Savvi Formalwear Reviews

Updated April 24, 2015
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  1. Store Manager

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    Current Employee - Store Manager in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Minneapolis, MN

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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.

  2. Wedding Consultant

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Savvi Formalwear full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    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.

  3. Assistant manager

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Savvi Formalwear

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    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.

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

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    Current Employee - Store Manager in Toledo, OH
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Toledo, OH

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    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.

  6. 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.

  7. Tux Shop Store Manager

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    Former Employee - Anonymous
    Former Employee - Anonymous

    I worked at Savvi Formalwear

    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

  8. Nice Small Company in Need of Management Overhaul

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    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.

  9. Helpful (2)

    Good for college students

    • Comp & Benefits
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Savvi Formalwear

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

    Pros

    -Works with you if you need time off.
    -Going to the bridal shows
    -Interact with different people

    Cons

    -Pay
    -Too little commission
    -Want you to do more than what they are willing to pay
    -Drama in the different stores
    -Dealing with horrid brides, grooms, prom kids, mothers and father's of everyone mentioned.
    -No incentives
    -Management plays favorites
    -Crazy hours during prom season and sometimes can be very disorganized
    -No job advancement . . . . .you cap off at store manager

    Advice to Management

    If you want the company to really succeed, then hire the people who can make it do so and place them in the stores. Get rid of all of the well known drama kings and queens and set standards that everyone has to abide by . . . . .and stop playing favoritism.

  10. Easy job - decent pay

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    Former Employee - Formalwear Consultant in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Formalwear Consultant in Minneapolis, MN

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Small company
    pays decent for retail
    Easy job if you enjoy working in wedding industry

    Cons

    Slow season incredibly boring
    unorganized upper management

    Advice to Management

    Get organized and know all of your . A lot of time is wasted on bad hires.

  11. Just another Savvi day

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    Former Employee - Tuxedo Consultant in Lithonia, GA
    Former Employee - Tuxedo Consultant in Lithonia, GA

    I worked at Savvi Formalwear part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    For males, if you had an event to go to, if you needed a Tuxedo, you became a Savvi model.
    My manager was very nice, loved her.

    Cons

    Prom season, the lines were out the door.
    Prom moms.
    Bridezillas.
    Groomzillas.
    Upper management.

    Advice to Management

    Get a backbone & stop kissing "ace"

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