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"Pleasant but dated."

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook

I have been working at Younkers part-time

Pros

Nice people to work with.

Cons

The technology used is so outdated.

Advice to Management

Vacuum.

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  1. Helpful (7)

    "Do not work here."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Associate
    Former Employee - Sales Associate
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Younkers part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The associate discount is pretty generous.

    Cons

    This job needs to pay WAY more per hour. I've had much simpler jobs with lower performance expectations that paid better than this. It's just above minimum wage and you're fired if you don't sell enough credit cards or solicit enough email addresses. Management doesn't give much training, then throws you off to work and expects you to know everything (and there is SO MUCH information that you're supposed to retain, it's impossible to do this for $8 an hour.)

    The store manager tirelessly pushed all of these confrontational selling techniques that I personally see as bad customer service, things that annoy me when I myself go shopping (like demanding an email address instead of asking for one, etc). If a customer says they don't want to open a credit card because they're trying to save up for a house or car, you're supposedly not doing your job unless you counter with "BUT... you'll save an additional 10% off everything you purchase today if you open a Younkers charge!"

    Okay... really?!?

    The emphasis they give to credit card sales really puts me off, especially given the low rate of pay and unpaid breaks. It isn't really 'all about the customer' here as they say it is; it's all about 'making the customer spend more money than they want to'.

    Advice to Management

    PAY MORE. I might have stayed if it were $10 an hour.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Enjoyable place to work"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Beauty Advisor
    Current Employee - Beauty Advisor
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    enjoyable retail environment, enjoyed working as a beauty advisor and providing personalized service and earning commission. Younkers is higher end than some other retail establishments which is nice

    Cons

    The biggest downside of working at any department store is the hours which include evenings, weekends, and many holidays. I also dislike the way scheduling is done at most large retail store these days which is by a computer.

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