If you have to work here, leave as soon as you find something better.
Sales Associate (Current Employee) – Chicago, IL – April 3, 2019
Unless you enjoy having the longevity of your job hinging on something as arbitrary as how many store credit cards you open, don't waste too much time here.
The only good thing I'll say about this place that I personally experienced as a part time worker is that you can set your own availability. I was able to set two days that I absolutely could not work and so far, they have honored that.
Management is highly disorganized, and communication from management to associates is very poor.
With the recent job requirement of "open x amount of store credit accounts per week", this is once again a competitive and unpleasant work environment. Similar to the one that was present when I first started, where you were expected to make a certain amount in "commission sales". Apparently they learned nothing about how negatively things like this impact the workplace, or they just don't care. And yes, even if you're part time, even if you have a hard time getting hours, even if you work during slower periods of the day, you're expected to open the same amount of accounts as someone in a much better position than you. There is no compromising with these people.
Oh yeah, and don't expect any accommodations if you develop any sort of problems with your feet or knees after working here for a long while. I did, and despite attempts to reason with my managers, I was told there was nothing they could do for me.
Take a job with them if you absolutely must. But leave as soon as you're able. It's simply not worth the physical or mental stress.