Pros: fun workplace, great coworkers, gratis
Cons: limited room for advancement, pay does not increase after a certain point
A typical day consists of managing the sales floor and motivating the sales associates to assist customers in a timely fashion. Most shifts are about half sales floor management, a quarter spent assisting customers, and the remaining quarter on management and cash office duties, like balancing tills, responding to emails, safe audits, visual merchandising, – more... etc.
I have learned a lot about how to motivate people while working here. Working with a great team of people is great, and can make your day go by so much faster. And it's a lot of fun most of the time.
Since they aren't as active in promoting from within, once you reach a certain point you are told to wait for further opportunities, as they have to then find a home for you. I think my supervisors try to do the best they can with what they've been given, but there comes a time when that's not sufficient anymore. The hardest part of the job is having high sales goals but not enough people to make that possible, and I find that there is little incentive to motivate myself when the room for advancement is restricted.
The best part is a fun work environment that embraces creativity and problem solving. Of course they also give you a generous amount of free product (gratis) and a great discount. You get to interact with a lot of different people on a daily basis and make great contacts within the industry. – less