Cashier (Former Employee) – Bronx, NY – April 28, 2016
Modells is your typical sports store, selling a wide variety of athletic wear, shoes, and work apparel. Overall the connections I made with my coworkers was substantial, and branched off into long term friendships outside of work. Unfortunately , as a part time employee the hours were almost full time and the store was always busy.These long hours every week did not bring in a lot of money either, and I often had to work nearly 30 hours a week just to make $200 after taxes. However, I enjoyed talking with my customers, and seeing the new faces, and building relationships with regular customers. My managers were pretty nice in the beginning but often down talked the employees heavily, making the work environment uncomfortable. The footwear was bad quality, often being returned after a day for rotting damage. Personally Modells just wasn't for me because sports and athletics is not more forte. I prefer to sell items and market sales that not only interest me but I can relate too.
Receive your assigned area for the day. Then man that area for your time there by assisting customers with any problems or questions they may have regarding the merchandise in your particular section. You may freely roam your designated work area. You will have co-workers of very different personalities. This allows you to place certain associates in certain areas of the store to maximize productivity. The hardest part of the job is dealing with a rush of people or scrambling to reorganize the store because of a last minute district manager appearance. The most enjoyable part of the job is getting to meet new people on a weekly basis.
Head Cashier/ Supervisor (Former Employee) – New York, NY – April 17, 2016
My typical work day consisted of pretty much being the second eyes and ears when the managers weren't present. Giving orders, zoning associates, scheduling breaks, answering questions for other associates that the managers would answer. Being there I have learned that every single person is going to react differently in certain situations. Whereas I would normally think "oh, this is how you should react", for example... a customer sees an item on sale online but its not on sale in-store. Lets say the customer tends to get irate, me being the person that I am, I quickly try to diffuse the situation but the customer still choose to be difficult. When i would think that since I was calm that the customer would be calm as well, nope I was wrong. Management there differed because I dealt with three different managers while i was there, my co-workers as well. They came and gone so I pretty much adapted the best way I knew how to. The hardest part about the job I would say was balancing different personalities. It showed me that I can cope in any giving situation. It also made me feel like my acting skills where being tested. Just channeling my inner selves that I didn't know existed. The most enjoyable part of the job was meeting new people. It was fun helping the customers and teaching them things as well, as far as the product goes. I learned that a little bit goes a long way, for instance, a smile can make a big difference.
meeting celebrities, different events, giving back
Footwear Sales Associate (Former Employee) – New York, NY – January 2, 2016
You deal with a lot of different people, most customers are nice people and easy to speak to but there's some customers that tend to get under your skin with dumb questions and obvious observations. Customers would also be tedious but for the most part i actually enjoyed working for the people. There were customers that made my job really good but there were some that made me want to burn the red modell's shirt.
Sale Associate (Former Employee) – New York, NY – September 23, 2015
My experience working at Modell's is good. Co-worker was nice.They thought me a lot about Modell's.Modell's carries a fairly decent variety of Under Armour gear. Beyond that, they carry all the normal sports/sweat brands: NIKE, ADIDAS, etc. Selection is pretty normal, nothing too deep. No specialist gear. Very mainstream for casual people that loves the gym. Sneaker shopping for runners can be awesome because a lot of off season sneakers get discounted pretty quickly.
Assistant Store Manager (Former Employee) – Watchung, NJ – March 30, 2015
Uptempo and challenging every day! Reacting to trends, customers, new products, and sales information shaped what we did consistently. Training was basically an outline w/ augmenting done w/ real-world experiences.Management was fair. Compensation was good, as were the benefits. 5 day work-week, w/ a balance of opening and closing shifts,
Warehouse, Inventory and Shipping Clerk (Former Employee) – New York, NY – April 23, 2014
I've learned a whole lot when I first started working at retail , I've learned how to work under pressure , how to channel the customers emotions like anger for example. Not only did I learn for my bosses and co-workers but also learned from the customers. The customers helped me shine the most by sharing their experiences , educating me about the merchandise and that right their alone just helps me serve the customers a whole lot better. I believe if u talk to a customer properly and confidently then their shouldn't be any problems. The hardest part of the job I would have to say is when you're doing most of the work and most of the co-workers are doing half effort or call out on u on a busy day.. and that forces u to worry more and deal with more responsibility but in the end I take it as a learning experience because we all have to learn how handle situations like that. The most enjoyable part of any job would be the co-workers and even the bosses. Not all of them are cool for whatever reason but their must be some level of respect.. we must always be professional no matter if u love or hate you're co-workers. Mostly though I never had any issues with my bosses or co-workers because I always had a smile on my face. :)
Footwear Associate (Former Employee) – Woodland Park, NJ – February 28, 2014
Great job, Managers were great except for one. Learned a lot about sneakers and stock, awesome co-workers, I wouldn't say that this job is hard at all, insufficient hours and pay. The most enjoyable part of the job were the co-workers.
Your typical day would begin with you entering the building lock all of your belongings in the locker and proceed to clock in. Depending on your department of either footwear or cashier, you would either sign in on a register or work and assist customers in footwear. Your day would not be hard or challenging at all, generally you have nice customers and your associates are all cool people to be around. This job teaches a lot of patience, management often misinforms you on situations in order to cover for themselves, they often do not take responsibility for their actions and are immature. The hardest part would just be the patience you would have to have dealing with the company, in the early months of me working for the company about 8 months into the job, it was enjoyable and easy to deal with. The most enjoyable part would be the customers you dealt with, and how relaxed the work place could be.
flexible work schedule, friendly customers and associates
not much opportunity for promotions or raises, unprofessional management.
Assist in the opening and closing (Former Employee) – Hanover, Md – May 6, 2013
A typical day at Modell's Sporting Goods envolved helping customers find what they came in looking for, or even using certain tactics to get them to buy something that's on sell or your item of the week. I learned how to be friendly to customers, how to handle rude or unreasonable customers, how to deal with customers and your co-workers in a professional manner. The hardest part of my job was dealing with management and the drama with them. The most enjoyable part of my job at Modell's was learning everyday to be a better sales associate
Customer Service Representative (Former Employee) – New York, NY – April 22, 2013
Typical day was helping customers, while promoting sales. I learned that work doesnt always have to be so serious. My coworkers were great. The hardest part was leaving. Most enjoyable part was making the customers happy.