Pros: occasional parties, nice and understanding managers, friendly coworkers
Cons: standing for a lot of hours constantly and not being allowed to sit unless on break
The reason I was hired was for markdowns, which is a 7am-12pm shift most days. Some days I get 7am-3pm and it's not too bad. The managers are nice and willing to help and possibly re-schedule you if something comes up. My coworkers are generally nice people. The work load for a markdown associate isn't too much. It's scan, put a sticker on what is marked – more... down, and put that item in clearance. Not hard really. I also do a lot of other things, for example cashier work which is fun, hanging and censoring clothes, fitting room, and working the floor. The worst part is standing for 5-8 hours at times with two 15 minute breaks and one 45 minute break, but that's only if you work 6+ hours. if you work less than 6 you just get one 15 minute break, and that's not too bad, your feet just hurt after a lot of standing, even in the fitting room.
But other than that it's a pretty good place to work. I don't know about the benefits due to only being part time but I like it so far. However, I just don't want to work in retail that much anymore, so I am looking for another job that will possibly have me full time with a smaller amount of standing. – less