http://www.joann.com/careers

JOANN Inc.

Cashier

April - July 2018 • Jensen Beach, FL

What I liked

I like working in a crafting environment because I feel comfortable around those things.

What I wish was different

Unfortunately people are very cruel to customer service workers

Advice

Always be willing to learn from your mistakes
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Replenishment Intern

May - August 2019 • Hudson, OH

What I liked

The creativity of everyone in the building and how collaboration was encouraged.

What I wish was different

Advice

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Team member

August 2020 • Mays Landing, NJ

What I liked

The other employees are friendly and the environment is calming.

What I wish was different

Advice

You can always tuck fabric if it's not busy.
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Team Member

May 2019 • Elizabethtown, KY

What I liked

My coworkers are always friendly, and the customers are fun to talk to when it comes to projects they're working on.

What I wish was different

Nothing

Advice

Just be on your toes, you're going to be multitasking a lot so it's best to stay aware.
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Retail Salesperson

May 2018 • Angola, IN

What I liked

I am generally well trained and I feel comfortable asking my mangers for help when needed. I also know a decent amount about the kinds of things we sell and aside from my own hobbies I am able to learn about others hobbies.

What I wish was different

A lot of customers treated me very badly and the stores app and coupons frequently had problems making this even worse. I also worked a lot of hours which was good for my wallet but was very stressful, especially because of the pandemic. Our district manager also put a lot of unnecessary stress on our store manager leading to the work environment being unpleasant sometimes. I also wish I was paid more. I could have been paid more flipping burgers.

Advice

Buy comfortable shoes because you are one your feet a lot. Retail has a lot of manual labor involved.
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Cashier

May - August 2020 • Manhattan, KS

What I liked

The employees were all very friendly toward each other and toward the customers.

What I wish was different

The shifts are usually pretty long, and the pay is not great. It always seemed that there were either too many employees and some had nothing to work on or there were not enough employees to accomplish what needed done. I also would have liked to receive proper training.

Advice

Be prepared to work long shifts with only one break and for a low wage.
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Manager

May 2020 • Brookings, SD

What I liked

I got to learn how to make phone calls and how to be professional on those calls. I also got to learn how much I could handle. I got to close the store, open and run it. I had people that are older then be that I wasn't at first comfortable being in "charge" of them. I got to learn how to deal with mean and angry customers which isn't all that easy. I loved everything about being a manager at Joann's and I'm so glad I still get to be working there as a manager.

What I wish was different

Well I wish the customers could of been nicer but that's nothing that I could change. I really wouldn't have changed anything. I had a great summer in this position and I'm still having a great time/

Advice

Don't be afraid to admit that you bit off more then you can handle.
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Keyholder

October 2018 - August 2020 • Traverse City, MI

What I liked

I was able to help customers with brainstorming their craft projects.

What I wish was different

I wish people were nicer during the pandemic, and that the company had better technology available.

Advice

Be nice and you will be treated nice.
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Hand Fabric Cutter

April 2020 • Enfield, CT

What I liked

I liked the people and the retail experience

What I wish was different

Advice

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Cashier

November 2018 • Algonquin, IL

What I liked

Flexibility with my college student work schedule. I can work as a casual team member during the summer and holiday breaks.

What I wish was different

Advice

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Talent Development Intern

June - August 2020 • Hudson, OH

What I liked

I loved getting to work so closely with the HR Talent Development team and felt really supported by my mentor and manager. Getting to essentially run my own project and see it to completion was really great too!

What I wish was different

Advice

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employee

June 2020 • Shawnee, OK

What I liked

lots of experience working with the public

What I wish was different

better pay

Advice

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IT Security Intern

May 2018 • Hudson, OH

What I liked

What I've really enjoyed about this internship is how collaborative it's been. There's been a total of 25 interns from several different departments, and I've gotten to know them all so well by doing a lot of team-building exercises with them and learning about what they're working on from lunch & learns. The company has set up several fun events for us such as kickball, dodgeball, picnics, and more. I've felt really comfortable where I work due to getting along with my coworkers and feel that it's improved my work ethic and motivation.

What I wish was different

One thing that I wish was different was the commute - it is a 50 minute drive there. I wish it was closer so I could spend less time driving in the day, and more time working or doing other productive things.

Advice

While working as an intern, never be afraid to ask questions. People at the company hired you for a reason, they see potential in you and want to see you learn and grow. If you don't know something, ask! If they are good workers, they would be happy to help.
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Team Member

May 2019 • Canton, MI

What I liked

Friendly staff

What I wish was different

Scheduling

Advice

Be friendly to all
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Cashier

June - August 2019 • Miami, FL

What I liked

The staff

What I wish was different

The customers

Advice

Patience is key
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Sales associate

July - November 2019 • Poway, CA

What I liked

I liked that there were a lot of different tasks I had to do. I was never stuck behind a counter very long.

What I wish was different

The management were not very kind. We constantly got complaints about poor customer service and they were rude to other employees.

Advice

If you are an extrovert, you'll love this job. I am an introvert, and talking to people all day and constantly having someone watch over you as you work wasn't my favorite.
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Team Member

June - September 2019 • Salt Lake City, UT

What I liked

I enjoyed getting experience in retail and getting out of my comfort zone. I liked working close to my home, and feeling a bit more independent.

What I wish was different

I wish I would have worked more hours. I learned a lot, and had more time to work, so it would have been nice.

Advice

Do things that are kind of uncomfortable. It makes you work harder and learn a lot.
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Omni-Channel Operations Intern

May - August 2019 • Hudson, OH

What I liked

Great internship program with positions all throughout the company

What I wish was different

I wish I went in with more experience using Microsoft Excel

Advice

Join the kickball league
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Sewing teacher

June 2016 - August 2019 • Redlands, CA

What I liked

Taught sewing

What I wish was different

Hours. Respect for my ability

Advice

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Retail Salesperson

October 2018 • Spanish Fork, UT

What I liked

Buzy work

What I wish was different

Learned more

Advice

Work harder
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