Pros: inspiring other people, discount of merchandise
Cons: the management and the ones who had their head in the sand shaking
The saying of you are only as good as your manager allows comes into play in the location I was in. I am not going to negate the entire company based on the one location I worked at but will tell you exactly what it was like.
Was a new store being built in our mall, Running is my life and was excited to be a part of the team, however in 6 months of opening, the shifting happens where managers move on and while that is great and all, the management they had in place lied on her resume about management experience and the two years I was under her, had no word of a lie 50 people quit due to her pathetic management skills.
She was allowed to bad mouth staff to her fellow co-workers and management team, and decided that to make up for her insecurity she would in bark orders, or make up stuff to make her look good.
The beauty was, customers complained about her! And yet she was being geared up to be Store Manager. Unreal.
Because I enjoyed the staff I worked with, the people I met and the great perks of discounts I subjected myself to being put down daily by her.
The other beauty of it all, I was part time which was fine but my sales beat hers by a long shot and the one they wanted to gear to full time was dealing drugs out of the shoe box. Think I am kidding--its Lindsay, enough said.
This was 2 years ago, and I am long gone and now a manager with another sports company. I use her as an example of how not to manage.
You would think 50 people quitting due to one person, would wake FGL -now Can Tire- up not to mention the countless emails to customer service would alert that there is something wrong but nope somehow she was allowed to act like that is now laughable and just plain pathetic.