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I had to pick a product from their website prior. Went in and it was a group interview with about 10 others. We watched videos, talked about them then the products we picked. Later on I got a call to come in for a second interview. Just one and one with a manager, I got hired immediately and straight after did some paperwork and a drug test.

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They give you a company branded polo shirt. Can wear it with jeans or black pants. You can buy other shirts/sweaters/jackets from their store. However sometimes they'll tell you it's not allowed regardless if it came from there. You should ask your manager and see if they'll allow it before you purchase it.

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Great company...I've thoroughly enjoyed my time here.

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Busy time of year starts after Thanksgiving and lasts until mid February. Expect to have ZERO time off in that time frame

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They like to hire people of different backgrounds. They want someone who is personable, positive, fun, and a great addition to the culture/team.

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Most are part time. Hours vary, shifts can be 4,5,6 or 8 hours long. Usually 5-6. Depending on the position and how store sales are.

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This is one of my favorite features. Our schedules vary based on our LIFE! I get to work during the same hours my son is in school.

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Merchandising/hours depends if the store really needs it and which store you're at. 15% of my time there was actual visual merchandising. Even though most of us were hired as a "visual merchandiser." You are just a basic sales associate. Barely had any shifts longer than 5-6 hours. Sometimes even just 4 hour shifts.

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None basically. We were even cut short on are promised training only to be frowned upon when we failed or didn’t understand a job. Totally sad !

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