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Clarks Reviews

Updated July 20, 2017
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  • Upper management was unsympathetic to it (in 24 reviews)

  • there is a cap on how much you can make as a part time-they just send you to the back once you reach your goal or more (in 21 reviews)

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  1. "More like a family than work, things are changing...."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great place to work. Everyone is friendly and social. random days off, great little bonus's. cool building. good benefits.

    Cons

    UK invasion will happen soon, powers that be struggle for power, everyone wants to be the boss... hurts company. lots of people that have been there too long, cant handle change.

    Advice to Management

    Your doing a lot of good things, just don't change the roots of the company that make it such a great place to work.


  2. "Positive"

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    Former Employee - Intern in Newton Upper Falls, MA
    Former Employee - Intern in Newton Upper Falls, MA
    Recommends

    Pros

    Great work environment
    Knowledgeable and motivated management
    Great learning experience
    Informative classroom program
    Good balance of responsibilities

    Cons

    Much of the same, often tedious work being done in my specific internship field

    Advice to Management

    Incorporate a more solid networking program/possible jobs at the company after the internship (or after graduating)

  3. "review"

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    Current Employee - Advertising Manager in Owensboro, KY
    Current Employee - Advertising Manager in Owensboro, KY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Clarks part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great! I love working for my employer.

    Cons

    Hard work! If you aren't ready for a challenge then do not apply!

    Advice to Management

    None.


  4. "Great company, lots of growth opportunities"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Clarks full-time

    Pros

    great people to work for

    Cons

    it's retail, you'll work holidays and weekends


  5. "Great learning experience in retail selling."

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Commerce, CA
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Commerce, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Got to meet different kinds of customers everyday.

    Cons

    Only half hour for lunch time.


  6. "Awesome"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Advancement opportunities are available. I was with the company for less than a month before getting promoted as third key manager

    Cons

    None so far. My employment with Clark's thus far has been a positive and new learning experience. Training has been made easy by the company


  7. "AWESOME"

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    Current Employee - Store Manager in Pensaukee, WI
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Pensaukee, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Clarks full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Family oriented, love for all employes understanding upper management.

    Cons

    pay sometimes isn't to great standards but i always believe you need to work for what you want.

    Advice to Management

    do not let your employees take any inches run a tight ship but have appropriate fun

  8. "Wonderful place to work for!"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Colorado Springs, CO
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Colorado Springs, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Clarks part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Competitive commission job environment, great management, opportunity for raises, and a phenomenal product and company

    Cons

    You need to be good at selling, many employees quit because they cannot sell, however the product is excellent and in my opinion easy to sell


  9. Helpful (1)

    "The best retail sales experience ever"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Clarks part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    They reward you with excellent benefits and decent pay. It is a great experience and they teach you the basics of selling shoes.

    Cons

    On very slow days you don't make much money and your salary is based on commission.

    Advice to Management

    Raise the wages a little.


  10. "One of the best retail companies for which to work!"

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    Current Employee - Store Manager
    Current Employee - Store Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Clarks full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Clarks has fantastic benefits and compensation. Many managers work on commission, either based on individual sales, or a percent from the total sales volume of the store. Being compensated based on how well you do your job can be a little intimidating at first, but if you work hard, and use the training tools that are easily available, you'll be very successful! As a store manager, you'll have close contact with your District Manager who is a great resource for tough questions. If you are relocatable, there are lots of opportunities for you! Clarks really invests in their employees. It's refreshing!

    Cons

    The 44 hour work week can be a little daunting, but isn't as bad as some other retail companies require. There are really no raises in the retail environment. The only way to get a raise is to move stores, get promoted, or beat your sales goal.

    Advice to Management

    Keep listening to your ground troops. There is a new focus on really listening to the retail store managers and making changes based on what they need in order to do their jobs better. This is a fantastic direction to take in the ever-changing retail environment!


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