Excellent place to grow, learn, and mature.
Pros: Learning environment, meeting all kinds of people, and great opportunities
Cons: Collision of rules and expectations between managers
A typical day at work consists of maintaining organization in the aisle you are assigned to, making sure there are products on the shelf ready for the customer to find, and doing what the manager or department supervisor asks me to do.
The biggest part of the day is attending to the needs of the customers. Customers come in with a variety of problems, ideas, projects, and situations that the associate they are talking to must resolve, or find another associate that can resolve what the customer would like taken care of. With this kind of environment, I learned how to think in a tri dimensional way, better use my resources, and how to quickly learn things for a future reference.
Management is very respectful in leaving the associates to do what they are suppose to do as well as what they are asked to do. They are good people, do not let their powers go to their heads, and respect their associates, customers, and each other, and make it very comfortable to talk to them about things ranging from associates or customers acting inappropriate, to their favorite yoga moves, as an extreme example.
I am one person of a team that takes products from the commercial trucks of the store and put them on the shelves for the associates of the departments to sell. We are different kinds of people but all have open minds about ideas and ways to solve problems, rather it is how to stack boxes a certain way that will save us room on the shelf, or what to get their 5-year-old sister for their birthday, as an extreme example. We work great together when anything happens and apply our different – more... skills to help each other, teach each other, and benefit the store.
The hardest part of the job as well as the most enjoyable part of the job is the customers. Along with handling the situation of the customers and finding a product that would best fit their needs, the customer will talk to me and express their thoughts, beliefs, and ideas, to show who they are. These expressions can range from inspirational biblical references, complements, overall positive ideas, and actual job offers, to racist beliefs, rude comments and gestures, and customers stealing products or trashing areas of the store. While this is the hardest part as well as the most enjoyable part of the job, I personally enjoying the variety of thoughts, beliefs, and the overall free exchange of ideas. – less