Pros: 40% employee discount on top of sales.
Cons: inadequate training. takes forever to get your discount card/sticker, direct deposit, etc.
Like many others, I was seduced by the fun and easy store ambiance which betrays the reality of what lies beneath:a highly stressful operation that is barely able to contain the chaos. The store is massive and only shows half of available merch.
Large crowds swarm the store and run you around mercilessly for desperately needed pillows and other adequate apartment sized furniture that is just barely above IKEA in quality. Confusion over numerous differing sales and coupons in competing company channels makes for inconsistency and confusion. Laborious, confusing, and time exhaustive process of ordering, since it mostly all done online.
The "ever dissapearing" Walkie-Talkies blasting in your eye constantly. Frustrated customers who overwhelm a scare staff (when they can get their attention). Broken furniture, an overworked and angry stock team. Only 2 non-manager employees get full-time hours and the lion's share of the sales. Bitter co-workers who seem to quit on a weekly basis. No one is happy here. The overburdened and insensitive manager can barely keep it together.
In my years of retailing, I have never seen it as bad as it is here. Too many needy customers (lots of ego-driven energy vampires), too many items not immediately available, not enough employees, Too many unfulfilled promises by management-made during hiring process leads many to quit prematurely. You will feel like a caged animal that is constantly pushed and pulled-on. Not worth the discount to go through all this.