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Calico Corners, founded in 1948 and headquartered in Pennsylvania, is a private retail company specializing in Designer Fabrics, Custom Window Treatments, Furniture, and Free Design Services. It is an online store specializing in outdoor fabric, Hunter Douglas blinds, design consultants, lily fabrics, and more. Calico offers great fabric collections, experienced consultants, and custom labor making home decoration easy and affordable. Calico Corners is committed to providing the best customer experience, and it is their mission to provide quality products to the customers. Experienced consultants at Calico Corners help clients select and coordinate fabrics of their choice. Employees at Calico Corners receive discounts, free meals, and health insurance. They offer jobs for Interior Design Consultants, In-Home Interior Design Consultants, Custom Product Coordinator, and more.

Company - Private
$500M to $1B
Medium
Multiple locations
Niche Retailers
1948
Bert G Kerstetter
What departments Calico Corners employees work at?
DepartmentsRatio
Designers38.5%
other occupation30.8%
Sales / Retail30.8%
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Professional experience

How many years of experience do Calico Corners employees have before joining?
Years of experience at Calico Corners: Newcomers: 22%, Experiencers: 13%, Experts: 25%, Veterans: 40%. Calico Corners employees have 8+ years experience on average before joining.
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Where did Calico Corners employees work before joining?
Where they've worked before Calico Corners: 3 Day Blinds, Bloomingdale's, Brighton Collectibles. Typical Calico Corners employees have worked at 3 Day Blinds.
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3 Day Blinds
Bloomingdale's
Brighton Collectibles
What industries did Calico Corners employees work in previously?
Industry Background: The most typical industries of Calico Corners: Niche Retailers, Home Furnishing Retailers, Clothing Retailers, Home Furnishing Wholesalers, Food & Beverage Retailers. Calico Corners employees most likely come from a Niche Retailers industry background.
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Where did Calico Corners employees work before joining?
Past employers' size at Calico Corners: Small: 33%, Medium: 10%, Large: 57%. Most Calico Corners employees have previously worked at large companies.
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Educational background

What did employees at Calico Corners study?
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Where did employees at Calico Corners study?
American River College
Delaware College of Art and Design
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Employee data

How long do people stay in a role at Calico Corners?
Time employed at Calico Corners: <1: 5%, 1-3: 20%, 4-8: 38%, 9-13: 15%, 14-20: 12%, 20+: 10%. Most Calico Corners employees stay with the company for 4-8 years which is the same as the industry average.
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How does Calico Corners rank for age & gender diversity?
Gender ratio at Calico Corners: 23.9% Male and 76.1% Female. Age ratio at Calico Corners: 16-20: 2%, 21-30: 22%, 31-40: 20%, 41-50: 17%, 51-60: 23%, 60+: 16%. Calico Corners rates - 32.1% more female than the industry average. Most Calico Corners employees are 51-60, which is above the industry median age range.
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Career advancement

How does Calico Corners rank for career advancement?
Career advancement at Calico Corners: very low. Calico Corners ranks very low for career advancement which is below the industry average.
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What companies do Calico Corners employees go on to work at?
Future employers of Calico Corners: 3 Day Blinds, Bassett Furniture, Ethan Allen, Fisher & Paykel Appliances, Karens Fabrics. People who work at Calico Corners most typically go on to work for the 3 Day Blinds.
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3 Day Blinds
Bassett Furniture
Ethan Allen
Fisher & Paykel Appliances
Karens Fabrics

