Associate (Current Employee) – Mattoon, IL – July 23, 2016
Don't work here unless you have no other option. Major disconnect between store employees, corporate employees & management. They run a low paying sweatshop. You're not told you could be out anywhere regardless of what job description is. Management does not back up their employees. Managers have said so what if we lose a few thousand in sales & customers are unhappy, we make millions, always another customer to replace them. Very low pay and high production expectation. Mostly young inexperienced management who need a few more years of experience before they got in the position they're in. Poor decision making. Maybe if the owner knew the people he delegates to have this attitude he'd change things. But, it seems to be all about the money.
No breaks, hot miserable environment, management does not care about employees or customers
By the time I left, I was working about 70 to 80 hours per week. I was only bringing home about 30,000 dollars. When calculated, that equates to about minimum wage. The managers there are overworked and most definitely underappreciated. The environment and the customers were the only redeeming quality of the job.
Receiving Manager (Former Employee) – Jeffersonville, IN – July 14, 2016
DO NOT WORK HERE
Hired on as a department manager, which just means Fulltime, you manage no one or thing. I was promoted in two weeks to Receiving manager, trained for two days at another store and thrown to the wolves. Upper management is lazy and prefers to delegate rather than work. A lot of upper management members are from other retail stores where they were fired or couldn't cut it. It's a management grave yard so to speak. You will never have time to get the tasks they want you to complete done and it is constant chaos all the time from poor practices and standards.
We were shipped a truck that contained hydrocholic acid, concentrated chlorine, 19 pallets of car batteries, and fertilizer. This was a bomb on wheels, when addressed with corporate I was told I could no longer send out emails because it called to light too many problems.
The store managers are former Walmart or meijers managers that failed miserably in their former lives, and thrive in a company without many controls.
Cashier (Current Employee) – Spring Hill, FL – July 2, 2016
It's a job. Hard workers seem to get punished. Lazy workers seem to get rewarded. Some gems in management but since not everyone is on the same page there is confusion. Don't get next schedule till last day of the last schedule so it's hard to plan your life. Don't feel like there is much advancement, been givin little opportunity to do so. Benefit is that it is a job and that you get 15% discount being an employee and they sell alot of cool stuff there.
Cashier (Former Employee) – Evansville, IN – June 12, 2016
Nothing was set in stone with management. There was no communication with the teams nor the employees. If we weren't needed on the registers, we were putting stuff on the shelves, which wasn't a problem.
Assistant Manager (Former Employee) – Henderson, KY – May 25, 2016
Though the company has a good insight into its' target audience and the buyers do a good job of supplying the right products, the over-zealous approach by corporate management is many times counter-productive in the operation of their retail outlets.
Friendly store staff and management
Tense atmosphere when the corporate office becomes involved.
Floater (Former Employee) – Marion, IL – May 23, 2016
I never got treated right, because of my disability. I told them that I was hard of hearing that I wouldn't be able to pick up phone calls. but then i get in trouble for it because i told them i couldnt understand them so i went got the another co-worker but they refuse to help me out so i ignore the phone went to my manger then he got mad because i "wouldn't do my job" like they don't understand that I cant understand over the phone without me reading lips!
Stihl Power Equipment/Gun Barn Sales (Former Employee) – Circleville, OH – May 22, 2016
Ordering done through Rural King is a mess if you have to work there. They move many departments to the hands of another within a last second notice and inventory can become a mess leaving you without the proper sales items and unhappy customers.
Cashier/Night Stocker (Current Employee) – Niles, MI – May 22, 2016
Constant changes in store layouts and in co-workers. Free popcorn and coffee everyday is an added plus. Gets pretty busy on Fridays and Saturdays. You end up working most weekends. Christmas time is pretty busy as well.