Gordmans Reviews

Updated August 28, 2014
Updated August 28, 2014
95 Reviews

2.5
95 Reviews
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Gordmans President, CEO, and Secretary Jeffrey J. Gordman
Jeffrey J. Gordman
60 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Best benefit about working with Gordman's is the employee discount (in 5 reviews)

  • You get a 20% discount if you work there and you learn a lot about retail marketing (in 4 reviews)


Cons
  • work life balance, change implementation (in 7 reviews)

  • My biggest complaint is the scheduling, there is no work-life balance AT ALL (in 4 reviews)

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  1.  

    Jeff gordman wS fired

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    Current Employee - Dhead Gm
    Current Employee - Dhead Gm

    I have been working at Gordmans full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    The ability to figure out anyone with functional braincells is working ANYwhere else in the world. Hookers have greater benefits and representation

    Cons

    Absolutely everything. Hour suck Prices suck. Insurance sucks. Target sucks. All leadership in this company has been FIRED by real companies.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Suicide is painless and of great benefits to your subordinates

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Poor leadership

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Gordmans

    Pros

    Zero. Zero. Zero. Zero. Zero.

    Cons

    Slave work. Not treated well.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Value employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    sale associate

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate/Guest Service  in  Wichita, KS
    Current Employee - Sales Associate/Guest Service in Wichita, KS

    I have been working at Gordmans part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    extra gifts when you work hard instead of your 20% associate benefit you are able to get 30% plus gift cards!

    Cons

    low pay lots of work lots of high turn over rate

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    pay a little more have more flexible hours for your full time employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Worth it if you really need the money

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier  in  Blue Springs, MO
    Current Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Blue Springs, MO

    I have been working at Gordmans part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    good hours
    different choice of departments to work in

    Cons

    they over work you !
    they expect overtime if its busy
    a lot of drama and friendships

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make sure you are considerate of everyone's schedule and what departments their comfortable with!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    No future but folding into another sun venture

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    Current Employee - DC2 Manager
    Current Employee - DC2 Manager

    I have been working at Gordmans full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    As a manager, you're expected to do little for 50k. 4 days a week

    Cons

    The health care is rediculous lot bad. No premium increases In 6 years means no additional and highly detracted benefits. Prepare for 2k deductibles

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get lost. I've met more competent monkeys.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Don't bother applying

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Associate, Receiving Team, Count In Personal  in  Lafayette, IN
    Former Employee - Customer Service Associate, Receiving Team, Count In Personal in Lafayette, IN

    I worked at Gordmans part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Most of the associates are nice and friendly

    Cons

    Management is a joke, they play favorites and don't care how long you have worked there or how hard you try to learn all aspects of the business. There is no way for someone to be promoted in the company unless you kiss management's butt. Most in management spend most of their time talking about the other employees to everyone who will listen. Schedule was never posted before Thursday when the work week starts on Sunday because the manager posting was to lazy to put it in dayforce Tuesday night. Very unprofessional in all aspects of the management team.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Clean house and start over.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    I will never work retail again, thanks to this place.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous
    Former Employee - Anonymous

    I worked at Gordmans full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Constantly doing something and always staying busy so the work day moves quickly. Great job to stay in shape and keep active.

    Great if you enjoy working with the public.

    Cons

    Work-life ratio is terrible. I was told once that I couldn't take more than a week off for a long over due vacation. I worked 6 months at one time without getting a full weekend off.

    The company makes promises they don't keep. Instead of promoting within, they hire Store Managers and District Managers who haven't worked a day in an actual store.

    They promote and hire with the intention to train and then never follow through... But they expect you to know what and how to do it anyway.

    District Managers don't even know the names of the Assistant Managers in the stores.

    Pay is not worth what they put you through.

    They tell their associates that the employee survey is confidential and it is not. It will get back to the SM.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work in the store for a month doing the same job as EVERY part time associate.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    No matter all the work you do they drop you without a second thought

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Gordmans

    Pros

    Discounts are good co workers are awesome coorperate is unattached with the store level that's about it though

    Cons

    Cooperate doesn't care about you low pay crappy hours never get recognized for achievements expected to do everything

  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Don't move to Omaha for this company

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    Current Employee - Merchandising  in  Omaha, NE
    Current Employee - Merchandising in Omaha, NE

    I have been working at Gordmans full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    New corporate offices as of 3/15/14. Free coffee. Casual dress code.

    Cons

    Limited opportunities for growth. Unachievable sales and financial plans continue to be put in place and are constantly reworked every 2-3 weeks. Upper management uses intimidation and fear tactics to limit interaction with employees. HR is totally disconnected and has no idea this is happening. If you are over 40 and not a favorite, there is no opportunity for advancement.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look at the employee survey results and take some actions.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    I hate it here...

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate  in  South Jordan, UT
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in South Jordan, UT

    I have been working at Gordmans part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    -Discount
    - Love the people you work with

    Cons

    -No hours
    -Always work holidays
    -Don't let you take days off with out years in advance (Sarcasm, but still..)
    -Get extremely pissed when you call in sick.
    -Favoritism
    -No room to grow
    -Short breaks and lunches
    -No vacation time

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Realize that people have lives and we need time to live them. Instead of lounging around and yelling at us to work. Pick up a cart and help! We are extremely short staffed all the time and its like you plan it... I hate my job so much. I never spend time with my family because during the holidays it seems like those are the only days you schedule me on. I would thank you for employing me but that would be a joke. I'm quitting tomorrow if I don't get this holiday off... I tired of all of it. DO NOT WORK HERE!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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