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Gordmans Reviews

Updated December 11, 2014
Updated December 11, 2014
116 Reviews
2.4
116 Reviews
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Gordmans President, CEO, and Secretary Jeffrey J. Gordman
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Best benefit about working with Gordman's is the employee discount (in 10 reviews)

  • The discount is good and when a clearance event is going on or an extra discount event happens its even better (in 5 reviews)


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

  • Retail - as a part-time, entry level associate I always had the worst shifts (in 7 reviews)

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  1.  

    Systems Engineer

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Gordmans full-time

    Pros

    The building was nice, free coffee, good location for the corporate office, they pay you.

    Cons

    They tend to buy products as solutions rather than look for a real solution to a problem, in addition they don't have any money to spend, yet because they don't have any money to spend they use this as an excuse for not being able to build good solutions. New idea's are not wanted here, neither is practical advice. If your looking to grow your career, this is not the place for you.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    An okay place to start

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Mankato, MN
    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Mankato, MN

    I worked at Gordmans part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Friendly employees, good deals on merchandise

    Cons

    Career development, hours are based on amount of money allowed by corporate per week. I needed to have a second job because the hours were not predictable.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Iffy...

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Minot, ND
    Current Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Minot, ND

    I have been working at Gordmans part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The employee discount. It can be a fun place to work when you are not short handed. Everyone seems to get along really well.

    Cons

    Hours are constantly being cut; employees are leaving because it is so stressful to work there. There is no reason we should be at the store until midnight on the weekends. The schedule only comes out 4-5 days in advance making it very stressful to have to work around another job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay more attention to what is going on at each of your stores. Hours keep getting cut and we are constantly short staffed because our payroll is "limited". There is no way that we are not reaching our goals when we are constantly busy and a lot of times the #1 store in the company. The schedules need to be done at least 2 weeks in advance and not 4-5 days.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Too much negativity in the store!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Guest Services Associate in Clarksville, IN
    Former Employee - Guest Services Associate in Clarksville, IN

    I worked at Gordmans part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Fun place to work with flexible scheduling.Good discounts

    Cons

    There are no consequences at all for those that do no call no shows, harassment of other employees, profanity used on management or employees running off a lot of the good workers and management not doing anything about it. I'm sure all the stores aren't like this one but this one definitely has a lot of problems. Gordmans used to be my absolute favorite store until i worked here and dealt with too much harassment that was not dealt with accordingly.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    When an employee comes to you with a problem with another employee, do something about it rather than sweeping it under the rug causing good employees to quit.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Poor, but need the money.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Gordmans part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Employee Discount, Friendly Associates. As a shopper, there is cute merchandise.

    Cons

    .Very little training, was not trained for my department. Was thrown on register with no one to help me.
    .Poor management-very rude and not organized
    .Staying up to an hour after close-sometimes longer
    .Management refused to put my college schedule into the system because I do not have their app. Still scheduled during classes.
    .Always Understaffed.
    . Was told a promotion was available, a bunch of people applied, no promotions were given.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start training your employees and actually following through with your promotions. If an employee brings an important schedule adjustment in to you, put it in the system... we do not get paid to do your job! Follow through with your promotions and be friendlier when people call in,make mistakes and ask questions. Do not hang up on employees!
    Get the appropriate amount of walkie-talkies for your employees. I should not get in trouble for not responding to a call when I am unable to have a walkie.

    Be more organized, do not take people away from their assigned departments.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Good company, keeps close ties to corporate offices.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Merchandising Manager
    Former Employee - Merchandising Manager

    I worked at Gordmans full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    It's a fast paced environment that offers room for you to contribute your own ideas, yet there is a corporate directive for most store operations.

    Cons

    Working in a position that offers paid holidays does not mean that you are allowed to take the day off!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You should consider giving folks their paid holiday as time off, not requiring that they work the day with time and a half or even double pay.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Gordmans was good

    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Little Rock, AR
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Little Rock, AR

    I have been working at Gordmans part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Steady work schedule, lots of hours, simple instructions to do your job

    Cons

    sometimes other workers will call-in, leaving you to pick up their shift

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Jeff gordman wS fired

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Dhead Gm
    Current Employee - Dhead Gm

    I have been working at Gordmans full-time (less than an 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
  10.  

    Fun Friendly enviroment to work.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Cashier in Independence, MO
    Former Employee - Cashier in Independence, MO

    I worked at Gordmans part-time (less than an 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
  11.  

    I am a full-time lead.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Gordmans

    Pros

    If you are part time the schedule can be flexible. If there are openings it is pretty easy to get and interview and a job.

    Cons

    No one on any level of the company is on the same page. Everyone at a store level is underpaid! There is no consistency and a lot of bad attitudes. Payroll is scarce.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more clear about what is going on within the store and company as a whole. There is a lot of miscommunication.

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