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Not sales associate, physical laborer stock merchandiser

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Sales and Cash Office Associate in Jacksonville, FL
Current Employee - Sales and Cash Office Associate in Jacksonville, FL

I have been working at Stein Mart part-time (More than a year)

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook

Pros

High profile company; good merchandise offering; organized at corporate level; good profit sharing and health benefits

Cons

Cannot focus on sales and customer service; priority is merchandise movement and presentation; pay is low for associate knowledge requirements; weekly scheduling is erratic with no set days off; store managers use payroll hours for store corporate visits to impress management vs.daily coverge to provide adequate assistance to customers.

Advice to Management

Read the "CONS" comments.

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  1. Helpful (1)

    Business model is not customer focused and environment is highly stressful.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Store Associate in North Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Store Associate in North Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Stein Mart part-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Co-workers are very nice and supportive. All realize they are in the same situation. Customers like the store and selection. They understand to not expect high degree of customer service. Some great values available customers.

    Cons

    Management is concerned only about how the store looks and is disorganized. Store is extremely understaffed and requirements made on associates is overwhelming. Most are unhappy and morale low. Does not reflect a professionally run company. Hired as sales associate, a function that is extremely low on the priority scale. If more emphasis was placed on selling, no telling where this company could go.

    Advice to Management

    Talk to associates without making them fear retribution. Only interaction with associates is providing directives for the next 5 minutes. Directives are a moving target. When Senior Management visits a store, they should spend some time with associates and not ignore them like they are a disease.


  2. Helpful (2)

    have lots of autonomy vs. other places i have worked

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Jacksonville, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Jacksonville, FL

    I have been working at Stein Mart full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Friendly atmosphere
    very entrepreneurial
    Lots of freedom to do the job the way you think it should be done

    Cons

    Pay is awful and AT LEAST 25% LOWER than other Retailers for the same job.
    On top of the horrible pay, there is NOT Enough people to get the job done.
    So you work like a dog and are substantially underpaid!

    Advice to Management

    Do some competitive Salary Surveys and fix it. You are losing and will continue to lose good Stein Mart people to other companies.
    What a shame.


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