Pros: great people to work with
Cons: some managers lack common sense, extreme work conditions, disorganized warehouse, security issues, tools were very poor quality
My experience at Jysk was very much a love/hate relationship over the past 5 years. First and foremost, Jysk is a company that wants to be large but they have a niche market and I feel like they are transitioning the wrong way (they do a lot of stuff that other stores do much better).
As a warehouse worker (especially during the late shifts) you are either doing absolutely nothing (cause you finish your work in the first 30 minutes and the managers then have nothing for you to do), or you are in a rush of customers, breaking your back and being overwhelmed. Dealing with those rushes is not part of a minimum wage job, anyone whom deals with that should be making at least $12/hr if not more. I also spent many days putting the display products together with cheap tools that were more than inadequate for the job, and I can't count the number of times hardware was missing or the product (often brand new, just shipped) was damaged. Some managers actually encouraged the shipment of damaged products which ultimately had to be dealt with by the warehouse workers
When I started the company had no problem with multiple people working warehouse during those backbreaking rushes in the middle of the day, but over the last year management has been trying to pinch pennies; one way of which was cutting back hours that were needed. There were times were we literally only had me (warehouse), a cashier, and a manger working, and were were expected to run the whole store with 3 people. This environment also lead to an evening where someone was able to walk into the locker room and steal everything – more... from out of my locker. Due to not giving new staff the code and not wanting locks on the lockers to prevent internal theft, my stuff was stolen and on top of that they refused to compensate me for it (even though it was their negligence and policies that cause it).
Jysk management is also super shady when it comes to money, and I know fellow employees that worked overtime and had to make a scene in front of the whole store to get it. from this I also notice the head manager at my particular store had a huge problem with confrontation. No one was ever fired when I worked there, they just stopped getting hours, and certain people were kept on payroll with 0 hours for months so the manager could avoid hiring new people.
Despite all of that the co-workers there are some of the nicest people I have ever had the pleasure of working with, and for every bad manager you deal with there are at least 3 really good ones. The only reason I put up with my work for so long and gave the overall rating a three (they made up for it that much) is because of having such a strong supportive staff. – less