Everything But Water

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Sheila Arnold
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    Best experience I've had in retail thus far!

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    Current Employee - Store Manager
    Current Employee - Store Manager

    I have been working at Everything But Water

    Pros

    Growing company, progressive, dynamic, great discount and bonus structure for motivating managers. Great DM/SM relationship. Staff are encouraged to submit ideas for corporate review in order to keep them involved in the business at corporate level. A feeling of camaraderie amongst the different stores and their teams. Response time to issues is timely and effective. accessible working relationship with allocations, inventory and our corporate partners giving us a voice in what we need on a store by store basis.

    Cons

    Web returns are many times massive and kill store revenue. Employees work extremely hard to make sales goals but all the effort can go out the window the minute a customer comes in with a huge return of merchandise purchased online. Kills morale.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Develope a way to make store revenue immune to the impact of web returns. If we want to keep the option of in store returns for web purchases available for customer convenience, perhaps a system should be developed that channels that loss back to web stores so that actual stores aren't taking hits. Or, create a cap as to the amount permitted to be returned in store to offset the impact $500+ returns can have. Upper management need to take into account how hard those in the field work to achieve their sales plan. To have a full days work wiped out by a single return of merchandise not even purchased in-store can devastate business and cripple morale. There needs to be balance.

    Also, having to pull sick time and vacation time from the same pool of hours seems a bit unfair, especially for single mothers who may use those hours not just for themselves but also for their children. If we happen to have a rough year requiring the use of our 5 days of pto...we are essentially robbed of vacation time...which is essential to work life balance. IE family trips, general R&R.

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Everything But Water Interviews

Updated Oct 6, 2014
Updated Oct 6, 2014

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    Sales Representative Interview

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    Application Details

    I applied in-person – interviewed at Everything But Water.

    Interview Details

    It was a very easy process. You go in to the store, fill out your application. First impressions are important. Don't go in unless you look nice and the part.

    Interview Questions
    • There were no difficult questions. It was the typical, "where do you see yourself in five years", and they asked a lot of "situation" questions.   Answer Question
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    Easy Interview

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Website www.everythingbutwater.com
Headquarters Orlando, FL
Size 150 to 499 Employees
Founded Unknown
Type Company - Private
Industry Retail
Revenue $10 to $25 million (USD) per year

Everything But Water has pretty much all you could ever need to outfit yourself for a day poolside or near the ocean, except, as the name implies, the liquid stuff. The company sells upscale women's swimwear by a variety of designers, including Betsey Johnson, Juicy Couture, Karla Colletto, Kenneth Cole, and Lucky Brand, through about 60 stores in more than 20 states and Puerto Rico. In addition to swimsuits, Everything But Water sells specialty maternity and mastectomy suits, as well as cover-ups, resort wear, and accessories (handbags, hats, footwear). Founded by Stacey... More

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