College job, no upward mobility.
Shift Supervisor (Former Employee) – Chicago, IL – March 17, 2013
This company is good to work for if you have a great store manager, which are few and far between. However, due to its size, the company cannot afford to compensate workers competitively and there is very little room for advancement. As a Shift Supervisor training to become a store manager, I was told multiple times to just "keep doing what you're doing" because I was ready to be an assistant manager. However, there were too many budget cuts and no assistant manager positions. The problem is that a Shift cannot become a store manager without being an ASM first, but with no positions available and no leniency to skip this step, it is impossible to become a store manager internally in some regions. Even with qualifications like a management degree and experience that would get you hired if you were an external applicant, the company will not allow this. This leaves employees stuck and frustrated, as the only people who become managers are those hired from outside with no company experience. I even offered to quit, wait six months, and apply as a store manager since I AM qualified, but this was not allowed either. I left the company frustrated and am now a successful business owner. It's their loss.
free coffee, flexible schedule, nice atmosphere
poor pay, difficult to move up, lack of employee appreciation