Destination XL

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Destination XL Reviews

Updated January 10, 2015
Updated January 10, 2015
23 Reviews
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  1.  

    Great company to work for!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Corporate Employee in Canton, MA
    Current Employee - Corporate Employee in Canton, MA

    I have been working at Destination XL full-time

    Pros

    Management visibility, team-enviornment, good work-life balance, and open-minded.

    Cons

    Movement within can be hard and salaries for lower-level employees can be low.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in helping the culture of the company grow and offer higher salaries

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    Good People iffy pay

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Dxl Key Holder
    Current Employee - Dxl Key Holder

    I have been working at Destination XL part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    People I work w r great but the pay is low

    Cons

    You never know what you are really making and payroll messed my check up numerous times.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Ensure you can pay your employees correct and make time for them. Benefits are un affordable

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  3.  

    General manager

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Destination XL

    Pros

    Great customers and upper management team. Growing company with many future opportunities.

    Cons

    Staffing and payroll. Sales goals for GM, competitive on selling floor.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    It's ok

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager Operations in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager Operations in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at Destination XL full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Decent pay, this store had great leadership, great customers, a lot of training

    Cons

    Benefits are horrible, only 35hrs, micro-managing, over priced

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Relax some, let your managers think creativity, offer better benefits

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  6. 3 people found this helpful  

    worst company I've ever worked for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO

    I have been working at Destination XL full-time

    Pros

    store operates at a fairly slow pace. the clients are usually very nice.

    Cons

    company rules by an iron fist.
    reprimand and threat, rather than support and praise

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    care about your employees and they'll care about this job

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Store Planning

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Canton, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Canton, MA

    I have been working at Destination XL full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    lots of time off, nice coworkers

    Cons

    Department heads don't know how to run department

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of the old timers and bring in people that know how to plans and execute new stores

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  8. 7 people found this helpful  

    Hard but self fulfilling work with little appreciation

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Destination XL

    Pros

    The pay is fair based on the area but I earn lower than other store managers in similar markets. This is based partly on cost of living but also the expected revenues for the location. It is a growing company with positive cash low so layoffs and bankruptcies are very unlikely. The company spends a lot of time and money training new store managers and assistant managers. It was very beneficial for me although 6 weeks is a long time. Although limited, due to the rapid expansion there are opportunities to advance your career. This will only be if you are a true TOP performer. This is a culture built by and for winners.

    Cons

    The benefit package is terrible. I pay nearly $800 a month just for major medical, dental, and vision for my wife, daughter, and I. Not only is the health coverage expensive, it offers VERY POOR coverage. It pays hardly anything for basic meds and my wife's pregnancy will nearly be entirely out of pocket in addition to the pre tax Obamian era robbery happening every other week from my paycheck. There is little outward appreciation. I run a top performing store and get a plackard and that's it. Now there is a company wide payroll scale back so floor coverage is decreasing with my peoples pay checks and MY hours are increasing. It is a necessary evil.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Remember we are not the only option. Our guests CAN shop elsewhere and when we have single or double coverage in a large DXL the guest is not getting served properly. We have to find ways to better balance costs savings with guest experience. Take care of your people. People like me are the reason Mr. Reeves, Mr. Levin, and the other senior management can provide brand new Subaru legacys to every regional sales manager this year with two week long all expense paid trips to Florida and Boston within the first. 3 months of fiscal 2014. Remember this when you cut my teams hours and they have a more difficult time paying their bills while you still drive a very nice BMW 7 series.if you are truly seeking the BEST talent, like you claim, be prepared to pay for it and then be there to support them with adequate compensation, quality health insurance, and hope. That's all.

  9.  

    Basic Review

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Destination XL

    Pros

    Cash Flow, Non-stressful main manager, and great co workers

    Cons

    Poor Management, poor organization, and false hope

  10.  

    Great place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Destination XL full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Commission sales, opportunities to advance, and getting to work with an awesome customer base.

    Cons

    Benefit cost, operating systems need to be updated.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be sure to provide the tools for success to your people in the field. Update their systems, give them more hours for better floor coverage, and make more opportunities for training within the regions. Keep listening to us in the field and stay in touch with the client base and their needs.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  11.  

    Great company.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Assistant in Irvine, CA

    I have been working at Destination XL full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    The guests, hours of operation and new stores

    Cons

    Not much room for advancement

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take better care of those employees that are hard working and loyal.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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