Depressing and pointless place to work at, Worst place ever.
Pros: staff (not management) can be fun to work with at times.
Cons: little breaks, no raises, no hours, minimum wage, management
A typical day at work may include but is not limited to:
Cutthroat, unsatisfied management.
Worn out, sad co-workers.
Rude and disrespectful customers.
Frustration and boredom (A lot of it)
A free sauna session (The AC does not work at the store I worked at)
What do you expect? It's K-Mart!
Here is a great way to summarize the problem – more... with K-Mart. They want the minimum amount of people, doing the maximum amount of work for the minimum amount of pay. They are ALWAYS short-staffed. Management never seems to be satisfied with what their staff offers. The best employee in the history of K-Mart will still get paid and rewarded the same as someone who could not care less about their job. If you are not full time, say goodbye to any potential growth in the company. Management is WAY overpaid for what they do compared to the rest of the staff. Here is something that still makes me wonder as to what type of twisted corporation K-Mart is. There are two different management type positions in the store, Managers and Key-holders. Both do the EXACT same job, but one gets paid almost double of what the other does.
The most enjoyable part of this job (besides clocking out for the day) is the fun one can have with the staff, that does not include management. The hardest part of the job is putting up with rude customers, ungrateful management and pretty much everything else.
I will never work for this company again and quite frankly I do not see why anyone else should. K-Mart is quite simply the scum of retail. – less