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All the possibilities of what could be.....

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Current Employee - Sales Associate in Elk Grove, CA
Current Employee - Sales Associate in Elk Grove, CA

I have been working at Mervyns

Doesn't Recommend
Doesn't Recommend

Pros

The employees are nice, casual work environment. The best thing about working at Mervyns are the customers.

Cons

The leadership at this store is so, well, not there. The communication between management and associates does not exist, unless you are there for the 10 min. meetings before the store opens. The schedule changes weekly, which makes it almost impossible to make plans or even a doctor appointment. Working hard for this company doesn't seem to matter, you will be treated the same as the person next to you, who doesn't and is only there to socialize. I could really go on for days with the downsides of working for this company, but I think that just the fact that they have filed for Chap. 11 should speak loud enough.......

Advice to Management

I don't believe that any advice or any feedback would be listened to.......

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  1. Great place to work if you know how to work it.

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    Current Employee - Senior Technical Designer in Hayward, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Technical Designer in Hayward, CA

    I have been working at Mervyns

    Pros

    Great opportunities for advancement. Decent amount of time off & flexibility regarding schedule. Pays better than most apparel companies in the area.

    Cons

    The location is too far away from the urban core. Also, Hayward is economically depressed and there is a fair amount of crime in the area. These two circumstances make it difficult for managers to recruit top talent.

    Advice to Management

    Communication from upper management: they need to do a better job of explaining company strategy to the rank and file. Specifically, employees need to understand how their individual jobs relate to the strategy and how they can support business initiatives. Morale: the corporate culture needs improvement. I would prefer a more positive work environment. Management should send a message that employees need to support each other, and that negative attitudes won't be tolerated.


  2. Overworked for low pay.

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    • Comp & Benefits
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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Stockton, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Stockton, CA

    I worked at Mervyns

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    You can get experience in all areas, from POS operation, to merchandising, markdowns, and adset. most managers are considerate.

    Cons

    Extremely low pay (the annual raise is not even worth the extra hard work you have to put in to receive it), lack of scheduled hours, you are expected to run an entire department alone while providing excellent customer service, and it is almost impossible to work your way up. Sloppy customers make it challenging to keep the store neat in appearance, by not refolding the merchandise, stashing clothes on rack in which they don't belong, throwing items and their personal garbage around the store.

    Advice to Management

    talk with your employees, get their input. find out how made the store a more pleasant and productive place to work.


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