Fast paced, fun environment but as usual: quality depends on your management
Cashier/Expeditor/Host (Former Employee) – Lynchburg, VA – February 14, 2019
I only worked at my BWW for 4 months and I've had a lot of fun during that time period and made decent money ($9/hr plus tips when I had cashier shifts) for this kind of job. Most of my coworkers were fun people to be around, however standards and training were hugely lacking.
The entirety of my issues with BWW's really comes down to poor management. I should preface this by saying I've had prior management experience and lot of leadership development. Don't get me wrong, I had some great shift leaders, but two of the main managers were some of worst leadership I've ever seen. Slacking on the job, allowing employee abuse by customers (friends of manager), verbally demeaning employees (Often for things that are the fault of the manager) and poor training. The people that do their job well and correctly and truly care to make the business function well aren't rewarded for their efforts. Instead it was mostly the good ol' boy club where favorites were allowed to do what they wanted and others had to suck it up.
If I had to continue in this job, I could suck it up as it's better pay than a lot of "basic" jobs around, but I could find and get a far better job so why bother? Get it together managers.
Better than minimum wage, fun and fast-paced, mostly relaxed environment
Toxic management, being great at your job isn't rewarded or recognized as well as it should be