Horrible management, overbearing/unfair corporate rules, low wages, but hey crafting is fun and some people are nice.
Sales Associate (Former Employee) – Littleton, CO – March 1, 2016
My experience at JoAnn was horrible as I felt very mistreated and emotionally abused. My manager yelled constantly not only at myself but others, bullying them for doing a job wrong instead of teaching them how to do it properly in the first place. I received about 5 minutes of training for cutting fabric, and when I had questions I was made to feel stupid for not knowing. There was an employee handbook in the break room explaining our rights to breaks, PTO policies, dress code, etc. that I was told to skim over for a few minutes before working and when I asked to go back over it for a more in-depth viewing my manager laughed at me, saying it wasn't that important- right after yelling at me for wearing the wrong kind of shirt.
But aside from one terrible manager, quite a few things at JoAnn bothered me. Corporate gave us ridiculous standards which changed constantly asking us to reorganize when it seemed very unnecessary and overwork ourselves constantly. So many of my coworkers and I took working lunches, rarely got our 15 minute break for every 4 hours working, dealt with out-of-date, confusing, and often broken handheld scanning devices, stayed late (occasionally multiple hours late) trying to keep up with the demands from management, and went home very sore and tired- all for $8.25 an hour. I learned a lot in terms of discipline, cashiering, inventory stocking, and customer service however which has been very helpful. Majority of my co-workers were good people, helpful and understanding, and it was horrible seeing them mistreated too by such a bad system.
experience to put on a resume, majority good co-workers
basically everything (pay, hours, management, etc)