Draper's And Damon's
2.9 of 5 8 reviews
www.drapers.com Irvine, CA 500 to 999 Employees

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14% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Corporate is not very supportive to the field

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Arlington, VA

    ProsThe clients and staff are wonderful!

    ConsUnfair and not the right tools to get the too high expectations!

    Advice to Senior ManagementSpend time on site to really get the full experience and appreciation of doing a manager's job.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Great people, mediocre management

    Product Development (Former Employee)
    Irvine, CA

    ProsThey have a fairly decent office atmosphere;

    ConsOffice politics, benefits are average

    Advice to Senior ManagementNeed to recognize efforts of everyone, not just the ones that are on upper management's friends list

    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 wasn't very pleasant...too many phone calls to make

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Riverside, CA

    ProsI can't think of a positive

    Consthe dm micro managed way too much. needed permission just for a couple screws.

    Advice to Senior Managementgive your sm's some decision making

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Not a very happy experience

    Assistant Manager (Former Employee)
    Tustin, CA

    ProsThe customers you work with are darling in any single way. It's been a pleasure to work with people over 60's

    ConsNo respect from upper management. Very low pay, no room for promotion. They rather bring somebody new to pay with nothing than to promote an existing employee and give her/him more

    Advice to Senior ManagementBetter learn that paying $2.00 more an experienced employee brings you more business than winning on pay for somebody new. Better win a faithful employee for years than losing him/her forever.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Great employees

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Irvine, CA

    ProsPositive work environment (most of the time). Great flexibility of attire & hours. Amazing people to work with and share loyalty to our brand.

    ConsDisconnect from senior management. Unbalanced work load between managers and staff. Lack of training. Communication skills need to be greatly improved when 'workers' are doing a project or are in need of direction. The confidence in management staff is greatly lacking.

    Advice to Senior ManagementUnderstand what your staff is doing and work to support them with their amount of work. Also, management training is really needed...

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    A company that could have been great, and to which I gave a lot, but broke my heart.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Irvine, CA

    ProsEmployees can purchase their clothing at steep discounts, both at their "sample sales" and discounts via catalog purchases. This is perfect if the employee fits into the customer niche (women over 50) or has someone in their family to buy gifts for. Their location in Irvine is right off the 405 freeway. I would like to say that Draper's & Damon's invests a lot in employee training, but I cannot. I would also like to say that the employee amenities are super, but no can do. A refrigerator, TV and microwave are provided, as is coffee. And those are appreciated.

    ConsLow salaries but -- more important -- a general disregard for employees. The general consensus was that Draper's and Damon's hired employees right out of school (a fashion school is in close proximity) when their salary expectations were low, so that the employees would be eager-beavers and knock themselves out as merchandise assistants in hopes of promotions or wage increases. Not so. There was very little promotion from within -- either in that department or in customer service. Little or no training (other than the bare minimum required). The management in the call center had a very low opinion of employees and treated them like tissues to be tossed the second they got dirty.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBe a little more open about what's happening, and treat employees with more respect. This is not directed so much at Brad Farmer, but at the managers below him. Especially in Human Resources, whose employees take a definite holier-than-thou attitude instead of helping.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    OK Company To Work For

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsFlex Time was great. Leave on time.

    ConsToo many lifers. No career opportunities.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Very Rewarding

    Store Manager (Former Employee)

    ProsGreat Customers
    Great Discounts
    Great Hours
    Great Benefits

    ConsNever had enough stock levels
    Never received new merchandise
    Catalog never looks new

    Advice to Senior ManagementPlease listen to Store Managers and what the customer's are requesting in the store.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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