Younkers Reviews

Updated July 23, 2015
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Pros
  • the store provides a good employee discount (in 4 reviews)

  • Great people to work with, the discount is nice (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • Majority of positions are part time (in 3 reviews)

  • not to mention the management was incredibly unprofessional, never did anything for their associates, just constantly yelled at us (in 2 reviews)

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  1. Sales

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

    I worked at Younkers

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great customers and employees fun place to work. Always changing responsibilities makes the day go by fast and fun

    Cons

    Working nights and sometimes hard customers

    Advice to Management

    Remember to always thank the associates We are doing everything for the store and the customers Management was great but always running


  2. Average Part-Time Work

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Younkers part-time

    Pros

    Some very good managers that would help you to succeed

    Cons

    Very high pressure to produce for store credits


  3. MANAGEMENT SUCKS!!!

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

    I worked at Younkers full-time

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

    Pros

    CUT_THROAT SALES TACTICS due to over taking a customer another associate has already been helping; IT DOESNT MATTER apparently.

    Cons

    Management SUCKS!! They show favoritism, and do nothing about employee complaints/suggestions on how to make the work environment better and employees more efficient.

    Advice to Management

    Work on your communication and interpersonal skills. Oh, and take a psychology class so that when BS comes your way, you can decipher lies from one associate to the truth in the other. It is no wonder you lose all of your sales associates every couple of months. What a joke!


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  5. Visual assistant

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

    I worked at Younkers full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Really the main perk of this job are the benefits of you are in need of insurance. You will be provided with a 401k, health insurance, and vision if you choose to take it.

    Cons

    Not much room for creativity. Pay is less than satisfactory and it's difficult to survive on. They advertise the discount as being worth it but it's not a great discount either.

    Advice to Management

    If you can't pay your workers adequately, give them some other incentive to want to work for you. Don't gossip about your employees and communication is key.


  6. Amazing-cosmetics

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - COSMETICS in Sioux Falls, SD
    Current Employee - COSMETICS in Sioux Falls, SD

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

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

    Pros

    Great scheduling. Great management. Great opportunities for advancement. Great benefits. My manager invests her time in me. I feel she truly cares and wants her team to get promoted.

    Cons

    There were not many cons. Retail hours are tough. Working holidays and some weekends is not ideal, but obviously, in retail, it is expected.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to invest in your sales teams. Recognising the future leaders in your buildings and continue to outline a clear career path.


  7. Beauty Advisor - Makeup counter

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Beauty Advisor in West Des Moines, IA
    Former Employee - Beauty Advisor in West Des Moines, IA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Paid time off even for part-time, employee discount, special events

    Cons

    Management was horrible, open late on weekends and special events


  8. Helpful (1)

    Great people, management takes for granted talented and hard workers.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Younkers

    Pros

    The people I worked with were, for the most part, amazing. They are kind and hard working. The work is not that hard. There are times during the holiday season that can get pretty tough, but it never becomes so overwhelming that I can't function.

    Cons

    Management overlooks associates who work hard and show promise. Younkers does promote from within but unless you have years of management experience don't expect to make it any higher than a sales associate.

    Advice to Management

    Promote those who are hard working and deserve to be moved up. Here's a piece of advice, if I say an associates name and people shudder, maybe you shouldn't make that person a manager.


  9. ok place to work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Grand Rapids, MI
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Grand Rapids, MI

    I worked at Younkers

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    comfortable setting, chance to earn commission on items in some departments

    Cons

    low pay, typical retail experience, constantly changing schedule


  10. Unethical, dishonest company that doesn't respect it's employees

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Des Moines, IA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Des Moines, IA

    I worked at Younkers part-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Good discount, you can buy merchandise for decent prices

    Cons

    Sign changes every shift, confusing sales and ads, coupon games, horrible management and dreadful hours

    Advice to Management

    Get a clue. Do background checks on employees before hiring, pay better, revise coupons and promotions


  11. Fine Jewelry Counter Manager

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Fine Jewelry Counter Manager in Des Moines, IA
    Former Employee - Fine Jewelry Counter Manager in Des Moines, IA

    I worked at Younkers full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Flexible hours, sales talent enhanced, employee discount

    Cons

    retail hours during holidays, HR dept focuses on company not employee,

    Advice to Management

    Encourage employee satisfaction to improve customer service. Store manager should be independent and focused on all departments equally. Store manager should set goals and lead by example.



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