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Updated February 22, 2018
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Pros
  • The work life balance was quite reasonable (in 29 reviews)

  • Some of the best reasons to work for carters are the employee discount and the way that they take the time to train the employees (in 35 reviews)

Cons
  • Most people in the company don't understand the concept of work/life balance (in 27 reviews)

  • Upper management doesn't know how to communicate effectively (in 36 reviews)

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  1. "Best Company I've Ever Worked For"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Retail Store Manager in Slidell, LA
    Current Employee - Retail Store Manager in Slidell, LA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Carter's full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    *40 hour work week
    *Reasonable workload
    *Supportive senior managers
    *Constantly reviewing policies and procedures and willing to change things that aren't working.
    *High full-time management retention

    Cons

    *High part-time supervisor turnover - full time mgmt retention is high, so good supervisors often leave for better opportunities.

    Advice to Management

    *Making promotions from part-time to a full-time supervisor position an option would be a good way to retain good managers who are bench for the next great ASM or SM opportunity.


  2. "Hectic"

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    Former Employee - Retail Manager in Cleveland, OH
    Former Employee - Retail Manager in Cleveland, OH
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Carter's part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great discount, good pay, good hours

    Cons

    Training is an issue I was hired as a new manager from outside the company and was only taught the basics I constantly get assigned tasks that I was never trained on. The SM at my location is also brand new to the company so it's like the blind leading the blind. Then when upper management finally stepped in to "help" the store we were thankful at first. But quickly it got bad everything we were trained on was wrong so we were corrected which is great. But upper management started to punish employees with write ups ectopic for doing things they way they were originally trained. Yes once told the right way things should be done the right way but 1 time doing it the way u were trained after just learning the correct way should be understood as a mistake. Doing something one way for months and then changing it completely take a second to get used to

  3. "Great Job!"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Associate
    Former Employee - Sales Associate
    Recommends

    I worked at Carter's part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Worked here as a student and management was great about working around my schedule!

    Cons

    No cons! Great place to work.

    Advice to Management

    Great work! Loved being part of the team.


  4. "Experience"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Greenville, NC
    Current Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Greenville, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Carter's part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Simple, easy to learn, low stress

    Cons

    Very low stress, so you may get bored. Time goes by slow with no customers

    Advice to Management

    keep doing what you're doing. Although repetition is key, so reinforce the many acronyms because there are too many to memorize after hearing them just once.


  5. "Good, but no where to advance"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Carter's part-time

    Pros

    Relaxed Management, good discount even on clearance

    Cons

    No where to advance, Uptight about loyalty program


  6. "Amazing growth and care for their employees and community"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    company is a true leader in the industry

    Cons

    office is very quiet
    atlanta traffic


  7. "I had to make a review to gain access"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at Carter's part-time

    Pros

    Nice people, Easy work, friendly environment

    Cons

    Not as many hours as I would've liked

  8. "District Manager"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Carter's full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Fast pace
    A lot of development
    Great Culture
    Great Executives

    Cons

    Heavy workload at store level
    To many changes


  9. "Cashier"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Carter's part-time

    Pros

    Great place to work, fair wage.

    Cons

    Really no negatives to say at the moment.


  10. "Part-time supervisor"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Part Time Supervisor in Wilmington, NC
    Current Employee - Part Time Supervisor in Wilmington, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Carter's part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great people and policies, a lot of autonomy, but also structure.

    Cons

    Goals are sometimes unobtainable because they are set so high.


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