Overnight Stocker (Former Employee) – Deer Park, NY – January 29, 2016
Worked at the Deer Park store where I was always getting mixed signals. Seemed I never knew whether I was liked, or not liked at all. For some reason certain managers would jump down my throat for things I wasn't even responsible for, while they let people who didn't do anything ( ok, maybe they packed out a bag of popcorn in 8 hours ) just get away with it without reprimanding. I worked harder than anyone on my shift, but for some reason it was still never enough at times. Was let go a few days before xmas from a dispute that was partly my fault, but was completely overblown. Sometimes ppl think you are directing all of your anger directly at them, when in reality it is the situation as a whole you are upset about, not the singular person. So all in all, at times it was fair, and at other times I felt it wasn't, so yeah I would say confusing. Shame it didn't work out more. Did enjoy a lot of my coworkers, and the work came easy to me for the most part.
clock in and head to the inventory to add items to the store shelves roll out racks to specific area clean up the area you worked in roll racks back to inventory collectively walk around and help finish co workers area if you finish every
Cashier/Sales Associate (Former Employee) – Cherry Hill, NJ – January 18, 2016
This Job is a good starter Job but not ideal for those who want to move up in the company. Management was pretty difficult to deal with, one or two out of the many managers and supervisors were actually there to help you. I often heard a lot of gossip walking pass the offices of the managers and I feel as though managers should be more professional then talk about the individuals working for them. My coworkers were the main reason I remained at the job for as long as I did, we in a way became a small family. But like any family, we have a few that just do not fit in. The ones who typically did not fit in was the ones who really were not made for retail customer service, that did the minimum or less of what is asked of them. The hardest part of the job was getting pulled in 3-4 different directions by different managers and supervisors that are all telling you to do different things all while getting stopped by customers to assist them. It was a very hectic and busy job. My personal favorite part of the job was assisting customers so well that they were genuinely grateful for the help you gave them. Many customers treated us better then the managers did. Overall, I would not mind working for this company again, I just hope not every branch is the way my branch is.
short breaks, no benefits, some of the management team
Backroom Associate (Current Employee) – Altamonte Springs, FL – January 7, 2016
- When first starting as an early morning stocker I can honestly say it was a bit difficult getting used to having to wake up at 4am for work. After getting used to that though, it actually isn't too bad. You would be surprised how much energy some of the people here have at that time in the morning. - The management here is probably the best that I have ever worked for. They like to joke around and try to make work a good experience. When it is time to work they make sure you get the job done right and will always be able to answer any questions you may have. They are also very flexible when it comes to scheduling. If any type of emergency ever comes up they are very willing to make sure you get the time off that you need. In my case, I am also going to college while working here and they are able to work with me and my school schedule to make sure that I can still get enough working hours.
good people to work with, intimidating managment style
Backroom Associate and Receiver (Former Employee) – Downingtown, PA – November 26, 2015
I started the job with no retail experience. Was trained with basics as store was opened. After first two weeks it was learn as you go. During the 7 1/2 years there I worked with 6 different managers with the exception of one " superstar" they were all learning on the job as well, they were moved to a position they seemed to know very little about and were micromanaged by corporate managers who managed by intimidation. most coworkers were part-time and wonderful people. Hardest part of the job was training or helping to train new hires and watching a poor manager drive them away. Occasionally a few people stuck it out and became full time associates , the benefits offered are AWESOME, but the abusive management style made it impossible to stay !!!
Backroom Associate (Former Employee) – Cherry Hill, NJ – October 21, 2015
i liked working for christmas tree shops because i worked with nothing but great people. i learned how to label and stock shelves and unload trucks i got great hours while i worked there and they had room to move up.
CSA (Current Employee) – Erie, PA – October 15, 2015
I have not worked here long, but I have experienced very friendly and understanding managers and employees. I am only a seasonal temp and have gone in with that understanding. They have a cheerful inclusive culture that I can recommend to anyone. There are no benefits for someone in my position, but I hope that is different for others higher up the ladder.