Fun overall but poor management and too much pressure
Ex sales assistant (Former Employee) – Queensland – 5 April 2017
Thorough training is provided for all in store products which helps a lot! Decent pay with generous store discounts and store games with the opportunity to win prizes. Not many shifts available unless you are the store manager. Sometimes unseasonable KPIs with lots of pressure from store managers to make them. I felt as though my position wasn't secure and that if I didn't make budget or certain (difficult) goals, I would be fired, even if it was just a bad week. Discussions were held on how to 'improve performance' but just pointed out how poorly you were performing or how much money You lost the store for that month with no actual tips on improving or words of encouragement. Not an encouraging or secure work environment.
Shorts shifts, pressure to upsell, position not secure.
I did enjoy the aspects of working here. They taught me so much about management and the teach you so much and push you to better yourself, but what drove me away was that the pressure they put on you to bring customers in was a lot, you have to upsell so much and if you don't you get a sheet you have to sign saying you are not doing your job correctly.
I was assistant manager and I would recommend for people who want to be casual here but higher up management is crazy!
Company Events, Teaching to manage a store
Overtime hours constantly for VM, and sometime managers and assistant managers have to come in with no pay.