While working at my store, managers were kind, understanding, and did not put excessive pressure on employees. For employees that could manage themselves and their responsibilities, this was an enjoyable situation. However, some irresponsible employees would take advantage of the lack of surveillance and discipline and start to slack off, making more responsible employees compensate for them.
All employees, aside from managers, are part-time employees, and communication was not great. Cashiers are responsible for completing transactions and stocking shelves during downtime. There is not a lot of employees working at once, so lines are usually long.