lead team and ensure accuracy (Current Employee) – Germantown, MD – June 6, 2014
It is a very busy work that is nice because I learnt to work efficiently with the public. I love to work in team and I have good work relation with my co-worker. The hardest part of my job is when the customers want some staff that is sold out in the store.
Sales Associate (Former Employee) – Auburn, WA – July 11, 2017
Burlington is a good place to work but that is pretty much it. The management is there and they are supportive but its just a standard job. I didnt seem like there was much room for growth into upward management.
The coworkers make the job bearable at times. The customers are disrespectful and times and often treat you as if you are below their level of intellect. It seems to take a long time to progress into a promotion even when you exemplify great customer service and leadership skills.
Pace at which an employee progress into a new position
Crazy hours as a full-time. Management is ok depending on which one you work with. One of them is h*ll to work with.. Full-time floor associates are in charge of a department and "trained" (not really) on register, price checks, layaway pick up and if closing in charge of recovering 1-2 other departments plus your own. Full timers have a task to do everyday (unrealistic) tasks plus attempting to also have to do the others things mentioned earlier. If your not lucky and have to work with that manager, chances are you won't even get your job done due to him/her making you do other peoples (stock room) job. For example putting out clothes or finishing up with markdowns that were not completed the day before. Anyway many employees quit or are thinking of quitting. Cashiers come and go constantly. Many of them are thrown into the register without enough training. Its rare to ever get a full weekend off. Its an ok job. I personally hate it! Oh also your on your own, the term team-work is nonexistent to other employees.
Flow Team (Current Employee) – Scottsdale, AZ – July 10, 2017
I learned alot while I was there. Enjoyed the mix of cultures that were employed there. It was a very busy store so it was fast paced. Enjoyed talking to customers and helping them find what they were looking for.
Cashier (Former Employee) – Glenview, IL – July 10, 2017
Overall the employees are very nice people. The store had its days where it would be very messy and hard to put things back in place. The lines would be very long, they need longer times to teach cashiers.
Retail Sales Associate (Former Employee) – Palmdale, CA – July 9, 2017
This was a great job for me, I love working here. It was a great environment to be around, my coworkers was great they all where great team players, we all did the best we could to help each other out.
I would get to work in the morning, and there would be 5 pallets of freight in my dept. I would unpack the freight & place it in its home. Sometimes my mgr. was there and sometimes she wasn't. If I worked the afternoon shift I would still help with the unloading of the freight, because 5 pallets is a lot of pallets! I learned to be creative because I was in the gift dept. So I had to find places for frames and vases and figurines. The hardest part of the job was dealing with all the broken things (i.e. statutes, vases). When we unpacked them and found that they were broken, we'd have to get them to the Claims Dept.
Cashier (Current Employee) – McAllen, TX – July 7, 2017
A typical day at work was happy but sometimes there are some very unreasonable customers. I learned how to count and manage money, tend to customers, give my best self to who ever I was taking care of. Management is actually really great, very nice and respectable. The hardest part of the job to me is the language barrier, I fluently speak English but am trying to learn Spanish.
Cashier/Sales Associate (Current Employee) – Lynchburg, VA – July 7, 2017
It was fast paced especially on holidays because not only do you have to check them out in a quick manner but also you have to ensure that they are appreciated and not just someone you want out of your line.
Warehouse worker (Former Employee) – East Windsor, CT – July 6, 2017
This was my home during my high school and college days. Management helped me form my basic job skills like customer fulfillment, cashier, and maintaining store inventory. This place celebrated everything from birthdays to company goals. Holidays were also celebrated. This was part due to the high volume of work especially during the Winter Holidays as it is in most retail stores. Our own staff would help with putting together lunch and mostly delicious homemade deserts as a way to keep us motivated. Management and employees took care of each other like family. However, You were also expected to perform and if you did the bare minimum others took notice!
Assistant Store Manager (Former Employee) – Lauderdale Lakes, FL – July 6, 2017
A typical day is making sure all associates know what is going on,what our plans and goals are everyday. I like to work with people, train and listen to their feedbacks. I want everyone to have fun while enjoying the workplace. I like to give positive feedbacks.
sales associate (Former Employee) – Sacramento, CA – July 6, 2017
very stressful, they did not even train me they just threw me out on the floor as seasonal and expected me to know everything. and then did not hire me on based on the fact that i did not know much even though they did not even train me.