Sales Associate (Former Employee), new York, NY – August 15, 2014
Pros: nice co-workers
Cons: short breaks, low pay
I enjoyed my co-workers but i felt they used me for what they could get. I was in training to become an apparel manger and instead they hired someone from the outside which wasn't fair to me. But i did like my co-workers aside from that.
The people I worked with and the schedule flexibility were the main reasons I remained in Modells. I've learned that teamwork really makes a significant difference when handling big work loads and that being patient is essential when dealing with customers. The hardest part of my job was to close and recover three departments by myself at the end of – more... the day. – less
Associate (Current Employee), Bronx, NY – August 14, 2014
Pros: working amongst people
Cons: pay, benefits
A typical day of work consist of routine, maintaining store cleanliness throughout the day, repetitive customer service. The best part maybe working along with co-workers, and giving customers an overall great shopping experience.
Operations Manager /Key Holder (Current Employee), valley stream ny – August 4, 2014
Pros: good healthcare benefits
Cons: no 401k for hourly asociates
typical work day consist of price changes, processing trucks. doing safe proof, morning meeting prior to store opening. Making sure all cash till balance and the daily bank deposit is complete. making sure web fulfillment are processed and ready for pick up and customer service. I learned how to prioritize task and complete them in a timely manner. co – more... workers are very diverse in culture which make work a little more interesting. the hardest part of the job is trying to get all the other manners to follow up with associates who are given specific task or making sure associates are productive at all times. the most enjoyable part of the job is knowing I can help someone with whatever their looking for whether it is a customer or my fellow co worker. – less
Assistant Manager (Current Employee), Manchester, NH – July 27, 2014
Pros: healthcare and benefits were good
Cons: wasn't any real room for advancement
10 hour work day, communication is #1,training and customer service is key to a strong business. Not having enough time in a day to get everything done was hard. I enjoyed all the associates that I had the pleasure to work with.
Sales Associate (Former Employee), Philadelphia, PA – June 30, 2014
Pros: flexible hours
Cons: no benefits, pay
A typical day at work would consist of coming in cleaning up the store then counting money getting the day started and letting customers in and being a cashier all day. Everyone helps out you're moving around helping everyone where help is needed. You may help out in apparel, footwear, and sporting goods as well. I learned a lot of customer service – more... and how to handle different situations. Management were very personable easy to get along with as well as the staff. Hardest part were hours/pay. Most enjoyable part would be working with people and expanding customer service knowledge. – less
Cashier (Former Employee), Holmdel, NJ – June 26, 2014
Pros: gift cards for working hard.
Modell's taught me a lot with working in the different areas of the store from a apparel to sports. There were times where I didn't know much about a sport when it came down to measurements with balls. mitts, bats, weights & etc. Coming into work everyday I would always want to work more in the sport section because I wanted to learn everything possible. – more... Learning everything about a sport would definitely help me help the customer a lot more. Overtime time I've learned a lot, which made improvements in customer service for me. My team were the greatest people to work with when it came to helping one another and customers. We worked and had fun. – less
Sporting Goods Department Manager (Current Employee), Jersey City, NJ – June 24, 2014
I've been at Modell's for about 18 yrs. I've seen the many changes. Some good and some bad. I'm at a time in my life that I believe that retail is not for me anymore. Unfortunately it's my only job so I don't really know anything other than retail so it's hard for me to start over from scratch. I don't take failure well so I always stride for perfection. – more... I don't deal with failure well. People say you won't learn without failing once. This is probably why I haven't ventured out and tried something new. – less