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"Stressful at times"

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Former Employee - Store Manager in Maplewood, MN
Former Employee - Store Manager in Maplewood, MN
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I worked at Things Remembered full-time (More than a year)

Pros

Making something with sentimental value.
Seeing the customers faces when they view the product

Cons

INSANE at Christmas time and peak holiday. I had to sleep over in the store 4 times this past year to make sure everything got done on time.

Advice to Management

OVERHIRE

Other Employee Reviews for Things Remembered

  1. Helpful (2)

    "Disappointing"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Store Manager
    Former Employee - Store Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Things Remembered full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Customer interactions were very positive; the concept of the store is very unique; nice product.

    Cons

    No support from District Manager or Training Managers via email or phone. Inventory was not controlled properly therefore causing a lot of discrepancies in counts. Company does not provide a positive or motivational aspect toward sales or success; only the negative things are addressed. Sales were repeated and lack of communication regarding when sales would start and end. There was too much interference with store management, for example, not allowing a store manager to hire or fire her Assistant manager. Employee documentation was required however, it was not addressed and simply "filed". It was very difficult to achieve a raise or a promotion once hired in. They seemed to prefer to hire outside of the company, rather than promote.

    Advice to Management

    A review of your current Southeast Michigan DM would be advisable; she has the highest turnover in the US. She is not available to her staffs and rarely visits her stores. She is not aware of current promotions and does not choose wisely in her choices for employees. She also was very unprofessional in terms of not corresponding with her staffs and using texting as a mode of communication with managers, rather than speaking with them personally.


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Store Manager"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Rochester, MN
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Rochester, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Things Remembered full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Flexible. Awesome to create gifts for people. Development programs.

    Cons

    Lots of busy work. Part time people have no hours and get paid terrible

    Advice to Management

    Pay your people better wages and they will stick around and want to do a better job.


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