Favorite place I ever worked, warts and all.
Temp Bookseller (Former Employee) – Dallas, TX – July 13, 2018
This was my favorite job I've ever had; it paid well, the hours were consistent and manageable, the work wasn't hard, and the company was nice. It had some downsides; some of the other employees did the absolute bare minimum of their job and yet had been there for years (more than a decade in some cases), some were outright rude to customers and fellow employees, and constantly complained about their Actually Very Cushy Job. It's a bookstore, so it's kind of a haven for people who self-identify as "nerds" or "antisocial" and have no personality beyond that. Management isn't the best - they're nice people but not great at oversight, and so a lot of BS slips through the cracks. Very employee friendly; generous lunch period, benefits, paid leave.
Hiring is a function of corporate rather than up to the managers, too: the show floor is incredibly understaffed according to everyone from customers to managers, but corporate won't let them hire new people because they don't want to pay insurance. I did great as a temp, had several customer compliments on file and had multiple managers all but assure me I'd be hired, only to get the boot because everyone got a .50c raise the week before my term ended.