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Converse Reviews

Updated November 16, 2018
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Converse Chief Executive Officer Davide Grasso
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Pros
  • "The flexibility of availability, and the work environment is amazing" (in 26 reviews)

  • "great work life balance, summer Fridays" (in 11 reviews)

Cons
  • "High turnover of leadership and upper management has created a individualistic culture which pins people against each other" (in 14 reviews)

  • "Customs section (where I worked) had little to no support" (in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Great staff and easy to learn environment"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Woodbridge, VA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Woodbridge, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Management has been amazing in many ways. They're very patient and nice when it comes to new employees. Very accommodating in scheduling. Overall just nice.

    Staff as a whole is incredibly welcoming and supportive. Everyone is there to do their job to the best of their ability and help each other out when possible.

    Employee discounts are amazing

    Cons

    Pay is okay but can be better
    Customers can be flat out rude often but it does toughen your skin once you get used to it

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up!


  2. "Too much turnover"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Converse full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Free coffee
    Really creative and interesting colleagues
    Frequent company parties

    Cons

    High turnover of leadership and upper management has created a individualistic culture which pins people against each other. Collaboration among teams never actually happens, only the allusion of it. As a result, there is very little consistency in messaging and strategy.

    Advice to Management

    Instead of hiring all these new people - try promoting those who have stayed with the company. Also, of the outside leaders you hire, perhaps hire from footwear - not just retail.

  3. "Good starting company"

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    Former Employee - Store Manager in Newark, NJ
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Newark, NJ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Most the the DMs
    Districts are like family
    Training
    HQ opportunities for stretch assignments

    Cons

    Smaller company so advancing is hard
    Need to be relocatable to advance
    Becoming a DM is nearly impossible due to only having 9 in whole company
    Equal pay for people promoted to SM and hired in. Someone i knew who was promoted from a Lead was well underplayed compared to us who were hired in


  4. "I am a manager in the building, where I deal with pushing service and sales"

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    Current Employee - Lead in Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Lead in Orlando, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Converse full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The flexibility of availability, and the work environment is amazing.

    Cons

    Hours can vary, from really early to really late.

    Advice to Management

    I have none.


  5. "Converse Retail at a Flagship Store"

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    Former Employee - Graphic Design/Customer Service in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Graphic Design/Customer Service in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very, very relaxed retail environment where team morale was often management's biggest focus. Hard work and commitment were expected, but you were given respect and genuine care in return.

    Cons

    Those who expect strict a strict management team might find the overall attitude of the store a bit lax.


  6. "store manager"

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

    I worked at Converse full-time

    Pros

    Benefits, company culture, product, upper management

    Cons

    No cons, overall great company to work for


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Director"

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

    I have been working at Converse full-time

    Pros

    Great work life balance with the right manager

    Cons

    Too much senior leadership churn has been disruptive for the last 3 years

  8. "Great Company, Better People"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Saint Louis, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great staff
    Decent pay for title
    Dedicated time to learning product knowledge / company history

    Cons

    Unpredictable clientele due to brand popularity


  9. "Cashier/ Visual Associate"

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    Former Employee - Retail Sales Associate
    Former Employee - Retail Sales Associate
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great opportunities to grow within company, flexibility with hours, ability to change positions within store

    Cons

    Hard to get communicate with corporate

    Advice to Management

    Take employee opinions and say more into consideration


  10. "Team Member"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at Converse part-time

    Pros

    Good hours and good discounts

    Cons

    Little room for moving up in the company


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