Not what I signed on for....
Pros: pay is decent
Cons: no say in staffing, lack of hours to run store, lack of organization within company, way too much stress, not fun for management at all.
Took a position as a store manager, and at first, really loved my job. Pay is decent, and I was told there was a lot of room for advancement due to the rapid expansion in the US. They tout "work-life balance," but that is not the reality of this company. There is very little leadership, and things change at the last minute, and upper management expects the impossible. The biggest challenge, however, is the incredibly limited number of hours you are given to run a successful store. There is no coverage, and you rarely interact with your employees, so training and development is a no-go. I'm often caught at the register for long periods, making customer service a challenge. Overall, not what I signed on for, and I am not new to retail by any means. I am an incredibly hard worker, but Cotton On essentially expects you to take it all on yourself, and for me, it's just way to stressful of an environment.