Everything But Water

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Everything But Water Reviews

Updated January 20, 2015
Updated January 20, 2015
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  1.  

    Best experience I've had in retail thus far!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Store Manager
    Current Employee - Store Manager

    I have been working at Everything But Water

    Pros

    Growing company, progressive, dynamic, great discount and bonus structure for motivating managers. Great DM/SM relationship. Staff are encouraged to submit ideas for corporate review in order to keep them involved in the business at corporate level. A feeling of camaraderie amongst the different stores and their teams. Response time to issues is timely and effective. accessible working relationship with allocations, inventory and our corporate partners giving us a voice in what we need on a store by store basis.

    Cons

    Web returns are many times massive and kill store revenue. Employees work extremely hard to make sales goals but all the effort can go out the window the minute a customer comes in with a huge return of merchandise purchased online. Kills morale.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Develope a way to make store revenue immune to the impact of web returns. If we want to keep the option of in store returns for web purchases available for customer convenience, perhaps a system should be developed that channels that loss back to web stores so that actual stores aren't taking hits. Or, create a cap as to the amount permitted to be returned in store to offset the impact $500+ returns can have. Upper management need to take into account how hard those in the field work to achieve their sales plan. To have a full days work wiped out by a single return of merchandise not even purchased in-store can devastate business and cripple morale. There needs to be balance.

    Also, having to pull sick time and vacation time from the same pool of hours seems a bit unfair, especially for single mothers who may use those hours not just for themselves but also for their children. If we happen to have a rough year requiring the use of our 5 days of pto...we are essentially robbed of vacation time...which is essential to work life balance. IE family trips, general R&R.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great people to work with. Company needs better communication throughout.

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

    I have been working at Everything But Water full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    HR has recently been added back, and she is AMAZING. Best out of all for sure. Most of the staff is fun, good to work with. Benefits are good. If you have a good manager that is willing to voice their/our needs, it's a great job, great growth opportunity, and compensation.

    Cons

    Corporate/store/department communication is BAD. Training is bad, but getting better. Managers have to be great to get good training. If you get a bad manager, you have no idea whats going on, no career opportunity, and stuck up attitude you have to deal with.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    COMMUNICATE.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Good place to work

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Everything But Water part-time

    Pros

    Laid back environment, great products. A good place to work if you have a good manager.

    Cons

    I worked at two different locations and there are inconsistent management styles.

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  5.  

    It was a great job, as far a retail goes, for someone with little experience.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Everything But Water part-time

    Pros

    There are sales contests to motivate the employees to do their best. There are several prizes that only the sales associates can win, since the store manager is working full time (which means they would most likely win). Some of the prizes even included a Wii with the Wii Fit game.

    Cons

    It is a high end bathing suit shop, so some of the people can be rude and demanding. I also think that the need to update their computer system as far as the register goes.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Hard to find reliable associates

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Bloomington, MN
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Bloomington, MN

    I worked at Everything But Water full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Very fashion forward. Great management and corporate.

    Cons

    Typical retail cons; hard to find quality associates, etc.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better management training.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Fun Boss, Fun Coworkers (for the most part)

    Current Employee - Sales Associate/Fit Specialist in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Sales Associate/Fit Specialist in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at Everything But Water part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    coworkers are positive and funny and make the time pass by quickly even when there are no customers

    Cons

    though there is no commission coworkers can be pretty competitive to keep their numbers up b/c of contests and other incentives

    Recommends
  8.  

    "Great Place to Work"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Everything But Water

    Pros

    "Great place to work, flexible during the holidays as it is not the busy season."

    Cons

    "Gets slow durning the off season and boring, because no one is looking to purchase"

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  9.  

    Great team, fun customers, nice place to work.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager Full Time Fit Specialist in Brea, CA
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager Full Time Fit Specialist in Brea, CA

    I worked at Everything But Water full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Discount is good, pay is ok. Hours for part timers don't usually get cut. Communication between stores is fantastic. Company is a good one to work for.

    Cons

    Slow season is slooooow and can be boring.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Great environment to build management experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Everything But Water full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    -Corporate is heavily involved in retail environment
    -Reinforces specialty contributions vs. department store contributions
    -Quality training program
    -Embraces diversity
    -Fun-filled work environment
    -Growth opportunities are endless

    Cons

    I only have one con-

    PAY.

    I am at the highest form of management at my location. My contributions to the company and growth in the last couple of years, speak for itself. I have found that the compensation does not meet skills/qualifications of various associates, including myself.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The success at which your company reaches is primarily based off how you value your employees. Compensation plays a great roll in the retention of your employees. Employee turn-over is guaranteed to decrease, too. Know when you have five-star employees and benefit them accordingly. Know when an employee is irreplaceable.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Cool but High Maintenance

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Keyholder in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Keyholder in Houston, TX

    I worked at Everything But Water part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Getting to know high end swim wear, great discounts on in store products (not just the swim wear), and you get to meet tons of foreign vistors! And people WANT you to help them dress up in swim wear! Great team to work with!

    Cons

    The supervisor (not the manager) would harass my manager thinking we weren't putting in a 110%! Just wasn't getting enough advertisement at the time, so sometimes you get a lot of slow days the fast days were a lot more fun.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't be so quick blame! Your blame leads to stress and whenever you stress out the manager you stress out the sales people, I sold more when I wasn't panicking about the goals! I even REACHED the goal when we weren't under stress of perfection.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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