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Rubyj in Los Angeles, California

37 months ago

JEkelstein in Los Angeles, California said: I just got a job there and have the orientation soon. Do they drug test at the orientation? I don't smoke but my roommate does and I know I have some second hand in my system. Did they test at the beginning or end? 1st day or 2nd? Help!

I'm in the same situation. So Did they ever do a drug test? They didn't say anything about it

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tiatiabobia in seattle, Washington

35 months ago

Rubyj in Los Angeles, California said: I'm in the same situation. So Did they ever do a drug test? They didn't say anything about it

no drug test

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Michelle in Havertown, Pennsylvania

29 months ago

The other comment about being disposable and firing when they are slow is very true. At the Rack they clean house around Christmas. You could be getting good reviews, never late, etc. but they will let you go after a certain amount of time. I had one negative comment from a customer and I was out. I was there 3 years and got good reviews and good customer comments. One coworker was there 9 years and then got one nasty customer and he was out. But they want you to be perfect and have every single customer love you. Talk about unrealistic. So you have to be perky, phony and upbeat 100% of the time, talk up everything about the Rack as so wonderful, but in the meantime, they treat the associates like pure crap. They work you to death, threaten that if you don't do everything you're supposed to, they'll keep you here all night if they have to. They give you so much in one shift to do that no one could really do. If you don't, you hear it and they write you up. So you run around feeling like you're so awful because you couldn't do it all. I don't think I was ever treated so badly at a job. Awful.

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Gina in Austin, Texas

29 months ago

I SOOOOOO Agree with you Michelle on so many different levels! I worked my butt off at the rack for a full solid year. From the moment I started, to the moment I put in my 2 weeks, which when I think about it, I should have just walked off and gave them all the finger and told them where to stick it! It's like your walking into High School all over again with all the drama. They like to hire teens and 20 somethings! They are about ageism too. They don't really promote anyone older in age. Everything is about who you know, who's butt your kissing best and you have to generally look the part. All by still wearing a horrible ugly t- shirt they make you wear. Your work ethic means nothing to them, all they are concerned about is how many reward cards you get, and emails. Basically the numbers! They only promote people who rub them the right way. So basicially you can be lazy as heck, but if you kiss their butts and play their game right, your in! VERY POLITICAL! And they have this stupid meaningless "Open Door Policy" that you feel would be protecting your rights of employment? Think again! If you bring up the fact that you have proof, and also perceive that you are being treated unfairly or bypassed for promotions, and talk to HR about it? That is all it will go. Even if you try to call corporate, they are ALL in it together to mainly protect themselves and not YOU! The managers, The people who have been promoted, all the way up to the big wigs, I personally do not think of them as good people. They are fake, two faced, butt kissing, judge mental, self centered people who stop at nothing for their power trip! Not one decent person I knew, has ever made it to a lead position. I knew of a decent manager who actually stood up for me to the Store Manager, because he did not agree with how I was being unfairly passed up for promotion, and he ended up being demoted from manager to sales person shortly after. Such Bull!! Don't get me started on The Full Line Store!

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aidabach in West Palm Beach, Florida

16 months ago

You know guys this is with every job not just Nordstrom. Banks are the worst you have idols runing the show and wonder how they ever got there, trust me its every job now. Just do your time and call it a day. The world has change and not for the better but yet look whos runing it so dont be hard on yourself you will NEVER win.

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11 months ago

I need to get onto their employee website and look at some of there policies. Can anyone help? Adinamh@yahoo.com

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Anonymous 519 in Bronx, New York

5 months ago

I have been working at the rack for a little over a year now and have to agree with past employees this is by far the worse company I have ever worked for. Its just like walking into a highschool and every manager is phony they only look out for themselves and will throw you under the bus and chance you get. The managers dont support their team memeber at all. Its all about whos butt your kissing and who you know not what you know.Your work ethic means absolutely nothing to them. They bypass people all the time for promotions and treat people like dirt. They are running a dictatorship instead of leadership and then expect everyone to run around with smiles and get work done. Their pyramid idea is crap because they dont value their employees at all and think because they paying more than most retailers it enables them to treat their employees like crap. What I find sad is that people are saying its happening throughout the company and going to upper management will do nothing. The store was planning to go to cooperate as a team to see if we get results but i guess its going to be useless. So for next employees save your time and enegry The Rack sells nothing but lies to their employees.It brings the worse out in people and make their best people lose faith in the company!! Im extremely disappointed with the company. This is coming from a graduted of fnl a current allstar and lead. I think someone needs to write to the editors who said they value employees and tell them what actually goes down working for the company!

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