Cato Reviews

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  • Older brand of affordable clothing, and plus size clothing.

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Savannah, GA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Savannah, GA

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


    Flexible scheduling and affordable clothing. Wide selection of plus sizes.


    Old technology and inventory systems.

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    This brand and its locations appeal to an older generation, which is just fine, however some of the stores physical locations are looking a little dated. I feel the tech (POS) and inventory systems that locations use are way behind the times and associates should be able to type in an item and see a picture of the item on CATOs website like all of CATOs competitors. I hope that CATO innovates and updates so it appeals to other generations.

Cato Interviews

Updated Nov 4, 2014
Updated Nov 4, 2014

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Interview Experience


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Getting an Interview


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Interview Difficulty




    Assistant Buyer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
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    I applied online. My experience matched the listed qualifications. I received an email from a recruitment specialist with Cato to set up a phone interview. I replied that same day and then never heard back from them. I sent her a list of times again and still never received a response. Very unprofessional.

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Headquarters Charlotte, NC
Size 5000+ Employees
Founded 1946
Type Company - Public (CATO)
Industry Retail
Revenue $500 million to $1 billion (USD) per year

The Cato Corporation caters to fashion-minded Southerners on a budget. The retailer operates about 1,285 apparel stores in 30 states (primarily in the Southeast) under the names Cato, Cato Fashions, Cato Plus, It's Fashion, and It's Fashion Metro. Its mostly private-label merchandise selection includes misses', juniors', girls', and plus-sized casualwear, career clothing, coats, shoes, and accessories geared to low- and middle-income customers, mostly females aged 18 to 50. Cato's stores are typically located in shopping centers anchored by a Wal-Mart store or another... More

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