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Gordmans Reviews

Updated December 11, 2014
Updated December 11, 2014
116 Reviews
2.4
116 Reviews
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Gordmans President, CEO, and Secretary Jeffrey J. Gordman
Jeffrey J. Gordman
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Best benefit about working with Gordman's is the employee discount (in 10 reviews)

  • The discount is good and when a clearance event is going on or an extra discount event happens its even better (in 5 reviews)


Cons
  • work life balance, change implementation (in 7 reviews)

  • Retail - as a part-time, entry level associate I always had the worst shifts (in 7 reviews)

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  1.  

    Horrible experience, low pay,I hope I never have to work for an company like this again

    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Oklahoma City, OK
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Oklahoma City, OK

    I have been working at Gordmans

    Pros

    Mainly discount, and some of the employees are cool

    Cons

    There is no communication, the manager never have the e get ready when your scheduled to come into work if your scheduled for an morning shift, you have no idea what you should be doing because there is no direction or training, there isn't anyone to train you besides management and there all busy at least they say, if you ever have to call in, they won't rely the message so you go down in the booklet as an ncns which sucks, when you ask the manager whats your task is for the day she gets an attitude, lots of employees walk out leaving you all the work to do, I was assigned to do the jewelry department and it looked like a hot mess even though there was an specialist assigned to the department all she did was walk around her whole shift but she was an specialist that didn't make sense, the Manager sit in the office all day and when you ask for help she says "can I help you over the walkie" because she's too lazy to come out, register training is no training they just throw you on an lane and expect you to know what your doing nothing is fun and exciting about working at gordmans!!its just not an good place to work!!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Employees need training to do there job right, pay attention to your employees there is a lot of one's that are doing absolutely nothing just getting an free paycheck also learn how to communicate with your employees and make them feel comfortable to come and talk to you about any questions or concerns, and don't sit in the office all day, make yourself available not unavailable

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  2.  

    Dept Key Lead

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Key Lead in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Key Lead in Salt Lake City, UT

    I have been working at Gordmans full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Associate discount, there dress code is okay you can wear Jeans other then that I cannot think of anything else that would be a plus to work for them.

    Cons

    Understaffed, Under Pay. No training its either sink or swim and a very high turn around. No appreciation or consideration from upper Management. HR and the District Manager could care less about ongoing situations they are only concerned about the store Manager. High expectations from a management team that just sits in the office and does nothing to help out. Absolutely no advancement with in this company. The only way to be in a higher position is to get hired for it off of the street. Pay is awful and raises come once a year that is not even worth speaking about.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get out of your cubical. Interact with associates, train and help out when needed and take responsibility for something other then claiming the badge of STORE MANAGER.. Treat people with respect and a " Thank You!! Great Job" every now and then would go a long way. You as Store Managers should be training and developing associates to advance within the Company, Not degrading and throwing them away like they are trash.

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

    Mis-managed company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - General Manager
    Former Employee - General Manager

    I worked at Gordmans full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Store staff was great. Building a "team culture" environment for the team.
    Started out as a "family" type atmosphere but no longer the culture.

    Cons

    Terrible pay for PT, FT,ASM
    Decisions from corp were so inconsistent.
    Too many gimmick marketing and would never stick to a program.
    Would solicit credit cards to customers yet do nothing for those loyal customers.
    Need more staffing.
    Better mgmt training program

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Practice what you preach...
    Trust, Pride, Happiness is no longer the culture.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Unorganized and horrible management

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Seasonal Sales Associate in Sioux City, IA
    Current Employee - Seasonal Sales Associate in Sioux City, IA

    I have been working at Gordmans part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    No pros what so ever

    Cons

    Management was very unorganized. Prices to high. Hours to work suck. Pay sucks.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Ask your employees about availability. Stop hiring more people so your part time and full time employees get paid what they are supposed and get more hours when they ask.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Very double standard between stores, I have been dealing with harassment from the SM and HR wont do anything

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

    I have been working at Gordmans full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Love the ownership you have as ops, You are the only one in charge of your responsibilities so if you don't do them they wont get done. There is a good concept of a good culture and they do love their team members and try to make their job fun

    Cons

    Training is horrible. There is not clear direction giving and they send you hours away for 3 weeks. Management is expendable and you need to stay on you store managers good side because most of the management has been there 10-20 years and they all look out for each other good luck if your external. You are expected to work 10 hour min days but they end up being 14-16

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work on your management training programs and document according to POLICY AND COMPANY STANDARDS not to the beliefs of one person

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Slave Drivers

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Lead in Fort Wayne, IN
    Former Employee - Sales Lead in Fort Wayne, IN

    I worked at Gordmans full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Fun co workers, Employee Discount

    Cons

    This company doesn't understand how to run a store. They expect 3 employees to close a store and be done on time with full recovery. The holidays are a joke. They need to give on payroll. The expectations for the staff is unreasonable. If you can work for Gordmans you can work anywhere.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Go work in your stores for a month and understand what the employees go thru.

    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Systems Engineer

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

    I worked at Gordmans full-time

    Pros

    The building was nice, free coffee, good location for the corporate office, they pay you.

    Cons

    They tend to buy products as solutions rather than look for a real solution to a problem, in addition they don't have any money to spend, yet because they don't have any money to spend they use this as an excuse for not being able to build good solutions. New idea's are not wanted here, neither is practical advice. If your looking to grow your career, this is not the place for you.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Too much negativity in the store!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Guest Services Associate in Clarksville, IN
    Former Employee - Guest Services Associate in Clarksville, IN

    I worked at Gordmans part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Fun place to work with flexible scheduling.Good discounts

    Cons

    There are no consequences at all for those that do no call no shows, harassment of other employees, profanity used on management or employees running off a lot of the good workers and management not doing anything about it. I'm sure all the stores aren't like this one but this one definitely has a lot of problems. Gordmans used to be my absolute favorite store until i worked here and dealt with too much harassment that was not dealt with accordingly.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    When an employee comes to you with a problem with another employee, do something about it rather than sweeping it under the rug causing good employees to quit.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Jeff gordman wS fired

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

    I have been working at Gordmans full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    The ability to figure out anyone with functional braincells is working ANYwhere else in the world. Hookers have greater benefits and representation

    Cons

    Absolutely everything. Hour suck Prices suck. Insurance sucks. Target sucks. All leadership in this company has been FIRED by real companies.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Suicide is painless and of great benefits to your subordinates

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Poor leadership

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

    I worked at Gordmans

    Pros

    Zero. Zero. Zero. Zero. Zero.

    Cons

    Slave work. Not treated well.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Value employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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