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Christopher & Banks Reviews

Updated April 21, 2017
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  • Upper management at corportate level is always in turmoil (in 29 reviews)

  • Always pushing to sell credit cards, prices going up (in 16 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Clerk"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Student-graduate in Coeur d'Alene, ID
    Former Employee - Student-graduate in Coeur d'Alene, ID
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Christopher & Banks (More than a year)

    Pros

    Discounted clothes, clean environment, friendly staff, friendly customers

    Cons

    Calling Lists: ..calling customers to remind of upcoming specials.

    Advice to Management

    hire temp people for the calling


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Assistant Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Springfield, MO
    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Springfield, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Christopher & Banks part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    It was a great company to work for and I loved the team we had. Great customers. Great manager and well made clothing!

    Cons

    When they combined stores I lost my full time status to someone that was not as qualified but had been there longer. I lost insurance/vacation/sick time.

    Advice to Management

    I would advise that when making changes to staffing take recommendations of your workers rather than just putting someone in a spot because they have been there longer.


  3. "Assistant store manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Birmingham, AL
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Birmingham, AL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Christopher & Banks part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    If you love customer service, this is the place. Customers make the job worthwhile.

    Cons

    I would prefer to be fulltime with benefits


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "This is a great place to work. Been here 12+ years."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Pittsburgh, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Christopher & Banks full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Competitive wages, great benefit packages for full time employees, friendly work environment, nice DM. Just an all round great place to work!!

    Cons

    Been here 12+ years and I haven't found any yet! 😊. I've never found anything I don't like about this company.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing!


  6. Helpful (5)

    "Ehhh......"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Lawton, OK
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Lawton, OK
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Christopher & Banks (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Fairly easy going as far as scheduring employees and most managerial decisions, store floor changes very well laid out and easy to understand

    Cons

    Afraid to fire employees with bad service, but good sales, work for hours on your own with no one else in store, had to call mall security to just use the bathroom, next employee was not allowed to be scheduled till 3 o'clock in the afternoon after being there since 9 am

    Advice to Management

    Be ready to stand up for yourself. Overall a good company to work for.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Store Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Calhoun, GA
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Calhoun, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Christopher & Banks (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great customers, clothes are decent

    Cons

    When your on the short list for store closings you get screwed.
    Poor upper management, unprofessional, inhuman, robotic almost

    Advice to Management

    None they won't lsten


  8. "Abusive Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Ellenton, FL
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Ellenton, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent Customers base Store is in a Great Location, Many tourist in the winter months. We had great sales and customer discounts including Military discount. Fashion shows for the customer to be part of and receive discount on clothing.

    Cons

    Management, Lack of hands on by regional and district. No open door policy. Asked to do things from Mgr that is against company policy. Discrimination against people with disability.

    Advice to Management

    Have more hands on with in store Mgr, Have open door policy without retaliation. Look at Sales person sales history and let it matter. I had three huge sales with three months and it was not regionalized. Acknowledge each and every employee.


  9. "assit. manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fairview Heights, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fairview Heights, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Christopher & Banks (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Fair, good management, great customers, very nice product, company had obtainable goals, mgmt. worked well with employees with families

    Cons

    the mall Is extremely dirty and didn't feel safe at night

    Advice to Management

    keep up the great job


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Assistant Store Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Ft Assistant Store Manager in Fort Wayne, IN
    Former Employee - Ft Assistant Store Manager in Fort Wayne, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Christopher & Banks part-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Clothing store for women, pleasant atmosphere, great customer interaction. Opportunity to assist women with clothing choices, and sometimes provide a sounding board for them.

    Cons

    Upper management at corportate level is always in turmoil. Stocks slipped to the $1.00 level. Quality has been forsaken, cloting design is dated, tired.

    Advice to Management

    Get back in the ballgame. Return to your roots, that great market is still there.


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Part time Sales Associate"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Part Time Sales Associate and Retired Teacher in Washington, PA
    Current Employee - Part Time Sales Associate and Retired Teacher in Washington, PA

    I have been working at Christopher & Banks part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great, friendly customers! Get to know them and vice versa! Co-workers are, for the most part, very easy with which to work. Store is well organized, clean and uncluttered! The clothing is perfect for the "business casual" work environment thus making it very marketable. Along with style, the merchandise is easy to care for.....launders quite nicely and does not loose the beautiful colors! Very easy to mix and match the items for a unique and different look!

    Cons

    The biggest concern is the amount of time being on your feet during the work day! Most employees are having feet and leg concerns which are attributed to the amount of time standing (especially during holiday events and having to be on the outside standing on concrete all day). Most casual employees are older and it does make it difficult for them. This being said, it seems like a big turnover in employees.Lis

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the employees and their frustrations. I saw some other reviews and many were say they were not being listened to. They may have some very good recommendations for management and will help everyone in the long run. I only work very occasional, i.e., a couple days a month, so I really don't have much advice from my stand point.



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