Destination XL

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Destination XL Reviews

Updated September 23, 2014
Updated September 23, 2014
17 Reviews
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  1.  

    The best retail experience I've ever had.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Guest Service Associate in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Guest Service Associate in Pittsburgh, PA

    I have been working at Destination XL part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    We make bigger guys feel normal. We're the best in the menswear business. We're taking an old-school approach of individual attention and bringing it to the modern guy. Excellent pay for retail. Very positive environment. Training is the best I've ever received. Great brands that bigger guys can't get anywhere else.

    Cons

    The schedule is retail, so evenings and weekends are required. While we don't practice high-pressure sales, it is definitely an important metric, and is stressed even to non-selling staff. Not someplace to work unless you want to know about menswear and feel comfortable showing high-end goods first.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Training could be even better.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Lots of opportunity

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Wardrobe Consultant in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Wardrobe Consultant in Denver, CO

    I have been working at Destination XL full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Lots of opportunity to move up with opening stores, good pay, easy work, lots of downtime

    good mens suiting experience. You will learn how to visually identify alterable garments, adding $ to your sales and

    Cons

    customers have no social skills, super antisocial customers, smelly stinky customers, lots of poor fat people

    health insurance is EXPENSIVE as hell

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Add those smell machines to every corner of the store :)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3.  

    Great place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Destination XL full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Commission sales, opportunities to advance, and getting to work with an awesome customer base.

    Cons

    Benefit cost, operating systems need to be updated.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be sure to provide the tools for success to your people in the field. Update their systems, give them more hours for better floor coverage, and make more opportunities for training within the regions. Keep listening to us in the field and stay in touch with the client base and their needs.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5.  

    Great company.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Assistant in Irvine, CA

    I have been working at Destination XL full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The guests, hours of operation and new stores

    Cons

    Not much room for advancement

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take better care of those employees that are hard working and loyal.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6.  

    Great Experience no problems with opportunities

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Canton, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Canton, MA

    I have been working at Destination XL full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great Communication with Management on changes and growth

    Cons

    Not on a public transportation route must have a automobile

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to keep the commication open on the changes and growth of the company

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    It's ok

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager Operations in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager Operations in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at Destination XL full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Decent pay, this store had great leadership, great customers, a lot of training

    Cons

    Benefits are horrible, only 35hrs, micro-managing, over priced

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Relax some, let your managers think creativity, offer better benefits

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  8. 6 people found this helpful  

    Hard but self fulfilling work with little appreciation

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Destination XL

    Pros

    The pay is fair based on the area but I earn lower than other store managers in similar markets. This is based partly on cost of living but also the expected revenues for the location. It is a growing company with positive cash low so layoffs and bankruptcies are very unlikely. The company spends a lot of time and money training new store managers and assistant managers. It was very beneficial for me although 6 weeks is a long time. Although limited, due to the rapid expansion there are opportunities to advance your career. This will only be if you are a true TOP performer. This is a culture built by and for winners.

    Cons

    The benefit package is terrible. I pay nearly $800 a month just for major medical, dental, and vision for my wife, daughter, and I. Not only is the health coverage expensive, it offers VERY POOR coverage. It pays hardly anything for basic meds and my wife's pregnancy will nearly be entirely out of pocket in addition to the pre tax Obamian era robbery happening every other week from my paycheck. There is little outward appreciation. I run a top performing store and get a plackard and that's it. Now there is a company wide payroll scale back so floor coverage is decreasing with my peoples pay checks and MY hours are increasing. It is a necessary evil.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Remember we are not the only option. Our guests CAN shop elsewhere and when we have single or double coverage in a large DXL the guest is not getting served properly. We have to find ways to better balance costs savings with guest experience. Take care of your people. People like me are the reason Mr. Reeves, Mr. Levin, and the other senior management can provide brand new Subaru legacys to every regional sales manager this year with two week long all expense paid trips to Florida and Boston within the first. 3 months of fiscal 2014. Remember this when you cut my teams hours and they have a more difficult time paying their bills while you still drive a very nice BMW 7 series.if you are truly seeking the BEST talent, like you claim, be prepared to pay for it and then be there to support them with adequate compensation, quality health insurance, and hope. That's all.

  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Nice people but dysfunctional organization

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Canton, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Canton, MA

    I worked at Destination XL full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Nice office environment and many good people. Pay scale is fair and benefits are decent, though healthcare is pricey (as many now are). 9 months wait for 401k participation but there is a company match. Company has been trying to create a friendlier culture.

    Cons

    The company strategy is not well thought out or properly executed. Outdated processes and management practices.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better cross-functional cooperation.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  10.  

    Basic Review

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Destination XL

    Pros

    Cash Flow, Non-stressful main manager, and great co workers

    Cons

    Poor Management, poor organization, and false hope

  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Bad experience.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Store Manager
    Former Employee - Store Manager

    I worked at Destination XL full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The best thing about my two years with DXL was my Regional Manager that is no longer with the company.

    Cons

    Musical chairs with Regional VPs, Regional Sales Managers and store managers. Constant flux of leadership. Low pay, micromanagement, promises like dangling an apple in front of a horse.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The employees are your work horses. Treat them better.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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