Coldwater Creek

  www.coldwatercreek.com
  www.coldwatercreek.com
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5 people found this helpful  

Constantly in search of ways to bleed employees.

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

I have been working at Coldwater Creek

Pros

Generous vacation policy. Nice location. Good employee cafeteria. Not much else.

Cons

The latest change to an already pathetic 401(k) plan has made it not only nearly worthless, but terribly unfair to employees. Basically they have devised a way to screw many employees out of the matching funds they have already earned. This is at a company that has no pension plan, so a meaningful 401(k) is very important. The worst part of this travesty is the message it delivers about how much it values its employees.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

You frequently talk about how much you value the contributions of your employees, but your actions show that it is just talk. Back up your words with some action. Don't take benefits away from workers while rewarding the management people who are responsible for the company's poor performance. Don't keep firing the people who are making the greatest contributions to the company's efforts, and expecting the same level of output from those who remain. Most of all, please understand that the relatively low turnover is due to people stuck in a town with no other employment prospects and a house they can't sell. Someday that will change, and you will lose your best people in droves.

Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Coldwater NOT a place to work!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Disgruntled Employee in Mineral Wells, WV
    Current Employee - Disgruntled Employee in Mineral Wells, WV

    I have been working at Coldwater Creek

    Pros

    Cant come up with anything. Benefits are good although it can take up to 2 yrs to recieve...Lunch ladies are super nice...Always quick to make you smile.

    Cons

    management shows up to collect there check nothing less nothing more. Reg. employees meanwhile your expected to carry their slack! Its great to know your supervisors can curse another super. in front of the whole department and nothing happens.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work...let your workers fight it out you just sit back and watch it all fall down!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 5 people found this helpful  

    A bad situation.

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

    I have been working at Coldwater Creek

    Pros

    I think the pros have run out.

    Cons

    The company is in desperate need for leadership and could use a lesson on basic steps in creating an environment where employees feel inspired and empowered or just safe. The swiftness in which a friend, colleague or peer can be let go is staggering.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Wouldn't know where to start. Maybe that's it, just start over with true credentials.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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