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When was Calico Corners established?
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Liam Brown3 years ago
1948.
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What’s the gender distribution at Calico Corners?
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Sophie Hayes3 years ago
76.1% female, 23.9% male.
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What industry does Calico Corners fall under?
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Benjamin Gardner3 years ago
Falls under Retail
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Where’s Calico Corners’s HQ located?
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Liam Brown3 years ago
Kennett Square, PA.
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What’s Calico Corners’s yearly revenue?
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Liam Brown3 years ago
$500m to $1b, i think
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What’s the name of Calico Corners’s CEO?
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Liam Brown3 years ago
Bert G Kerstetter.
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what are the chances of career advancement at Calico Corners?
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Isabella Holmes3 years ago
very low.
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What’s the average length of tenure at Calico Corners?
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Sophie Hayes3 years ago
Typically 4-8 year(s).
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what kind of companies did Calico Corners employees work for?
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Sophie Hayes3 years ago
Large companies before Calico Corners.
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who are employees usually hired by after leaving Calico Corners?
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Benjamin Gardner3 years ago
3 Day Blinds, Bassett Furniture, Ethan Allen, Fisher & Paykel Appliances, Freelance Writer, Karens Fabrics, Raymour & Flanigan, Self Employed.
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Where did employees work before joining Calico Corners?
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Benjamin Gardner3 years ago
3 Day Blinds, Bloomingdale's, Brighton Collectibles, Chico's FAS, Ethan Allen, JCPenney, Pottery Barn, Talbots.
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How old are Calico Corners’s employees in general?
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Liam Brown3 years ago
around 51-60, 21-30, 31-40.
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Where did most of Calico Corners employees go to school?
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Isabella Holmes3 years ago
American River College, Delaware College of Art and Design, Endicott College, Fashion Institute of Technology, Purdue University-Main Campus.
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Does anyone know if it is possible/easy to switch from full time to part time employees?
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A year ago
Yes they are✔
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A year ago
Depends on what department you are in...in the call centre they had some flexibility if you worked weekends only.
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Can stocking employees wear hats if they are working in back and front of store?
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A year ago
No they cannot wear hats at all
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A year ago
Noope!🙄
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I'm curious to know,does the company offer dental plan.
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10 months ago
It only provides benefits to full time workers i.e. managers and supervisors so unless you are one of those you will receive no benefits
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10 months ago
No it doesn't cover anything if you part time.
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Do they give bonuses?
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11 months ago
Not that I'm aware of or was told of.
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11 months ago
Yes, store managers get a bonus.
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Do they have a loss prevention Dept I can work for?
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A year ago
I think so
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A year ago
Not sure
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I had an accident and i was unable to go to work, so they provided me the free transport for one month, even i wasnt eligible for the transport faciility
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11 months ago
moment bro ❤
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11 months ago
Great !!
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Can family members work together?
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10 months ago
I dnt think so
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10 months ago
No and they also do not allow the employees to socialize outside of work
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I would like to know, what is the best part of working for this retail company.
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11 months ago
Team atmosphere. Flexibility of schedules.
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11 months ago
Everything. I love everything about it
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What should you wear to an interview?
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A year ago
Business attire wear for interview
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A year ago
No suit and tie necessary for servicedesk interview but dress professional.
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Do company offers free meal ? 🌭
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10 months ago
Cafeteria food is free 👌
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10 months ago
really ?? can you forward my resume to your manager? 🙏
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Do compnay organizes social activities, volunterring etc?😉
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A year ago
Dont know if they do, i dont participate 😕
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A year ago
they work work and work 😈
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I still a high school student.Haven't graduated yet. Like to know,can i still be in school and work here.
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10 months ago
Yes, they will find days and hours to allow flexibility for education.
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10 months ago
Yes but must be 18 years of age.
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Hi, guys....I'm asking this question from the ones that have worked there for 3+ years...Do they raise your pay overtime as a sales Associate, or are you stuck with the same pay you started.
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A year ago
No they rarely do pay increases. You need to be there for more than 5 years to get anything out of the company.
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A year ago
Yes only few cents.
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Do they follow the old traditional business models ? i have worked only on agile models before this.
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A year ago
dont know, i am not from BE 😈
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A year ago
they work on agile ⚡
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My team is really big and i am going to be the new team lead soon. Ready for the new challenges
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11 months ago
Wish you all the best 😍
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11 months ago
be a supportive leader please 🥺
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Do Employees and friend/family of emplyees get a discount?
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A year ago
Employees only - VERY strict
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A year ago
Only employees and their spouse get a discount
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What is the promotion process like at Calico Corners?
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10 months ago
Easy and with pay raise
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10 months ago
Easy to be promoted if you do your job to your best ability
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What is your base pay and commission plan for design consultants?
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11 months ago
I'm a salaried design consultant working at Calico Corners in Fairfax,VA.
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11 months ago
It depends with experience and the location
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Is the schedule put out from week to week or made in advance?
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11 months ago
From week to week.✔
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11 months ago
Somewhat in advance.
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I am concerned about giving personal information.Wondering,why does the job application for Calico Corners require my ssn...
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11 months ago
To check ur background
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11 months ago
Dnt worry its a normal procedure.
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probation period employees receives the same benefits like other staff?👀
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A year ago
No they are not treated like old employees 🙃
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A year ago
there are no benefits within probation period 🥴
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How long do you have to work at Calico Corners before you can go on maternity leave?
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11 months ago
They don't pay for maternity leave
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11 months ago
There’s no time limit because they dont offer paid maternity leave.
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As an employee how can i check my benifit package?
