Stage Stores

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Stage Stores Reviews

Updated December 13, 2014
Updated December 13, 2014
90 Reviews
2.9
90 Reviews
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Stage Stores President & CEO Michael Glazer
Michael Glazer
26 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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  1.  

    My review

    • Comp & Benefits
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Stage Stores

    Pros

    Very easy management was great

    Cons

    I was bored most of the time

  2.  

    Store Manager

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Stage Stores full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    As an employee you receive a great discount.

    Cons

    There is little training available.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  3.  

    Interesting

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Houston, TX

    I worked at Stage Stores

    Pros

    Work in call center in Houston.

    Cons

    Training is terrible. Make you take calls without enough training.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Sales Associate

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in New Braunfels, TX
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in New Braunfels, TX

    I worked at Stage Stores part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Employee incentives
    Recognized for meeting sales goal.
    Opportunity for advancement

    Cons

    Long hours, weekends, evenings and holidays required.
    Very little pay

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Publish employee Schedule
     a month in advance vs one week at a time to allow associates to plan personal responsibilities around work schedules.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Assistant Manager

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager

    I have been working at Stage Stores

    Pros

    Majority of the staff is fun to work with.

    Cons

    Corporate has unrealistic expectations regarding "numbers" The pay is HORRIBLE!!! Hours are cut to the bare minimum. There is to much to get done, with not a lot of people to do it. Coverage is so awful that most of the time you absolutely cannot leave on your lunch break. You must be in the break room just in case someone needs to page you for help. Customer service is almost non-existent due to daily tasks. Fitting room control is non-existent as well.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You could save on payroll by switching paper signage to electronic! Also, if you want to keep hard working people around..you should pay them what they're worth!!!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Overall A Satisfactory Experience

    • 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 (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Ability to learn many things in one job title, ability to win cash prizes for different company wide contest, bonus incentive for salaried managers, DM is flexible with working around your schedule (in most cases), when help is needed it is given (within exception to resources), company is an ever evolving company, a great working relationship with sister stores, and easy promotions for those who work hard.

    Cons

    Poor work-life balance, very high stress, pay is minimal for the requirements, work load can be very heavy depending on the season, slowly moving towards being open 365 days a year, and hardly any hope of further advancements beyond SM unless you have been here since it's beginning or know the big bosses at corp.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Each year we open up on Thanksgiving just a little bit earlier, I would love to see each and every corp. level person at a store on Thanksgiving, sacrificing their family time like store level associates are. The compensation is worthless for grandmothers, aunts, uncles, fathers, sons, etc. who are missing out on their time with family.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Couldn't financially support oneself working at the retail level here.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Counter Manager in Cortez, CO
    Current Employee - Counter Manager in Cortez, CO

    I have been working at Stage Stores full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Laid back atmosphere, benefits, clothing discount

    Cons

    pay is not competitive with similar retailers, reviews only once a years regardless of when you are hired

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to spend more quality time training employess

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Change is good

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Allocation Analyst in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Allocation Analyst in Houston, TX

    I worked at Stage Stores full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    decent office hours, good training, helpful people. There is a path for development if you do the right things and there is also a chance for nice bonuses based off of performance

    Cons

    The company expects its employees to give everything they have during working hours. My experience was under a different CEO, but I believe many changes have been made to make the environment more welcoming for new employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    OK... Great career builder... If you don't mind the low pay and head-spin changes without notice

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Stage Stores

    Pros

    Balance of work-life is decent. Most DM's are relatively pleasant and understanding. The potential for growth and advancement is decent if you put in the effort.

    Cons

    Magazines. Basically selling customer info to Synapse to make a buck. Give it up! People go to Wal-Mart for that! Payroll is a joke. Workload is a teeter-totter and changes in a split-moment and often times without notice.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communication. It takes money to run a business to the expectation you demand. Spend payroll and LET PFF THE MAGAZINES!

    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Exhausting

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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 (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

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