The Great Indoors

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Once Great no Longer!

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Former Employee - Store General Manager in Columbus, OH
Former Employee - Store General Manager in Columbus, OH

I worked at The Great Indoors

Pros

Great Stores
Great Staff
The concept was unique and got the creative juices flowing.
Customers were WOWED by the store, the service and the Merchandise when the company first opened.

Cons

The Great Indoors is just " The Indoors" now the GREAT is long gone.
Dated and dirty stores
Seen better days... To Bad!
The company needs to spend some much needed capital (that they don't have) to update their stores and get their customers excited about shopping again.
Sr. Management is driving the company into the ground by running off all of the real talent, leaving only the Managers that either can't find other jobs or are to lazy to move on and are just milking it for everything they can get out of it. So, there is no passion for the customer or the business anymore.
Departments are closed off by hanging rolls of plastic paper. What a shame!

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Get your head out of the sand. You once had a Great concept with Great volume stores, Great people and SHLD Executive Management has allowed the upper management of The once Great Indoors run it into the groud with their extremely poor Leadership. Why do you allow this "Leadership" team and I use this word lightly to erode your business model?

Doesn't Recommend

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    Current Employee - Commission Sales in Broomfield, CO
    Current Employee - Commission Sales in Broomfield, CO

    I have been working at The Great Indoors

    Pros

    -Laid back atmosphere
    -Flexible work schedule
    -Good place to work and go to school at the same time
    -some good people to work with

    Cons

    -There is only one department where any real money can be made
    -Benefits are terrible
    -Corporate leadership is worrying about the wrong things since economic downturn

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management has recently started enforcing rules about dress code, desks, coffee cups etc. because of the recent lack of sales from the economy. They should be worried about doing obvious things to drive foot traffic in the store. The top leadership starts pressuring the people below them, and then those people start pressuring those below them, and so on down the line, and no one benefits.

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    Sales Manager

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    Former Employee - Sales Manager
    Former Employee - Sales Manager

    I worked at The Great Indoors full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    autonomy, career opportunities, benefits, work environment

    Cons

    Pay, Senior Management, business strategy

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
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