Cato

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Great pay, but employees under-appreciated

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charlotte, NC
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charlotte, NC

I have been working at Cato

Pros

Small shop, so high-profile work in most cases.

Cons

Co-workers and management not willing to share information and communicate to improve. CEO runs no debt business, which is smart during economy downturns, but company is not family friendly and upper management not approachable for new ideas and suggestions.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Communication must improve and relationship between middle management must improve. Too much back-stabbing and politics to enjoy working there.

Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not a good experience.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charlotte, NC

    I worked at Cato

    Pros

    Gained good work experience and knowledge of industry.

    Cons

    Company is too conservative. No opportunities for growth. Pay is not up to par compared to similar retail companies.

    Doesn't Recommend
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Steady but unspectacular

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charlotte, NC

    I have been working at Cato

    Pros

    Cato takes a slow, steady, and secure approach to growth. It's rare for a retailer to never layoff, but it's a priority here. Hiring via internal promotion is also stressed, so some opportunities present themselves.

    Cons

    Salary is low, and bonus amounts don't cover the gap even in the best of times. Men are forced to wear shirt and tie everyday while women have a very liberal standard of "professional attire." No one thinks the double standard is fair.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There's a gap between upper management and lower level buyers, analysts that needs to be closed to increase morale and, in all likelihood, productivity. A raise in salary across the board would show more appreciation than annual letter stating how much cash stockholders made, considering most employees don't earn enough to buy stock.

    No opinion of CEO
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