Productive workplace that was usually fun and provided a great experience with customer service.
Pros: good team mentality, stable workplace.
Cons: difficult to obtain benefits as a student, compensation and raises were not always ideal.
Typically, I would clock in and start working on carts, which included but was not limited to: bringing them into the store, removing trash, removing broken carts and writing up work order forms, and handing them off to guests and providing great service for the guests as soon as they enter the store. I also check and clean the restrooms on an hourly – more... schedule, would stock and restock spill stations, as well as provide back ups for cash register and provide carryout assistance for the guests. I learned how to adapt and help customers of many different backgrounds and experiences. I learned how to push freight and manage backstock, conduct aspects of inventory, and how to work as a team player to accomplish goals. The management was usually good, but there was often quick turnaround. This made it hard to build trust and a great rapport between the managers and team members. Overall, management preached the team mentality and helped cultivate it and did it in a respectful manner. The hardest part of the job was dealing with the ever-changing weather of Indiana. I would have to work in snow, rain, heat, among other things. The most enjoyable part was the team mentality and camaraderie that would build up among the team members and guests. – less