Very Stressful, Things done there way, dont care of your thoughts
I was just currently the Store Manager at Fairfield. I worked my worked very hard to get that store together. I came to the store with the store not doing well. The DM doesn't want to make changes to the management team there, that is part of the reason the store is not thriving. The staff run the store with the managers on duty. They do what they want. You can never keep the store staffed, I was always hiring people to fill the store cause they didn't like how the management team ran when I wasn't there. If you didn't give the staff days off they requested do to the needs of the store including the management team they would just call off and leave you to do doubles. I worked 6 days a week almost every week since I had started. That store has a lot of theft. And the company wants you to do nothing but stand at the front door and command presence and greet. So the customers just walk right by you and walk out with the stuff, knowing that you can do nothing. Policies are not all followed except for when HIGHER ups want to push certain ones. I spent long hours at the store 6 days a week. Last week I worked everyday to make sure everything was done that was directed to still fail an audit they do every week, cause there is no solid foundation in that store with management. and DM doesn't want to move with them on anything
You will get called or texted every single one of your days off having to do with the store and what you need to do or check on. Even days you requested off.
Prosmanagers go to vegas every year
ConsThey dont care about your ideas, or experience. Or how much you are working for them
Let me start off with saying if you have already applied and no one called you back after a month it is possible you did not pass the questionnaire on the application (you are now a no hire) or did not meet their availability needs.
I really enjoyed working at DD’s but after awhile the only thing keeping me at there was my coworkers, discount (20%. 3 weeks a year they give us 40%) and steady pay. I was an area supervisor and dropped down back to an assistant supervisor because I was taking more classes. So with the experience of a manager I was still doing a lot of manager work and getting paid the same as most of the entry level workers.
Overall the work is incredibly easy but you need to learn how to be a quick and efficient worker if you aren’t already.
Hours vary on what season you’re in. So during Christmas it’s possible to get OT pay even as a part timer. However after Christmas and before summer it gets dreadfully slow (hours wise. Customers still come) and corporate doesn’t seem to want to give enough for payroll.
Now this goes for most retail jobs but the customers at our store were either truly lovely or horrendous. I’m talking like really bad customers, if you tell them no they look like they’re about to have a fist fight with you. If you get highly overwhelmed with confrontation I do NOT recommend working as a cashier or fitting room associate.
There are cool perks with the company besides the store discount, during holidays and safety celebratio
ProsDecent pay, very flexible schedule, great coworkers, breaks and lunches
ConsCustomers, occasionally management will have drama
Great place to learn the value of hard work, iffy neighborhood and people.
This is a great place to gain experience in a fast paced environment. With my previous experience in retail that catered to middle/higher end clientle, I can honestly say that this job taught me the true meaning of having to work hard for your money. Due to its low prices, (who doesn't love low prices in this economy?) the store was ALWAYS busy, not a second is gone idle, which makes the work day pass by rather quickly. However, I'm not speaking for all locations but at my specific location, management was somewhat unprofessional. There was drama and rumors flooding the workplace which made for an uneasy work environment. While most of the customers are decent, there were also plenty of rude people.
Although most workplaces have disciplinary actions for mistakes, a mistake at this store is taken very seriously. I accidentally didn't charge a customer for an item (which I had no knowledge of), and even after resigning my position, loss prevention hunted me down. The most difficult moment was having loss prevention tell me that I must have done it on purpose (thus, stealing) the item when I have never stolen anything in my life. Even though it was a mistake and was no longer working there, I had to pay a $40 reimubursement fee to replace the item. LP told me it wouldn't be on my record and that there would be no lawsuit, next thing I know, he hands me a sheet stating "YOU HAVE BEEN DETAINED FOR THEFT" with a lawyer's name on it. I still do not know or trust if the LP was tellin
Prosfast paced, great place to learn value of hard work.
Consfew hours, minimum wage, unprofessional work enviroment, little to no room for mistakes.
