Yes, we had people who were hired as sales associates and they became associate managers due to people getting fired.
They do not offer raises or bonuses simply because these are usually just pop-up, seasonal stores. I do feel the pay is not bad considering I've worked for less doing far more difficult jobs. Retail just is what it is. If my store had been permanent then my goal would have been to move up to full store manager and possibly regional. It just is not in the cards for a temp job, however.