Bealls Reviews

Updated September 27, 2014
Updated September 27, 2014
136 Reviews
2.6
136 Reviews
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Bealls CEO Stephen M. Knopik
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good salary, great people, a weeks vacation after 6 months, simple job (in 5 reviews)

  • I enjoyed the people I worked with (in 3 reviews)


Cons
  • low pay and not they don't give you very many hours for payroll (in 14 reviews)

  • Upper management treats store level employees like dirt (in 9 reviews)

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  1.  

    They teach a lot of lessons ...

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Bradenton, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bradenton, FL

    I have been working at Bealls full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great place to learn, get your feet wet and polish skills.

    Cons

    The pay isn't competitive with similar positions in the industry. Also processes need to be revisited and updated - they require so many extra steps and it's not always time effective. It effects the process and morale negatively.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Spend a little more energy in employee relations, treat them like assets.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    I have worked for bealls for 4 years and we are like a family at my location. I love my job!!

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    Current Employee - Supervisor  in  Winder, GA
    Current Employee - Supervisor in Winder, GA

    I have been working at Bealls full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Nice family environment, I love my customers and all of my associates! Wouldn't trade it for anything!

    Cons

    So much to do & not enough time to do it, but overall I wouldn't wanna be anywhere else. I truly love this place.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Understand what it's like to be in our shoes as far as the work load goes, however all of the visits we've gotten have been mostly positive... Constructive criticism isn't a bad thing! :)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    My experience in the home office was a great one - good people, good projects, and enjoyable.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Bradenton, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bradenton, FL

    I worked at Bealls full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Family owned, casual office environment, reasonable about requesting overtime and understands about work-life balance. Not afraid to promote from within.

    Cons

    Somewhat micromanaged, although that may be typical of family-owned businesses. Be careful not to over analyze and fall victim to paralysis of analysis.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't be afraid to empower your managers and directors. Give them some autonomy if they have earned it. Also, I believe that a more formal succession planning and management training program would be beneficial.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Bland Department Stores

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    Former Employee - Store Manager
    Former Employee - Store Manager

    I worked at Bealls full-time

    Pros

    Financially stable company, small, regional, local

    Cons

    Much of the senior management is ill suited for their positions, many were unable to read let alone utilize sales reports, a lot of very weak management at the store level as well resulting in their attempting to micro manage certain aspects of the business, NO recognition for positive results.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop managing down to the lowest common denominator. Set realistic goals and then GET OUT OF THE WAY of your store managers and let them do their jobs.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    overworked, underpaid

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Bealls full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Nice merchandise, good employees and customers

    Cons

    Crazy manager turnover --- never know from week to week who is running the company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Sales Associate

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    Former Employee - Retail Sales Clerk  in  Seminole, FL
    Former Employee - Retail Sales Clerk in Seminole, FL

    I worked at Bealls part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Working with others and satisfying customers. All employees were great to get along with.

    Cons

    Cut in hours. I was laid off because of no hours for over 5 weeks.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat your employees better and stop cutting wages and stop hiring new people. Your employees should get the hours instead of hiring new employees.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    GOod Company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Bealls

    Pros

    Alright boss, good co workers, fun

    Cons

    low pay, poor management, bad environment

  9.  

    unethical company

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Bealls full-time

    Pros

    Bealls Outlet WAS a fun and enjoyable job at one time. "Family" based company values are gone.

    Cons

    Upper management treats store level employees like dirt. Low pay, health benefits costly, not enough payroll to properly staff stores, complete tasks. Poor training practices. Never complements, only criticism.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Upper management have very poor ethical practices- treat ALL employees equally. The company's morals have reached bottom. Go back to the roots of the company and it's values- you would have happier employees and customers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  10.  

    Great place to work

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Bealls full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Vacation, full time benefits, nice people, nice customers

    Cons

    Must like retail, holidays, early openings, late evenings

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I was lucky to have great managers

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Wonderful place to work

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    Current Employee - Supervisor  in  Tifton, GA
    Current Employee - Supervisor in Tifton, GA

    I have been working at Bealls full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Bealls offers a 20 percent discount for their employees everyday on all merchandise.

    Cons

    The company expects their employees to try and get their customers to apply for a Bealls Credit Card in this economy and it seems a little excessive.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't penalize the employees who can not convince customers to sign up for a credit card. We are in a bad economy.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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