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Amazing management
Key Holder (Former Employee), Allentown, PADecember 13, 2014
Fun atmosphere with a great concept for a business! Co-workers were all about the same age which made the job more enjoyable than it already was. It gave me a great experience on retail and the experience of opening/closing of cash registers
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Fun work environment
Store Manager (Current Employee), ILDecember 6, 2014
Pros: nice hours, closed on major holidays
Cons: no health or dental benefits, minimal days off
I love working for Plato's Closet, it is a fun work environment. Its your basic retail with a twist since we buy clothes from people. Buying clothes is what keeps it entertaining, seeing all the different things coming in was like Christmas. Working for a smaller franchise the staff work well together as long as they are trained properly and tend to – more... grow close to one another over time like a small work family :) – less
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Great atmosphere, loved being around fashion
Sales Representative (Former Employee), Cedare Rapids, IADecember 5, 2014
loved helping people find things and letting them know about the new fashion styles
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Productive and fun work environment
Sales Associate (Current Employee), South Windsor, CTDecember 2, 2014
Pros: paid breaks, discount on clothing
Cons: repetitive work
In a typical day, I come in ready to start my shift. After clocking in, I will go to my register and count the money to assure that it is the correct amount to start with that day. With this job I have learned to be patient with customers, and also how to deal with some difficult situations. Having great people around to work with is very important – more... to me, and my co-workers here as well as management are awesome people which makes my job so much easier. Also, if I have an issue or am not sure how to do something approaching them is made more easy as well. – less
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Buyer/cashier (Former Employee), Reno, NvNovember 24, 2014
i worked morning times I would go in count the register and make sure it was balanced. there was already a lead on the floor so depending on what needed to be done, i would either hadd tage to close and because the store is color cordinated id make sure everything was in the correct spot. Management definalty has favorites, all the employees are friendly – more... to an extent. I Did not like that you dont have the same days off. – less
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Cash for Clothes, Great quality of clothing, customer service, great sales
Manager (Former Employee), Fayetteville, ARNovember 20, 2014
Pros: leader, making decisions for the company, 30% discount
Cons: unreliable employees, upset customers about not buying their clothes.
I started out as just an employee, moved up to buyer for clothes, then became a manager for floor sets and layouts. There where a lot of opportunities at Platos and I took full advantage. Always providing great customer service, making sure floor set was according to seasonal changes. Making sure other employees where doing there job accordingly.
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Working with People was the greatest part.
Sales Associate (Former Employee), Naperville, ILNovember 17, 2014
Pros: discount on cheap clothes
Cons: short breaks, commonly dealing with angry customers
A typical day at work included cleaning and straightening the store. I would do go backs when I would start my shift, then I would be on the register where I handled currency. Sometimes I would be a buyer, this is the process in which platos closet purchases gently used clothes from customers, I was in charge of deciding what products to bring in, and – more... how much to sell them for. I would also cash out our customers, this was the part where a customers buy has been sorted through and the customer is aware of how much money they would be receiving for their clothes. The hardest part of the job was to ensure that at closing time everything was in its proper place. I learned how to organize quickly and defuse angry customers, which was common. Customers would most commonly get angry for the amount of money we could offer for their items, and it was my job to explain our process, and then see if there was anything else that I could do to make sure they left happily. The staff at platos is majority younger teens to twenty-somethings. It was a lot of fun to be able to go to work and feel like you were going to hang out with your friends. – less
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terrible
Sales Associate (Former Employee), mesquiteNovember 16, 2014
terrible place to work for management plays favorites too much
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Buyer (Current Employee), Tampa, FLNovember 15, 2014
Pros: flexible schedule
Cons: promotions dont occur often
A typical work day consists of greeting costumers, conversation with costumers is extremely important we explain how our store works and assist them in their every need. My coworkers are easy to get along with and the management is great.
