The Great Indoors
2.9 of 5 16 reviews Hoffman Est, IL

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Once Great no Longer!

Store General Manager (Former Employee)
Columbus, OH

ProsGreat 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.

ConsThe 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 Senior ManagementGet 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?

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Commission Sales (Current Employee)
    Broomfield, CO

    I have been working at The Great Indoors

    Pros: -Laid back atmosphere -Flexible work schedule -Good place to work and go… Cons: -There is only one department where any real money can be made -Benefits… Advice to Senior Management: Management has recently started enforcing rules about dress code, desks, coffee cups etc. because of the recent lack of sales from the economy. They… More
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    Sales Manager

    Sales Manager (Former Employee)

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

    Pros: autonomy, career opportunities, benefits, work environment Cons: Pay, Senior Management, business strategy Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company… More
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