Dillard's

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Dillard's Reviews

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Dillard's Chairman and CEO Bill Dillard II
Bill Dillard II
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    A retailer that values its employees

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Dillard's full-time

    Pros

    If you're going to work in retail, this is the company you want to work for. They start wages much higher than other retail companies. They reward genuinely hard-working people with raises and promotions (they also promote from within more than other companies). This company doesn't run on politics and promote whoever is tight with management. They promote successful people. My other favorite thing is that Dillard's doesn't make its employees work on Thanksgiving, and after working for them for a certain amount of time, you even get holiday pay for your birthday. I don't know any other retailers that give you a birthday present like that. Registers are very simple to use.

    Cons

    Some locations are truly looking outdated. It doesn't look good to the clientele to have one store looking shiny and new with beautiful fixtures and another store to look sad and rundown with fixtures falling apart. Also, a lot of the computers are older than dirt. They invest a lot of time and energy into the money making departments like cosmetics and tend to forget about other departments.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I'd like to see them invest in their older locations. A huge part of retail is visual presentation and new fixtures and some well constructed wall fixtures can make a huge difference. Also, I recommend a training program for visual managers. Update your systems into the 21st century. A new system can help avoid client issues.

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Dillard's Interviews

Updated Nov 23, 2014
Updated Nov 23, 2014

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    Sales Associate Interview

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    Application Details

    I applied in-person – interviewed at Dillard's.

    Interview Details

    I applied in person which consisted of me filling out their online application on one of their office computers. The application asks for typical information - education, past experience, etc. However there are several tests following and a survey. The survey focuses on getting to know you as a person/potential employee and asks you to rate your response to numerous statements (i.e. I feel it is important to help co-workers - must select answer ranging from strongly disagree to strongly agree). The tests are timed and ask a variety of questions (some math-related, and others selecting which word is least similar to the others, matching, etc. - reminded me of standardized school tests - it isn't especially hard but isn't super simple either.. my approach was to answer as many as possible in the time allotted so I skipped around and didn't get hung up on a question for too long).

    Interview Questions
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Dillard's Awards & Accolades

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Barron's 500, Barron's, 2009
Top Intern Employers, CollegeGrad, 2009
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Additional Info

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Website www.dillards.com
Headquarters Little Rock, AR
Size 5000+ Employees
Founded 1938
Type Company - Public (DDS)
Industry Retail
Revenue $5 to $10 billion (USD) per year
Competitors Nordstrom, Belk

Tradition is trying to catch up with the times at Dillard's. Sandwiched between retail giant Macy's and discount chains, such as Kohl's, Dillard's is rethinking its strategy and trimming its store count. The department store chain operates about 290 locations (down from 330 in 2005) in about 30 states, covering the Sunbelt and the central US. Its stores cater to middle- and upper-middle-income women, selling name-brand and private-label merchandise with a focus on apparel and home furnishings. Women's apparel and accessories account for more than 35% sales. Founded in... More

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