Clarks

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Excellent Company For What It Is

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Full Time Sales Associate in Lynnwood, WA
Current Employee - Full Time Sales Associate in Lynnwood, WA

I have been working at Clarks full-time (less than a year)

Pros

The ability to earn above your base salary via sales commission is extremely nice. I highly enjoy being able to utilize the back room as a means to decompress from frustrating situations. It makes it a lot easier to give the customers 100%.

Cons

The people you work with will make or break the experience. Some of the work is tedious (It's retail, get over it!). The training is extremely lax. It's a sink or swim environment where only the best get acknowledgement. The competitive atmosphere can be seen as a positive or negative.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Do not pay part-time sales associates commission, have them instead work sales support so that the store can run more effectively.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

47 Other Employee Reviews for Clarks (View Most Recent)

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    One of the best retail companies for which to work!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Store Manager
    Current Employee - Store Manager

    I have been working at Clarks full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Clarks has fantastic benefits and compensation. Many managers work on commission, either based on individual sales, or a percent from the total sales volume of the store. Being compensated based on how well you do your job can be a little intimidating at first, but if you work hard, and use the training tools that are easily available, you'll be very successful! As a store manager, you'll have close contact with your District Manager who is a great resource for tough questions. If you are relocatable, there are lots of opportunities for you! Clarks really invests in their employees. It's refreshing!

    Cons

    The 44 hour work week can be a little daunting, but isn't as bad as some other retail companies require. There are really no raises in the retail environment. The only way to get a raise is to move stores, get promoted, or beat your sales goal.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep listening to your ground troops. There is a new focus on really listening to the retail store managers and making changes based on what they need in order to do their jobs better. This is a fantastic direction to take in the ever-changing retail environment!

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

    Was great...5 years ago.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous in Newton Upper Falls, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous in Newton Upper Falls, MA

    I have been working at Clarks full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great work/life balance, excellent health benefits, free & discounted shoes.

    Cons

    Way too much upper management, no leaders, parent company makes it tough for us here in the USA to succeed again. Company recently upgraded to SAP and didn't have a single clue how to manage it. Complete chaos.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop promoting people who are already senior level executives, and start taking care of the little people who actually make things happen.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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