Pros: Paid breaks and discounts
Cons: Unreliable management team, poor workplace standards, subpar training regimen
When I worked here, it was my job to sell tech products to customers, as well as ensuring they found everything they needed and had a good experience. This could range from technical products to anything else in the store from office supplies to furniture. There was a lot of bleed over from one department to the next.
Mostly, I learned how to sell while working here. I picked up various tips and techniques as to how to figure out exactly what a person is looking for when they might not initially know coming in.
The management at the store that I worked at was rather off. The store manager at the time would often hide in the office opposed to help customers or be asked questions by the employees and seemed very frustrated or put out when he was asked to.
My coworkers were good people, but a lot of them didn't take their job seriously and it showed, bringing the store down as a whole.
The hardest part of my job was the physical aspect of moving inventory from one place to another with equipment that didn't quite meet the bill. Ladders would be too short, lifts wouldn't work, etc.
The most enjoyable part of my job was figuring out what the customer was looking for and if that was actually what they needed. It was like trying to figure out a puzzle a lot of times. You get clues from the customer as to what they are looking for, and 9 out of 10 times they are looking for something different than what they came in there for.