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It is definitely a "sink or swim environment", and I sank miserably. If you work the back unloading trucks and processing the merchandise that comes in you have to work really FAST. Which is fine and it's not hard work. You are just opening boxes and making sure stuff is priced and putting it on tanks (racks with wheels) for associates to put on the sales floor. The hard part is they have so much stuff and they rush you to get it done and there is not enough room in the back and it is a big mess. If you are new, they throw you in and expect you to perform like the ones who have been there a while. But, if you are new you don't know the departments yet and trying to figure out which tank to put stuff on can get confusing. I was told to put stuff on tanks that were near each other in the store, but I was new and did not know the layout of the store yet. I had shopped there, but I still did not know where everything in the store was. My coworkers wanted to not have to run the tank all over the store and that is why they want merchandise on the tanks to be organized a certain way. That is understandable, but when you are brand new, you don't know the departments yet and even though they give you a list, when you are processing you don't have time to consult the list. The back room coordinator is yelling for you to speed up and so you just open boxes and pull stuff out as fast as you can and put it on tanks. They make you put your name on the tank though with a sticky note so they will know who to blame if the tank is wrong. I was new, I knew my tanks probably were not organized the best way, but that comes with being new.
There are some nice helpful coworkers, and then there are ones who just ignored you and did not want to help new employees. I think the way HomeGoods does their trucks/processing could definitely be improved and be more organized. Maybe HomeGoods should consider night deliveries and have an overnight shift just for unloading trucks/processing/stocking? That would be better than rushing people so much. I understand fast work, and I understand keeping payroll costs down, but to be fair to employees you should create an environment where they have the chance to do their work correctly. Don't just rush and rush them and then complain when something gets messed up. Fast production work that is accurate only comes from an organized environment.

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If i started work Wednesday and I get paid every other friday.when do I get paid?

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I'm sure everyone I currently work with are felons.

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10% every now and then 20%

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I was asked
- why I want to work there
- what does integrity mean to me
- how i handled situations in my past jobs

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Ask your employees to tell you about the particular store they work in and then have a team in place to review and really implement any ideas you find relevant. I work at Home Goods and have inside information on the good, the bad and the ugly happening at the store I'm at. How is the CEO going to know what each employee might have to contribute?

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My interview was pretty long, I would say it took about 30mins or so. They asked a lot of scenario questions like what would you do if this happened, how did you handle a certain situation at your previous job etc. Then asked about myself, availability, if i had any questions. Overall the manager made me feel comfortable, we giggled here and there so it was a pretty laid back interview. I got hired on the spot and had to fill out paper work after. I didn't do any math questions either, it was only scenario questions so I'm assuming every store is a bit different.

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No. They only do criminal record and job background.

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I went to the open interview here in Tucson, AZ it was last Sat. am . The lady who interviewed me said I would here back by yesterday . I didn't so I called and the human resource lady said it can take up to 3 weeks but she would call me back when she checks on the status on my application.

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Employees are paid every Friday.

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