Typical day for closing would be reviewing the clipboard of who needs to take their lunch and breaks. It's a very fast pace environment and no time for downtime. Decision making has to be quick and to the spot (if a mistake is made it falls on me who is closing). Each manager have a designated department to control and work in and at the same time run the front end or do paper work. If a cashier is not following proper procedures and the register, I have to pull them aside and explain the proper procedures. I always have to keep my eyes on the line and call cashiers when it grows (3 customers in line = 2nd cashier; 6 customers = 3rd cashier and so on). This is where decision making skills jump in (I also have a register and should I jump on or call the 2nd cashier?) Every cashiers have a task on the floor such as doing gobacks or assisting the other full time department managers if they are behind in their department. As an area supervisor my duty is everything (my dept, on the floor, on the register, approving returns, keeping up with my full timers and their department, controlling go-backs, giving lunch and breaks, keeping an eye out for shoplifters, handling call offs and sick calls and finding replacement). Opening procedure is much more focused on paperwork and receiving (much easier than closing). But still a lot of work. Yet the environment and the associates makes it a great and fun place to work at. My life isn't always on the line compared to walgreens. Great devel
Prosit is a great place to work at (fast and hectic :)
Consa lot of stress (some nights if i am short staff my head feels like it's going to explode)
When i started this job i was actually pretty excited, it seemed easy enough with good pay rate, but then i started and my opinion quickly changed, They are so disorganized i was told by multiple managers to just put merchandise where ever it fits even though the aisles were a huge mess, their stock room is such a mess too so much that sometimes we had be trapped in a square surrounded by product, on top of that the store manager assumed i knew how to do everything and when i needed to be taught they would just give me a summary of what i had to do and wouldn't properly teach me how to. on top of all that i soon started to have the skin on my fingers peel off from doing the exact same thing everyday and back problems due to their small working spaces. In the end i ended up quiting, even though i know it wont look good on me i did it to better my health. I was waking up depressed from this jobs and soon started to show symptoms of stress because my life wasn't going too smooth at the moment and any time i had to call in they wouldn't believe my reasoning, i even got yelled at by the store manager once because he "is just gonna assume i just didn't wanna come in" and he questioned work ethic, in the end my impression of the company because of this store is that its a self loathed overwhelming job that has no consideration for the struggles a person can have and doesn't care about anything but you working ur scheduled hours so they can cancel ur shift whenever they dont which i
ProsEasy and straight forward
ConsDisorganized, no variety you do the same thing everyday while just standing
I've never had the time to write a proper review from my employment here, but I think it's about time. This was my first job dealing with retail of any kind, managers were nice and overall it was a very friendly environment with people who had been there for a good while. It's an overall easy job, you just have to put the work in to memorize how to do things throughout the year, quick on your feet, and if you had any questions there were always happy to answer. Never the less, like any other job there is always something bound to go wrong, now this isn't any "they didn't give me breaks", "I wasn't paid enough" no, no. This is my experience with the change of store managers, now like any change of management there is always different ways of doing things. In the span of a couple weeks, the store definitely changed in.. I guess you could say "vibe". Hours being cut, people leaving, people losing their titles and shoved into jobs they simply did not sign up for, gossip starting to rise over a single person. What's team work when you can't trust your own teammates and especially the manager who will most absolutely talk slander behind your back? Now this wasn't me being paranoid or hearing it from another person, but just listening for myself. Which is disheartening when you give someone a chance and they spit on you. I believe if you can't listen to your own employees suggestions and or are willing to hear another opinion other than your own, I don't think you should be a manage
a typical day at work as a cashier can be difficult at times but I simply respect customers and my co-workers and treat them the way I would like to be treated. I love assisting the customers and asking them if they found everything they needed during their visit. I learned that you have to work hard to get where you want to be. The store is well managed but the main manager always sits in her office and never associates herself with others. I frankly don't mind, but I can tell it strongly effects the supervisors/managers on duty. I love my co-workers! they are all easy going people, but even if they weren't I would still be respectful and appreciative of them. I admire their work ethic because they always go above and beyond and I learn from their experiences and teachings. I honestly don't find anything quite challenging about this job except for the security guards always testing you on specific questions about the store for example what departments we have shortages in or what our goal percentage is. I feel like its okay to know this information about our store, but quizzing the employees every single work day gets out of hand. I always dislike working with 2 customers at once. Yes its a faster process, but I find it very rude and so do the customers but store policy states that we must work with both customers at once.
