Christopher & Banks Reviews

Updated August 29, 2015
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  1. buyer

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    The people! Great Co workers.

    Cons

    Lack of leadership, no clear vision.

    Advice to Management

    Trust that your people are making the right choices.


  2. Helpful (1)

    Not the company it used to be.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Christopher & Banks full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good discount on clothes, but need a new buyer that will be more fashion forward. Christopher& Banks has the best and nicest customers.

    Cons

    Need better training. Need better communication. Need better upper management. Need to give employees incentives to achieve goals instead of threatening their jobs.

    Advice to Management

    Support your employees!


  3. assistant manager

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Smith, AR
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Smith, AR
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good benefits and good hours and great people and best great quality of clothing, love having clothing for all size women

    Cons

    Having to push to get credit cards and emails from customers, lack of higher wages,

    Advice to Management

    Not everyone has computers or want more credit card


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  5. Assistant Store Manager

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Lincoln, NE
    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Lincoln, NE
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Christopher & Banks full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Co workers in store are fun to work with love the customers its like playing dress up with them all day

    Cons

    No way to move up there is no incentives upper management doesn't care about store level employees

    Advice to Management

    Need incentives


  6. Helpful (3)

    Assistant Manager

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Christopher & Banks part-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great customers, co-workers and employee discount.

    Cons

    Large work load and tight payroll that force staff to choose between taking care of customers or getting chores completed. ( hanging & steaming product, cleaning store, restocking, etc.)

    Advice to Management

    Cut back in areas such as interior signage, new fixtures costs and put $$ into payroll. Our friends shop this store because of the service and care they receive.


  7. manager

    Current Employee - Assistant Manager
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager

    I have been working at Christopher & Banks full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Company does offer flexible scheduling, benefits to full time employees, great training tools and resources to provide outstanding customer service.

    Cons

    Not enough payroll to operate store efficiently and provide the customer service that's come to be expected from their customers. They are merging their misses and plus size stores (CJ Banks) and the plus size customer IS NOT HAPPY about it.

    Advice to Management

    I wish that upper management could hear the complaints I get on a daily basis from angry women whose store has been closed, or combined. I understand it saves money but how much are they going to lose in the long run by losing those customers. I have ladies tell me consistently that they refuse to shop their stores at home because since they combines they don't have anything to choose from. Also, stop cutting payroll hours and appreciate your staff that's been with you for years and made your stores what they are today.


  8. positive

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - ASM in Wisconsin Dells, WI
    Current Employee - ASM in Wisconsin Dells, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Christopher & Banks full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great growing experience, great people, nice discount

    Cons

    Payroll, staffing, long days, hard marks and promo change can be a nightmare


  9. Helpful (4)

    Really want to love this company but they are making it very hard

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Co-workers great discount great product customers are fairly nice ability to make customers happy and handle issues right when they come up

    Cons

    Ridiculous amount of tasking usually with single coverage. A DM who is scattered, talks too much about inappropriate things(personal life), and gossips about other managers. Mark downs and promo changes take days to complete when you have single coverage and customers to care for. Corporate has no idea how long these things take and need to give stores more advanced notice.

    Advice to Management

    Know that your managers are afraid to tell you the truth about how they are falling behind in projects and tasks because they don't want to seem inept in their jobs. The amount of work given is not supported by the payroll hours AT ALL!


  10. Upper Management Doesnt Suport Their People

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assistant Shopkeeper in Flint, MI
    Former Employee - Assistant Shopkeeper in Flint, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Christopher & Banks full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Can be fast paced. Meet new people everyday. The job can be rewarding.

    Cons

    managers play favorites. they do not follow thru with promises. most of the managers are have no back bone. the dont support their employees.


  11. Helpful (4)

    Floor lead

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Floor Lead
    Current Employee - Floor Lead
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Christopher & Banks part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    I couldn't find any , except for great discount (50-60%). Pay is low . No team, there are people working together .

    Cons

    Pay roll is so low , not even enough for management team . Floor leads (2) have to share 20-25 hours a week. You open and close alone . No hours for the associates period . Title "manager " is useless . Who you suppose to manage ? Yourself ? DR and RD shoot emails about "inspire your team " .What team if you are alone on the floor . Promotions (price points) are unorganized and ask you ( alone ) to change the floor completely every week . For the markdowns company ask you to scan every item on the floor , because their squ system is horrible and out dated . Do not want to go with their software and cash wrap and report system . Out dated , out dated ,out dated . Have no one good word for this company , upper or low management.

    Advice to Management

    you can give advice to people who listen . They are deaf .



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