- Hancock Fabrics24.Nov 2015
Managers always at fault for failing to meet corp. expectations.
Support from management
Unwilling to accept input from managers in the field.
Inter-store managers very supportive of one another.
Freedom to work independently
Micromanagement from corporate. No control over own store.
Ample communications, but not necessarily positive in nature.
Most store managers are women, though not necessarily given a great deal of respect
Attitude towards older colleagues
Seniors frequently hired, but not particularly appreciated
Fairly good at promoting from within
Overall compensation for your work
Below market salaries, paid on time, employee paid benefits only
Office / Work Environment
Systems are not up to date. Antiquated accounting practices - extraordinary amount of unnecessary reporting required.
No local or regional needs recognized
Paid based on forty hour week - 45 hours required. Most managers work 60 +/- hours per week.
Great place to shop - not a great place to work
Only if all sales goals are met, recovery achieved, and reporting done - expectations with little or no support
Nature of job such it requires great amount of physical ability. Believe the company would comply with accessibilty requirements if forced to
Yes - though not necessarily security. Too few employees on site at any one time
Tasks are neverending and expectations are high - next to impossible to achieve success
Inclusive / Diverse
NO opposing opinions are given credence - field experience never considered
Suggestions for improvement
- Need to develop a better understanding of customer needs and provide necessary tools for managers to be successful
What I like about the company
What I dislike about the company
Disregard for managers' expertise, time, or needs
The following benefits were offered to me
- CompanyHancock Fabrics
- Are you a Current or Former Employee?Former job since 2008
- DepartmentExecutive leadership