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Marbles the brain store Employee Reviews about "lot of fun"

Updated Apr 9, 2019

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Girisha Chandraraj
13 Ratings
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  • "you get to play games all day ( literally, since you are demoing a lot )(in 12 reviews)

  • "The people I have worked with are always great and a lot of fun(in 4 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (5)

    "A new retail experience using old retail practices"

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    Former Employee - Brain Coach 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I loved my coworkers and my manager, it was a lot of fun playing games with all the customers and my coworkers. Of course, I learned a lot about being a salesperson and about interacting with people.

    Cons

    I was very disheartened at how poorly employees are treated by corporate. My manager expressed the same feelings and felt unfulfilled. They asked for very much, which often led to high stress situations trying to sell as much as possible at the end of the month, and yet even with all the demands, all the visits from management, the BrainCoaches are never rewarded, and not even offered higher positions if they earn them....

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    Advice to Management

    Learn that your sales teams are an important and crucial part of your business. Offer chances to move up, motivate your employees. Happy employees are good employees.

    Marbles the brain store2015-12-17
  2. Helpful (1)

    "Fun, low-pressure, but can numb that brain"

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    Former Employee - Brain Coach in Natick, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Marbles the brain store part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    When I came in, there was a great manager, Nick, who was a great motivator. I mean, come on, playing these fantastic games all day was quite the sell. The kids that come in are really enthusiastic, and it's in a nice part of the mall so you don't get any creeps. Depending on the staff, there's a lot of fun to be had and it wasn't too high pressure. To start.

    Cons

    You're making not enough. You shoulder way too much responsibility, considering the pay. They also wanted a college degree for you to make $9- that's insulting. I hope that's changed. Unfortunately, a lot of management switch-ups mean that any salary negotiations that were OK'd by one manager were forgotten by the second, and didn't reach the third in succession. The intense emphasis on sales goals in the latter half...

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    Advice to Management

    Communicate! I can't say how many times one upper manager or another has hopped off the plane from California or the Midwest, came to the store, made changes, and then had those changes changed again by another ranking manager... Also, there are a lot of bright, enthusiastic employees and managers. When I joined, there were a lot of very gung-ho types that were ready to make huge steps and major community outreach...

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    Marbles the brain store2015-09-25
  3. "As far as retail goes, it is a good, fun place to work."

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I have been working at Marbles the brain store part-time for less than a year

      Pros

      There is a constant cycle of new products, so you will get to learn new games and have new items to be excited about. The people I have worked with are always great and a lot of fun.

      Cons

      It gets a bit slow at times at my location when it 's not the holiday season and there is not always something to do while the store is empty or people are just playing. Often you can be the only one working so you can't even play the games, since many are 2 player.

      Marbles the brain store2014-08-25
    • Helpful (1)

      "Work is a lot of fun"

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      Current Employee - Brain Coach in Natick, MA
      Recommends
      Neutral Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Marbles the brain store part-time for less than a year

      Pros

      You get to play and learn new games everyday. A lot of the employees are really cool people. There is a lot of fun get togethers with fellow employees.

      Cons

      Most management I've seen is poor. Sometimes goals are extremely high because they don't take in to account the day of the week. Mediocre pay for basically a management position. Hardly any chance of growing with the company.

      Marbles the brain store2013-10-08
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