Hat World

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Hat World Reviews

Updated July 1, 2014
Updated July 1, 2014
37 Reviews
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    i loved it

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales in Fairfax, VA
    Current Employee - Sales in Fairfax, VA

    I have been working at Hat World

    Pros

    your around fun people along with customers

    Cons

    on your feet all day

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    chair would be nice to seat on

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    You work hard, to never get a raise or promotion.

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Tampa, FL
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Tampa, FL

    I worked at Hat World

    Pros

    The discount is great (40%) and the sports atmosphere is great.

    Cons

    Corporate and upper management is very disrespectful and unfair. Never promote from within the company nor do they give raises.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Show employees more respect!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Sell or get lost

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Store Manager in Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Cincinnati, OH

    I have been working at Hat World

    Pros

    Easy entry level management. Employees can enter the retail world easily here and find out rather quickly if this line of work is for them. 40% off at Lids and Journey's. Opportunities to build your own team from scratch. Embroidery can be fun.

    Cons

    Sigh. Too much micro managing. No schedule flexibility. The company hires DSMs from the outside all the time so managers have to listen to people who don't even know how to run the register. When there are good managers they must jump through so many hoops to move up it isn't funny. Inventory responsibility is squarely on the shoulders of the mgr but the system is so outdated. There aren't even packing slips in boxes of shipment. We are just supposed to trust the DC. Turnover rate is way too high since the pay scale is so low. The company refuses to spend money, wether its for a remodel, pay raise, extra security measures, an extra register. Most stores have only one register! The higher ups don't take criticism well, even if it is constructive.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please listen to your store managers. Give people more money or more payroll and scheduling flexibility and your company will really flourish like you are always claiming it is.

    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great beginner store for retail management

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Peoria, IL
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Peoria, IL

    I have been working at Hat World

    Pros

    Friendly work enviroment with decent communication from district managers. Customer base was always easy to work with. Offered quality products you could stand behind.

    Cons

    No support system in place from upper management. Offered limited product base to customers.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 3 people found this helpful  

    This company forgot it's roots...

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Pittsburgh, PA

    I have been working at Hat World

    Pros

    Easy to be promoted to store manager due to extremely high turnover, benefits are sufficient, can be a fun environment to work in.

    Cons

    As store manager you are: the cashier, the stocker, the visual merchandiser, AND the manager... most time working as a manager is alone in the store with no employees, by far the lowest pay for a retail manager I have heard of, instability at district management and up, poor POS systems, lack of accountability for home office/warehouse employees, corporate policy changes constantly.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on keeping talented managers with the company by raising the pay scale... most competent employees will leave for a higher paying job as soon as it's available.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Great

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Garden City Park, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Garden City Park, NY

    I have been working at Hat World

    Pros

    Amazing recognition in a job well dont

    Cons

    held responsible for things that are beyond your control

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    try to understand your employees better

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Good growth, typical corporate BS involved.

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Customer Service in Honolulu, HI
    Former Employee - Customer Service in Honolulu, HI

    I worked at Hat World

    Pros

    Great opportunity to grow, experience

    Cons

    Corporate decision making, DM's who think they know it all.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    All stores are individually unique due to their location, budget, and cash flow. Stores should be treated as an individual asset not under one big corporate umbrella.

    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    dont work at lids in nyc

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I worked at Hat World

    Pros

    40% off items
    some cool people

    Cons

    pto sucks
    crap pay if you advance in the company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    get people that know how to do they job right instead having others break they back to do it.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Good starting point for retail management.

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX

    I worked at Hat World

    Pros

    It is a company with many locations so it is pretty easy to get into a management position not long after being hired. I watched an employee go from seasonal to Assistant Manager within a year.

    Cons

    Pay is on the low side no matter what position you have from seasonal to Store Manager but considering the work you do it is not bad.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    All in all it was a good place to work but I would recomend changing salaries to meet the cost of living.

    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    2.5 years wasted

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    Former Employee - Assistant Manager
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager

    I worked at Hat World

    Pros

    my job was ok. people got fired a lot. not really the best job ever. pay was awful. glad I left

    Cons

    everything. people got fired all of the time. slow workers. awful hours. horrible pay. just really glad I left now

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    don't treat your employees like they are minimal wage material for life. my manager is still stuck there and can't get out

    Doesn't Recommend

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