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Aldo Employee Reviews about "sales goals"

Updated Aug 10, 2020

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432 Ratings
Pros
  • "Great discount, room for growth, good pay, supportive management(in 127 reviews)

  • "50% Discount regular price items(in 112 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "can be long hours depending on department(in 75 reviews)

  • "Too focused on sales goals and numbers(in 75 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Former Employee

      Sales Associate

      Oct 4, 2015 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Potential for growth. Great learning environment. Fun atmosphere.

      Cons

      Hours. Very pushy to meet weekly sales goals.

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    2. 2.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Fun but not a career

      Aug 10, 2020 - Assistant Manager 
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      you will gain experience with sales and how to navigate tough customer service situations. The employees are normally very friendly but you come across some duds just like any other job.

      Cons

      There is very little to no compensation for the amount of work you are expected to complete. This has been my only retail job so I had nothing to compare and I thought everything was normal. I have come to realize that whatever is in your job description is certainly not all that you will be expected to complete. There is a lot of pressure to hit sales goals and uphold company standards and not a lot of compensation for meeting these standards.

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    3. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Store Manager, Absolutely no work life balance and unprofessional communication at times from DSM/RDSM

      Mar 18, 2019 - Retail Store Manager 
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Your weekly bonuses from making sales goals. Company contests prizes including cash. Company meetings. Employee discount is 50% off.

      Cons

      Absolutely zero work life balance. You never get off on time due to all the tasking the company springs on you on top of one person coverage and still maintaining your sales goals. You can't get to every customer when your alone being the seller, the cashier, and running your own shoes which allows plenty of customers to steal your inventory. You have to hold your bowels alot. They don't care how they constantly over work you with low pay. They say they will give raises but really dont. The expectations can be unrealistic when they don't set you up for success because they're tight on payroll. The turn over is never ending which gets you denied of vacations. The DMs threaten to fire you for not making the shoe care goals, they make you work extra, holding workshops with your entire team that you won't get extra payroll for-even if your making your individual goal. The DMs micro manage your every move and constantly bring you down about the shoe care, it's highly stressful and demotivating. You are a robot/number expected to be there 24/7 to make sure you team is making their numbers.

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      6 people found this review helpful
    4. 1.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Horrible Experience

      Jan 13, 2020 - Out the Door in Grove City, PA
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      My coworkers were pretty much nice. The culture makes people negative though.

      Cons

      Forced sales goals that are practically impossible to meet including pressuring customers to add on shoe care and bags to their purchases. District Managers are eligible for some sort of vacation if their stores made certain goals. They didn't care about people or building skillsets only scaring employees into making their goals so they could go on vacation.

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    5. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Sales associate

      Aug 12, 2019 - Sales Associate in San Antonio, TX
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Discount is 50% full priced items

      Cons

      The pay, no commission, unrealistic sales goals

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    6. 2.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Probably the Worst Place I Have Worked For

      Jan 25, 2016 - Sales Associate in Lone Tree, CO
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      The discount was the best part. I got 50% of all merchandise (including at Aldo Accessories), which made the items more affordable.

      Cons

      Management doesn't seem to be effective in personal development. You have "sales goals" but don't make any commission. Instead, they give you the idea that if your sales are good enough, you can go on this once in a lifetime trip to Mexico with other lucky Aldo employees where you have the chance to win cool prizes like a car. But you're competing with every store across the world and if you work part-time, you basically have no chance at being eligible for this opportunity. As far as training went, I watched a few videos and then felt like I was thrown out into the wolves trying to sell shoes I knew nothing about. Also, the backroom is really dangerous and to get anything out quickly you have to climb the shelves because it takes too long to whip out a ladder.

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    7. 4.0
      Current Employee

      FUN FUN WORK WORK FUN AND MORE FUN

      Jan 2, 2012 - Sales Lead in Merrillville, IN
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      awesome discount high energy fun atmosphere super easy product to sell ALDO is a top luxury retailer in most areas that arent big cities commission is a nice incentive to sell more and stay focused

      Cons

      single coverage on slow days is nerve racking.. sales goals can be challenging at times.. BUT I personally disagree with alot of other reviews.. -IF- you poccess the neccessary sellings skills you should be able to meet your shoecare handbag and volume goals! Dress the part, Know your product, Learn how to upsell -correctly-, SMILE, and stay positive and you will achieve your goals!!!! yes some weeks you wont hit your mark but you should be close or you werent trying

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    8. 2.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      If you want to give up your life, being a store manager here would be fitting.

      Apr 17, 2014 - Store Manager 
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Good discount, fun environment, strong company culture, several and often opportunities for advancement or transfer.

      Cons

      The rule for store manager's schedule is: never having friday or saturday off, if you work saturday it has to be either a mid-shift or closing (no saturday nights off.... ever), alternate every other sundays off, and must be scheduled for wednesdays because of shipment. If they could make it possible they basically they want you to work every day. The sales goals are unrealistic and when you don't achieve these unrealistic goals your DMs will threaten your job. The most stressful retail job I have ever worked.

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      1 person found this review helpful
    9. 4.0
      Current Employee

      good and bad balances out.

      Oct 18, 2013 -  
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Great experience in one-on-one interactions with customers. Decent pay/hours, if you're a high school student 50% off full priced items Teaches well in communication skills

      Cons

      Too much pressure to meet sales goals even when the flow of customers is low. Meeting your sales defines how many hours you'll get on your next schedule Stock room changes almost every week Spending cap on the discount, you basically get a $500 allowance for your discount and the full price is taken off your discount. For example if you buy a $130 shoe, you pay $65 but now you have $370 left on your discount.

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    10. 2.0
      Former Employee, more than 5 years

      General Manager

      May 23, 2017 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Company attracts talented, engaging, hard-working staff. Was able to move up quickly (due to high turnover) within my district. Left the company with a wealth of experience.

      Cons

      Company aesthetic made it permissible for management to critique and let go of employees that didn't "fit in". Management was encouraged [read: forced] to work overtime to keep payroll down. Was grossly underpaid for the work being done, especially considering another manager who quit and left store on a holiday, was being paid more. Encouraged to leave company or be fired because store did not meet sales goals due to insufficient payroll allocation (forced to test/use new and ineffective system that has since been removed from location).

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      2 people found this review helpful
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