Fun Work Culture/Poor Compensation
Management (Current Employee) – Fayetteville, NC – October 5, 2018
Journeys is a fun job to work and grow in as a teenager or young adult. The company does not pay well because it’s majority all commission with a small base pay. And their usual answer is to build a strong team and just sell more. Which can be done, but since you do not get an hourly rate on top of commission, then the days and weeks that are very low in traffic with customers then there is no one to sell too. On top of that, if you have any store operations that need to be addressed either in stock room or on sales floor, that takes up managements time and lost in sales, because according to DM’s it has to be done. If you say it didn’t get done because you were focused on the customer then they get angry, even though the focus should always be on the customer.
There is no consistency between different districts and regions. Everyone does it their way and if you try to challenge them then you get in trouble. Even though you were told by home office or other DM or RVP to do it a certain way.
Again, a great starting job and a company to grow with. Knowing the write people and just hitting the right numbers at the right time are key. Otherwise you just stay in limbo between positions.
relaxed culture. accepts tattoos, piercings and hair color
doesn’t pay well. no good work/life balance