Pros: great training, nice coworkers, fair compensation
Cons: horrible management, bad company direction, products decreasing in quality
I had no problem closing deals with my experience in sales and their great training. For the most part, fellow coworkers were a pleasure to work with. There's nothing difficult about the job except dealing with the boredom of waiting for customers to come in... sometimes hours without a single customer. And, I was supposedly in one of the highest volume – more... stores in the district!
After just a few weeks, I could see that this company needs serious help. The area/district managers are merely an extension of the store manager and do little more than put more pressure on sales associates to close deals. When employees have commission incentives (and only $9/hr base pay), I find this to be highly unnecessary.
The company as a whole is in a state of confusion as to how to gain more market share and boost revenue. In just three months with the company, I saw the quality of products decrease while prices increased. And, their goal is to increase revenue by about 60% over two years in such a competitive industry. Higher profit margins alone won't get them there. A company of delusions and naive marketing... hence, the collapse of their stock value.
I lost faith quickly and had to move on... – less