Pros: free samples, 40% discount
Cons: lots of busy work, low pay, under appreciation, incompetent corporate office
Ricky's sells itself as a fun, easy going place, but once you actually start working there, you find this to be completely untrue. First of all, if you enter the company as a temp during the Halloween season, prepare to be reminded how dispensable you are on almost a daily basis. Please know, they will not hesitate to fire you. You will be at the mercy – more... of not only managers, but associates who are just happy to have some one to push around for a change.
Once you survive the Halloween season, congratulations, you are now an associate, still being paid minimum wage. As an associate, prepare to do all kinds of tasks and duties that were clearly not included in your job description.
One positive of working at Ricky's is that you can be promoted to a manager fairly quickly, but for the low pay and under appreciation, the amount of work being thrown at you is simply not worth it. Amd when i say low pay, a typical assistant manager will make $9/h. Keep in mind, the minimum wage is now $8/h. Generally speaking, most store managers are fairly laid back, unless under pressure to make goal, which is something you will also feel the pressure of. Corporate is a joke, filled with a bunch of spoiled brats who generally have no idea what they are doing, but find ways to blame any and every one on the store level. Aside from that, enjoy all the gossip that flows down from corporate.
In my humble opinion, if you are desperate for work, it's a decent short term gig, but in the long run, the 40% discount and free samples are just not worth it. – less