Excellent for Associates, Meh for Managers
Sales Lead Manager/Key Holder (Former Employee) – Buford, GA – August 1, 2019
On an associate level, working at BAB is great. Even though it does not seem like it, there are plenty of customer service and retail skills that can be learned and developed here. A few of my former managers were great at encouraging, motivating, and teaching associates, and the because company prefers to promote from within, there will be opportunities to move up within the company as long as you're good at your job, know how to make sales, and possess leadership qualities or potential.
It's definitely a fun work environment at first, but once the spark dies down it's hard to stay motivated. Thankfully I enjoyed working with my co-workers enough to stay there for a while.
I definitely gained a ton of valuable experience as a sales lead, but the pay is not quite worth it. You'll be given significantly more responsibility and hours which is nice, but there's definitely a lot of pressure to meet certain performance or sales goals that ultimately wasn't worth the pay for me.
For associates, the pay is somewhat low (still better than minimum wage), but due to so many payroll issues, hours are usually distributed around 8-15 hours for associates and 18-30 hours for sales leads.
can be fun, tons of skill-building opportunities and possible leadership experience
short breaks, low hours, low pay