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Cato Reviews

Updated March 21, 2017
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  • Low pay not much growth opportunity (in 58 reviews)

  • YOUR WORK WILL NEVER BE GOOD ENOUGH FOR THE UPPER MANAGEMENT (in 33 reviews)

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  1. "store manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Store Manager
    Current Employee - Store Manager
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Cato full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    customers are great! without them, we would not be here.
    bonuses are decent- if you are able to get those
    paid holidays and paid vacation is nice
    staff is great if you are able to pick and keep a good staff
    management rotates sundays which is nice and helpful

    Cons

    work 45 hours minimum only to get paid for 40 hours.
    long hours, only 1 weekend off per month
    pay is not enough for the responsibilities the job brings
    company goals are a little outrageous at times
    high turnover is a problem

    Advice to Management

    you need a tough skin, sense of humor, quick thinking skills, as well as the ability to perform under pressure to reach all company goals. this job is not for everyone. it is retail, and building relationships with the customers, staff, and District Manager is key to your success.

    you'll have good days and some bad days. if you want to be in retail management, you have to learn to go with the flow on those bad days to get through it.


  2. "High goals to meet, alot of questions to ask customer."

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Cato full-time

    Pros

    It depends on your district manager, and your position.
    But it could be a good place to work.

    Cons

    Hard to keep a good staff.

    Advice to Management

    In changing retail times, make the work place a good place to be.


  3. "Good job for short term"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Cato full-time

    Pros

    Flexible schedule. Fun environment

    Cons

    Low pay not much growth opportunity

    Advice to Management

    N/a


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  5. "Great company to work for"

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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 Cato part-time

    Pros

    This company is like a very close knit family. At some point everyone gets to meet the big execs and on the daily you get interaction from your district manager

    Cons

    The only con would be that there are mostly part time positions available. Which may be a con to some but my manager works hard to give sufficient hours

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work with making employees feel home. It makes for a loyal employee.


  6. "Review"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Second ASM in Baton Rouge, LA
    Current Employee - Second ASM in Baton Rouge, LA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cato full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Easy job where you can express your fashion. Great job to have on your resume'

    Cons

    Small facility so when call ins occur usually someone has to work a double, No overtime. I dont think pay is fair.

    Advice to Management

    Stay on your P's and Q's....


  7. "Sales Associate"

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate
    Current Employee - Sales Associate
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Cato part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Awesome boss, somewhat relaxed environment

    Cons

    Very low pay, secret shoppers, some of the policies.

    Advice to Management

    Acknowledge when people in the stores are doing a good job. Quit giving such stupid conversation topics (the customers do not want to listen). Make it harder for other associates to steal sales or get rid of the individual goals because they do not reflect anything.


  8. "Company doesn't trust employees"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Yukon, OK
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Yukon, OK
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cato full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible hours, the team I'm working with is great.

    Cons

    Cameras are always being watched, and Secret shoppers come in often to review staff. This is fine with me, it forces the staff to keep on their toes. But every single time I leave the store, a member of management has to walk me to the door and check my bag. I don't feel trusted and that makes me uncomfortable. When I'm giving my all and working honestly for a company, I expect them to trust that I'm not trying to smuggle a five dollar pair of earrings in my wallet that can't even hold a full sized tampon.

    You also can't wear jeans, I would understand it if they didn't sell jeans, but they do. Distressed ones, at that. I'm supposed to be dressed to sell my outfit, and I can't even wear certain types of merch that they actively sell? Ridiculous.

    Benefits only apply to full time employees.

    Advice to Management

    Trust your employees, they're there to help you. If you can't trust your employees, why hire them in the first place?


  9. "1st Assistant Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great People to work with, good hours.

    Cons

    Very low pay, don't get enough credit by DMs, sometimes floorsets can be misleading. If there is a lack of communication with store manager it is a bad place to work for.


  10. "Its a great setting,small pay."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Associate
    Current Employee - Sales Associate
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Cato part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The managers are like second mothers to me, The only reason why i havent left was because of them. Great hours for college students who still need to go home and study.

    Cons

    They dont give enough hours and the pay sucks.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your employees better. The pay isn't enough for anybody to live off of.


  11. "good job"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - First Assistant Manager in Concord, NC
    Former Employee - First Assistant Manager in Concord, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Cato full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    great company; good benefits; great staff

    Cons

    not a good work life balance



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