retail Job Reviews
Women who work in retail departments have an overall job satisfaction level of 3.5, 59.3% of them believe there is gender equality in their firms, and make an average salary range of $25k-$50k.
I worked in Cosmetics as a counter manager and a beauty stylist and got up 8 weeks of 60% paid maternity leave, which was great. Since the environment is commission based, it was difficult to be a breastfeeding/pumping mother when I came back, as time away from the floor was looked down on. Sales floor was very competitive, as jobs are constantly threatened if goals are not met. Rarely were people actually fired though--it is used more as a scare tactic. Gay men were given preference in every area, as the general assumption was that women would purchase more from them.
If you work hard you get rewarded. I've seen a lot of women in hiring executive positions and when I've asked about how they got there they said their hard work was noticed.
The company runs in the dark ages. The infrastructure is old and unreliable. The stores are not technologically up to date nor is the internal system. Sure, it's an easy-to-get retail job but you will do more work than your pay rate reflects. The whole company needs a facelift and cleanse if it wants to survive the world of online shopping and lowered online prices.
very accomodating to a work/ life balance. For management, flexible pto.
They encourage promoting within the company, and focus on career development
I love my job 95% of the time...sometimes it's stressful, but I can continuously reframe my attitudes and perspectives for my own balance and success. This is a review of a Disney Store
Depending on your department family time could be severely limited
They want you to do more with less staff. Hours aren't as flexible as it should be
Overall great benefits and balance.
This has been a great company to work for. There are as many women in management as there are men in my segment. The maternity benefits are top notch as are the other benefits. Women are encouraged to take advantage of the work life balance they encourage and from what I have seen it doesn't impact career trajectory.