Pros: awesome culture, fun training, available time off during off season.
Cons: district manager support, proper theft protection, pay
Zumiez made me the manager that I am. It gave me the training I needed to successfully take on the challenges of running a retail store. It had an incredible company management structure that made it available to interact with the company members as a whole, even the CEO of the company, it was just very difficult once I was promoted to be promoted further, – more... or to get help from my district manager. I trained more on a company level than I ever did on a one on one with my DM. My store was a satellite store that was transferred 5 times district to district, in the 2 1/2 years that I was manager. But I made it happen.
I also found it difficult to contend with the lifestyle of the employee, being that I was managing high school skateboarders.
Zumiez made me fall in love with retail though. I loved customer service before, and I was good at it, but Zumiez taught me the merchandising skills I needed to compete as well as the confidence I needed to succeed. – less