fast-paced, eclectic workplace
sales associate/OPS team member (Former Employee) – Tuscaloosa, AL – June 16, 2016
My employment here at Belk was definitely a game changing experience. While I am a people person and love to be social, full-time fashion retail was not for me, at this time. I was much happier when I joined the OPS team and stocked merchandise and aided in the daily presentation of the store.
However, I truly believe that I could've matured into loving it and blossomed in the fashion retail business if management had been improved. During my time spent here at Belk, management was selfish, lacked understanding of another person's life circumstance, "sat high and looked low", and wasn't genuine in their employee-management relationships. I speak of the management team as a whole, however, there were individuals who stood out and truly loved to help their department teams work to reach goals; were genuine in conversation; believed in team spirit; and will someday make wonderful Retail Managers. If it weren't for these individuals who showed me that in a bad situation, good could still be found, I wouldn't have lasted as long as I did.
good benefits, good pay, no room for boredom, excellent social experience
upper management made it had for lower management to gain trust from workers, very cliqish, promoted hostile competition between departments