Good work environment, understanding and friendly management team
General Merchandise Associate (Current Employee) – Livermore, CA – June 24, 2019
It used to be better. For a long time everyone helped each other, but currently the "Team" has been divided into little corners by themselves and told not to do anyone else's work. On the other hand, given my experience and ability to work quickly, I’m often asked to do other's work instead of my own anyway.
Regardless, the people make the work environment tolerable. For the most part Team Members and Leads are very friendly to each other and willing to assist if asked, and will work with you in solving problems. Management is also helpful in picking up slack so long as you give them enough notice.
It’s given me a lot of experience in working with a team made up of very different individuals and at times helping coordinate some of those team members myself, despite not being management. A typical day includes stocking shelves, assisting guests, keeping the workplace clean, and managing any smaller tasks that need doing (including but not limited to pulling stock from the backroom independently to fill empty spots, managing price change work, and setting up sales plans)
Positive work environment, friendly people, relative freedom once experienced, and room for advancement
Extremely stressful at times given the amount of work and the amount of time given to do it, as well as the expected unruly 'guest' with unreasonable requests