Stage Stores

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Stage Stores Reviews

Updated September 14, 2014
Updated September 14, 2014
80 Reviews
2.9
80 Reviews
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Stage Stores President & CEO Michael Glazer
Michael Glazer
24 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Employee discount was a plus- 20% (in 9 reviews)

  • Relaxed culture, work life balance available in many departments (in 5 reviews)


Cons
  • Unprofessionalism from upper management (including HR) (in 8 reviews)

  • Little to no chance of advancement, positions are usually given to contractors (in 4 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Exhausting

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Store Manager  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Stage Stores full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Work with really nice people. Can learn about a lot of different areas of retail management

    Cons

    Store managers are asked to do way too much and work a crazy amount of hours with very poor pay.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Upper management needs to show the people that work for them they are valued and appreciated.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Good chance for being promoted

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

    I have been working at Stage Stores full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Fast-paced, ever changing; good fit for energetic, people person. Great associate discount! Good benefits for full-time associates. Flexible scheduling except for Holidays and peek times.

    Cons

    Very few Saturdays or Holidays off a year! Have to make goals for signing up customers to preview magazines, which enables the magazine company to charge subscriptions to your customers' credit card, unless they cancel the transaction. Basically pimping out your customer's information (including credit card number) to magazine company!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Spend more payroll! Need to have more than two associates working a 22,000 square foot building. Not safe and not able to sell to customer and complete operations. You have to spend money to make money. Wages not competitive making it difficult to hire and retain quality associates.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Angry older customers who you can't say no to.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Associate  in  Ada, OK
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Ada, OK

    I worked at Stage Stores full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Experience. You can meet interesting people.

    Cons

    Rude customers more often than not. Sorry management. Focused more on getting accounts and magazines than customer service.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Wonderful work environment

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Stage Stores

    Pros

    Family like atmosphere. Employee discounts

    Cons

    Improve employee perks and benefits

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve work life balance

  6.  

    Unrealistic Goals and Stressful enviroment

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

    I worked at Stage Stores full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits package and excellent discount offers

    Cons

    goals are unrealistic, upper management does not care about loyalty of employees, cutting payroll but adding more work to everyone's duties, depending on magazine sales in a clothing store to show a profit.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    promote within based on experience, get back to focusing on sales goals and merchandise instead of pushing non essential retail materials.

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

    Sr. Assistant Manager

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Assistant Manager  in  Hidalgo, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Assistant Manager in Hidalgo, TX

    I worked at Stage Stores full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good Atmosphere, Great Associates, Hard Working Personnel, Good Associates Discounts, Good to Start Gaining Experience in Retail, Good Clothing Brands.

    Cons

    Miserable Wages, Does Not Recommend if you Want To Build a Career with this Company, You Will Work on Every Holiday except Christmas.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work on Better Wages for Management Personnel.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Good work atmosphere

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

    I have been working at Stage Stores

    Pros

    Good benefit, nice people, good work atmosphere

    Cons

    They move you around a lot, hard to advance.

  9.  

    The worst run company I have ever worked for

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

    I worked at Stage Stores part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Discount on top of coupons

    Cons

    Where do I start, I should have known that when I was insulted in my job interview by the manager that I should pass on this job. but of course meeting the job and the money I took it anyway. The fellow employees are pettyso much drama they try to drag you into it.absolutely no proper training you got two chances to learn the register. And if you messed up you got written up. you were told you had to push magazines and all kinds of different promotions. I found out the hard way and got written up because I did not meet my quotafor the week even though I was just a part timer only worked 8 hours total that week. The place was a waste of my time and it's a joke I won't even go to shop there now

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Acknowledge your employees. Its pretty bad when a district manager comes in the store and doesn't even talk to any of the employees,and will only speak with the manager.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Great

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Stage Stores

    Pros

    Salary, positive work environment, good people, summer hours and a variety of opportunities.

    Cons

    If you're not used to a very corporate environment it may take some getting used to.

  11. 3 people found this helpful  

    Toxic work environment

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Advertising  in  Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Advertising in Houston, TX

    I worked at Stage Stores full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    -Office has a café
    -Fun co-workers
    -Decent work/life balance

    Cons

    -Everyone is out for themselves in this company. Constant back-stabbing. Dog-eat-dog culture.
    -Little to no teamwork. You are generally on your own, with little to no training.
    -Little to no communication from upper management
    -Unprofessionalism from upper management (including HR)
    -The organization is set up in almost an assembly line or factory fashion. Your opinions about the work, do not matter. You're just supposed to keep your head down, and complete the work
    -Your opinions do not matter. Management does not treat you like human beings. In theory, you're basically a machine that pumps out work
    -Employees are constantly finger-pointing, back-stabbing each other, and throwing each other under the bus instead of working as a team
    -Upper management (including VP's and up) are so oblivious to current trends and competition
    -Company from a marketing, e-commerce and advertising perspective is at least 5 years behind
    -Understaffed
    -Office location, and office itself isn't great. Office is old & dingy, and is a renovated warehouse
    -High bureaucracy
    -No opportunity for personal development or career growth
    -Poor compensation
    -You have to pay for coffee?

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stage is a sinking ship. If you do not make changes, you will not be able to retain talent.
    The culture you're cultivating is not healthy, and is not efficient.
    How about treating your employees like human beings for a change?

    Also, if you do not get with the times, implement new technology, and stay current with the industry, you will no longer be competitive.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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