Profits over people. Do not be fooled by people-first initiatives and benefits package.
Despite solid sales growth, they choose to demote and eliminate leadership positions across the nation. Severely understaffed in many locations for both managers and associates, but refuse to negotiate their mediocre pay rates, because "while other brands may pay better, Old Navy's culture is better"
Beyond micromanaging - Endless communications and last minute deadlines. Photos and surveys due constantly to verify you've completed a task.
Constantly adding hours and hours of conference calls and micromanaging touch bases throughout the week, and not understanding why you can't effectively run your store.
As a GM, you do not decide the pay increases for the individuals on your team. You still write their performance reviews, and someone who doesn't even read it will decide your teams annual raises. Under performers often receive higher increases than top performers.
Upper leadership will take advantage of your desire to grow and develop by offering you endless stretch assignments and "expert" roles. The majority of these lead to nowhere, and only offer to take workload off of their plates while piling it onto yours.
Customers are abusive.
Generous PTO, but good luck actually using it.
This job will destroy your mental health and get you nowhere.
Advice to Management
This is not an office job so stop adding to the office workload.
Make people first decisions because it's the right thing, not because Target or Walmart or someone else did it first.
Stop wasting company resources on pointless travel and redundant conference calls while so many locations are busy and understaffed.
Everyone is very open-minded, 50% employee discount, easy job, good employee resources, particularly for full-time.
Boring, company cares more about PR/money than health and safety of employees and customers (won’t strictly enforce masks for customers during COVID), low wages, takes a long time to move up, rude customers, rarely hires full-time.
minded, 50% employee discount, easy job, good employee resources, particularly for full