Collective Brands

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Gread on-boarding program and very nice coworkers. Benefits are average but there looks to be many opportunities.

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Current Employee - Distribution Analyst in Topeka, KS
Current Employee - Distribution Analyst in Topeka, KS

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

Pros

Inexpensive living with a small town feel, college town closeby and Kansas City just 45 mins away.

Cons

If you want to live really close to work you have to live in Topeka which is not the best.

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Wait here while you look for the right job

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    Current Employee - IT Analyst in Topeka, KS
    Current Employee - IT Analyst in Topeka, KS

    I have been working at Collective Brands full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    1. Relatively stable workplace.
    2. Remote work opportunities if needed
    3. Relatively good starting pay and benefits

    Cons

    1. Zero recognition of high performers - do exceptionally well (beyond job requirements) and it's what they pay you for; fall short (even for reasons beyond your control) and your head rolls.

    2. Bleak advancement prospects - it's basically a dead-end job environment unless you're looking to go into corporate management, and even then the opportunity to advance only comes up when someone resigns or gets promoted. And even then, some openings are directly given with a pretend advertisement for applicants.

    3. Non-existent salary increases - salary gets raised by less than 2% yearly, no matter how long you've been here or how good you are at your job. If it gets raised, that is.

    4. Immature managers - a lot of people leave due to a small number of immature managers who were never meant to manage people. Among known issues are pushing for too much output from too few employees, playing yes-person to editorial and expecting high performance from over-worked staff. Until the powers that be deal with this issue, turnover will never drop.

    5.Company is in limbo about its new direction

    6.Huge problems are simply tolerated and walked around, like the elephant in the room, because managers don't know how to solve problems...they apparently excel at Excel, and little else.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    1. Recognize that the ones in the trenches matter for more than their output. Consider an advancement policy that's more than a popularity contest. Get rid of the dead wood; there are barely functioning employees with tremendous longevity that are making far more than newer hires who are producing 20x as much. Eradicate the offensive culture of arrogance that permeates the management levels.

    2.If it is said that no employee can achieve a 4-Exceeds Expectations on annual reviews -- Why don't you remove that option?

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    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great experience for an intern, the employees didn't seem as motivated

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    Current Employee - Sales Operations Intern in Lexington, MA
    Current Employee - Sales Operations Intern in Lexington, MA

    I have been working at Collective Brands

    Pros

    They treated the interns great with breakfasts and conferences to learn about the company. We also met the president a few times.

    Cons

    The interns seemed to be treated better then the employees. They give off the idea there are career opportunities and even told me to contact them when I was out of school for a position; I did and never heard back from them.

    No opinion of CEO
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