The most enjoyable part of the job is helping out with the customers. At any time I help someone I feel accomplished and feel great knowing I was able to
Prosgreat working enviornment, coworkers are respectful
Relaxed work environment (usually!) but unstable schedule & repetitive work.
I've worked here more than a year and it's a great starter job and a mediocre long-term job. Unless you plan on staying a long time, don't expect a full-time position from the start. This is a part-time job. Your hours will vary week to week. Some weeks you'll get a decent number of hours, other weeks you'll get 12 hours of work, in total. (That's 2 work days and.) But there's a lot of factors that play into what your schedule is going to look like every week. How efficient/effective you are, your attendance, the relationships you have with your team members, etc. If you're a good worker, they'll take notice and offer you a promotion. However, I must admit that every position above the initial associate position doesn't get paid enough for the amount of things they have to do. Nonetheless, the work you do here is very straight forward. You can literally do everything on your own after 3 days of training, with only some questions here and there. Everyone is typically super relaxed. This job can get boring if you're not a stock worker. Loss prevention employees do almost nothing, as they're not security officers and cannot physically stop thieves. They're really just for intimidation. I'd even argue it's the easiest position, by far.
ProsRelaxed co-workers & managers, employee discount works for Ross, straight foward job responsibilities.
ConsUnstable schedule for non-management positions, no one really cares about keeping the store clean.
I worked apart of their stock team for a year+, it was a very tense and high paced situation but overall very easy. The employees are very nice, but at the place that I worked management was extremely poor and not stable.. Managers were switched out and sent to other stores,or they quit constantly. Overall, when we did have a great manager the workplace was great. The hardest part was being apart of stock and just keeping up with the time restraints, and being able to memorize how to process everything. Most enjoyable part of the job had to be the atmosphere. Also, working in stock your hours were EXTREMELY inconsistent. It seemed like a dream getting paid 10 dollars an hour, part time, working up to 40 hours a week... Until holiday season was over and you end up working only 5 hours a week, or just not working at all due to the trucks being small. Not to mention, you work the length of the truck so if it's a small truck you could only be working for 2 hours, but if it's a big truck you can work anywhere from 8 to 10 depending on the size of the team that is working with you. Just don't expect much if you work as a solid stock team member as I did, definitely if you are looking in working here, it is a great starter job or a job while you go to school but if you want hours most definitely have an open availability and be open to doing more than just truck unloading.
Well, Where do i begin overall its an okay place to work at friendly environment very productive at times when it gets busy. Great Customer Service the only downfall is the lack of commitment in people who work here, Their is at least one call out a day someone is either sick or is just doesn't feel like coming in. Which sucks for those who have the day off because then they get called in and it isn't fair typically you work your tush off at this place and when you want to enjoy your day off you cant because they may call and you have the option to say no, but yet you end up feeling bad and it sucks for those working because that simply means you have to work twice as hard because your short staffed... & at times you have backup people working when they really didn't need to be back up and could have been used for another day some day when they are really needed yet people seem to not want to struggle a little... Also lack of Security, Their is always days when we end up 3-4 days with out an SPS and it just is a bummer because then the manager on duty cant move around and help those one the floor when the store is very busy they have to stay in the front guarding the front area when they could have been in helping on the sales floor on those busy days, Simply my Person Opinion...
ProsStaff is Okay, Very helpful
ConsLack of employee commitment
Questions And Answers about dd's DISCOUNTS
What is the best part of working at dd's DISCOUNTS?
Asked Jan 29, 2020
The people and opportunities to grow
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How often do you get a raise at dd's DISCOUNTS?
Asked May 9, 2022
Answered Aug 18, 2022
Whenever they felt like it
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What is a typical day like for you at dd's DISCOUNTS?
Asked Mar 23, 2020
Calm,fast paced, slow
Answered Aug 18, 2022
Depends on the time sometimes it’s crazy around 2. Sometimes there really no one in the store
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If you were in charge, what would you do to make dd's DISCOUNTS a better place to work?
Asked Nov 9, 2019
I would make sure everyone is doing what they're suppose to do
Answered May 19, 2021
Give out tips on how to handle tasks in a better way where they won't mess up.