It was fun and meeting people and making friends was easy
Sales Associate (Former Employee) – UMASS Memorial University Campus – August 29, 2017
I would recommend this job to anyone who is wiling to work hard, have good customer service and gets along with anyone who enters the store.
My job involved inventory, money, being a key holder. Strong customer service. It is fun to interact with different people.
The schedules are very tight. They have a manager and a clerk that work during the day and only a clerk in the afternoon and evening. Calling out is tough as you have to find your own replacement for your hours.
I really enjoyed my time there. There was open communication and the management was strict but fair.
fun, making friends, gratification and being accurate.
Low hours, Coworkers call in so you have to fill in, "Team Effort" in sales goals
Sales Associate (Current Employee) – Texas – September 10, 2017
Our store is so tiny it's incredible that it's still open. The stockroom is an incredible mess, it's literally the size of a small hallway stacked with stuff. I'm learning more and more everyday, little tips and tricks, but mostly I feel pressured into pressuring people into buying extra things to meet sales goals. Of course I don't pressure people into buying things but I do show the promotions and deals as well as clearance that is there for that week. I feel as tho I'm always getting hounded about trying to suggest items, suggest, suggest, suggest. This company cares about it's sales but not it's employees. You get 30% off normal priced items (not including food and drink!) I do enjoy seeing what clearance is there and sometimes getting a couple of things that are a good deal. Management is okay, the assistant manager is who I'm having to deal with because the Manager is out on leave. I hate being called in last minute to go work, like for instance, today, I was called early this morning, to go into work, because the other store associate is "sick." I mean, I need the hours, so I said I guess, but this is not the first time. I've had to fill in for people for at least like 3 or 4 other times.... It's ridiculous. All I'm saying is when I want a day off, they had better fill in for me, otherwise that is so unfair it's not even funny. I kind of feel like I'm having a big workload dumped on me just because I'm new. But anyway, I would rather be busy than be bored, which speaking of, you have to always stay busy because corporate has cameras, you can't take a bathroommore... break for more than 5 minutes, you have to eat food in the stockroom because you can't be seen eating it on the camera or by customers. I am learning a lot though about what it takes to have good sales, in hopes that one day I might open my own craft store or something of the sort, so I know what tactics to use to sell sell sell...... I do kind of like the planograms because I'm learning what things go where and what looks good set up certain ways.less
30% off regular priced non consumables, badge credit IF you meet sales goal
only 5 minute bathroom breaks, sad visitors because of ill family, trying to sell to people who don't need it
I've worked for Lori's Gifts for 11 years now and it's been wonderful. Our corporate office/support center is just a phone call or email away and are always ready to help out whenever we need them. Over the years I've met lots of people from all walks of life and being able to interact with them never ceases to amuse me. I know people that have worked there for 20 plus years and they have nothing but good things to say about the experience.
Store Manager (Current Employee) – Brighton, MA – August 1, 2017
Always very short staffed. set schedules, so you are not allowed to hire any extra employees. Company is based in Texas, so a majority of the products do not sell very well in the northeast, the company seems to not care about this.
With The Hours I Worked I Wasn't Able To Have A Social Life or Be Able To Balance My Time When It Came To Running Errands,Etc. Also My Store Manager Never Wanted to Work The Days When Associates Called Out The Times When I Was On Vacation and Other Occasions..It Just Wasn't Any Team Effort When It Came To The Management Team.
Assistant Store Manager (Current Employee) – New York, NY – July 5, 2017
They overwork everyone and don't ever give you a feeling of accomplishment. Management doesn't pay attention to employees needs and work schedule is never stable. If those issues were resolved it be a good place to work.
General Manager (Former Employee) – Aventura, FL – June 6, 2017
work traditional work hours 8am to 430pm liked my co-workers Good training for management Good customer Service Promoted through several position; Assistant manager, store coordinator, & general manager
Manager (Current Employee) – Houston, TX – June 3, 2017
Great company I really enjoy working for the company . Great pay amazing hour. I just need something more challenging.I love dealing with all of the happy Family. It a baby store so we deal with happy parents the majority of the time.