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Don't complain to Corporate!

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Former Employee - Store Manager  in  Tulsa, OK
Former Employee - Store Manager in Tulsa, OK

Pros

Overall the job wasn't too hard, can get some rewards/bonuses for pushing hard during competitions. Get paid holidays that you actually can take - only have to work 32 hrs the week of a holiday. Work only 40 hrs/wk so not required to work overtime.

Cons

Depending on the District Mgr you get, you can have some problems with way too much drama. There was a lot of backstabbing and retaliation. Also, associates and asst mgrs were able to call the DM to complain about the Store Mgr breaking the chain of command and making the drama a continual mess. There was a lot of theft by employees and even a drunk on the job and DM didn't seem to mind those issues, but continually looked for ways to undermine the Store Mgr. Another Store Mgr in our area wanted to advance to Corporate after finishing their degree and the same DM would not submit their name for a job with Corporate forcing the person to quit to seek advancement.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Pay attention to complaints from your Store Mgrs instead of firing them for coming forward when unethical activities take place due to unethical District Mgrs.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    Awesome Place

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate  in  Mesa, AZ
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Mesa, AZ

    Pros

    I think it depends on the store manager whether you had a good experience, but I had an awesome manager.
    Good Discount 30% on any shoe including clearance.
    Awesome coworkers
    Clean Store I worked in.
    Awesome customers
    My manager was flexible with my schedule.
    Great opportunites to advance.

    Cons

    Were more focused on selling accessories than shoes.
    Some of the stores located in the mall are ridiculous.
    Some assistant managers were so lazy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on selling shoes and don't stress the sales of accessories.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    buy one get one half off

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    Former Employee - Assistant Manager  in  Minnetonka, MN
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Minnetonka, MN

    Pros

    pay is ok. kind of annoying job

    Cons

    bogo sucks, which is a pain in the booty.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    you suck

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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