Younkers Reviews

Updated October 3, 2014
Updated October 3, 2014
41 Reviews
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  1.  

    Was good at first then went downhill, great people to work with though.

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Dubuque, IA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Dubuque, IA

    I worked at Younkers part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good staff, quick training, and good discount

    Cons

    stressful, lack of staff when busy, not far enoguh scheduling out would be great to have more than 2 weeks of total schedule out at a time at least a whole month would make much improved envronment. To many restrictions on wardrobe.Cant use debit card and get discount only cash check or younkers card. downside if not 18+

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    hire more people who actully show up for their shifts. Should let employees wear your high tier clothing even if its not the black on black wardrobe . Better raises for extremely productive employees.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  2.  

    okay place to work

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Younkers part-time

    Pros

    enjoyed working with the ladies in my department

    Cons

    crabby customers, to high of expectations from management

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  3.  

    My department manager made my job great

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    Former Employee - Shoe Sales Associate in Traverse City, MI
    Former Employee - Shoe Sales Associate in Traverse City, MI

    I worked at Younkers part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The flexibility in scheduling was nice, in the event that I needed to pick up hours of have shifts covered. I worked specifically in the shoe department and my boss in that department made my job great.

    Cons

    pay wasn't great, there wasn't much room for growth & promotion within the job, but then again I wasn't really looking to do more. it was just a job to pay the bills through college.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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  5.  

    Sales Associate

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Jackson, MI
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Jackson, MI

    I have been working at Younkers part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    There are not very many pros

    Cons

    no training, managers treat you like you're dumb and customers treat you like you are less than human.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Actually train and value your employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    I was expected to know what to do without really being told how to do it correctly.

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    Former Employee - Morning Stocker in Mason City, IA
    Former Employee - Morning Stocker in Mason City, IA

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

    Pros

    Hours did not change really.

    Cons

    Training was not very professional.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire younger workers for the dock job.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  7.  

    Good place to work!

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Marquette, MI
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Marquette, MI

    I have been working at Younkers part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great place to work. I am short hours. Just enough. Every one is friendly and treats you as an adult.

    Cons

    Majority of positions are part time. You have to stand the entire time you are on the floor. But as far as retail goes, very few negatives.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work. It is refreshing to work with management that is mature and treats it's staff with respect.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8.  

    Management is all a bunch of catty women

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    Former Employee - Shoe Sales Associate in Moline, IL
    Former Employee - Shoe Sales Associate in Moline, IL

    I worked at Younkers full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The people in my neighboring departments because they would come help me when it got too busy and management was nowhere to be found.

    Cons

    Catty managers, no proper breaks, cheap cheap cheap! They would take light bulbs from the stockrooms to fix the ones out in the store for the customers. Screw us employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop being so self absorbed and actually listen to your employees. I loved my job but upper management made it impossible to stay. Those women are way too aggressive, and fake to boot.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Could be a decent store, but ruined by its disingenuous selling practices

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Coralville, IA
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Coralville, IA

    I have been working at Younkers part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    -The other associates (with one exception) are kind people and fun to be around
    -One of the managers is very pleasant and easy to reason with about scheduling and any difficulties associates encounter
    -Associates get a 20% discount on all purchases, often in addition to coupons
    -Somewhat diverse array of responsibilities makes the time go by fast (mark downs, straightening, ringing up sales, helping customers find something, etc.)

    Cons

    Unfortunately, there is A LOT that I could write here.
    -Pay is too low
    -Sales goals are unrealistic; the store needs to realize that every person who walks through the door does not intend to buy something
    -CREDIT CARDS: customers do not want them, everyone knows they are not about "rewards" but rather making customers spend more, and it is unrealistic and bad service to push sales associates so hard to open them
    -Scheduled hours vary too much (one week you work almost 30 hours, and the next less than 10!)
    -One of the managers is just plain RUDE
    -The coupons and "sales": nothing is ever really on sale because everything is always listed as being cheaper than its supposed "full price," and the coupons are JUNK. The exclusions are so long and confusing that even sales associates struggle to determine on what merchandise they can be used

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    1) Stop pushing the credit cards. Customers do not want them, associates do not want to be that annoying person who nags customers about opening them, and they create a hostile environment.
    2) Tone down the coupons. People have become addicted and its about time that stores stop the madness.
    3) Tell it like it is. Just list the price. No "sale" signs and no purple pen prices off of which 40% or 60% or some unknown % will be taken. Tell it like it is.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  10.  

    Seasonal work was ok

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Sheboygan, WI
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Sheboygan, WI

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

    Pros

    The Employee discount is decent and the hours were better than average for a seasonal retail position. Coworkers were great to work with.

    Cons

    Computer system is very old-school-not effective. An effective Training program would be very helpful for new hires. The current training for the sales floor is almost nonexistent.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Training would go a long way with your managers as well as new hires.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  11.  

    I feel un appreciated and completely "used" by this company

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    Current Employee - Shoe Sales Associate in Wausau, WI
    Current Employee - Shoe Sales Associate in Wausau, WI

    I have been working at Younkers part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Coworkers are really friendly and discount is good.

    Cons

    The management is really poor and the company is only worried about themselves and not the good of their employees. They are not willing to keep the employees they are loyal. For example giving new hires more pay per hour then employees that have been loyal for years.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stick up for the loyal employees they have and want/try to keep them there.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

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