There is absolutely no advancement available. It is very rare and they only select very certain people to promote. I never got a raise after working there for well over a year, which I find ridiculous. We don't expect a dollar raise; even 0.25 cents would suffice because it shows we are appreciated. I worked so hard and did everything I could for that entire year and was not appreciated once. Also no benefits were offered at the time of my employment.
I didn't learn much except how to make beer displays, which is very easy. The nights are extremely slow and they should definitely not be open as late as they are. That was the only up side to the job as well, because there is a lot of down time. Unfortunately, it does get quite boring.
The two stores managers are great, especially the GM (who is wonderful and does her job amazingly), but upper management does not care an inch about their Langley store, only their other 3 stores. Upper management is mostly at those other stores and rarely spend a day there every month, which I think is very doable in this particular environment; they only have four stores and mostly spend time at one particular store.
I did not feel like I was respected when upper management came in as well. I was over-looked quite a bit, even though I did my job to its fullest extent, and then some, and they didn't think I could answer the simplest of questions about their store.
The hours are very poor and the pay is poor. If you think you'll make bank on tips, you will not. There is also times where there is so much to do and put out and put away, - plus...
If you want to make it home to your family and feel safe, this is not the place to work. No security guard, no safe way to call for help if needed. You are taught to try to get stolen product back from thieves even if it means risking your life.