Savvi Formalwear Reviews

Updated August 27, 2015
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  1. sales

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Savvi Formalwear full-time

    Pros

    Nice place to work

    Cons

    long hours 10 to 8


  2. Fun place to work, pay isn't great

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Certified Formalwear Consultant in Madison, WI
    Current Employee - Certified Formalwear Consultant in Madison, WI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Savvi Formalwear full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Most of the customers are happy (getting married, black tie event, etc) Staff is fun to work with Job is relatively easy, especially for the sales inclined types

    Cons

    Pay isn't that great Management has to communicate better Stores need upgrading (looks very dated)

    Advice to Management

    Communicate better with each other as well as the employees. Promote worthy employees sooner. Spend some time refining the process overall.


  3. Interesting Workplace

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Savvi Formalwear full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    A family owned business. You know pretty much everyone in the company. Meet many great people through the business. Easy to become a manger with little too no experience. Hours are pretty flexible and the pay is given weekly.

    Cons

    Pay is extremely low for what is expected in every position. Upper management would rather micromanage instead of training the employees. Upper management plays favorites and creates hostile work environments. Do not like to see other employees berated by upper management especially managers.

    Advice to Management

    Pay your employees more. More positive reinforcement to your employees. More training across the board.


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  5. Wedding Consultant

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Savvi Formalwear full-time

    Pros

    You get a salary plus commission. Young staff.

    Cons

    Chronically underpaid employees under the guise that commission will cover what they should be paying you. High intensity/stress environment.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your employees like people who have lives outside the store.


  6. Assistant manager

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great opportunity for young people.

    Cons

    Customer service customer service

    Advice to Management

    Customer service is key.


  7. Store Manager

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    Current Employee - Store Manager in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Savvi Formalwear full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Family owned and operated. This company really is a little family, you know everyone within it and have the opportunity to make some amazing friendships. Lots of management opportunities for employees with little to no prior management experience.

    Cons

    Wages are on the low end, with small companies like this one comes lots of internal drama, little opportunities for advancement after becoming a store manager.

    Advice to Management

    Stop the gossip, treat everyone equally, help your employees advance.


  8. This company has great people but the technology is very out dated!

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Toledo, OH
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Toledo, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Savvi Formalwear full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Work-life balance, perks, bonuses, company value

    Cons

    slow season, lack of training, technology out dated

    Advice to Management

    training needs to be more efficient and productive.


  9. Great opportunity for growth within the company.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Savvi Formalwear full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Extensive training allows for growth, each day is different and your coworkers really become like family.

    Cons

    Customer demands in retail can be draining, change happens but implementation is slow.


  10. Tux Shop Store Manager

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    Former Employee - Anonymous
    Former Employee - Anonymous

    Pros

    Great place to build a resume with management experience. Hires employees with little to no work experience. Little micromanagement by managers and district managers.

    Cons

    Low pay including low commissions. Minimal amount to keep up and keep them new and fresh stores. Little opportunity for professional learning and development

    Advice to Management

    Invest in cultivating employees to stay with the business longer. Increase incentive pay. Constantly refresh stores to keep them new and fresh


  11. Nice Small Company in Need of Management Overhaul

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Savvi Formalwear full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    It's a nice little company to work for. They genuinely care about their customers and their customers are real weddings and prom kids, not numbers in the cash register.

    Cons

    They are getting eaten alive by the big dogs but only because the management mismanages money. They don't value their employees and the ones they have are mostly uneducated and wouldn't be considered for the positions they have by one of the 'big dogs.'

    Advice to Management

    Fire your regionals and managers and start over again. The ones you have are horrid managers who do not motivate their staff but tear them down and intimidate them with losing their positions.



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