Gordmans Reviews

Updated September 15, 2014
Updated September 15, 2014
95 Reviews
2.4
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.  

    Fun Friendly enviroment to work.

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    Former Employee - Cashier  in  Independence, MO
    Former Employee - Cashier in Independence, MO

    I worked at Gordmans part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Best benefit about working with Gordman's is the employee discount.

    Cons

    When I was working with Gordman's I didn't find any cons really with the company. No late nights. Working weekends can be a bummer sometimes but thats work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Doing a great job.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  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. 1 person found this helpful  

    UNORGANIZED

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Gordmans part-time

    Pros

    20% discount thats about it

    Cons

    management was horrible, unorganized, went thru people like crazy and training sucked

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    the hiring manager needs to communicate better and pay needs to increase and maybe you wouldnt go thru so many people

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Frustrated

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    Current Employee - N/A
    Current Employee - N/A

    I have been working at Gordmans full-time

    Pros

    Discount is good, as their prices are low.

    Cons

    Changes are good, if you know what to expect. The company has hired so many new people at the Corp. HQ that they want to make so many changes so fast that it has created termoil all the way to the store level. There is a saying: too many chiefs not enough indians. This company should have learned from their past!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Not enough training time, but know that your hands are tied.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  6.  

    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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9.  

    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
  10. 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
  11.  

    Good for seasonal position

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate (Home Fashions)  in  Springfield, MO
    Former Employee - Sales Associate (Home Fashions) in Springfield, MO

    I worked at Gordmans part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Coworkers were fun and easy to get along with. Pay was decent.

    Cons

    I was hired in August and had a decent amount of hours up until after New Years. The holiday season is obviously super busy so when a couple people in my department quit, a few of us were expected to make up for their absence. My manager didn't seem to care about our lives outside of Gordmans. Me, being a student, this was a big problem. After the holidays, everyone's hours got cut and they didn't even have a reason as to why or even a clue as to when our hours would pick back up. I went about a month to a month and a half of not working when I just ended up "quitting". I went in to check my schedule like I did every week and my name was no longer on the list. Was I fired without so much as a phone call or did they assume I quit after not being scheduled? I'll never know.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better communication is a must!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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