Cato Fashions Reviews

Updated March 15, 2015
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Pros
  • Employee discount, flexible schedule, always a chance for advancement (in 8 reviews)

  • 20% Discount, Some of the customers are nice (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • Very low pay, not enough hours to provide necessary floor coverage, micromanagement (in 12 reviews)

  • I was asked to do a lot of work, for minimum wage (in 6 reviews)

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  1. Life consuming

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cato Fashions

    Pros

    Working with customers, nice little discount.

    Cons

    Expectations are crazy for what they pay management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be ready to sacrifice your family/ social life, weekends and holidays.

    Neutral Outlook
  2. all in all its been good but it doesn't pay what people deserve for how much is expected of the managers

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    Current Employee - Management in Albuquerque, NM
    Current Employee - Management in Albuquerque, NM

    I have been working at Cato Fashions

    Pros

    good benefits and bonus potential if budgets are made

    Cons

    low hourly and salary pay.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful

    The staff is not important to the company only making sales

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cato Fashions part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Job is good when working with a great staff,also discounts are great on already low price items

    Cons

    Maintaining a good attitude when your feeling like you work so hard and still not feeling appreciated by being under paid

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Appreciate all staff therefore you will get more productive workers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. Work here as last resort!

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    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Maplewood, MO
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Maplewood, MO

    I have been working at Cato Fashions

    Pros

    20% employee discount even on clearance and layaway.
    Always something to do even on slow days.
    Shifts tend to be shorter than 8 hours.

    Cons

    Pay is horrible.
    No janitor or maintenance man, so many problems employees are expected to fix.
    High expectations from district managers that are not always reasonable.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay more, train longer. Provide more hours so stocking and markdowns could be done overnight and 100% focus its able to be given to the customers during the day.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  6. I loved my management job at Cato!

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    Former Employee - First Assistant Manager in Norton, VA
    Former Employee - First Assistant Manager in Norton, VA

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

    Pros

    They have a great work environment.
    It is a fun place to work if you like fashion.
    You get a 20% discount on merchandice!

    Cons

    Hours available varies from week to week.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. Decent

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cato Fashions

    Pros

    Good people, fashionable clothes the bomb

    Cons

    Can be really slow at times

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing you, I'm satisfied

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. Worked for less than a year

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cato Fashions

    Pros

    Nice people, 20% off, flexible

    Cons

    Little to no advancement oppourtunities

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. Worst place I have ever worked.

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    Former Employee - Accounting in Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Accounting in Charlotte, NC

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

    Pros

    They have a solid balance sheet and great margins.

    Cons

    Cheap, cheap, cheap. And not just the imported from sweat shop countries merchandise. Everything from having systems that were actually made in the 21st century to getting your health claims paid. This place is all show and no go.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Resign, all of you, and go work in a homeless shelter for a while and learn how the other half lives.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. Run fast and hard!!!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Cato Fashions

    Pros

    The coworkers were the only good thing about this job!

    Cons

    Everything else. Especially upper management as they are rude and disrespectful and will lie to you at the drop of a hat!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop doing as mentioned above. Your stores wouldn't run without us.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful

    Good environment low pay

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    Current Employee - First Assistant Manager
    Current Employee - First Assistant Manager

    I have been working at Cato Fashions full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Customer service, friendly, merchandising

    Cons

    Low raises, no room for growth, high expectations with secret shops

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Show you appreciate the hard work with better pay

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

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