Pros: commission, rrsp/stock options, staff purchase, variety of shifts
Cons: very high turn over, consist management changes, working weekends and stats
Working with Future Shop was an excellent experience and treated me very well for quite some time. It is a fast paced sales floor that really keeps you on your feet.
I held a roll as a Product Expert and a typical day included :
- Maintaining a World Class standard in Merchandising
- Training and remaining current with our products
- Training customer – more... service and sales techniques
- Hitting sales targets and various attachment percentages
The stores generally have a complex layering of management with each of them responsible for a direct area, although most are cross trained and able to support anyone within their role. Future Shop also has a diverse range of employees. The greatest percentage would be in the 20-25 years old range with many of them being students, however there is a group of long term career minded individuals within the sales areas.
As with most jobs the environment had many perks as well as a few issues that always weighed on my mind. In the end I always seen the perks as the winner as it worked for my lifestyle at the time. The biggest perk in my eyes was the commission system. Having direct control over my work ethic I was able in effect my own pay cheque and this outweighed many of the side issues I had with the position. Leaving the company I have left behind a family that I will dearly miss. Arriving to work each day and bonding with my team mates of which were all like minded individuals will always be a positive memory for me. – less