Johnston & Murphy

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Johnston & Murphy Reviews

Updated November 20, 2014
Updated November 20, 2014
17 Reviews
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17 Reviews
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  1.  

    I worked for a season and loved it.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous
    Former Employee - Anonymous

    I worked at Johnston & Murphy

    Pros

    If you wanted to work over it was never a problem.

    Cons

    Other employees getting mad when part time people left.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make the office more friendly.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Excellent products, fun atmosphere.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Johnston & Murphy full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good discounts on product, close relationships with neighboring stores/corporate, professional atmosphere, base and commission pay which gives you control of your own paycheck to a certain degree.

    Cons

    Limited chances for advancement, retail hours and be unpredictable. Other than that, nothing else I can find to complain about!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take more notice on key employees making a difference in their store and invest your time in them.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great company!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Current Employee - Anonymous

    I have been working at Johnston & Murphy full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Everything about working in airport

    Cons

    Commission could be higher! Lol

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great company to work for while in going to school at the same time

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Associate
    Current Employee - Sales Associate

    I have been working at Johnston & Murphy part-time

    Pros

    Good pay, especially when the store volume is high.
    Commission sales along with base pay
    Good amount of responsibility to help benefit your professional skills
    You gain very solid experience that will be very helpful for young professionals who will eventually be looking to move up in to corporate level positions
    Learn how to sell and close sales
    Great people who make working fun and enjoyable

    Cons

    Would be nice to have opportunity for hourly raises after being there a certain amount of time

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Understand that sales are driven heavily on location and some stores will struggle especially during certain times of the year like mid-summer

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great company, Great experience, and loyal customers

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate
    Current Employee - Sales Associate

    I have been working at Johnston & Murphy full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Opportunities for growth and development within the company are endless; management will do all they can to help you grow in the company. The customers are extremely loyal and generally great people. Flexible scheduling. Everyday is different and there is always something to do (if you work at a high volume store). The product and discount are pretty amazing as well. I really enjoy what I do, but I love talking with people and I'm passionate about fashion and sales which doesn't hurt either. If you do not like selling or making and maintaining relationships, then this job is not for you! Return customers are crucial to your business,which relates directly to your pay, because it is commission based.

    Cons

    Pay is a bit on the low end especially if you work at an under-performing or low volume store. The pay scale is setup so you CAN earn a lot of money if you and your store do a lot of business. Pay is always negotiable, but there are no opportunities for raises so, make sure you are happy with the number you settle with. Keep in mind that "built-in" raises can occur over time as business increases. Benefits are decent, but nothing to brag about. Hours are typical retail hours which you either love or hate (don't expect a 9-5 here!)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Overall, upper management is great. They are connected with their employees and in touch with the company they run. I would advise management that they ought to offer opportunities for pay increases for exemplary employees. This would help encourage employees to stay passionate about the company and their business. It would also serve as a tool to increase employee satisfaction and job satisfaction.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    this is a great company to work for

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    Current Employee - Store Manager
    Current Employee - Store Manager

    I have been working at Johnston & Murphy full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great pay and good work life balance most of the time.

    Cons

    No raises. Competitive vacation and personal time. Health insurance is not that great.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Store volume should be the most important component.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    They'll screw you.....

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    Former Employee - Assistant Manager
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager

    I worked at Johnston & Murphy full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Quality merchandise. Decent health insurance & vacation pay.
    Great home office merchandising support.

    Cons

    They don't care about their people. It's all about the numbers, no matter how you get there. So many unethical & dishonest practices go in in stores every day, but as long as your sales metrics are up there, upper management will turn a blind eye. They have no loyalty to long time employees. The regional manager I had is a poor excuse for a leader, as was my store manager. If you can talk the talk, who cares what else you do.
    Don't ever expect a raise---"you create your own raise" is what you will hear. If your center is closed because of weather, you're getting screwed then too without pay. Sick days? Yeah those get paid at 60% of your average pay. This can be a good job for sales associates in higher volume stores or for management who cares nothing about ethics. Oh & the loss prevention is pretty non-existent, so go ahead & steal too. You're unlikely to get caught. For such a large company under the Genesco name, it's a joke.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find out the reality of what goes on in your stores. Decide that legitimate, honest selling is more important than fake results.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Totally based on commission, no advancement opportunities

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    Former Employee - Store Manager in Sevierville, TN
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Sevierville, TN

    I worked at Johnston & Murphy full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Excellent product and easy work environment

    Cons

    Never receive a raise, pay is based on commission. You will never receive a raise for performance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay your managers a higher base pay if you want results.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    "Thankful for the opportunity to be part of the team!"

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    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Louisville, KY
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Louisville, KY

    I worked at Johnston & Murphy full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great National Sales Meetings which allows getting to know the Leadership and Store Management Team!

    Cons

    Lack of Regional support on problem issues. Micro management styles and lack of understanding of the onsite manager and his/her style in getting top performance of personnel.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve in the Trust Factors of your management team at the store level when problems arise whether internal or external.

    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great experience until upper management changed for the worse.

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    Former Employee - Manager
    Former Employee - Manager

    I worked at Johnston & Murphy full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great Customers great employees, good money.

    Cons

    Lots of long hours to work.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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