Pros: people, laid back environment, hot markets are fun and rewarding.
Cons: little room for advancement, home office uses it's really limited resources on the biggest volume stores, leaving the rest with an uphill battle.
Modell's has been great to me during the years i spent there. The day today work flow is predictable and easy to manage. There are set guidelines for every facet of the business and the District Management makes every effort to help grow your volume. I learned some of the more intricate workings of the big box retail environment: P & L, cost analysis, store setup and closing, and the inner workings of the home office dynamic. My management and coworkers were usually down to earth, and eager to be successful. Modell's has a good culture for having happy employees. Modell's gives you the opportunity to grow as an individual and learn the basic skills to compete in the retail world. That being said, the upper management and home office has limited time/money and must invest that on the top performers. There is a lot of opportunity in some of the smaller markets that is sadly missed.