2.3I worked for Belk for a little over a year and that job was nothing short of chaotic. The orientation/training process consisted of me sitting in a dark room by myself in front of a TV. Not long after I started, we were left without a store manager for several months. During times we were left without a manager, I witnessed blatant favoritism and assistant managers turning a blind eye to unhealthy working conditions until an official complaint was made. My availability and state of health was often disregarded as if being told having to work was going to magically make school disappear and cure the flu. I had points deducted on performance reviews for reasons out of my control. Once I put in my two weeks, my direct supervisors acted very unprofessionally by refusing to acknowledge my existence.
2.2I've been employed with Belk for nearly 10 years. It began promising but soon slowed as those that valued my development dwindled. Store level management are taught that meeting the sales metrics are key but get little praise when doing so. On the other hand criticism is consistent. Hourly employees are not valued highly in many regards and often left in the dark when it comes to company directives. The organization has a focus to include all employees but rarely is that passed down.