Food Service (Current Employee), Shrewsbury, MA – August 31, 2013
everything about the job is interesting and fun, the management is great they help you with anything at any point in time. typically everyday i make sandwiches and pizza and help around with making coffee, and chickens and most importantly help customers with every need. I have 4 years of food experience. the co-workers are great and its a great environment. – more... The hardest part of the job is learning everything independently at your own time, but the most enjoyable part about it is helping customers and learning everything. – less
Director of Outdoor Education (Former Employee), Solon, NY – August 29, 2013
Pros: meeting all the new people
Cons: hard work for little pay.
This is an amazing camp. I started out at the bottom and worked my way up. I took six years to work my way up to become the person that I looked up to. I had the best 12 summers of my life working and being a camper. I still get excited when I go to visit.
I worked in almost every department (Former Employee), Schenectady, NY – August 29, 2013
My typical day at work was interesting because I had no idea which department I would be in next. I was an all around cashier, which means I would be a cashier on the front end, in the food court or in the floral department. I got to meet a ton of great people and learned everything I know about customer service through this job. The only thing I did – more... not like about this job was the fact that each week your hours changed there was no stable working 12 hour week. Some weeks I would get 10 hours other weeks I would get 5 or 6 hours. – less
PT Cashier (Former Employee), Newington, CT – August 20, 2013
Pros: meeting different people daily
Cons: moving up
if you are a people person which I am you enjoy your job. to greet people daily and be able to get a life story in a few words to build such confidence that when seen out of work your approached by customers with a smile or hug asking how your doing and a I look forward to seeing you later. makes your day
Cashier (Former Employee), Schenectady, NY – August 15, 2013
Pros: the pros were just being around the customers and seeing them smile when i talked to them
Cons: the cons were just the hours i wasn't getting enough hours and they were messing up the schedule.
I would go to work clock in get my register ready and cash customers out efficiently and I would answer any questions they had. If I did not know the answer to there question I would ask another employee like a supervisor or manager and help that customer out. Management was not good they picked favorites sometimes. They couldn't keep the schedule right – more... there r times I didn't show up because they messed the schedule up and I didn't know I had to work. The hardest part of the job was the hours I couldn't afford my bills because they kept cutting hours. The enjoyable part of the job was helping the customers out and making them laugh. I learned a lot about satisfying customers and helping them the best that I could. – less
Compensations and benefits are good but it is hard to advance past the Assistant Management Position
Customer Service Assistant Manager (Current Employee), Bristol, CT – August 13, 2013
Cons: expensive healthcare and advancement
A typical day at work is walking the entire department and making sure everything is ready for business. I set up cashiers to their registers for the day and supervise them throughout. I assist customers with their needs and make sure their experience is the best possible. I oversee the Maintenance team and make sure they are taking care of the outside, – more... carts are being retrieved throughout the day and standards are being held. I've learned how to do financials, properly write a schedule according to business needs, how to watch trends and use that knowledge to effectively manage. Management is moderate. I work well with my Co-workers. The hardest part is building a good team and maintaining that team when management is not on the same page. I enjoy the fast pace of the store and my customers. – less
Grocery Clerk (Current Employee), Cobleskill, NY – August 10, 2013
Pros: flexible hours
Cons: short breaks.
A typical day would be to merchandise any specials for the week. Management did very little to improve working conditions. My coworkers had terrible attitudes that revolved around making their own jobs easier regardless of how it affected the people around them. The hardest part of the job was having to come into a department and try to resolve the – more... problems left for my by the person who worked before me. This all taught me, that to be productive it takes a team effort, with everyone working to their full potential. Also that at times it may take a little extra effort on my part to make sure my job is done right, it is well worth it when that effort is also given by the people around me. The most enjoyable part of my job was being able to improve another persons shopping experience. – less
Customer Service Teammate (Current Employee), Troy, NY – August 6, 2013
My responsibilities are to provide excellent 6 star service to our customers. I always greet them and asking how they are doing and if the customer needed help with somthing. I always ask if they have coupons and towards the end of thier visit I tell them thank you! The hardest part about my job is that some of the customers are extremly rude. I just – more... kill them with kindness and smile. If there is a problem I can not solve, I page a supervisior. The people I work with are the most enjoyable part of my job and also being able to help people. – less
Bakery Clerk (Former Employee), Saint Johnsbury, VT – August 1, 2013
Pros: friendly people, great lunches to pick from
Cons: to long of a lunch
I love dealing with the customer on a daily basis. I learned how to make bread from scratch and how to decorate cakes of all sorts. I was very comfortable going to the manager with any questions or concerns. They always give helpful answers and helped work out the problems. I really enjoyed working with my co- workers], they were all very fun and out – more... going but they always got the job done and on time. they made a great work place. The hardest part of the job for me was to not go over the top and do more then what needed to be done. I like to go above and beyond what needs to be done and I was always told to slow down. I was never told its a bad thing though. the most enjoyable part of the job was making the customers day by doing the little things like saying have a great day. – less
Grocery Clerk (Current Employee), Southington, CT – July 28, 2013
Working here is fast paced and good place to work. Management is helpful and works with you in most situations. Co-workers are good workers and are a great team to work on. The hardest part of the job is to keep up with the really good sale items and doing other things that need to be done.