Dillard's
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Dillard's Reviews in Tampa, FL

Updated May 24, 2014
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2.3 21 reviews

                             

23% Approve of the CEO

Dillard's Chairman and CEO Bill Dillard II

Bill Dillard II

(13 ratings)

32% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Fun Atmosphere

    Sales Associate (Former Employee)
    Port Richey, FL

    ProsHands on Management and super Holiday cook outs

    ConsAntiquated quota system needs to be replaced

    Advice to Senior ManagementMore training is needed for employees

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Gotta love retail....

    AREA SALES MANAGER (Former Employee)
    Tampa, FL

    ProsIf you love retail, don't mind getting poked with sharp sticks, and have a knack for networking the right people, you will survive. If just surviving is your ambition...go for it.

    ConsBully environment on the store side and the corporate side...you can not escape the level of ineptitude no matter where you go in the company..non existent support if you are moving between the store and corporate levels. They don't post open positions to get promoted. Extremely stagnant.

    Advice to Senior ManagementCutting salaries and jobs may help your stock value, but it is a poor way to run a company and keep good talent. I'm so disappointed I chose this company upon graduating college. Don't promise what you cant deliver or set employees up for a losing proposition.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    It's great when they like you.......

    AREA SALES MANAGER (Current Employee)
    Tampa, FL

    ProsThe management has the right idea. To build loyal clients you much engage and provide excellent service. If you are an awesome sales person, they will love you!

    ConsSink or swim atmosphere. Very high turnover. After you have "trained" by working in an assortment of departments with a mentor you have 6 months to make a sales quota. If you don't you are fired. For many areas that require a client base and product knowledge, six months is not enough time. I have even seen associates given 3 months. Very stressful.

    Advice to Senior ManagementManagement needs to provide intense training to associates and lower management to ensure success.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Merely a Pawn.

    Sales Associate (Current Employee)
    Saint Petersburg, FL

    Pros- 25% Employee Discount.
    - Automatically qualify for a Dillard's Card, thus Cardholder privileges.
    - Upbeat environment.
    - Always someone to help if you have a question, it is comfortable in that sense.
    - Fellow employees are fabulous.. outside of the sales floor.
    - Good starting pay, if you can keep it.
    - Flexibility in shifts, schedules are made available monthly so it is easy to schedule around.
    - Much more sophisticated compared to Macy's, Penny's and Sears.

    Cons- Hourly sales goals are beyond unrealistic.
    - Every few months you have a review. If you don't make your goal by a certain percent they can fire you. Just like that. No notice, just fired. Doesn't matter your position, how long you've worked there, or if you've always made your goals. If you have a bad review period you are gone. You're expected to "see it coming".
    - Many employees break under the pressure and quit for fear of not making their quota, thus is it constantly either understaffed or has brand new employees who don't know what they're doing and will probably not even be there long enough to find out.
    - Due to the extremely high sph goals walking onto the sales floor feels like being thrown to the wolves. Employees are savages and will do anything to keep their job.
    - Part time has terrible benefit options.
    - Minimum room for growth.

    Advice to Senior ManagementWork with employees, do not just fire them. Try to talk to people when you see something going wrong and stay up to date on everything. Being connected to your employees will help your store do well.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    stressful and no appreciation

    Men's (Former Employee)
    Brandon, FL

    Prosgood starting pay if you can keep it

    Consyour sales quotes are way to high and a customer can return something that you sold them up to 3 weeks later and even on your day off and that can hit you big time trying to keep up with your quota so that you would not take a pay cut of 10% later

    Advice to Senior Managementwhen your employee ask you for your help for something they don't understand because of the lack of training on Dillards part do it in a nice way don't say to them and how long have you been working here ?

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Not a Good Environment.

    Sales Associate (Former Employee)
    Saint Petersburg, FL

    ProsIf you like retail, and can get a good store situation, it's just OK.

    ConsLooking to move up and on younger employees. The sales-per-hour system on the sales floor may make sense on the surface, but causes associates battles, discontent and unfairness. It only has a sense of good when the associate has the best area, best days and best hours. It causes favoritism and bad employee attitudes.

    Advice to Senior ManagementUnderstand that folks just want to do their jobs to the best of their abilities without having to battle others on the floor. It affects morale and customer service.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    over worked under paid

    Selling Business Manager (Current Employee)
    Tampa, FL

    Prosdiscount on merch. good starting hourly pay

    Conslong hours once you are not hourly...work 50 to 60 but get paid for a 40 hour week

    Advice to Senior Managementnot to micro manage

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Highly disappointed expected better management.

    Sales Associate (Former Employee)
    Tampa, FL

    ProsHourly wage is high for area

    ConsSchedules are late, POS outdated, SPH only means of evaluation, management does not respond when paged, unclean work conditions, cameras every that invade privacy but do not watch all areas of store or use for employee verification purposes, unsafe around premises due to lack of cameras around outside of building, poor lighting

    Advice to Senior ManagementHired experienced managers, or just close the company. Employees will rebel once educated on proper legal procedures

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    It was a great first job, but I am very happy to be out

    Buyer (Former Employee)
    Saint Petersburg, FL

    Prosemployee discount, living in florida and traveling throughout the US

    Consupper management, the company mentality, micromanaging, dealing with unprofessional store management, little vacation time

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    They don't care about their employees.

    Sales Manager (Current Employee)
    Tampa, FL

    ProsEmployee discounts, nice co-workers, sometimes it can be fun

    ConsHorrible hours, pay is awful, no proper training, upper management will stab you in your back

    Advice to Senior ManagementRespect and help your employees. Have a proper training program.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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