Pros: learn a lot. promotes from within. salaried employees get great healthcare, 4 weeks paid vacation.
Cons: long hours, demanding work environment, spotty management
Overall I'd say I've had a pretty good experience in my time at the company, but with that said, know that you will work hard. The company expects a lot out of everyone from sales associates to management. The work can be very stressful and demanding, and your focus will shift from minute to minute.
As a Visual Merchandiser you're tasked with creating and managing the overall look of the department, and the company has very strict guidelines and standards. Brand image trumps everything, and corporate tries to ensure the person handling these responsibilities is well supported. The compensation can sometimes take awhile though.
Store management can be tricky. I've had very supportive managers who work with the staff as a team, and very bad managers who didn't really do their jobs, which in turn affects everything in the store.
If you can roll with a demanding environment and show initiative, you will move up. The company is very big on promoting from within, and transferring employees to different locations.