Made great friends; Poor management
Action Sports Sales Specialist (Former Employee) – Pittsburgh, PA – September 7, 2018
The staff became my family. Everyone was amazing. They were the reason that I wanted to continue working there. Retail can be draining, even if it is in a field you're passionate about, and my coworkers were always there to support me. I loved collaborating on projects, and consistently driving to create a better workplace. The only thing I miss about working there are seeing my friends on a more consistent basis.
While I liked my most of my managers, communication was terrible. Like most workplaces, be prepared for heavy political games. There are favorites, and brown-nosing is a must if you want to advance in any position. I've spent years working in retail, specifically outdoor retail, and I've never had such an erratic schedule. Some weeks I would have 16 hours, during the holidays I would work over seven days in a row. Be prepared. Make sure to get a second job, you won't be living off the wages.