Pros: Commission, great store staff
Cons: Training can be lack luster, high turnover, sales goals can be difficult at times.
Like most sales positions, this requires particular sales goals - and that is fine, however many stores seem to have similar goals that do not necessarily match with the local demographics. For instance, stores located in areas with lower population density, are often required to be on par with stores in higher density locations.
Ground level staff is great, and local store managers try very hard to keep employees happy. Most employees I have spoken with noted that they felt they were being under compensated for the work that they were doing; topics such as pay, time off, and compensation seemed to be talked about quite frequently. As I said, ground level staff (and management) are fantastic people.
As far as upper level management goes, the upper management staff seems to change often, especially after the Sterling/Signet buy-out - more often than not District Managers seem to have oddly contrived metrics that assume stores in different locations should preform that the same levels, not to mention most of the district staffing has never worked at the store level; meaning that they are often unable to provide support if needed.
In brief: Sales goals aren't too hard, but can create stress (especially credit goals); Store Level Staff is the heart of the company; District Managers try, but should be promoted from within opposed to brought in by Sterling/Signet.