Pros: You get valuable experience with cash handling and customer service
Cons: Only 1 15 minute break for part-timers no matter how long you work during the day, bad pay, no career advancements, no direct deposit for part-timers, work schedules that vary almost every week
If not for the fact, I like most of the customers, Avenue would have gotten one out of five stars. Where do I begin. . ., 1) I hate the fact there is so much emphasis on selling credit cards and magazines trials that no one cares about. The magazines are scams anyway. As for the credit cards, most of the customers have one and the ones that don't, don't shop here that much anyway. 2) Pays minimum wage. The bad thing is that it's not competitive with other companies. Shoot! Even some McDonald's are stepping up their game and starting the pay at $8.00/hr. 3) No career advancements, you pretty much have to wait for someone to quit or die 4) Bias, it's okay for the managers to talk about random things, but not you or else you're getting written up.
5) The managers at my store mean well, but I don't think they realize that they're not helping me out sometimes, especially when it's slow. 6) Store I'm at is understaffed scheduling. By that I mean since most of the time there are two people in the store, even when it's slow, there's a still a lot of work to be done (vacuuming, sweeping, putting a lot unwanted clothes back on the sales floor, straightening up the racks). Their really needs to be three people working in the store most of the time.
7) Being called in on my days off and working on days I told the manager not to schedule me on. I have personal conflicts. But that's not her fault, as we're understaffed scheduling like mentioned before. 8) Work schedules that vary. I'm happy when a job provides flexibility, but when a employee states the time that he/she can work - – more... KEEP IT THERE! - unless for emergencies. Almost every week my schedule changes and I have another job, most of our sales associates also have another job (part of the reason we're understaffed scheduling speaking) 9) Can't leave for breaks, only two people in the store 10) In the manager's defense, they seem to be over worked and underpaid as well. The store manager is working at least 50 hours a week. As far as managers' pay goes, they're probably not being paid well. The mangers are under a lot of pressure to sell credit cards and magazines. The customer doesn't want to be asked three things when they check out. – less