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Fresno, CA
5001 to 10000 employees
Unknown
Company - Public (GOTT)
Retail
$500 million to $1 billion (USD) per year
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Californians don't look for Gottschalks department stores on Rodeo Drive. The company's stores anchor smaller city malls and offer moderately priced and better name-brand consumer goods (clothes, shoes, housewares, and accessories). Gottschalks ... Read more

Gottschalks Reviews

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Jim Famalette
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  • "Loss Prevention"

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    Former Employee - Loss Prevention
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    I worked at Gottschalks full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Large Loss Prevention program with multiple levels, from door guards to a Loss Prevention director, and everything in between. LP employees were prompted for feedback to to run their areas uniquely as long as the basic corporate expectations were maintained.

    Cons

    District Loss Prevention Managers and Regional Loss Prevention Managers seemed to stay in place for a long time, so while there was growth potential on paper those promotions were hard to come by.

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    Loss Prevention Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Fresno, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Gottschalks (Fresno, CA) in June 2011.

    Interview

    Hard a phone interview first, then met with the District Loss Prevention Manager, and at the end a group interview with the District Loss Prevention Manager, Regional Loss Prevention Manager, and the Director of Loss Prevention. Very direct questions and not a lot of time spent on small talk. They had scripted questions and then off the cuff follow up questions based upon my responses.

    Interview Questions

    • Asked if I had visited a store, and when I said yes they asked me to name three things I had noticed about their protective measures.   Answer Question
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