head hunted, interview process was smooth enough until you actually start.
To start with I am a highly experienced Store Manager, Multi Sites, Cluster stores, big box retail for over 12 years.
Started as General Manager, was told for 6 months I would be training as a Sales Manager at a branch, this never happened. On my first day as a Sales Manager they openly introduced me to the new Sales Manager of that branch.
I was greeted by a Area Trainer. I was handed a training document, told that he would be my point of contact for the first few weeks in the business, rest assured I never saw him again and never returned any of my calls
The training document was basic at best, openly told that it was out of date yet I was told to complete it, which I did.
For the first 5-6 weeks I had no contact with my line Manager, never asked how I'm getting on with the training, I was just getting on with it.
No health and safety was being used at any of the branches. i was at Euro Car parts for 2 and half months, Worst decision i ever made.
My line manager eventually made contact with me, instantly was told ''i didn't even know you are part of my structure'' Then after 1 meet was told there is no role for me and that he has had bad feedback about me, when I asked what about and by who the responses would have made more sense from a 5 year old.
Shocking to say the least. i was doing 54 plus hours a week and mostly standing around doing nothing.
To all the great Retail Managers out there. Stay away, do not get tempted by the high pay they offer, it is not worth the head ache. Place is full of over paid 'sales Executives' who more or less run the place and owners that do not know what is going on within their brances.
The General Manager population are only Managers because they are 'good guys' who have been there for a long time. FACT THIS DOES NOT MAKE YOU A SKILLED AND PROCESS DRIVEN MANAGER.
Even when I was asked to leave for no reason the HR team were not supportive at all, i eventually got a exit interview and is being reviewed by a legal team.
STAY AWAY PEOPLE
Hours, the company, mannerims, communication, no review process, no clear process