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  1. "The Bee's Knees"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Warehouse Superstar
    Current Employee - Warehouse Superstar
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Lone Star Comics full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    They hire military veterans, the work is neato and you get full-time hours.

    Cons

    Smokers and vaping people play hacky sack outside during lunch and break.

    Advice to Management

    Keep being awesome.


  2. "Could be worse, but could be much better"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Lone Star Comics full-time

    Pros

    - Fun, relaxed work environment
    - No uniform, and very little dress requirements
    - Can wear headphones to listen to music, and occasionally Netflix
    - Can meet like-minded individuals if you're into comics/gaming culture
    - Great hours and weekends off
    - Great place to work for the typical social outcast or those who don't interact with customers well
    -Great "in-between" job for students or people who still live at home or a single income household

    Cons

    - Low pay
    - Mediocre benefits
    - Questionable management practices
    - Borderline toxic work environment at times due to employee drama
    - Potentially high stress environment
    - Not much potential for growth
    - Employee appreciation is low

    Advice to Management

    Trust your employees better. When you put people in a position don't undermine and micromanage them however don't also turn a blind eye to glaring personnel problems.

    Learn to work with the younger generation and be more in tune with a more productive work ethics and environment. Provide events or workshops to promote inter-company morale and productivity.

    Hire an HR manager, and a GM so that there is less favoritism and conflict of interest problems going on. It isn't a family business, but also isn't a corporation.

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Its like working with family"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Lone Star Comics full-time

    Pros

    You can have fun and become very close with coworkers in a very lax environment.

    Cons

    Like working with family you realize you are underpaid quickly. Like working with family there is a ton of fighting, especially amongst management. I have seen several people leave for the day, or forever due to fighting.

    Advice to Management

    My advice is to hire a GM and be a little less like a family and more like a business.


  4. Helpful (3)

    "Low pay, decent benefits."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Arlington, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Arlington, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Lone Star Comics full-time

    Pros

    Casual environment amongst a small company.
    Will work to find a good fit for each employee.
    Hours are typically 9-6, M-F. No weekends.
    Full-time employees are offered reasonably priced health benefits, life insurance, and PTO after 6 months.

    Cons

    Low pay, $0.25 raises, no real advancement.
    Health plans are mediocre.
    Lots of potential for drama amongst different departments.
    Employees required to clock out for breaks.
    Seniority seems to take priority over common decency in HR disputes.
    Department managers are hit-and-miss, some lacking crucial managerial and interpersonal skills. Communication is lacking.
    Training is also hit-and-miss, depending on department.

    Advice to Management

    Pay a livable wage, or at least offer more significant raises with actual performance reviews. Don't make employees clock out for breaks. Hire managers with actual management experience, or offer a training program for potential managers that are being promoted from within. Make employees feel like they've been heard when reporting incidents, and make the process official with actual paperwork.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Comic grader"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Lone Star Comics full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Loved the job and my coworkers

    Cons

    No benefits and low pay


  6. "Great place to work but don't expect to make a realistic wage."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Arlington, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Arlington, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Lone Star Comics full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I love my job and the people I work with. It's fun and the day goes by quickly. My only complaint is the pay.

    Cons

    They do not pay a realistic wage. $9 to start no matter what department you end up in and that won't change for a while and when it does change, it's not going to change by much.

    Advice to Management

    Paying a realistic wage will help retain quality employees that are happy and healthy and also attract mature minded applicants as well . Decent pay would also close the revolving door of constantly having to hire and train new people that are predestined to quit in order to find a job that pays a livable wage.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Most of the work is extremely easy."

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    Current Employee - Store Associate in Arlington, TX
    Current Employee - Store Associate in Arlington, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Lone Star Comics part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Easy work (mostly)
    Very rhythmic and easy for time to fly
    Allow you to wear headphones
    Not a whole lot of differences between the sorting methods in different departments

    Cons

    Warehouse pull is fast paced and tiring
    Low pay
    People can be very antisocial
    Gives you time to just reflect all day (which isn't good for people like me, with anxiety.)

    Advice to Management

    Higher pay would make employees more likely to stay.

  8. "The good and the bad"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at Lone Star Comics full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    I loved the customers and the merchandise. There are not enough jobs out there where part of your job is to play games.

    Cons

    Upper management created strange sales goals and would not listed to the store managers as to what their customers would and wouldn't buy.