Gordmans Reviews

Updated March 14, 2015
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Gordmans President, CEO, and Secretary Jeffrey J. Gordman
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  1. "Its ok if you just want the experience. "

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Gordmans

    Pros

    Work with your schedule. Friendly and helpful people to work with. You can work overtime with no problems.

    Cons

    Not enough money for the work that has to be done. A few unhelpful & rude LODs. Other than that management was always on top of things as far as guest services.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  2. Ok

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Gordmans

    Pros

    Freedom to try a few things.

    Cons

    Poor corp leadership unclear direction

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  3. Gman

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Gordmans

    Pros

    Awesome, dedicated associates who enjoy helping guests and driving sales. New CEO is breaking down traditional practices to better the company and prepare it for success.

    Cons

    Associates are stretched too far and expectations make it tough to match the skills that minimum wage brings into the building.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hands on is the only successful approach mixed with micromanaging. The store manager must drive all matrix as the assistants are too hands on to have the appropriate time to develop talant.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. New Owners

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    Current Employee - Lead Sales Associate in Lincoln, NE
    Current Employee - Lead Sales Associate in Lincoln, NE

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

    Pros

    I love the people that I work with. We are all just one big happy family.

    Cons

    The new owners of the company have installed a new rule for the full time employees. Where if you are a full time employee and a full time student then you will have to take a demotion or only take online classes because they want every employee to have open availability.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. Overall a good experience.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Gordmans full-time

    Pros

    Some of the team members were very compassionate about the work and excited to be there. Certain team members were always willing to go the extra mile to help.

    Cons

    Direction from corporate was confusing and extremely unorganized. This created more work at the store level with rarely any additional payroll.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get the left hand and right hand at the corporate level on the same page working for the same goals consistently.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  7. It was good in the beginning...

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    Current Employee - Seasonal Associate in Fremont, NE
    Current Employee - Seasonal Associate in Fremont, NE

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

    Pros

    I always loved shopping at Gordmans and even just walking around the store to see everything they had. I thought, I would always love to work there.

    Yes the discounts are good, since we are able to use them with any other sale going on pretty much.

    They encourage you to ask questions. If you don't know how to do something or need help with something, ASK. They will always help.

    Cons

    It's hard. I am a college student attending school on an athletic scholarship. I know they hired me as only seasonal but I am not able to work most weekends because I am traveling with my team. They were disappointed in that, but were willing to work around that. That has been good, but it still seems like every weekend they are calling me to come in. I'm in a completely different state half the time so I really can't come in.

    Throughout the week I am busy with practice for my sport as well as school and maybe some extra credit school events that I can attend. I have gone in the DayForce system to put in my hours of availability, I've written it down for them, I have talked to them and told them when I am able to work but they still don't listen and then get mad because I don't come in on time.

    Because I don't come in on time, they play favorites, giving me the most work for that night. They let everyone else go early when they finish their work but I still get stuck there til late until I'm finished with everything. For most people they would ask "Who still needs help?" Even if I say I do, the other people get to leave early. I don't think that is very fair.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn to listen and communicate with your employees. If something is wrong, talk to them about it. Don't always get mad because you guys don't listen.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. It was hot and cold

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate/Guest Service in Des Moines, IA
    Current Employee - Sales Associate/Guest Service in Des Moines, IA

    I have been working at Gordmans (more than a year)

    Pros

    The discount was nice and it's a very easy job and honestly really hard to get fired, you could get away with being ridiculously lazy which isn't really a good thing. They have a very flexible schedule

    Cons

    Like I said you could be very lazy which makes it very frustrating for those of is who work hard. Corporate is a joke, they underpay everyone and have unrealistic demands and put too much pressure on the associates. Lots of highschool type drama and favoritism. Very frustrating

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful

    Company Needs a Reality Check

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate/Guest Service
    Current Employee - Sales Associate/Guest Service

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

    Pros

    Flexible scheduling and usually get days off that you request, co-workers are usually easy to get along with, 20% discount on top of clearance event discounts (if 50%, you get 70% off).

    Cons

    Human resource department is a joke and NEVER takes action on employee complaints and advice, management are hypocrites, company aren't "realists", meaning they come up with procedures and policies that aren't realistic and shows that they don't really know how things work on the internal store level, fashion merchandisers don't know what customers want half of the time, decided to open on Thanksgiving this year, but doesn't pay holiday pay or pay and a half, REQUIRED to work Black Friday (but sure that's most retail stores), feel the company doesn't value employees, and CHEAP, CHEAP, CHEAP (budget cuts are ridiculous and at some points there was only one cashier able to be scheduled on a Saturday. They expect things [freight, projects, etc] to get done, but never have enough employees able to be scheduled due to money).

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful

    No Employee Recognition

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Clarksville, IN
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Clarksville, IN

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

    Pros

    My team (leads and co-workers) were certainly up to snuff. They made working there for over a year worthwhile despite the many times we were severely understaffed, underpaid, and most prominently under-recognized for the many things we did.

    Cons

    Not enough staff, high expectations for the only employees they had, too many responsibilities for the people who DID come in to work, and most of all a vague appreciation from the managers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn how to schedule enough coverage for the floor, cash registers, and fitting room (ALSO THE DOCK). It's impossible for 20 people to complete an 80 person job.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful

    Poor, but need the money.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Employee Discount, Friendly Associates. As a shopper, there is cute merchandise.

    Cons

    .Very little training, was not trained for my department. Was thrown on register with no one to help me.
    .Poor management-very rude and not organized
    .Staying up to an hour after close-sometimes longer
    .Management refused to put my college schedule into the system because I do not have their app. Still scheduled during classes.
    .Always Understaffed.
    . Was told a promotion was available, a bunch of people applied, no promotions were given.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start training your employees and actually following through with your promotions. If an employee brings an important schedule adjustment in to you, put it in the system... we do not get paid to do your job! Follow through with your promotions and be friendlier when people call in,make mistakes and ask questions. Do not hang up on employees!
    Get the appropriate amount of walkie-talkies for your employees. I should not get in trouble for not responding to a call when I am unable to have a walkie.

    Be more organized, do not take people away from their assigned departments.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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