Great pay and fun for crafters, with high expectations and uncertain scheduling.
Department Head (Former Employee) – Multiple Locations – January 28, 2017
After working for this company for approximately 5 years in seasonal, part-time, and full-time positions and being in nearly every department at one time or another, I feel that I have a pretty thorough experience in nearly every aspect of expectations and benefits of employment with this company.
For anyone with experience or even a passing interest in floral, art, crafts, sewing, framing, or home decor, this is a very enjoyable company to work for and assisting customers in your department can be a very rewarding experience for great pay. Having customers ask me for advice painting or framing projects have been some of my best experiences with the company, and knowing the products and how they're used also allowed me to make recommendations that earned additional profit for the company when the customer wouldn't have chosen those items otherwise.
While that aspect of the job is great, it must also be said that overall work experience varies greatly depending on the location you're working and the management there. Number of employees varies greatly depending on the sales at each location, and stores with fewer employees tend to have higher expectations and stress, with employees often expected to work multiple areas at a time to keep the store running smoothly. The scheduling can be another stressful element, as the days and hours (e.i. morning or evening shift) change every week, making it a bit difficult to balance work and personal life.
Good job for crafters and framers, great pay compared to similiar jobs.
Constant schedule changes, experience greatly varied by location management.