Pros: Coworkers, free lunches, vendor presentations, discounts, always busy, team environment
Cons: Lack of proper management, not much space for advancement
Grand & Toy was an amazing place to work.
The fast pace environment really helped me become organized and detail oriented. From answering phone calls to replying to endless emails, there was always something to do.
The management at Grand & Toy was unfortunately over tasked. Having so much to do in a day did not allow them to manage the work area as effectively as they could have.
The most difficult part about this job was maintaining customer sanctification as a product specialist. My job was to purchase items from other suppliers for our clients because we didn't have it in stock for them. The struggle to find the correct item that met all the customers needs was very difficult but extremely rewarding. Even though this was the hardest part, I also consider it the most enjoyable. There's something about a challenge that really helps me step it up. It was great to have a customer tell me that I did a great job and got them exactly what they were looking for.
Although it was a tough job, I also consider it one of the best places to work. It helped me become the professional I am today.