Sales Associate/Interim Manager (Former Employee) – Harrisburg, PA – August 12, 2016
I worked with good people, in store. Upper management was nonexistent and hard to get ahold of. Hours were nice, pay was OK. Training came in the form of write ups. No info given before hand. I had no knowledge of working with leather and no one was interested in teaching me
Sales Associate (Former Employee) – Anchorage, AK – April 14, 2016
Typical day being helping customers with the product, getting emails for products and shipping it to them. Learned how to use leather and the different types of leather. Management is ok. Co-workers are ok. Hrdest part is dealing with customers that have to have all the attention instead of the other customers. Enjoyable part is shipping the products to the customers.
First Key Sales Associate (Former Employee) – Parkland, WA – March 15, 2016
Its a fast pace wonderful business I enjoy the different customers and learning the new products that would come into our store. I learn how to tool leather and make different thing out of it. My manager was an amazing person he taught me how to use the P.O.S systime, how to open and close the store, and how to sign for delivery's. Hardest part of working for this company was trying to multi task while super busy. Most enjoyable was the end of the day when you knew you did a great job.
Retail Store (Former Employee) – co – September 1, 2015
Good start for young person, starting there work experience in Management. Really low wages for hourly employee's. The heart and soul of any good store. Manager has freedom to run operation on all aspects except taking care of there employee's with proper compensation. Also important to note, if you relocated make sure you have a exit plan. You will need one.
SALES ASSOCIATE (Former Employee) – Oxnard, CA – February 5, 2015
Working with leather was something I had never done before, but I love art and I love crafting. The environment was iffy when I started working there, but the change in managers made all the difference. The hours were great and the customers were friendly and fun to talk to. I loved this job more than any other but getting sick constantly and dealing with school made it difficult to focus on work and my health.
I would highly recommend working at this company to anyone.
Sales Associate/Customer Service (Former Employee) – Missouri – December 30, 2014
With Review Summary stated however management takes it too far. One employ is left to do majority of the work. So if something goes wrong the troubles and blames go on the one person. Fraternization between manager and one employee to the point dinners all time, buying tickets to events, favoritism within the work place, pay increases to set on their rears. Manager buys clothing, food among other things for said employee. While all other employees left to fend for themselves.
MIT (Current Employee) – Fort Worth, TX – April 14, 2015
The hours are long and you only get one day of a week but it pays very well. The only deal is that if you want to work here and become a MIT like me you have to be willing to move out of state. This is the reason why have to leave this company. I am being demoted as to an associated and that's where the pay is not to good.
Asociate (Former Employee) – boston, Ma – October 1, 2013
Worked there for nearly two years loved it. Retail and mail order would do everything a manager would do from processing orders teach classes stock and open/close. But you are helpless if you cross the district manager. With no available HR representative the District manager can collect and write up anyone for anything to get rid of you. Managers who defend employees also get targeted. Stay out of the new England district!!!!!!
store manager was great hours were great, healthcare reasonable, family environment, paid holidays. learned alot.
no HR dept to voice complaints or defend yourself, having to fight for 25 cent raise every 6-12 months
Over all it was a great company to work for. Too bad my manager had to die and I was let go after almost working 5 years.
Sales Assoicate (Former Employee) – Tacoma, WA – June 23, 2012
I would come in 10 mintues before we open and pull out money for till, turn on computers, lights, and pull down open sign. I would check out customers, clean the store, work on phone, internet and walk-in customers. I would get orders out via usps and ups. I would close the store every night. Count the till and e-mail nightly report to headquarters and take nightly deposit to the bank and lock up the store.
got sick days, paid holidays, paid vacation, benefits, and didn't have to work sundays.
took over 4 years to get my first raise, company didn't let me have time off to go to my boss's wake, new boss fired me for no real reason.
Store Manager (Former Employee) – Baltimore, MD – January 29, 2013
As soon as I entered my store in morning you could smell the leather. That was the best smell. It was fun when you could talk to customers and help them find the things they needed. The best part of the job was teaching the customers, young and old how to work on their leather projects. I think the hardest part of the job sometimes was trying to increase the sales and finding new customers. The people I worked with were great. At my store and through out the company.
A typical day starts out with opening the store, doing web orders if there are any. After that there is inventory and catering to our customer's needs. By the time that is done it is lunchtime and after that is sales phone calls, finishing inventory, and closing the store.
As far as management goes, it has been shaky in the past but is looking up now. One would have to say that despite a current management change, the management there is inexperienced but they are decent, eager to succeed, and hopeful. The staff may be entirely new, but the new girls are helpful.
The most enjoyable part of the job was the ability to connect to other leathercrafters and the opportunity to learn about a new craft.
Sales Representative & Customer Support (Former Employee) – Colorado Springs, CO – December 10, 2013
Tandy is a specialized store that deals leather products and tools. Typically, probably due to the location and customers not knowing that they have opened a store in our city, we did not have a lot of traffic come to the store. It was rather slow during the week but we did offer tooling classes on the weekends. That was quite a bit of fun. Through my time there, I was able to learn quite a bit about the different types of leather and the tools. To be honest, there wasn't a lot that I could say was hard about the job. The people that did come by were great. I was able to learn so much and improve my skills. Funny thing was that I never had any actual training with leather before I started working there and when I left, I felt that I could be considered an expert.
Great learning environment.
Not a lot of traffic probably due to the store's location.