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Dillard's Tampa Reviews

Updated June 19, 2017
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Pros
  • Pay is good, recieve weekly paychecks (in 287 reviews)

  • Pay is decent, benefits are good, challenging and dynamic (in 110 reviews)

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  1. "Buying Office Intern"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Buying Office in Saint Petersburg, FL
    Former Intern - Buying Office in Saint Petersburg, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Dillard's as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Experience you learn from working with all types of people and positions. Company has very nice employees and management. You receive a good hourly pay and you can receive the employee discount. Hours are consistent and you don't have to work weekends.

    Cons

    I felt very unimportant and undervalued at times. I was unsure of who to ask for information about my internship from. The company has very outdated systems and processes which made things difficult at times.

    Advice to Management

    Work on employee benefits and engagement. Update systems and office. Update and change your business strategy with the times.


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    "Sales Associate"

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    Former Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Clearwater, FL
    Former Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Clearwater, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Dillard's part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Steady work and you can work full time if you prove yourself. They do pay more then most department stores.

    Cons

    You are on your feet all shift. They do not do much training. You train for three weeks (which weeds out the ones that can't stand all day). You are expected to do a lot more than what you are paid for. You can be fired if you do not meet sales goals. You are expected to bring in "guests" to shop. They do not advertise - they think of themselves as a Nordstroms or Neiman Marcus. You are expected to put Dillard's in your priority over family.

  3. "The Sales Goals are Ridiculous"

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    Former Employee - Cosmetics Selling Business Manager in Clearwater, FL
    Former Employee - Cosmetics Selling Business Manager in Clearwater, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Dillard's full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    They pay is great and you decide if you get a raise by how much you sell.
    Sometimes the management of the different departments are nice.
    Coworkers are great!

    Cons

    You don't get paid nearly enough for how much work is asked of you.
    There was almost no room for growth. I had to pull teeth and really prove myself in order to get promoted. Even after that I had to constantly prove that I was worthy of the promotion.
    The store manager was so controlling that I would get in trouble for doing things that were in my job description because she didn't like other people doing it.


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    "Business Manager"

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    Current Employee - Selling Business Manager in Tampa, FL
    Current Employee - Selling Business Manager in Tampa, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Dillard's (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Employee discount, internal advancement, coaching and training, "spiffs", gratis and free products.

    Cons

    Little work/life balance. Low bonuses compared to competitors. Low hourly wages, difficult raise structure. Extremely behind technologically and a very dated business model.

    Advice to Management

    Minimize "busy work" for Beauty Advisors and Sales Advisors. Set realistic sales goals and raise structure. Develop talent and provide more bonuses for management. Increase support staff for Sales Managers. Mitigate the following issues with dated technology and decreased productivity: markdowns, chargebacks, "RSVS". Merge online and in-store ordering systems. Offer raises for over achievers before review dates.


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    "Senior Business Manager"

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    Former Employee - Business Manager in Saint Petersburg, FL
    Former Employee - Business Manager in Saint Petersburg, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Dillard's (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Having been in senior management throughout my career this company scores high in advancement. Its leadership and continued training sets it apart in the retail market.

    Cons

    Employee moral definitely needs improvement. Unfortunately most employees are setup to fail and that creates a hostile and unpleasant workplace.

    Advice to Management

    Better Training


  6. "Sales associate"

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    Current Employee - Sales in Palm Harbor, FL
    Current Employee - Sales in Palm Harbor, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Dillard's part-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Start rate,vacation time and employee discount

    Cons

    Lots of pressure and time does not matter to this company only numbers,your cannot have any friends here either to get promoted you have to be very nasty to people.


  7. "sales manager"

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    Former Employee - Selling Business Manager in Tampa, FL
    Former Employee - Selling Business Manager in Tampa, FL
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Dillard's full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Excellent discount part time hours are manageable. Good for internships

    Cons

    Upper management doesn't care about anything but the numbers. No family time if salaried. Like to remind you are always replaceable

  8. Helpful (1)

    "It's not the worst job you can have"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Brandon, FL
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Brandon, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Dillard's part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Everyone starts with at least $10/hr

    Cons

    The competition is silly. Adults will act like children to get sales from other children to make their quotas. The sales quotas go up as you do well and if someone returns their items it adds that total on top of your weekly quota. You can start your day thousands of dollars in the whole very easily.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Beauty consultant"

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    Former Employee - Clarins Skin Care Specialist in Seminole, FL
    Former Employee - Clarins Skin Care Specialist in Seminole, FL
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Dillard's (More than a year)

    Pros

    Pay was excellent and discount was 25 percent. Great Co workers and managemebt. Good trAubin in cosmetics

    Cons

    Quota sysyem. As long as you go in really knowing how this affects your hob you will be ok. I personally don't like or believe in the quota system. Eminent should be in work ethic and not quotas

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of the quota dystem. You are loosing great employees.


  10. "Sales"

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    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Tampa, FL
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Tampa, FL
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Dillard's (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Some newer stores are beautiful.

    Cons

    Reinvest in your older stores

    Advice to Management

    Learn how to Manage people.


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