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Worst Job I EVER Had!!
Associate/Buyer (Former Employee), Lyndhurst, OHNovember 8, 2014
Cons: pay, hours, management
If I could do it all over again, I wouldn't! I was offered a full time position, and at the awful rate of pay versus the work I did for 8 hours a day, it was like working for free! The management was a joke! They bossed everyone around and let the lowliest or newer employees do the grunt work, ie. Scrubbing the public bathrooms, wax papering the clothing – more... racks, I love to work hard but this was close to slave labor! They'd give you a list of 25 things to do then yell at you to ring someone out because they were buying and couldn't be bothered, also the clothes people brought in were sometimes disgusting and we'd but them anyways! I was made to feel guilty about calling off when my family member was hospitalized and near death. Training is a joke, they treated me like a second grader, abd acting like it was going to take me months to catch on buying clothes someone dumped out of their hampers to sell. The shifts are awful and don't allow for work life balance and even if I gave my availability to the assistant manager over and over she'd schedule me and I'd be expected to cover that shift. – less
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A wonderful place to work.
Sales Associate (Former Employee), Canton, OHNovember 5, 2014
Plato's closet is a fun, prodcutive and fast-paced place to work. I enjoyed working here.
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Poor work schedule, young workers
Sales Associate (Former Employee), Chandler, AZOctober 31, 2014
Pros: holliday parties
Cons: random schedules
Work schedule consistently changed, most school employees were still in high school
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Platos Closet
Manager (Former Employee), Richmond, vaOctober 29, 2014
Pros: learning customer service
Cons: pay
It is just a good stepping stone while you are putting yourself through school.
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Alot of Customer Service
Sales Associates (Former Employee), San Antonio, TXOctober 28, 2014
Pros: fashion adivce
Cons: terrible hours, unsable mangement
This job allows to see what fashions are in style, teaches you about the different styles. The work area is lively, but the pay is not great at all. The input is not worth the out put. It is best for younger people not looking for a serious job.
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Fun,Busy
Sales associate (Former Employee), Danbury,CtOctober 24, 2014
It was overall a good place to work, I just didnt get enough hours
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productive
Crew (Former Employee), Louisville, KYOctober 14, 2014
Cons: short breaks, no healthcare, bad management
it was busy some times, the co-workers were great, management not so much. The most enjoyable part was my co-workers, and the customers.
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Great Company
Key Holder/Sales Lead (Former Employee), Amarillo, TXOctober 9, 2014
Pros: great customers
Cons: no breaks unless the store is slow, no lockers for purses.
Typical work day would be always doing something productive. As the Key Holder it was my job to make sure the staff stayed busy and always helped the customers and during a sale push add on's. I would also Open and Close the store.

I learned a great deal there. Always room for advancement so I promoted very quickly. Learned hands on with changing store – more... displays, moving store racks around during high volume store times and not once being in the way. Marked down clearance and did a store inventory.

I was Assistant Manager for a brief time and helped trained the new Assistant Manager.

Hardest part of the job was always the funnest, buying peoples clothes for the store to sell. I am always up to date on the latest fashion and trends. It was a big key to the job. – less
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Always busy, but always a fun experience.
Sales Associate (Current Employee), Albany, GAOctober 8, 2014
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This just like any other retail job, except that we get to decide the clothes that we purchase for our store. That type of responsibility is nice to have.
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Fun atmosphere to work in
Retail Sales Associate (Former Employee), Monterey, CAOctober 7, 2014
Pros: discounts on clothes
Cons: nothing
Monitor fitting room
Light janitorial cleaning, as well as cashiering
I've learned that a lot of people really don't mind second hand stores
Management was awesome, always made sure I was doing my job correctly and if I needed help throughout the day.
Hardest part were seeing girls try on clothes that interested me.
It was just a relaxing place to work.
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Not a good place to start in retail
SALES ASSOCIATE (Former Employee), CharlotteOctober 6, 2014
First retail job, company was not doing well. Managers were focused on unimportant things.

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