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Clothes Mentor Reviews

Updated October 9, 2017
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Pros
  • Employee discount was a nice bonus (in 9 reviews)

  • Flexible schedule, kind staff, and a fun work environment (in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • No room for moving up the ladder unless you go full time for a few years (in 6 reviews)

  • You start off working hard with low pay and little to no coverage (in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Store Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cincinnati, OH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cincinnati, OH
    Recommends

    I worked at Clothes Mentor full-time

    Pros

    The absolute best District Manager and Owners. The most valued I've ever felt in a workplace.

    Cons

    Day to day can be monotonous


  2. "Store manager"

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    Former Employee - Store Manager in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Clothes Mentor full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    I learned a lot about how to effectively manage and it helped me grow.

    Cons

    The corporate staff was a nightmare, not helpful but quick to blame others if the store was not doing well. It was very inappropriate and awkward environment for corporate staff to have family working in the company.

  3. "I worked at Clothes Mentor part time"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Plano, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Plano, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Clothes Mentor part-time

    Pros

    20% employee discount, good clothing to buy and handbags

    Cons

    hard work with very very little pay. Manager is very fake and doesn't really care about anyone but herself. Asst manager very sweet but stands by the manager. owner is VERY helicopter and so is the family that owns it. If you don't appease him he will fire you BY PHONE.

    Advice to Management

    pay more for the work that is done, don't be so picky about people


  4. "Poorly staffed"

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    Former Employee - Buyer in San Antonio, TX
    Former Employee - Buyer in San Antonio, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Clothes Mentor full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Employee discount and flexibility to work when needed

    Cons

    No training environment, compensation is not competitive and you are put in a position that you are not properly trained for.

    Advice to Management

    none


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Clothes Mentor was my first retail job it is a great experience for your first retail job or even a first real job"

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    Current Employee - Buyer, Keyholder in Clearwater, FL
    Current Employee - Buyer, Keyholder in Clearwater, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible hours, convenient, great for going on vacations or if you are
    Still in school or if it's your first retail job

    Cons

    Bonuses, management, short staffed, raises, keeps employee that bullies other girls.
    Rotate staff, have a real goal, do not hire best friends as co workers

    Advice to Management

    Hire more staff, don't start off as minimum wage, fire people if they call out or bully other staff


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Love it at clothes mentor"

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

    I have been working at Clothes Mentor part-time

    Pros

    30% discount, short shifts, you get to choose what you buy for the store, easy to tag clothes, great management, small store

    Cons

    Pay, cleaning the store, customers bring in small children

    Advice to Management

    Higher pay


  7. "Bad Managment/Drama"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fishers, IN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fishers, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Discount...
    Can't think of anything else, other than I don't work there anymore.

    Cons

    Catty girls.
    Management is never there.
    Drama
    Low pay
    No PTO, VACATION, INSURANCE
    Inconsistent hours
    Will schedule you on days you can't work
    Understaffed
    Heavy workload

    Advice to Management

    Pay your employees more. Quit hiring kids. Quit promoting everyone who has the capacity to count money. Make your employees show up. Be friendlier to staff. Give more incentive and praise for the work the girls do.

  8. "Worst job ive ever had. It is franchise owned and the owners can be jerks. I wouldn't recommend to anyone"

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    Former Employee - Key Holder in Knoxville, TN
    Former Employee - Key Holder in Knoxville, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Clothes Mentor part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Discount, nice customers, operating hours, good brands to choose from, designer brands, make friends, sometimes laid back, fast paced environment

    Cons

    Franchise owned, get paid different depending on how owner felt that day, low pay, considered part time but worked full time hours without benefits

    Advice to Management

    Stop sleeping with the owners


  9. "Keyholder"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    Employees get a 30% discount after 7 days.

    Cons

    Not enough coverage to take time off.

    Advice to Management

    Trust in your employees to make the right decisions.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Do not work here!!"

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    Former Employee - Store Associate in Lexington-Fayette, KY
    Former Employee - Store Associate in Lexington-Fayette, KY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    get hired almost on the spot

    Cons

    Unprofessional management, lack of concern for employee well-being, openly discussed drug use, illegal activity of management (holding clocked out employees in the store, verbal abuse, discrimination), nonexistent HR

    Advice to Management

    Actually take customers, and employees, seriously. Enforce your touted policies of no-gossip and no-tolerance drug use. Don't allow managers to fraternize with underage employees by soliciting them into their homes!!


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