Worked With Great People, but Worked ALL THE TIME
Assistant Manager (Former Employee) – Columbia, SC – November 28, 2018
I worked with a great District Manager and Store Manager, but once you move up to Co Management or Store Management the work/life balance goes out the window unless you move higher up in the company. Journeys 100% believes in promoting from within, so if you do well and show interest in moving up and they believe in you they will absolutely take the time and effort to train you to be ready to move up when the opening comes. The commission based pay for management can be killer in the best and worst way sometimes. If you're busy taking care of things around the store or in other stores, you're missing out on time selling, and the base pay is not nearly enough to be even make minimum wage with the hours you have to work (they do make up for minimum if you don't make it). However, during peak seasons when the store is packed you can make a super awesome paycheck from commission. Not having a steady amount of income can be super frustrating though.
For store managers with a certain amount increase over their last year's sales they get to go to a week long meeting in Nashville that's a lot of fun. I really loved my work environment and the people in it, but the fact I spent all my time there and didn't see a whole lot of reward in my paycheck for it is what finally made me decide to leave.
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Awful Work/Life balance for management