Pros: fast paced, generous meal discount, flexibility
Cons: low pay for work intensity, high-stress, unstable corporate structure, poor marketing, poor employee treatment
For starters, I am incredibly thankful to the almost-7 years I have been with the company. They have been flexible with my schooling, and the people at the store level are GREAT.
However, it is a very-high stress job that isn't worth the pay. Since the company has gone public, it is far too concerned with financial gain and is losing sights of other – more... important aspects such as treating its employees fairly.
We are expected to carry through promotions that receive high volume but we are not paid well enough or allowed to be staffed enough to perform adequately at the store level. Sure, the sales are great but when heavy impact situations strike, customers are unhappy with service that is not as prompt and somewhat disconnected.
I don't like the way corporate is moving the company. I am actively looking for other jobs and discourage others from applying. – less