Personal and Friendly Company to Work For
Floor Assistant (Former Employee) – Centreville, VA – July 8, 2015
I worked for this company for about 9 months. The owner was always very kind and easy going, the orientation/training was thorough, yet easy. I was paid above minimum wage, although there was little room for advancement at the retail level. The other employees hired were generally upstanding and well mannered, customer friendly people who could usually be depended on to do their jobs without complaint. All duties were simple and straight forward, if not repetitive sometimes. The work atmosphere is fun and friendly, within a store always filled with families of young children and their parents. There is a close bond between the customers and the store employees, who will often know many of their customers by name. Most (often all) employees are female, causing male workers to sometimes be the "odd man out"; however, there is no discrimination amongst supervisors and employees. Stores are often small, usually having less than 20 employees, with between three and five on duty on an average day. Being around pleasant coworkers and happy families all day creates a uniquely enjoyable, fresh, and satisfying work environment that doesn't get old quickly, although there is a TV in the corner that plays Disney movies for the children over and over all day, so expect to learn the script for every Disney movie ever made by heart after a year or so.
Above Average Pay, Clean and Happy Work Enviroment, Pleasant Supervisors and Coworkers, Plenty of Work Hours Available
Little Room for Advancement at Retail Level, Listening to Disney Movies All Day, Occasionally Repetitive Duties