Gabe’s Reviews

Updated July 19, 2015
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Jeff M. Feinberg
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Pros
  • Great associates (store level), great customers, fun work environment in a serious matter (in 2 reviews)

  • generally good people to work with (in 2 reviews)

Cons
  • being screamed at on the floor in front everyone by your district manager (in 6 reviews)

  • Long long hours, stressful work environment with the feeling of defeat everyday (in 4 reviews)

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  1. General Manager

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Greenville, SC
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Greenville, SC

    I worked at Gabe’s full-time (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    New deals daily for the customer. Newer stores easier to shop. Customers love Gabes.

    Cons

    Heavy freight with little floor space. Not enough payroll to support the needs of the business.

    Advice to Management

    Be prepared for long days without enough payroll to support the store. Heavy communication. Daily changes to the plan


  2. starting over

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Gabe’s full-time

    Pros

    I love my job, honestly.

    Cons

    Its a corporation, its all about the offices & suits.


  3. Proudly Supporting sweat shops and child labor

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    Former Employee - Merchandise Manager in Cleveland, OH
    Former Employee - Merchandise Manager in Cleveland, OH

    I worked at Gabe’s full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Company really needed managers so I was able to talk my rate of pay higher then Billy T. wanted to pay. This company never gets audited by any agency. Associate numbers are so low you will only get fired if you steal.

    Cons

    Sanitation and Fire code violations galore. West side store has mice, I was assigned to tear down food fixtures shovel dead mice and droppings than restock food. Mice living in the food on the sales floor as well as in the backroom. At least once a week (if not more) you will get 6 or 7 hours off before your next 10 hour shift.

    Advice to Management

    Have fun working 6 day work weeks from November till the 2nd week into January. This company reminds me of a pyramid scheme, only those ontop see money and perks. Dont let these used car salesmen sell you a bad job. Lie to your face to keep their spot on the Gabriel Pyramid of filth.


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  5. processor

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Gabe’s part-time

    Pros

    great job great customer service great associates

    Cons

    never any paper towels in the restrooms


  6. Merch Manager

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Gabe’s

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

    Pros

    None - you have a good chance of advancement they will tell you 6 months, thats because in 6 months most have moved on from stress and no work life balance or been fired because they cant work till they die.

    Cons

    Mandatory 6 day work weeks year round. No communication between executives' No respect for people at any level No management skills needed just a fire fighter No use of business acumen No work life balance period. No concept of store operations at an executive level

    Advice to Management

    Store management life is hell move on it doesn't improve


  7. Manager

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austintown, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austintown, OH

    I have been working at Gabe’s (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Employees are nice, for the most part.

    Cons

    Cut payroll and make managers work 6-7 days to make up the difference. No life work balance.

    Advice to Management

    We are gabes, not Kohls. If you want to be like Kohls, we need to have more workers in the building than just the managers.


  8. happiness crew

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Cashier/Floor Associate in West Mifflin, PA
    Former Employee - Cashier/Floor Associate in West Mifflin, PA

    I worked at Gabe’s part-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    i liked the discount. you could usually talk to mngmt like a person

    Cons

    they treat their employees like they are less than a dog. the company empect you to do everything when they pay you slave wages. I take pride in a job well done. I would go home most evening feeling useless because I didn't have enough time to do a good job. their standards are set low. they have turnkeys which one in particular is a waste. she would push everyone out of the store at 8pm on a sunday when they were scheduled until 830 because she had plans. they hire people the do nothing but socialize and they expect everyone else to pick up the slack.

    Advice to Management

    make employees accountable.


  9. Great

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Gabe’s part-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great, positive, energetic, ambitious, love working here

    Cons

    Nothing, great atmosphere to be in with workers

    Advice to Management

    work harder


  10. Helpful (1)

    Please do not take a Management job at gabes

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Gabe’s

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

    Pros

    None, there is nothing good to say

    Cons

    Everything, words cannot describe the horror

    Advice to Management

    Close your stores and set your people free


  11. Had I Of Known...!

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Cashier/Floor Associate in Fredericksburg, VA
    Current Employee - Cashier/Floor Associate in Fredericksburg, VA

    I have been working at Gabe’s 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

    You stay busy during your shift and some of the upper management is really nice.

    Cons

    Department managers are BEYOND rude to associates, there is seriously little to NO training for new employees, and there is ZERO consistency in every aspect of this store. By that I mean, the schedule is never posted the same day each week, you never know what your job is each time you come in, and you NEVER know whose in charge of what.

    Advice to Management

    Train the employees, hire managers that are COLLEGE EDUCATED, and be respectful to employees.



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