The people who make this company tick are seriously just awful.
Support from management
The company doesn't allocate enough hours to get enough staff on. I would open the store and be alone for 3 hours until I had someone on staff with me.
There is no team, just gossipy store managers and an even worse corporate office.
Freedom to work independently
You don't get to make a single decision. Corporate tells you how things will be.
Overall compensation for your work
No benefits offered.
I had a blast working every holiday for 2 years because my manager found herself entitled to them. I also enjoyed her taking 6 weeks of vacation this year, and working 3 open to close shifts in a week.
If they don't want you they'll find a reason to get rid of you.
The work is challenging. The instructions confusing and often times tedious. There is so much that must be done and no hours allocated to the store to get people on to do the work. Managers would often stay until 2/3am to finish up work, and we wouldn't get paid for it.
Suggestions for improvement
- Treat their workers better. Appreciate them more.
What I like about the company
They sell Star Wars merchandise.
What I dislike about the company
In all honesty, I don't know where to begin. There's not much good in this company. The corporate office is very corrupt, and very stuck on old business strategies - we still have computers from the 90s.