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Destination XL Reviews

Updated November 1, 2017
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David A. Levin
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  • Upper Management expects too much (in 22 reviews)

  • work life balance as with all retail is hard, no paid time off, no real room to advance unless you are willing to depend on commission (in 7 reviews)

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  1. "Keyholder"

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    Former Employee - Keyholder
    Former Employee - Keyholder
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great manager at the location I worked at

    Cons

    Lower pay than other retailers
    Poor company outlook


  2. "Keyholder"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Destination XL full-time

    Pros

    Team, Sales, Dress Code, Products, and the Experience

    Cons

    Commission Rate, Base Pay, Hours, Repetition Coaching, Employee Discount

  3. "Honest"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    The culture at this company is great!

    Cons

    They have a very high turnover rate!

    Advice to Management

    Train your supervisors.


  4. "No longer so good"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Destination XL full-time

    Pros

    CEO now and then holds company town-halls to inform of results and direction. There is mostly an effort to ensure all points of views are heard, and efforts are made to identify all for new initiatives to ensure success.

    Cons

    New marketing/digital direction is hiring new talent and bypassing existing employees. New initiatives are driven by a small, quite "cliquish" group of new hires and consultants.


  5. "RUN away!"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Newark, NJ
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Newark, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Destination XL part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Most customers are nice to deal with.

    Cons

    I worked for DXL for over 4 years. I have watched them fail and become a company I could no longer work for. Low wages for key holders who make $7.50 to $8.50 an hour plus commission. Managers average 50k a year plus commission; expect to work 60 to 65 hours a week. No raises. If you want to make more money they tell you to sell more. Terrible managers. HUGE turn-over. Had 4 managers in a 14 month period, and about 15 associates in that same time. Demeaning and patronizing regional managers. No work life balance, especially for management. No consistency, high expectations, and no training unless you train yourself. They have lost their way and their vision. DXL started out as a good company, and has now become below average. So very sad what DXL has become. I WAS very proud to work for them, but no longer have any respect for this company.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of bad employees, and STOP letting the great employees walk out the door. A lot of the stores are failing because of upper management. Stoping blaming store level for your failures. With more stores offering big and tall clothing it is only a matter of time...........


  6. "As a DXL manager I have experienced the growth of the company through different phases. Both smooth and bumpy."

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

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

    Pros

    Communication has been great between myself and my direct supervisor. I do see a company that wants to learn and grow.

    Cons

    Communication above direct reports is non existent. Struggles exist in the growth potential due to this. Both for the company and the individual.

    Advice to Management

    Open lines of communication with all to grow company and individual. Continued focus on tech and guest experience is esential.


  7. "Branch Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Destination XL full-time

    Pros

    strong infrastructure and senior leadership

    Cons

    long hours, no staffing budget,

    Advice to Management

    listen to your field leaders

  8. "Management nightmare"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Destination XL (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    They tell you they want to hear new ideas.

    Cons

    They only use ideas that have already been successful.

    Advice to Management

    Stop thinking of yourselves. Stop getting rid of people who are the heart & sole of your business. Appreciate your few remaining loyal employees.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Time to go!"

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    Former Employee - Management
    Former Employee - Management
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The annual manager conference meeting

    Cons

    The Regional and VP Regionals are incompetent in dealing with employee issues....and more! No support...they only care about themselves...karma is around your corner!

    Advice to Management

    Stop judging a book by its cover (Only because one dresses fashionable doesn t mean they are good at what they do)....STOP listening to the disgruntled employees and believe in your managers...especially when these employees have had the same complaints with their previous FOUR managers! Pay attention to the patterns and perhaps you may have a manager that would want to stay...


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Unfair Company"

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    Former Employee - Store Manager
    Former Employee - Store Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Customers were fantastic.
    Holiday hours weren't like mall holiday hours.
    Base plus commission

    Cons

    Unsupportive upper management
    Unfair HR practices
    Casual Males are turning into DXL's so if you inherit any Casual Male employees into a DXL 90% of the time they are disgruntled.
    Most of the regional managers, area VP's and anyone above the store level are all friends. So when a regional manager isn't doing what they are supposed to do instead of being terminated (when they should be) they create "new" positions to put them in.

    Advice to Management

    More diversity above the store level.


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