Pros: customer relationships and genuine customer service, corporate quarterly meetings, there is a loyalty here (i cannot explain it)
Cons: no benefits or compensation, no ot, no insurance, intensive workload for minimal pay, micromanagement, employee incompetency
I am not jaded from my employment, because this company allowed me to develop the experience I have to pursue other things. But there are things worth mentioning. The Management is a joke, sadly there aren't many who have the competency to genuinely BE a Manager, from poor organizational skills, poor staffing, poor training, to just poor attitude. We – more... should lead by example. The scheduling for Management is difficult to work around if you have school, family, a second job, or a life outside of work. Managers are on call 24/7. Shifts consist of ONE person working, if they can't make it into work then the Manager must work it with no further compensation for the extra time volunteered. It is possible to get stuck working two doubles (from opening to closing) two days in a row and not receive any sort of compensation, there is no incentive to keep this job if the Company you work for cannot and does not invest in you. There is no approved Overtime, There are NO benefits worth mentioning nor compensation to work here, the labor is intensive and the workload increases with each Policy change. Most Managers (give or take a few long-term) make less than $10/hour. Every quarter, Corporate orchestrates a Meeting with Vendors who fly in from other States to discuss new products. This is everyone's favorite part of working here because it is a great way to see every face within the company you work for. Sometimes free product is given away as a prize.
I cannot recommend this company to you, it breaks my heart to admit it. It might be a great summer job, but please do not invest your life's work into making it a career. – less