Destination Maternity

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Unprofessional ,disgusting environment !!!

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

I worked at Destination Maternity full-time for more than 3 years

Pros

Better start pay for sales associate compare to minimum wage

Cons

Poor knowledge of retail,horrible staff treatment,tons of unrealistic expectations with no support from DM at any time !!!!

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Go undercover Boss !

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great customers, poor internal customer service

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Destination Maternity full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Working with the clients in store is the best!! Loved helping expecting moms and sharing in their pregnancy.

    Cons

    Unfortunately after the client experience, the perks stop there!! This is not an organization that values it's people and wants to recognize the great talent they have in the field.

    1. The pressure to make your sales goals is for lack of a better term....INTENSE. As long as you produce, then you are great. As soon as you start to fall below an expectation of any KPI, then you are out and expect to be written up for poor performance.

    2. Not a company that will promote from within to fill upper positions!! Almost all positions at manager or above are filled externally. Don't expect to grow here.

    3. As a manager you are responsible for developing talent when you have at most 15-30 minutes of overlap in schedules due to the fact you work on single coverage and stores can run on as little as 85 hours per week. That does not support an environment that encourages teaching and training of its team members, however all associates open/close the store because of single coverage. Company needs to INVEST in its team and give you more than 15 hours of training before expecting a sales associate to run your business for you and function as a manager opening/closing stores for minimum pay!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management needs to focus on the morale in stores and the internal customer experience. Company talks about growth opportunities, but actions of senior management do not support this claim.
    Rethink your training programs and support your teams in the stores with better and more training.
    Balance workload in stores to the payroll you operate with!!! One person on the sales floor can only accomplish so much!! People who are making decisions on payroll in stores should actually go give a store team a week off work, then run a store with the little/inconsistent communication stores receive and complete Floorset, consolidations, promotions, and also sell to clients and get all done on single coverage.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Great first job to gain retail and sales experience!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Maternity Store Representative  in  San Antonio, TX
    Current Employee - Maternity Store Representative in San Antonio, TX

    I have been working at Destination Maternity part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    This job is extremely flexible with my school schedule, as I'm a full time student. Managers are encouraging and celebrate your success of sales, conflict resolutions, etc. There are opportunities to receive monthly bonuses according to percent of sales.

    Cons

    There aren't many opportunities to grow in the leases departments as this part of the company is very small. very few benefits. the job is a great responsibility

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The company should create more opportunities for leased department workers to grow.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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