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They walk the talk with customer service-internal and external

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Current Employee - Co Manager  in  Edmonton, AB (Canada)
Current Employee - Co Manager in Edmonton, AB (Canada)

I have been working at Eddie Bauer

Pros

Discount, flexibility, structure, history, benefit package, advancement opportunities, fun people (mostly)

Cons

hours-it's retail get used to it:)
staff turnover
economic cuts to support the downturn in the American economy, that is the birthplace and location of most of the stores- but the cuts are impacting the teams' abilities to get the job done

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Review your buys and trends-re-visit the demographic, the last 2 years saw a strong casual move, too strong-we used to see all levels shop-once you "outgrow" AE & GAP, you were supposed to come here shoppers are not coming here, in spite of recent back to school/college marketing

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great people, great store-level management. Awful higher-level management.

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate
    Former Employee - Sales Associate

    I worked at Eddie Bauer

    Pros

    -Great people
    -Dedicated customer base
    -Loyalty
    -During the holiday season a real sense of every team member contributing
    -Hardest working store-level managers in the industry

    Cons

    -No incentive to hit sales goals
    -Unattainable sales goals through the week during low periods
    -Conversion numbers are horribly inaccurate, but extremely important
    -Nothing for anyone under 40 to buy outside of First Ascent gear

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat your store-level mangers better. Most work unbelievable hours ensuring your success, only to be treated very poorly when dealing with upper management.

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  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    We've been doing our best given the "hours/time/money" wasted...

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    Current Employee - Coach That Leads By Example : )
    Current Employee - Coach That Leads By Example : )

    I have been working at Eddie Bauer

    Pros

    Eddie Bauer's Creed & Guarantee, the company's history, I really enjoy working with my team, the customers, good pay, benefits.

    Cons

    SMs not required to clock shifts. It's being abused. Time/Money wasted by this, while I worry about going into overtime.

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    Please make Store Managers clock in and out like everyone else! Some are Not Earning what they Keep. Unfair. Wasteful.

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