Carter's

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no room for growth

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  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at Carter's

Pros

discount on baby and kid clothes

Cons

employees are never promoted
Horrible pay

Doesn't Recommend
No opinion of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Allow more time to train your associates

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    Current Employee - PT Supervisor
    Current Employee - PT Supervisor

    I have been working at Carter's

    Pros

    Great customers / Fun atmosphere of store.

    Cons

    Management overworked - overstressed -
    Instead of information and management tools, carters offers slightly better pay than other competitors. I'd rather have direction.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I would love to see more time to implement strategies, coaching, and more time to train associates. This would lead to better sales.

    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Very demanding

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Associate
    Former Employee - Sales Associate

    I worked at Carter's

    Pros

    The job started off okay. It was slower-paced. I was getting paid more than minimum wage.
    The employees and I got along but I'm generally a friendly person anyway.
    Cute, durable clothes (I don't have kids, but working there came in handy when I had to buy a gift)

    Cons

    I worked for the company for about four years and it became very demanding. It felt like corporate was constantly coming in telling us what we weren't doing right. They demanded things from us that we literally did not have the tools for.
    I can't stress how much they expected from their employees. Very customer-focused store. If getting people to sign up for the mailing list is not your forte, then don't bother working here because you WILL get fired if you can't keep up.
    TONS of marketing changes, every week. Sometimes we didn't have what we needed to do the changes.
    Back room was ridiculously small. We couldn't get shipment done properly. We were overloaded with things we didn't need. It was impossible to keep it organized but corporate would come in and get angry at us for not keeping things neat.
    Customers were either really nice or really rude. It's difficult working in a store that caters mostly to small children because they get food EVERYWHERE and the screaming takes a toll.
    There is basically no security in the store, especially if you are located in a rural area. We would get things stolen all the time, but we could never do anything about it other than annoy the shoplifter. When we would have inventory, corporate would be irritated with how much was getting stolen, but they did not want to put in money for extra security in rural areas (sensors, cameras, etc.).
    The whole time I worked there, I only received a twenty-something cent raise. I was told it was based on my yearly job performance, so I assumed that management thought I was incompetent.
    The company wants an extremely energetic environment, with very peppy, almost fake employees. I am a non-confrontational, easygoing person and could not keep up with their ridiculous sale-driven demands.
    I genuinely liked my co-workers but we competed for hours a lot. The store was constantly hiring new people with very specific availability (or high school kids) and if your job performance that week was less than perfect (i.e. mailing list percentage!), then you didn't get hours. There were weeks I didn't get any hours at all. There were employees there that had just been hired getting paid more than me when I had been there several years longer. It was terrible.
    I liked helping customers and I think I left a lot of them satisfied, but the upper management will always find something to not like about you and your store, and you are basically left feeling inadequate.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Spend some time getting to know your employees and spend more time in the store. You have no idea what it's like to work in your own store. Instead of putting all your focus on your customers, put more focus on the people helping you run your business. We are not superheroes. You need to provide the tools essential to running your business. Your employees can't magically make things work if you haven't seen what goes on in the workplace. Treat your employees with more respect in the future. I won't ever shop here again, and my friends and family won't either because of the way myself and other employees were treated throughout the years.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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