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Converse Reviews

Updated August 12, 2018
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Pros
  • "Fairly laid back work environment with a great design department" (in 25 reviews)

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

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  1. "Operations 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

    - Great company that was fun to work for. Team building. GREAT benefits with health ins, good hours, and understand work/life balance. Work hard and they recognize you. Room for growth

    Cons

    Its retail so thats about it...


  2. "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

  3. "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


  4. "Great Company, Better People"

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    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


  5. "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


  6. "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


  7. "Great for years, then toxic"

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    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Converse full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits, PTO policy, the feeling of immediate growth, relocation

    Cons

    Corporate misguiding and lying and vendettas, Boys club,
    No real job description, no rules,
    IMPOSSIBLE to let anyone go for serious infractions (corporate let middle managers get away with murder and ruin individual stores business)

    Advice to Management

    LISTEN

  8. "Overdue Review"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Miami, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Miami, FL

    I worked at Converse part-time

    Pros

    Employee discount is good since it can also be used at Nike and Hurley. The associates you work with are all awesome and make the environment tolerable.

    Cons

    Management doesn't know what they're doing. They don't know the difference between being an actual leader and making demands. There's no growth within the store. They hire people outside the company who know less of what they're doing than the leaders already in charge. Management team try too hard on being secretive instead of allowing their associates to know what is going on/expected of them. You're not allowed to be friends with your co-workers for whatever reason and they'll do whatever it takes to make that happen.

    Advice to Management

    The store will strive if the environment was better. You can be decent people and enjoy your time while working. Work as a team instead of always blaming others. Actually help out on the floor instead of standing around and talking to each other.


  9. "Lead"

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

    I have been working at Converse full-time

    Pros

    Good work life balance
    Opportunities for advancement
    Great corporate partners

    Cons

    Management - depending on which store you are assigned to
    Retail - busy holiday seasons


  10. "Senior Leadership have no clue of culture"

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    Current Employee - Associate in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Associate in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits
    Laid back environment

    Cons

    If you white it’s all great!
    If you’re of an ethnic background, mainly black, not so much.

    No equal pay.

    No performance based promotions. European boys club

    Advice to Management

    Get people who understand black culture into roles that affect decisions. If not go back to punk and rock.


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