Overall, neither good nor bad.
Sales Associate (Former Employee) – Chico, CA – March 16, 2015
A typical shift was usually about 4 hours. During this time, I was responsible for selling as much merchandise as possible, with bonus incentives. We were supposed to keep and continually update a client book, which we would use to cold call people and ask them to come in. However, this system had some major flaws as the city was not big enough for this type of sales. Senior staff had books full of "usual" customers, so new staff typically could not get any clients to return to the store.
I did learn how to up-sell certain things, highlight the advantages of certain products to make them seem more appealing to the customer. I had wonderful co-workers, who honestly made my day. The hardest part of the job was obtaining the bonus. Most customers just did not purchase enough product, regardless of my selling. I was reprimanded for this, given worse shifts, but still had the expectation to do better. Other than the few downfalls, this job was quite fun, had a great atmosphere inside the store, and gave me more customer service experience.