Everything But Water

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Everything But Water Reviews

Updated June 13, 2014
Updated June 13, 2014
32 Reviews

2.6
32 Reviews
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Sheila Arnold
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  1.  

    Not so great, i have lengthy experience in the field of account payable, but the training was really bad.

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    Current Employee - Account Payable  in  Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Account Payable in Orlando, FL

    Pros

    9-5 job with benefits, above minimum wage, friendly atmosphere,

    Cons

    Training was bad, no recognition for work performance, or meeting deadline in a proper manner when needed, training need's to be in 1 p.o.v. instead of 3, it will confuse the personal perks they have chosen to execute the task when first learning on how to full fill the lesson at hand to a new trainee.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better hand's on training will make a better employee.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Only if you're desperate.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Key Holder & Fit Specialist
    Former Employee - Key Holder & Fit Specialist

    Pros

    Like any other job in retail, the hours aren't set. So if you need a certain day off and you give your notice early enough you'll get your days off.

    Cons

    Upper management doesn't care about their workers. The work conditions are horrible. For the store that I worked at there was no break room, no microwave to heat up our food, we had to climb up and down ladders to reach the inventory in the back room and on the sales floor, and the list goes on. Communication from corporate to the store is pretty much nonexistent, things are done by trial and error. Things broke almost on a daily basis. It seems as though the company would rather opt for ways to save money than to help out their employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please show more appreciation to employees and also be more attentive to hazards within the store.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Been with the company for 6+ years/no opportunity for advancement.

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    Current Employee - Key Holder
    Current Employee - Key Holder

    Pros

    Teaches you to be passionate about selling.
    Good job to start off learning how to sell in the retail industry.

    Cons

    Never give raises. Feel unappreciated. Never get commission for sales, which gets old after making the company hundreds of thousands of dollars. No opportunity for growth. The company is continually growing, but doesn't care about it's employees. Corporate seems to not be paying attention to our district. Been without a district manager for over a year.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Set a good example to your employees by being on time/not talking about personal life all the time. Stand up to corporate for your employees/push for deserving employees to get a raise. Believe in your employees/make them feel like they do have an opportunity to move up with the company. Try and train them to be the best employees they can be.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Fun Work but LOW Pay

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    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager  in  Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Austin, TX

    Pros

    Customers were generally really nice and fun to work with
    Great products that are easy to stand behind
    Great bonus for selling 200k / year

    Cons

    They have very low salaries
    Weekly payroll is almost impossible to work with
    Policies about dress code, payroll, and merchandising change ALL the time
    At our store there were severe problems with the building including moldy disgusting carpet in the dressing rooms, old curtains for doors that sometimes didn't close all the way (imagine how many people want to try on swimwear like that), the rooms all had two small hooks to hang things on and nowhere to sit, and at times we had to go a week with no ac in the summer.
    The general impression I got was that the company was willing to lose good employees and even customers as long as they didn't have to put any money in the stores or pay a decent wage.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do the right thing for your customers and employees, don't put all of your budget into new locations. Keep a much better eye on the goings on in your stores.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    pay well, but be care of your manager

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Nice place to work with good clients and the stuff sells itself mostly and you get a nice discount

    Cons

    Management in my store was horrible. she would nag you even when your numbers were perfect and just belittle people ALL THE TIME- unless she decided you were her favorite of the hour. There are also a lot of cliques within the store despite them being Farly small.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You really should be forced to take a class on business management.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Good place to work for a high school student

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Houston, TX

    Pros

    willing to work with your schedule

    Cons

    you dont really get hours
    they dont move you up in the company
    they dont pay well for what they except you to do

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    give a better pay and more hours that a person call live off of if you are going to pressure your employees to make high sales.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Room for Improvement at Everything But Water

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    Current Employee - Store Manager  in  Las Vegas, NV
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Las Vegas, NV

    Pros

    My coworkers are among the best I have worked with in any of my jobs. We, as a result, are close outside of work as well. The camaraderie makes working at Everything But Water a much more pleasant experience during days where we might have to deal with difficult clients. In the swimsuit industry, few people realize that experience really makes a difference in understanding how to make suits work for every type of body shape. It is much easier to gain that experience when the people you work with are the same people you work with all those months and years. There is a low turnover rate in our stores which is something you can't say about most retailers.

    Cons

    There is a lot of secret talks behind your back, corrupt "retail politics" and backstabbing. It is evident mostly among the lower levels of senior management (regional and area aspects). Most of these managers gained their positions through playing off employee ideas as their own. Also, corporate management feeds this falliable action by always crediting the managers with little to no mention of the "little people", making it very difficult to be heard as an individual. Another thing is that even before this economic downfall, this company (or at least several of the employees) has been cheap about everything they could touch. Many in management who have built up many PTO hours have very little time to actually use it, losing anywhere from 16-80 hours of PTO a year. Management is usually guilt tripped into giving their PTO away to cover their stores which are constantly understaffed due to random, unneccessary hiring freezes. Also instead of boosting morale by doing the annual District Manager meeting, corporate spent the money on minimal bonuses for the stores that weren't really paid out because minimum qualifiers were not met and for store visits.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    One strong tool I feel works for many companies is an anonymous phone #, email address or simple comment box to hear what everyone is saying. The feedback we hear from corporate and our DMs is often seen as repetitive, melancholic and forced. Faking proudness in hard times is making it difficult to find a reason to work; it would help to acknowledge that there are things beyond our control many times.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Store Managers beware.

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    Former Employee - Store Manager
    Former Employee - Store Manager

    Pros

    Fun product, competitive but upbeat contests, weekly recognition of high sales, fair way to break down sales goals, relationships with other store managers.

    Cons

    Disconnect with corporate office, lack of specific market knowledge by corporate office (ie product sent to store is not product in line with our customers needs), UPT and ADS were unreasonably high for our specific market, DM turnover, financial compensation not consistent with expectations or store volume, high-volume store managers will consistently be harassed by corporate office and their DM's if even ONE stat goal is not met (even if goal and all other stat goals ARE met).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Know your markets better and be respectful of your managers. Pay better attention to your DM's - if a successful manager of a high-volume store has no problems with one DM, and then you bring in another in which there becomes an issue, don't always question the manager. Maybe the problem lies within the new DM.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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