Variety Sucks Customer Reviews and Feedback
Variety is an American media company owned by Penske Media Corporation. The company was founded by Sime Silverman in New York City in 1905 as a weekly newspaper reporting on theater and vaudeville. In 1933 it added Daily Variety, based in Los Angeles, to cover the motion-picture industry.
A former employee said this in a review: "Terrible union, 40 dollars a month while working 20 hours a week and making 7.40 an hour. Do the math. Don't work at Variety".
merchandise dist, associate (Current Employee) says"It’s very hot....they don’t care nothing about you your well beings or anything...only time they like you is if they are short and need your help...people get fired from right to left...benefits ain’t worth it...pay is very low for all the work that you have to actually do"
Assistant Store Manager (Current Employee) says"This store in mobile Alabama has several corvid cases with employees who has caught this from other employee. Hardly follow guidelines. Temps are taken but sick managers still come to work and endanger other coworkers."
Soft line worker (Current Employee) says"Not a good company at all they take years to put you full time even when you never missed a day at work and the pay is bad and bad no benefits no pay if you catch COVID they don’t clean the store if someone has COVID ! They don’t care about your well being. I even had a doctors not that I had to stay home until my COVID test came back because I was exposed to it my sister had it and they still didn’t pay me. They ddnt gives us a bonus or raise during this pandemic! Cons: The pay, no benefits, they don’t care about the health of their employees"
Forklift Operator (Former Employee) says"There is only one shift but some come in at three different times. Very little training. 90% of the equipment drivers have no business on a forklift. It is not uncommon for fights and arguments to break out. Very few of the management have a clue. Cons: The entire company."
Merchandise Analyst (Current Employee) says"The company does not have a policy of promoting within with the exception of non-management position. "Supervisors" - not to be mistaken with managers are poorly trained. Upper level management has gone through significant changes in the last 2 years with retirements, some forced some not, demotions, and firings. Several positions are repeatedly filled "urgently" because the company cannot retain employees in the troubled departments. Internal systems are outdated and poorly functioning. IT systems do not come close to meeting the company needs. Cons: You have to work"
Cashier/ Assistant Manager Trainee (Former Employee) says"It was a job when I needed one but corporate and district management seem to care little about us and didn't want to help us improve the store or sales they expected the impossible. Cons: Poor management, bad pay, no benefits"
Cashier/Customer Service (Former Employee) says"Rose's is a place for retired people or college kids to work. The pay sucks and so do the hours. I wouldn't recommend this job to a friend or my children. Cons: Bad pay"
roses (Former Employee) says"employees dont work together, store manager doesnt have no control over what goes on, family members are hired and given positions they dont have qualifications for and given the most hours. Worst case senerio when hours get cut managers will run the show with minmum to any staff. They call you in for a interview for one thing have you thinking that that what you will be doing and signing papers for, And then they tell you oh we need cashiers thats your title. Cons: no benefits really, woman work trucks unloading and a lot of lifting, they want get men to work because they pay to low 7.25"
Assistant Store Manager (Former Employee) says"Dead end job! Pay is horrible! Store manager sucks! Worry too much about other employees pay! Only does things around her schedule! Always calling in sick! Cause major problems between workers!!!!!!"
Redacted (Current Employee) says"You won't advance, you'll be taken for granted, you'll most likely hear something racist on a regular basis. The equipment, core software applications, and business processes are terribly antiquated. For a corporate office, the turnover is pretty high. Just don't do it to yourself. Cons: Everything else"
Assistant Manager/Keyholder (Current Employee) says"No training. No organization. Fear disrespect and dishonesty is the culture. I scrambled and pieced together what I could about my position with no assistance from manager but was ridiculed at every chance by him. Cons: Most everything else"
Customer Service Manager (Former Employee) says"Been working retail 13 years now and this is the worst retail company I have worked for. If your not a man don't expect to get too far with this company. I worked my tail off for 2 years as a "key holder" but, I was doing Assistant Manager work. Come to find out they gave the title and the pay to MAN who won't even take the responsibility of the Asst. Manger job. They pay the associates minimum wage and treat them like garbage. this company DOES NOT care about the well being of their employees. If you cant make them money then you don't matter. RUN!!!"
Store Manager (Former Employee) says"Favoritism and lack of integrity at district and regional level!! Both tried to screw me out of my bonus !! Didn't happen!! No support for store managers!! Don't waste your time!! Cons: Low pay, ridiculous hours"
Softlines Leader (Former Employee) says"Look on for future greatness."
General Manager (Former Employee) says"Safety is a huge concern. When LIVE PD film in your parking lot over a dozen times, you know ur in a bad area. Corporate leadership is a joke. They are HORRIBLY unorganized both in store and corporate truck delivery.... I would not wish my worst enemy to work here."
Sales Associate (Former Employee) says"they pay very little but expect you to work a lot . they are very rude , only hire hispanics, unless you are a friend of a friend , do not work here , apply somewhere else . Cons: sucks"
Store Manager (Former Employee) says"As an assistant manager and then store manager I can say that they really don't care about their managers. Nothing you do is enough. The only "flexibility" they offer is you're flexible in working all the time Cons: There is no work/life balance, The pay is a joke, You can't offer new associates anything more than $7.25 and you can't give the good ones raises."
Stocker (Former Employee) says"When I worked at Roses', the first few days were actually pretty enjoyable, but that's before I knew there were employees doing cocaine in the bathroom. I informed the manager and no action was ever taken. No safety precautions were ever taken either, here's an example. One day we were organizing Christmas stock and the assistant manager had me climb a ladder with a huge heavy box in my hands, and wanted me to reach across a 3 foot gap from the ladder to the shelf with the box in my hands, even after I insisted we try other options, long story short I almost fell off and cracked my skull. I worked in hard lines as a stocker but still had to do soft line work. The soft line employees spoke very little English and didn't understand the directions given to them...people also formed alliances against other employees to try and ensure the other employees termination. I worked with an African American fellow and everyone talked trash about him because he was older, but he kept a steady 30-40 box/hr pace (Only required to do 17/hr). They ended up firing him for being "too slow", which was the farthest thing from the truth. They then claimed he was taking advantage of unemployment checks. The moral of the story is, don't work for Rose's unless you want a cracked skull, you enjoy doing cocaine and you can't speak English. Cons: Short breaks, bad atmosphere, drug use in bathroom, terrible (former) management"
Customer Service Manager (Current Employee) says"Not worth it. They asked you to do a whole lot and to get paid little. Management has favorites so if you’re not one of them I just know you’re not gonna be important. The only time you want to get a lot of hours is Christmas other than that hours are cut."
Stock Clerk (Former Employee) says"They underpay you they overwork you they make you work off the clock without getting paid if you call in sick you get World up if you have health problems and they start acting up while you're at work you get wrote up it is mandatory to unload six to seven trucks per day and they're not small trucks they're like 3800 piece trucks it's a very stressful work environment it is not a healthy work environment it is not something I would suggest going back to or going to in the first place you barely make minimum wage"