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Updated May 10, 2017
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Pros
  • Very Laid Back Work Environment (in 20 reviews)

  • Discounts make people stay - I heard this from everyone in Converse, Nike and Hurley - I even said it myself at times (in 8 reviews)

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  1. "Great atmosphere to grow!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    You can move up easily through the company within 6 months.

    Cons

    Working during Black Friday and Thanksgiving was terrible, but it comes with retail jobs.


  2. "I Loved Working Here"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Orlando, FL
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Orlando, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    You can move up easily through the company within 6 months.

    Cons

    Working during Black Friday and Thanksgiving was terrible, but it comes with retail jobs.


  3. "Brand Marketing Coordinator"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Brand Marketing in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Brand Marketing in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    A Great immediate team full of amazing people who are engaging and show true love for the brand. Ability to touch a lot of the business and feel like your voice is heard.

    Cons

    Some Senior management lacks the foresight and ability to manage personnel correctly. Have gone through a lot of changes in the past few years and they seemed to be floating with no real direction at the time of my departure. Some of the internal politics are extremely petty.

    Advice to Management

    Figure out how to manage the up and coming talent and don't re-org for the sake of looking like things are changing.


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  5. "Converse Miami"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - PT Sales Associate in Miami, FL
    Current Employee - PT Sales Associate in Miami, FL
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Discounts at Converse, Nike, and Hurley. Co-workers are great people. Freedom to be yourself.

    Cons

    Favoritism in management. Leads only look out for themselves and take credit of associates hardwork. Not allowed to fully speak your mind.

    Advice to Management

    Stop favoritism. Understand that not everyone does things the same way as you. Be more organized and stop taking credit. Mistakes are okay.


  6. "management issues - especially on IT side"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Training in Andover, MA
    Former Employee - Training in Andover, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Converse (More than a year)

    Pros

    if you like their shoes you get a discount

    Cons

    time wasting managers , heavily dependent upon Accenture


  7. "Full time lead"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Lead in Commerce, CA
    Former Employee - Lead in Commerce, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Converse (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Profit sharing
    Accruing pto
    Discounts
    Atmosphere

    Cons

    Store managers are lazy and are usually handed positions
    It's retail so closing and working weekends is a must but some store managers get away without working a full shift, closing shift, or weekends.
    If you speak up, you get fired or put on corrective action. In my case you get fired with no corrective action or formal warning. There are plenty of women present in the company but men are still pretty dominant in this company.

    Advice to Management

    Re-evaluate who your giving power to. Some of your store managers and assistant store managers get away with the most unprofessional things. Like having inappropriate relationships with associates. Also don't call it an open door policy if your just going to allow a store manager to fire three managers for speaking up about inequality.


  8. "Converse overview"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Commerce, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Commerce, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great discount, holiday hours bring on extra money. No experience needed

    Cons

    Not flexible with hours. No bonus' for employees just management. Drama. Shady people

    Advice to Management

    Stay away from the drama


  9. "good job"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in La Feria, TX
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in La Feria, TX

    I worked at Converse (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    job is with good people

    Cons

    no cons at this job


  10. "Lead Analyst"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Lead Programmer Analyst in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Lead Programmer Analyst in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Employee benefits. Work Life balance.

    Cons

    Poor working environment and employee culture


  11. "Converse Clearance Store in Flushing, NY"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Flushing, NY
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Flushing, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nike Discount applies to Converse too. The work is simple. The merchandise in the clearance store is always on sale, so its not difficult to have every customer walk away with a pair of shoes for less than thirty dollars.

    Cons

    The shoes have no detectors on them, so shoplifting is an annoying issue. There are some managers who are condescending, and like to make smart remarks about everything you do. These kind of managers are the worst - they like to give orders, and not try to be kind. Lastly, there are NO HOURS. Due to over-hiring at the store, we weren't paid for about 3-4 weeks after the grand opening. Converse needs to hire security, or add anti-theft detectors. They need to give more hours. They need to instruct managers to ensure they understand what a healthy relationship is between manager-employee.

    Advice to Management

    Quit being condescending. Learn who your employees are. I don't care if you're stressed out, working terrible hours - you need to lead through kindness rather than dictatorship.


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