- Jo-Ann Fabrics12.Nov 2015
There is no trust here. The higher up the ladder you go, the more condescending they become.
Support from management
The company as a whole is very negative in their management style. Ideas are not shared. It is more of a do it this way or else atmosphere.
The people in the store work well together. That is more from the store managers hiring people that suit the atmosphere of the others working there.
Freedom to work independently
The workload is not split evenly. It is more on who can get the job done quicker. May not be done the best, but who can finish it first.
There is more information than needed communicated. Stores are micro-managed from the top down. Emails were to be checked 4 times a day and responses on each one that the tasks were completed. Doesn't sound bad, unless you count that there may only be four people in the store at the time.
Men and women were treated equally. It is very much a female dominated industry, but men were promoted equally as well.
Management was always turning over. There were always room to advance, but it was due to people leaving because of the stress and workload than actually being promoted.
Overall compensation for your work
Pay in management was good. Hourly employees was a little better than minimum wage. But I went a couple of years without a raise. If profits, audit scores, or inventory goals are not met, just missing one can keep you from a raise.
Office / Work Environment
Stores are normally in great condition. This is surprising since most are in older shopping centers.
If you are in management, no consideration is given to this. If you are single and like very fast paced then it's no problem. But not for those that have small children.
Most employees are very disgruntled about the lack of staff available. Most customers complain about that as well.
There are no full time positions in the company now other than management. They are constantly changing positions around looking for solutions to staffing and salaries.
Inclusive / Diverse
Don't plan on your ideas being heard or accepted.
What I like about the company
The people that I worked with was the best part of working there. They were very creative in the things they could do, but with a lack of time to be able to translate that into their work is a shame.
What I dislike about the company
It is a task driven company. The number of tasks to do in a week were more than could be accomplished. Tasks had to be done while the store was closed so early mornings and overnights were frequent.
The following benefits were offered to me
- CompanyJo-Ann Fabrics
- Are you a Current or Former Employee?Former job since 2010