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Gordmans Reviews

Updated January 4, 2015
Updated January 4, 2015
126 Reviews
2.5
126 Reviews
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Gordmans President, CEO, and Secretary Jeffrey J. Gordman
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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.  

    Overall a good experience.

    • 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

    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
  2.  

    It was good in the beginning...

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Company Needs a Reality Check

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
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  5.  

    It was hot and cold

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    No Employee Recognition

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Poor, but need the money.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    UNORGANIZED

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

    I worked at Gordmans part-time

    Pros

    20% discount thats about it

    Cons

    management was horrible, unorganized, went thru people like crazy and training sucked

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    the hiring manager needs to communicate better and pay needs to increase and maybe you wouldnt go thru so many people

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    I am a full-time lead.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Gordmans

    Pros

    If you are part time the schedule can be flexible. If there are openings it is pretty easy to get and interview and a job.

    Cons

    No one on any level of the company is on the same page. Everyone at a store level is underpaid! There is no consistency and a lot of bad attitudes. Payroll is scarce.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more clear about what is going on within the store and company as a whole. There is a lot of miscommunication.

  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good for seasonal position

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Associate (Home Fashions) in Springfield, MO
    Former Employee - Sales Associate (Home Fashions) in Springfield, MO

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

    Pros

    Coworkers were fun and easy to get along with. Pay was decent.

    Cons

    I was hired in August and had a decent amount of hours up until after New Years. The holiday season is obviously super busy so when a couple people in my department quit, a few of us were expected to make up for their absence. My manager didn't seem to care about our lives outside of Gordmans. Me, being a student, this was a big problem. After the holidays, everyone's hours got cut and they didn't even have a reason as to why or even a clue as to when our hours would pick back up. I went about a month to a month and a half of not working when I just ended up "quitting". I went in to check my schedule like I did every week and my name was no longer on the list. Was I fired without so much as a phone call or did they assume I quit after not being scheduled? I'll never know.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better communication is a must!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Lack of follow up

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

    I have been working at Gordmans

    Pros

    The company growth is great it opens up other opportunities in future areas

    Cons

    Lack of follow up, even after everyone says if you have any questions call us and we will help out. Then when you do call you get they will call you back when they get a min, and still never get a response.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Follow up is critical even in all situations.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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