I have heard other locations aren't as bad as the one I am working at. However, the one I am at is absolutely a miserable place to work. Don't count on getting your schedule in time or them taking the days you need off into account. Also, don't count on staying in the department you were hired to work in. I work in cosmetics and they still try to get me to go help out in the other departments. I see people getting tossed around their first week on the floor.. handbags, jewelry, dresses, home goods. It doesn't matter. They don't train you on the floor, you get register training and your done. Managers stalk you, make up rules as they go and treat you like peasants. This is a horrible place to work. (Also they pay less than any other department store)
I forgot to add you can physically harass someone here and they won't even fire you.
Schedules, ridicule, everything