ALCO Stores

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Richard E. Wilson
26 Ratings
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    Needed Just a Little More Time

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

    I worked at ALCO Stores full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    The company was on the right track to win in the highly competitive retail industry. It was implementing several advanced software solutions to better manage inventory, pricing, and increase internal efficiencies. It's my understanding that when the new board took over, their credit relationships with Wells Fargo Bank was severed and the new board subsequently filed for bankruptcy. Given a little more time, this 100-year-old company would have been able to make a comeback.

    The people at ALCO were great to work with and the work environment was professional and friendly. Anyone looking for an employee of ALCO would likely do well. Most of the employees I worked with had strong work ethics and friendly personalities.

    Cons

    Senior management did not always seem in sync, or at least did not share the vision with its employees as well as I've seen in other organizations.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Well, it's too late for ALCO. For the future, learn from mistakes, share the vision with employees as much as possible, and foster a team environment wherein every feels compelled to help each other out and win both individually and as a company.

    Doesn't Recommend
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    No opinion of CEO

ALCO Stores Interviews

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    Store Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at ALCO Stores.

    Interview Details

    Very simple if you have retail experience. I've never heard about ALCO before. Got a call from talent acquisition managers. She was very positive. I was very positive. District Manager was very positive.

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

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Website www.alcostores.com
Headquarters Coppell, TX
Size 1000 to 5000 Employees
Founded 1991
Type Company - Public (ALCS)
Industry Retail
Revenue $100 to $500 million (USD) per year

Some retailers prize locations where they can battle competitors toe-to-toe; Duckwall-ALCO prizes locations the big national discount chains, such as Wal-Mart and Target, wouldn't even consider. The retailer runs more than 210 ALCO and ALCO Market Place discount stores in small towns in some two dozen states, primarily in the central US. Situated in towns with populations of 5,000 or fewer, ALCO stores offer a broad line of merchandise that includes automotive, apparel, consumables, crafts, electronics, fabrics, furniture, hardware, health and beauty aids, toys, and more... More

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