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