Relaxed, calm environment.
Sales Associate (Former Employee) – Monrovia, CA – November 1, 2018
The Kirkland's that I worked at was on the smaller side, so it did make it difficult to do work and complete tasks. If something was asked of the manager or supervisor, it was usually done right away and could be done, most of the time, by one person.
I did learn how to decorate spaces and what smells and scents would work well with a certain type of room if it had a design inspiration. I learned how to help pick textures, colors, and styles for a customer; whether the space was as small as a bathroom or if they were decorating their entire living room.
The management there did seem non-approachable at times. At other times it seemed like there was favoritism with certain employees.
Because of the size and location, it was a slow-paced environment. It was nice, but oftentimes very boring. Because of the small size, when a manager asked an employee to do something, it got done right away. When I would ask for something to do by a manager, they would almost always tell me to "find something to do". When I would go and try to help another employee with something they would say they didn't need help with it. They were nice people, but it was hard to work with them. The manager gave hours to people depending on how busy you were, but if everything was already done or you couldn't help someone with anything, you wouldn't look, or be, very busy, so you could potentiality end up only getting 8 hours a week.
The thing I did enjoy the most was they did have a good training program, and the other employees were friendly.
Calm and soothing environment (due to the scented candles and sachets)
Not enough hours; hard to find things to do and to keep busy.