Heavy workload / mimimum payroll. Heavy emphasis on credit cards. Store culture is touted heavily, but not brought to life.
Pros: clients, coworkers, associate discount
Cons: credit card goals, heavy emphasis on outreach events, rampant favoritism.
My time with this national retailer was short, and less than 2 years.
If you're not comfortable soliciting clients to open a credit card, or able to convince clients and their friends to schedule outreach events within your store, then don't waste your time applying here. The company places a heavy emphasis on outreach (style parties), so it's not something that you will be able to shrug off if you're seeking a position in management in the store.
The company also uses an on call scheduling format. You have to call into the store at least two hours in advance on your day off if you have an oc shift scheduled, just to see if they need you to come in. So much for planning appointments or any sort of social outing on your day off.
In my personal experience, the management team had been in place for more than 8 years, and there was a lot of complacency and overall apathy. Couple that with a manager that ruled by threat and intimidation if someone angered her, and it was just an overall negative experience. Despite the culture of the company, which was heavily promoted...Positivity, connecting with women on a personal level, the store I was unfortunate enough to spend my time in was full of low morale, apathy, and associates biding their time until something better became available.