Sales Lead (Former Employee), Colleyville, TX – March 8, 2013
Pros: meeting others and enjoying their conversations
Cons: didnt make enough
Team leading is what my job description would be. I would have control over 25 employees tell them which station to go to when to go on break, help guest at the service counter, answer phones and do western union.
Great teamwork efforts, great surroundings, great customer service
Overnight Stocker (Current Employee), Allen, TX – March 8, 2013
Pros: overall great job.
Cons: have not found any cons.
You can count on your employees to put forth 100% to complete their work everyday. Management is great they provide you with all you need to get the job done. Management gives job productivity reviews to every employee to show what good work you have done and what your next goal should be. Overall great company.
Assistant Store Manager (Former Employee), Mosinee, WI – February 18, 2013
I absolutely loved this job, except for the hours. I found myself mainly working 2nd shift and I wanted more day time hours. Otherwise, I really hope to see myself working for corporate in the Visual department.
Assist customers and cashiers (Former Employee), Frisco, TX – February 4, 2013
As a first job it was a great one. It helped me afford things that I wanted but at the same time I was working every school night until ten and never got my homework done and that was despite requesting being let off early.
There was no typical day at work! As the only HR person for a staff of 400 people, my job was anything but boring and slow! Dealing with so many different personalities, backgrounds and ages from 15-80, was exciting but also teaches the importance of talking to someone in their own language. The hardest part of the job was the hours (48+) and working – more... holidays (even though they do close on Thanksgiving, Christmas and Easter). But the holiday season in retail is very demanding and tiring. I enjoyed most the variety of people I worked with and being in a position where I could make a positive impact in other lives. – less
Cashier (Former Employee), Coppell, TX – December 9, 2012
Spent shift as a cashier unless needed as a bagger or in another department such as the bakery or produce. Work was fun and laid-back though could be stressful, specifically during the holidays. Management was good most of the time until the end when they cut my hours back for new people and would not give me hours despite asking several times.
Server/Hostess (Current Employee), Reston, VA – November 13, 2012
A typical day at Paolos for me is either coming in the lunch shift at 10 am or the dinner shift at 5pm sometimes both. Each shift I would either have to help set up in the morning or clean up for the night. Serving can be a stressful and sometimes an unpleasant job. Its not meant for everyone. I started off as a hostess then began my training as a server – more... two months in. I had to learn all the items on the menu as well as our wine list. It was pretty difficult for me because I am a very shy person and going up to tables and greeting them was intimidating. But with good training from my staff and the help of my managers I was able to over come my fear and also become a much better server. I worked my way to earn some of the closing shifts which helped with making more money. There are days where it can be very slow and not making anything for the time you are there. And there are also days where you can make plenty for the times worth. It always a tease. The biggest con with this profession is not making consistent money and also it can be very stressful on the body depending on how many shifts you work. – less
Bakery Guest Service Employee (Former Employee), Allen, TX – October 12, 2012
The day would involve coming in and opening if needed and preping food and slacking. Put all baked goods out on the floor, and train with the cake decorators. I learned how to design cakes, slack food, and work with guests. Managment was great to work with, always there for you and helped you when needed. My co-workers made the day great! The hardest – more... part of the job was keeping up with production at times, and the most enjoyable part was learning cakes. – less
Food Service Associate (Former Employee), Coppell, TX – August 15, 2012
Cons: raises didn't fit the positions or what you had learned
Usually I went to work early in am to open the hot bar for breakfast. There was cooking and setting up for the early morning rush to be done before we opened at 6 am. As in any employment it had it's ups and downs. I enjoyed working there because they offered advancement. The overall company was a caring place. I enjoyed getting to know not only fellow – more... employees but the guests we served. . – less