Good environment for personal growth
USA - Sales Associate (Former Employee) – Foley, AL – April 6, 2017
Working at Eddie Bauer strengthened my customer service skills. Every day it was my duty to approach and guide each customer through the store. Having such a responsibility gave me the opportunity to develop confidence in myself. The only downfall to this, is that oftentimes employees are pressured to approach customers who do not wish to be bothered, resulting in unhappy customers.
What I enjoyed most about working for Eddie Bauer was the continuous workload. Working in retail, I have found that there is always room for improvement, whether that be re-organizing the store, assisting a customer, or better acquainting oneself with the stores product. Since we were always bringing out new product, one can never grow bored.
Regrettably, I found that there were only a handful of staff members who were genuinely dedicated to their work. Oftentimes I would find myself working alone on the floor as my coworkers stood by chatting or disappeared from the floor altogether. The managers failed at making their employees feel valued and motivated. Many employees often felt as though they were being disrespected and talked down to by management, which resulted in poor preformance.
Available hours, plenty of work, regular breaks.