Gordmans Reviews

Updated October 28, 2014
Updated October 28, 2014
104 Reviews
2.5
104 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 3 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.  

    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
  2.  

    Slave Drivers

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    • 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
  3.  

    Systems Engineer

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    • 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
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  5.  

    Too much negativity in the store!

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    • 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
  6.  

    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
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Poor leadership

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • 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
  8.  

    sale associate

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Associate/Guest Service in Wichita, KS
    Current Employee - Sales Associate/Guest Service in Wichita, KS

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

    Pros

    extra gifts when you work hard instead of your 20% associate benefit you are able to get 30% plus gift cards!

    Cons

    low pay lots of work lots of high turn over rate

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    pay a little more have more flexible hours for your full time employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Worth it if you really need the money

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Blue Springs, MO
    Current Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Blue Springs, MO

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

    Pros

    good hours
    different choice of departments to work in

    Cons

    they over work you !
    they expect overtime if its busy
    a lot of drama and friendships

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make sure you are considerate of everyone's schedule and what departments their comfortable with!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Don't bother applying

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Customer Service Associate, Receiving Team, Count In Personal in Lafayette, IN
    Former Employee - Customer Service Associate, Receiving Team, Count In Personal in Lafayette, IN

    I worked at Gordmans part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Most of the associates are nice and friendly

    Cons

    Management is a joke, they play favorites and don't care how long you have worked there or how hard you try to learn all aspects of the business. There is no way for someone to be promoted in the company unless you kiss management's butt. Most in management spend most of their time talking about the other employees to everyone who will listen. Schedule was never posted before Thursday when the work week starts on Sunday because the manager posting was to lazy to put it in dayforce Tuesday night. Very unprofessional in all aspects of the management team.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Clean house and start over.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    No future but folding into another sun venture

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - DC2 Manager
    Current Employee - DC2 Manager

    I have been working at Gordmans full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    As a manager, you're expected to do little for 50k. 4 days a week

    Cons

    The health care is rediculous lot bad. No premium increases In 6 years means no additional and highly detracted benefits. Prepare for 2k deductibles

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get lost. I've met more competent monkeys.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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