Area Manager (Former Employee) – Minneapolis, MN – January 25, 2016
If you actually want to manage, avoid this company. The position as Area Manager is more like a baby sitter who basically is paid more to ensure the gift shops are staffed when one of the five employees decides to quit or not show up. Pay is based on 45 hours per week. Work week hours are more likely to hit 55 to 60 with a lot of 6:30 am to 10:30pm shifts if someone calls off. You are at the mercy of the corporate HR Department to staff the store.
The only real interaction you may have with upper management is when something negative is to be communicated. There is not a lot of recognition.
Ordering of products is done by fax. There is not any computer access or ordering of any sort.
Prices on products are very high. I understand this company is trying to target a captive customer who is traveling but the prices on products are 2x to 10x as expensive as a drug store. I also understand this company does not have the buying power as a larger company but you have to feel a little guilty for charging $5 for a trial size product.
Insurance costs are very high. Very low 401K match. Point of Sale and ordering systems are from the 1980's. Dial up service for credit charges.
The only perk is if you are able to use the title of Area Manager and twist the job position to build a resume for a future position.
Guest service associate (Former Employee) – New York, NY – August 2, 2015
Fun and productive place to work. Each person gets their chance to grow as an individual and grow as team member as well. Everyone is welcoming and extremely helpful. Coworkers all get along as if the were family. Mutual respect between associates and Managers were present.
sales associate (Former Employee) – indian wells Hyatt hotel – July 30, 2015
Not a good company to work for they just care about making money, don't really care for there employees. Funny how management plays favorite and so do distract management to cover thier butt. If management dont like you, they will try and push you out.
Lead Associate (Former Employee) – Nashville, TN – June 8, 2015
This is not a fun company to work for at all. They are there to make the most money as possible with little regard to the employees. They will use and abuse you until they dont need you anymore. This is a perfect job for a complete tool who can not think for themselves. They want you to be grateful that you are making low wages and barely can support yourself. They want you to sell overpriced items and upsell. They will use you for a year and then throw you out when a raise is due. Just google them and you will see the CEO plead guilty to charges a few years ago. If you need something temporary this is it. Just dont plan on staying or growing with the company if you can think for yourself.
There really wasn't a typical day at Johnston & Murphy. Some days were very boring and slow some days were very busy. The most enjoyable part of this job was helping the customers come up with style ideas and accessorizing for the men.
Retail Sales Associate (Former Employee) – Los Angeles, CA – April 25, 2015
My previous experience working as a Retail Sales Associate for Travel Traders, provided me the opportunity to gain knowledge in assisting customers, processing shipment, markdowns, inventory, and working behind the cashier.
Sales Person (Current Employee) – Nashville, TN – March 26, 2015
I work at Travel Traders in a hotel, and it has been the best retail job I have ever had. The staff from Travel Traders and the hotel are very nice as well as helpful. Management is very fair as well as the coworkers. It is a very relaxed environment, and no task is too hard; they can be just time-consuming. I would only not recommend this job to someone who is not social; being outgoing and friendly is a requirement.
Free food from the hotel and a good working environment
there is not allot of work objective, poor management.There is no work incentive for the employees, its like working for a factory. The management is poor trained. They do not give the employee room for growth.
Sales Associate (Former Employee) – Mesa, AZ – July 8, 2014
My time was spent working between two hotels. I preferred one location over another. I spent my day checking in and putting out products along with helping guests. Since you work alone most of the time it can be boring. One location was slow a lot and there wasn't much to do. I enjoyed talking to flight crews when they would stop in. It was fun to hear all their accents and slang. The hardest part is working alone.
free meals from the hotels
denied vacation, hard to get a raise, hard to get time off
Gift Shop Sales Associate at Hyatt Hotel (Former Employee) – San Diego, CA – April 22, 2014
Travel Traders left me with new knowledge of retail and sales. Working in this professional environment taught me how to preform retail merchandising when receiving orders, processing them, and stocking them on the floor. This job task was a weekly thing that had to be completed in a very busy environment, so being quick on our feet was a must. As for my co-workers I loved working with them. We where a team and worked together to complete any job task that was brought upon us.
employee discounts and discounted lunch in the hotel.
sales associate (Former Employee) – Nashville,TN – March 13, 2014
if your just looking for some extra cash this company would be good for you, but there is no room for career advancement. The company does not have their employees backs and they do not take care of them. i was promised commission but 2 moths after i was supposed to get it they told us there was a miscommunication in home office and no one was getting paid. you dont get paid enough for all the extra work (paperwork, inventory) that you have to do.
Associates and Customer Services (Former Employee) – Washington, DC – March 1, 2014
the place was sometimes very busy but intersting since meeting a lot of new faces every day makes me learn more about the culture and way of dealing with my jobs. the staff is very cooperative and we were helping and had a good time