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10 months ago
Online. There is a portal where you can see leave balances and healthcare elections.
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10 months ago
Through HR
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Does it matter if your still in high school but the only work experience is child care?
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11 months ago
Not really.🤕
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11 months ago
No, I am not in high school
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How can I get rehired if I gave a two week notice but the manager at the time said I did not complete my two weeks?
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A year ago
They are very understanding and humble people.Talk to them
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A year ago
Let another opportunity to show right work rehired, at least for six month contract.
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I got a felony charge in 2005 will still hire me..
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11 months ago
No they do not hire felons at all I worked there for over a month an then got terminated
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11 months ago
They will do a background check that will provide a proceed or reject.
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What is the work from home policy?
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A year ago
There is no policy to work from home. If you don't come in, you don't get paid.
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A year ago
There is not one. Go to work or loose your job.
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How should you prepare for an interview here?
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11 months ago
Depends on what jobs are you applying for
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11 months ago
Not to worry to much about it and to control your anxiety about.
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How flexible are your working hours here?
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11 months ago
Not tat much😊
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11 months ago
You work when it is convenient for Calico Corners or they simply will not schedule you for more than 10 hrs per week.
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we had limited PCs in our production line, we talked to IT and within 2 days they provided everything, good to see the quick stuff from the IT team ❤
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11 months ago
They are responsible to do that, no need to shoutout 😑
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11 months ago
Good work IT team keep it up
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How much holiday leave do you get per year?
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A year ago
2-3 weeks
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A year ago
I think they give for 1 month
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On what basis are new store employees given shifts?
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11 months ago
Not at all, there’s no negotiating anything despite being told youll work from 4pm-12AM after training camp youre given a trickle bid.
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10 months ago
Fairly flexible shifts 🔃
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what are the company's policy for animals, like brining pets ? 🐈
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11 months ago
there is no such policy, come on 😏
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11 months ago
what policy? are you looking for your pet's joining? 🤣
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Do you hire retired people?
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A year ago
Of course they do
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A year ago
I think they hire experienced retired people
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How would you describe the pace of work?
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11 months ago
Well paced
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11 months ago
Fast paced but enjoyed the work
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I'm curious to know tat my original job posting for the role I applied for only stated that you must pass a criminal background check. The position is for a architech in their designing department.Wanna know,if i get hired as a contractor through an agency to work for Calico Corners, what does the background check consist of...
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11 months ago
All the information you need is on the company website as it includes a two step verification check and background check.
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11 months ago
The company ensures that you are permitted to work in the country whether it be due to residential status or work permit, afterwards they go ahead and check if you are not a threat to the company by any means by running a criminal background check.
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I've an interview today.Will they ask for my resume at the process.
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11 months ago
Sometimes they will
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11 months ago
Yes and depending on position
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What is a typical day like for you at the company?
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A year ago
Not that busy, pretty much just stood around.
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A year ago
As a store manager, freight and employee tasks were priority before store opening as well as payroll. After opening the store number one priority was customer’s first in assistance at register, floor etc.
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What part time job opportunities do you have for graduate student of Business Administration in this Summer?
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11 months ago
Dnt know🤷
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11 months ago
Visit the official website page and find it out my friend.
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Do parttime get benefits?
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10 months ago
Unless you're a Manager, you're On-Call and you're only 'benefits' would be Saving's Trust.
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10 months ago
some, but not health.
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apart from annual appraisal, what are the possibilities of pay raise here?
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11 months ago
sometimes they do 10% increament
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11 months ago
performace based appraisal is the most common
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Will Calico Corners hire someone who is on probation?
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11 months ago
No they dont hire people on probation
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11 months ago
Probably not❌
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Why would you want to work at Calico Corners?
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11 months ago
Lots of room for growth.
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11 months ago
Amazing management, good culture, solid vision
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I'm not a graduate.Wondering if u Do I have to be a graduate or ged to work at Calico Corners.
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11 months ago
No. As long as you’re 18+ you can work here. They do recommend a ged though
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11 months ago
Not required to some job positions
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Does anyone get pay raises or no?
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11 months ago
Not often, only about 20 cents
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11 months ago
Yes, if you’re a store supervisor.
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I'm waiting for the manager to call me this Thursday to Inform me about the background check. I dont know if she's setting up a date to perform the background check and drug test or if I have to go in that same day
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11 months ago
You set up your own drug screening, they will run your background check after offering position.
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11 months ago
Same day i think🤔
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How the monthly work days are evaluated? can i take one day off a month without any deduction?
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11 months ago
you can adjust them annual leaves, dont think that are free days off 😛
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11 months ago
present days and month days should be equal for zero deduction 🙂
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Ive been working for four days, and I wasnt populated in to the system until day three. Not sure what to do.
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11 months ago
I would suggest you talk to your Supervisor, she would assist you with on how to complete this form.
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11 months ago
Contact store manager; if they aren't able to assist you they will lead you to someone that can.
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Do you really get a raise after 90 days?
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11 months ago
25 cent raise or a dollar.
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11 months ago
yes, but it was only a couple of cents
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Is there potential to move up within the company with hard work and effort?
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11 months ago
I wasn't there long enough to see if there was room for growth.
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10 months ago
Other than being a cashier, I didn't see any other positions besides the Store Manager.
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