Pros: relaxed environment, great customers, very easy work.
Cons: no benefits, very disorganized, lack of direction, poor communication.
Working a seasonal position at the San Bernardino Mattel Toy Store is somewhat pleasant. There are no benefits and no sick pay, but the customers are always great and the atmosphere of the store is very relaxed.
The work is very easy ... once you figure out what it is you're doing.
The store is very unorganized, there is no direction, and there aren't – more... even planograms for the racks or products.
Learning your job there is very much "sink or swim". Management gives you the information you need and throws you out there to fend for yourself.
They seem to be very understanding individuals when an issue in your personal life arises, however, if you do something they don't agree with they will purposely make your time there miserable instead of pulling you to the side and talking about it. The communication skills are very poor.
Once they feel you've deserved your punishment, they will then call you on your day off and fire you over the phone.
Management also chooses favorites and gives them special treatment, even if they are lazy workers.
If you have great customer service values and believe in treating customers and coworkers fair, this is not the place for you.
If you believe in being dishonest with customers and coworkers, and if you have no problem stepping over others to get what you want, then I encourage you to apply. – less