A typical day at work consists of meeting the needs of the business, including, but not limited to, production of products for sale, replenishment and rotation of products, cleanliness and hygiene, and delivering excellent customer service.
I learned how a company of this size and public attention operates in a challenging, competitive market, and the skills needed to ensure that the company could not only survive, but grow.
Management were largely genial, but ineffective and often unwilling to do what was required of them in order to maintain a happy, productive and enthusiastic workforce.
Due to this, the culture there is often intolerably unpleasant, with particularly toxic members of staff able to go unchecked, seemingly given "Carte Blanche" (and with approval of the managers) to spread distrust, malicious gossip and the like, while often the hard-working yet frustrated team members were seemingly punished for their frustrations and reservations at the competence of the management team.
The hardest part of the job is delivering the work required within the short amount of time given, and adhering to the schedules set out for the day.
The most enjoyable part of working there is the relatively competitive wages, the out-of-work benefits, but sadly little else.
Decent wages for the type of work, decent out-of-work benefits
Toxic work environment, ineffective management, very poor work-life balance.