Pros: sometimes we get free food, there are always learning opportunities, coworkers are willing to assist you when possible
Cons: hard to get full time, managers are sometimes hard to reach, some coworkers are not easy to work with
A typical day at work would include assisting customers locating merchandise, explaining how certain products work or recommending alternatives, cutting lumber, loading customer's cars. Depending on the amount of foot traffic making its way through the store i will assist on a cash register as a back up cashier.
I'd say i get along with 80% of my coworkers – more... even if i don't work side by side with them. Managers are nice and sometimes willing to listen but can sometimes be difficult to locate when needed.
It is not easy to advance.
Coming into a home improvement store with very limited knowledge of the products was hard and learning about other departments is not very easy because cross training isn't always offered unless you take the initiative and learn it yourself or ask for the training, which is easy and possible.
Coworkers are always willing to help and teach. – less