Eddie Bauer Reviews

Updated September 1, 2015
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Eddie Bauer President & CEO Michael Egeck
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Pros
  • Good work-life balance (except around holidays: retail) (in 9 reviews)

  • Friendly customers that are very loyal and I got to meet some great people (in 13 reviews)

Cons
  • Deterioration of work-life balance (in 22 reviews)

  • No work- life balance unless working every holiday and weekend count (in 8 reviews)

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  1. Cashier

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Castle Rock, CO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Castle Rock, CO

    I worked at Eddie Bauer (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great employment, Great people andfun place to work

    Cons

    lots of down time, Not as many hours as i was looking for


  2. Merchandise Processor

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    Former Employee - Merchandise Processor in Groveport, OH
    Former Employee - Merchandise Processor in Groveport, OH
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good pay and decent benefits if you qualify.

    Cons

    After peak season is over work load tends to slow down dramatically. You probably will not get all of your hours during this slow down which can lasts for months. Don't expect to see a full paycheck for months for the most part.


  3. Meh...

    Former Employee - Premium Store Manager in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Premium Store Manager in Minneapolis, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Eddie Bauer full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Quality clothes/outerwear at great discount. Pay and bonus is competitive.

    Cons

    Too many "managers"...not enough LEADERS!

    Advice to Management

    Find your identity and stick with it!


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  5. Co Manager

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    Former Employee - Co Manager
    Former Employee - Co Manager
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Eddie Bauer full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great place to work. Great upper management. Supportive. Great place to work if you are results driven. Opportunity for growth.

    Cons

    Payroll was sometimes cut with short notice. Product needs some reinvention-clients perceive it as old school Eddie still. Goals were too high at times.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on product assortment. Refresh floor sets more often. Involve assistant and co managers more in conference calls and meetings.


  6. Store Co Manager

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Recommends

    I worked at Eddie Bauer (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    fun environment; decent discount; friendly staff; great incentives and bonuses for all associates

    Cons

    As with Retail Management, not always a set schedule; was asked more than once to change vacation plans to accommodate last minute merchandise move directed from home office and having a Store Manager that felt that changing their own plans was uncompromiseable


  7. legendary brand struggling to execute vision

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Eddie Bauer full-time

    Pros

    Great brand with amazing talented people.who work extremely hard Opportunity for growth and advancement Vision/objectives have remained focused and consistent

    Cons

    work/life balance high turnover used to be a strong spirit of partnership and collaboration, now more finger pointing and lack of accountability

    Advice to Management

    Senior management needs to re-prioritize and create achievable goals based on limited resources. More collaboration up front so decisions get made once and avoid rework.


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    This Place is a Bummer

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Eddie Bauer full-time

    Pros

    The people I worked with are incredible.

    Cons

    Everything else. The climate and culture are life-sucking. Direction from SMT swings wildly, and they have lost a ton of great talent recently because of it.

    Advice to Management

    Pick a path and stick to it. Let your talent make key decisions, and figure out the quickest path to the direction you want the company to head.


  9. Good first job

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Eddie Bauer part-time

    Pros

    Great people to work with, quick learning curve.

    Cons

    Corporate can never make up their mind when it comes to moving the company in one direction.

    Advice to Management

    Need to be more transparent with store workers in relation to what they are wanting.


  10. Happy as a clam working at Eddie Bauer

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Loved working there, fun times!

    Cons

    None sorry, loved working there!


  11. General Manager

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    Current Employee - Co-Manager in Auburn Hills, MI
    Current Employee - Co-Manager in Auburn Hills, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    great people i don't like the managers just the customer

    Cons

    no room for growth dm is a mad women

    Advice to Management

    Pay more to your managers



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