Dillard's Reviews

Updated September 30, 2014
Updated September 30, 2014
1,060 Reviews
2.3
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Dillard's Chairman and CEO Bill Dillard II
Bill Dillard II
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • hourly pay is good and hour are not bad (in 55 reviews)

  • the employee discount was good especially during additional discounts (in 144 reviews)


Cons
  • Forced to resign before being "let go" due to outrageous daily sales goals (in 141 reviews)

  • The pay starts of decent but when you don't meet your sales goals you can get a pay cut or fired (in 77 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Great job for those without a degree or much experience

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    Current Employee - Selling Business Manager  in  Louisville, KY
    Current Employee - Selling Business Manager in Louisville, KY

    I have been working at Dillard's full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    It's a great way to earn money, especially without a degree. If one stays positive, does research on how to sell their products better and plan out event. They will do really well regardless of personality type.

    Cons

    It's sales, people can be unfair

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They do need to spend more time training employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Great Company. Believes in employees

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Business Management Intern  in  Little Rock, AR
    Former Employee - Business Management Intern in Little Rock, AR

    I worked at Dillard's full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Dillard's is a wonderful company that allows you to grow and gain skills within management. If you make a good relationship with your store manager and district manager, the opportunities for advancement and promotion is high. Very structured company and family owned. The Dillard's are regularly in the stores checking on things and making sure the employees and management is taken care of AND doing their job to make the store profitable. Offers full benefits both for management and full time employees.

    Cons

    The training program consists of watch dvds and reading through a packet. There needs to be more hands on training programs to help a new manager fully understand their position.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management change is imminent but is not always the best thing at the time. Area managers need to listen to the employees more and figure out who works best with each other. The Dillard's are a caring family who want to see their stores succeed.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great company to work for!

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate  in  Lithonia, GA
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Lithonia, GA

    I have been working at Dillard's part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    You get to dress up here and meet older individuals with a lot of knowledge.

    Cons

    You have to wear heels all day, which is not for me but you may like it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Offer full- time more willingly

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Worked at Dillard's for less than a year.

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate  in  Orlando, FL
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Orlando, FL

    I worked at Dillard's part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great pay for a retail job no doubt. My coworkers were chill and outgoing.

    Cons

    Management expects you to sell your butt off even if it's completely dead -____-

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

    They Micro Manage individuals, good pay but no benefits or any support from upper management

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate  in  El Paso, TX
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in El Paso, TX

    I worked at Dillard's part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good pay to start off in, not so bad hours, have pay vacations after 1 year

    Cons

    Poor company to work for since most of the time the managers don't know what they are doing and you are micro managed

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They need training for new employees and for managers

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    The pay is the best in the industry. It's way more than a job... It's a career with lots of opportunity for advancement

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Amarillo, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Amarillo, TX

    I have been working at Dillard's full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    A great work atmosphere that you can look forward to everyday. The people are great (like family). I love my job at Dillard's!

    Cons

    If you're looking for a job to just ring up customers, this is not the job for you. Building clientele relationships, and wardrobing customers to help them look and feel their best is what it's all about. Anyone can just ring up customers, but we truly offer service and assistance in a professional retail atmosphere that highlights brands and fashion. All this is done through engaging our customers, and providing them with the highest level of service that keeps them coming back to their favorite department store.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I love that corporate executives listen to the needs of our store, and makes decisions to improve merchandise assortments, and adding brands that are high fashion resulting in an exciting shopping experience for our guests.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Retail job

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Dillard's

    Pros

    Pretty good company to work for.

    Cons

    You have to work retail hours.

  9.  

    challenging

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    Former Employee - Women Shoes Sales Associate  in  Columbus, GA
    Former Employee - Women Shoes Sales Associate in Columbus, GA

    I worked at Dillard's full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The pay is good and hours are great

    Cons

    meeting sales goal making sales goal and becoming a top sellers and management refused to allow a move to another department. selling shoes is challenging

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Advertise more and listen to employees suggestions

    Doesn't Recommend
  10.  

    Typical retail job

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Dillard's full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Abundant opportunities for advancement if you are willing to work hard and relocate as business needs dictate. Work with career sales professionals.

    Cons

    Distance between CEO/VP and store management is apparent in the communication between those out in the stores and those at corporate headquarters.

    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    good work and life balance

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    Current Employee - Department Manager  in  Little Rock, AR
    Current Employee - Department Manager in Little Rock, AR

    I have been working at Dillard's part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    hours are not consistant, hard to manage your schedule

    Cons

    low pay, lots of drama

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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