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Management micromanages and is disrespectful of associates

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Current Employee - Sales Associate  in  Chicago, IL
Current Employee - Sales Associate in Chicago, IL

I have been working at Eddie Bauer part-time for more than a year

Pros

Starting wage is higher than some places.
Good return policy.

Cons

Associates fight one another for hours using a ranking system that is inaccurate.
Management pretends to listen to grievances but takes no action.
Many On Call shifts.
Good customer service is not rewarded or acknowledged, only sales numbers.
Credit card techniques are unethical.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Store goals with group rewards rather than associate competition.
No on calls. Have a list for people who would like to pick up extra shifts. People respond better to being asked than told.
Do not talk down to associates. If we are as stupid as you pretend we are, you should just fire us.
Either actually reward excellent customer service or stop pretending you care about it.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Trying To Get Back On Track

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Bellevue, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bellevue, WA

    I have been working at Eddie Bauer full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Many great people to work with in the organization. Company encourages outdoor activity and lifestyle. Company has loaner program for camping, snow sports ect for employees.

    Cons

    Workload for majority of salaried positions does not leave time to enjoy many of the outdoor perks/activities the company brand stands for. High turnover rate in the past 1 - 1/2 years has contributed to increased workload. Performance reviews are on 'bell curve' which does not promote team nor provide proper recognition of many employees abilities.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You have a dedicated team that wants this company to succeed. We are willing to help the brand get back on track but are continuing to get mixed messages and workloads from various upper mgmt teams.

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

    Eh

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate  in  Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Denver, CO

    I have been working at Eddie Bauer full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    The people who work here for the most part are great to work with. If you are on the top of the forced ranking list you can expect 30+ hours per week.

    Cons

    The corporate structure of forced ranking creates a very competitive workplace. Forced ranking also harbors dishonesty at the cash register because, if you are not making numbers you can expect less than 10 hours per week. Also, if you are not at the top of the list you will be stuck greeting and you will never be able to get your sales per hour where they need to be . Thus making you stuck at the bottom of the forced rank list, and greeting.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Switch from forced ranking system to even distribution of hours. This will create a more even playing field and will drastically reduce the turnover rate.
    Also market first ascent!!!

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    Neutral Outlook
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