Pros: the coworkers?? that's really it...
A typical day at work: The average retail job. Helping rude customers, always being prepared for a surprise audit or drop-by, always being stressed out....My co-workers were all great, but I cannot stress enough how this job IS NOT WORTH APPLYING FOR. The pay sucks. I started as a part-timer getting paid $7.25, got promoted to First Assistant (right under store manager) and got a pay raise of $2, bringing me to $9.25. I couldn't work a minute over 40 hours, or I'd hear it from the DM. After taxes and insurance, my bi-weekly checks (40 hours guys, remember) would be about $580. I was barely scraping by on just over $1100 a month....I was always miserable. The job was stressful, I never had enough money, I couldn't even work overtime. I transferred to a different location when I moved. The store manager had no idea what she was doing, there was a different DM who was horrible. When I finally put in my notice, I requested to use the last of my personal time. When I got my last paycheck, I found that my PL wasn't on there, and when I asked the store manager she said the DM wouldn't approve it...but nobody told me at all! It always seemed like I was always getting screwed over, and I was a model employee.
Don't waste your time even applying or trying to get a job with CATO. It is the worst of the worst of the WORST retail store. You will not get paid enough, the benefits are extremely expensive, and somehow, CATO attracts all the crazies - you will deal with customers who are rude, who are demanding, who will stay past closing on purpose, who steal, who try to do fake returns and who just try to make your work life miserable. PLease, don't work here. PLEASE!!