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  • Brazilian Subsidiary

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    I worked at C&A full-time (More than 3 years)


    Family owned company where you do not have to please the often short term highly volatile market expectations, instead real results - FCF generation and ROIC both on short and long term - are highly valued. Strong ethics, very respectful of individual differences, good work-life balance, strong drive to become a world class company in all aspects, which is often accompanied by supporting investments in people and infrastructure. Compensation is in the market average (but if you're coming from the outside it is likely you can negotiate a great compensation package, above the market average and above internal standards). Very solid company both from a financial stand point and in the quality of its management.


    Global company with independent country operations, meaning that transfers and exchange of professionals and knowledge between operations is virtually inexistent. Leadership attrition rate is low and several directors and senior managers have been there for many years. The company has a top-down and peer performance evaluation system that makes most leaders more prone to managing the relationship with their bosses rather than with their teams. Make sure you land in the highest position you can reach during your entry, for when you're inside promotions and advancement are not fast - the company is reluctant in offering big challenges and responsibilities to young professionals. There's a strong culture of shared decision making, which slow down the company's pace and makes things very political, so sharpen up your social skills and influence power.

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    Marketing Assistant Interview

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    I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at C&A.


    Extremely long and cumbersome, round after round after round with weeks between them keeping me on hold. Very inhumane process, not at all professional and the interview itself was quite bland, very standard questions on weaknesses and expectations. Definitely a bad experience. In the end I was mostly tired of it and as the weeks went by got less and less enthusiastic about the whole job prospect.

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Website www.c-and-a.com
Headquarters Dusseldorf, Germany
Size 10000+ Employees
Founded 1999
Type Company - Private
Industry Retail
Revenue $2 to $5 billion (USD) per year
Competitors Arcandor, H&M, Inditex

C&A targets budget-conscious shoppers from São Paulo to Shanghai and all points in between. The company sells moderately priced apparel for men, women, and children through more than 1,600 stores in Brazil, Mexico, China, and about 20 European countries (where the majority of its network is concentrated), as well as online. Its portfolio of a dozen in-house brands include Clockhouse, Westbury, and Your Sixth Sense. The Brenninkmeijer family owns the company through Switzerland-based COFRA Holding. Brenninkmeijer men hold nearly all the top positions within the ... More

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