Forman Mills

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Updated Jul 18, 2014

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1.8 16 reviews

20% Approve of the CEO

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Rick Forman

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7% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Cashier (Current Employee) Whitehall, PA

    ProsI needed a job and they hired me on the spot.

    ConsInconsiderate , they dont hear you.

    Advice to Senior ManagementMaybe have some actual training. Some managers give the answers to thw quiz. im just saying.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Challenging

    Cashier (Former Employee) New Carrollton, MD

    ProsYou must have thorough training and must have an outstanding Store Management staff.

    ConsThe extreme long closing hours.

    Advice to Senior ManagementYou must train you staff and treat them with dignity.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    The proudest and most unprofessional company I've ever worked for.

    Cashier (Former Employee) New Carrollton, MD

    ProsHigher than minimum wage pay, coworkers were fun.

    ConsHorrible management, outdated computer system, uncaring corporate.

    Advice to Senior ManagementLearn some communication skills, and how to treat people with respect.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Forman Mills is not a good job

    Sales Associate and Processor (Former Employee) Chicago, IL

    Pros10% off ... which isn't that good. for ex. shirt cost 5.99 you pay 5.49.

    ConsThey work you like a slave for $8.25 an hour. They only give you a quarter raise after a year. If you work late shift in ladies/men/kids department they will have you in that department by yourself cleaning up everything and want you to do all put backs.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPoor Management

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Never a dull moment.

    Manager (Current Employee) Detroit, MI

    ProsAlways an opportunity for advancement, seniority is not factor.

    ConsPay doesn't match expectations. Several things going on at one time, poor communication, out dated register and inventory system.

    Advice to Senior ManagementCommunication between home office and stores need to follow chain of command to create consistency in stores. Give management the tools and authority to operate their business.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Opportunity knocks

    Sales Associate (Current Employee) Glenolden, PA

    ProsThey do not drug test right away, they give you 3 months before drug test. They hire based on experience and personality. The more retail experience the better! They love enthusiasm as well, so be very out going. Managers are not on the sales floor, so you don't have bosses on your back. Security handles customer issues very well.

    ConsThey pay biweekly minimum wage. Every new hire is basically part time until after the 1st year. You only work 5-7 hr shifts. New hires do not get any benefits until after their first year. It's usually only one person in each department and the departments are huge.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    dept manager

    Department Manager (Former Employee) Totowa, NJ

    Prosexcellent discount . Access to new merchandise

    Conswage/ flex-hours. Many associates don't value their job & are sometimes rude to customers.

    Advice to Senior Managementact like a manger be more professional

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    RUN! this place is only for temporary work because your hours drop- 1day a week.

    Cashier (Former Employee) Lansing, IL

    ProsThere is no pros except of a few nice supervisors

    Conswhen u 1st start they give u hours ,.. then u start getting 1 day a week then they still want to to have open availability. Corporate sucks when manager disrespect u and u complain they dont do anything. they change rules all the time lack of communication between managers and supervisors. then there are illiterate supervisors who behave like they are the manager because they have the key) worked there when i was in college. but their was one male supervisor who couldn't calculate in his head or with a calculator when u try to help them out they got offend..it you going to work here just be prepared for people to belittle you. dont get me wrong there are few supervisory who knows what they are doing but they cant do anything because they will be scold at although they are right. Then you get cuss out by customers who tell you that what the company is doing is wrong. you can do anything more than nod your head or ignored them because you got to do what u are told.. or else they fired u quickly... Oh these go through managers like crazy the store i worked at when through 3 managers last year. since it has been open 12mangers.. that how bad it is and once that got replace are horrible. if the store is cold you can wear a sweater .. heat dont work well in winter time.. summer time no air.. customers complain about this.. discount is 10% but not actually because it is adjusted to each price item.. so u really dont get 10% holiday seasons u get a 20% coupon they same rule applies its adjusted .. oh u will work and get no lunch or breaks and it difficult for them to put it back in because if u dont take a Lunch (30min) they automatically take it out.. get 15mins break but dont count on it they call u back to work as soon as u leave for break because they are always under staff.. although u dont get pay for 30min lunch and its on your free time they still want to call you back. although the company Manuel say you can clock in 7mins late and dont consider late... they still count you late even if its 1min. supervisory takes longer breaks and use their phones on the sales floor bad example for your employees.. this is just for kids who go to college or high school. if u are an adult you feel like you are in school.. and quit.. oh yeah people quit often because of the unfair work environment. In summary, no values,lack hours 13hrs the most. ok the ceo came to the store once in a while not impress either

    Advice to Senior ManagementStop been Rude to your employee

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Too Much Work, Too Little Pay

    Floor Associate (Current Employee) Elizabeth, NJ

    ProsYou will definitely get hired. They hire ANYBODY. If you must have some job, this could be for you.

    ConsThe 10% discount doesn't help much; they want you to do ALOT.

    You get fired for anything. They drug test you after hiring you. Even if you cant find the place where the testing is done, they fire you.

    Working as a cashier, you have to ring people up and clean tables in the front of the store where thousands of items are and that customers throw everywhere.

    As a floor associate, you have to put back all the clothes people try on and do not want, you have to pick all the clothes up off the floor (they fall a lot because the racks are too close for people to walk through), you have to find prices of all the items cashiers cant ring up because a tag is missing, and you have to stock new items in your department

    As a fitting room checker, you have to stand in the fitting room your entire shift. You have to answer the phone, keep the fitting rooms clean, clean the ladies hosiery area (which is horrible), and stock new items. You also cannot take a break if the store is busy (which is all the time due to the prices).

    The store is filthy. There is dust every where, huge buds and holes in the walls.

    There are no known opportunities for raises and/or promotions.

    Hours change weekly. Schedules are released on Saturday for the next 7 days (i.e. On Saturday 6/17 you find out your schedule for 6/18-6/24). Thus you could work on a Sunday and not know until Saturday, No chances to plan your week ahead of time.

    Advice to Senior ManagementMake sure you train people better. Release schedules earlier.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Not good place to be

    Manager (Current Employee) Chicago, IL

    ProsCan't think of Any. Stop and Go Employment

    ConsHorrible Management and little to no benefits for managers

    Advice to Senior ManagementGet New Management that Is not sleeping with eachother

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