Great Work/Life Balance...but you work alone.
Pros: Designated time to network, benefits
Cons: Working alone, compensation, turn-over, small team
I did not work here very long, but it did leave a lasting-impression. The leaders throughout my district were very kind and helpful. However, there was so much turn-over in the months that I was there that it was hard to keep up. There are not many chances to get it right and to be developed...as the brand leaders did not visit that often and coaching was mainly on the phone and not face to face. Your job was constantly threatened due to low traffic and not exceeding goals. I personally did not have that problem, but I know that most of my peers dealt with that stress. Majority of the weekdays you work, about 75% of your shift is you working by yourself. If it is slow...it's fine, as there are plenty of things that need to be done during the hours of operation. Floorsets, markdowns, inventory, etc are all "in between customer" activities. Sometimes, we would get busy and not have as much time to complete said activities to the timeline given. It was also complicated to team-build and to have strong relationships when you are constantly alone. Even associates were left alone and had a key to the store, but had terrible pay for those responsibilities. The lack of payroll made it hard to keep all (5) employees content with their schedule and paycheck and the store manager really had no wiggle room.