Higher pay, more consistent hours, benefits. The only people who work in the stores who get health insurance are the Manager and Assistant Manager. Benefits are not available to Supervisors or Sales people, not even offered through the company. Supervisors make very little over what a sales person makes.
Upper Management is very negative, you can meet all your goals, but they will still find something you are not doing right, and only focus on that. Store management is under a lot of stress because of the negative atmosphere, and in my district we see a lot of turnover because of it. Having to climb ladders with furniture isn't fun, and neither is having to put up window clings up in subfreezing weather, but I could easily tolerate it if Upper management were better to store employees. They just took our discount away on final sale and clearance items too, but again, if upper management were better, I'd tolerate it.
Like someone else stated, the responsibilities that are expected of us definitely do not match my pay. We give customer service like no other store that I can think of, yet I can make more at Target or Walmart and not have to bend over backward to help customers
The fact that after 5 years I make the new Colorado minimum wage, and anyone that starts tomorrow will make the same pay as me. And they are taking away a part of the discount that we all loved. They have no love for their seasoned employees and the wages prove that.
They pay way below industry standards. No benefits. Employee discount was 25% off everything including clearance and final sale, but starting in June we will only get to use it on regular and sale price. Such a nice gesture to employees who already make a below standard wage.
Managmemt is horrible
Answered - Material Handler/Forklift Operator (Former Employee) - Aberdeen, MD
I would only leave in order to further my career goals. Most positions are only part time.
Answered - Sales Associate (Current Employee) - Longview, TX
Relocation. Only out of necessity
Answered - Sales Leader (Current Employee) - Tacoma, WA
Answered - In store floor-sales representative (Former Employee) - Carle Place, NY
Pay doesn't match up to all the responsibilities I have to do. Always schedule conflicts (ex: going against availability, changes w/o telling you, one week 20+ hours the next 10) High turn over rate so you're constantly training new people.