Pros: employee discounts
Cons: unrealistic expectations by senior management, difficult advancement paths, poor support by senior management, top-heavy organization
As an hourly associate, they typically leave you stranded with little support from management or other departments.
As a manager, you are asked to make miracles happen with such a tight payroll that you are often working unbelievably long work weeks to meet deadlines for resets within the store.
Discount is nice, and, usually, there is a healthy camaraderie – more... amongst peers owing to shared misery.
If you have a guardian angel that has a higher paygrade than you, your chances for advancement are reasonable, but usually take a while to materialize. – less