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"Alright if you like to do everything in your store."

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

Pros

Flexible scheduling tht allows for family and personal time. Stable business with niche clientele. Opportunity to advance with some patience.

Cons

The health benefits are pretty abysmal. The amount of work an employee (even management) has to do is extensive for the compensation given. There is usually only one, sometimes 2 employees in the store running all facets of the operation.

Advice to Management

If you compensate your employees well enough the caliber of employee you will get will match the amount you spend. Great employees guarantee a happy customer and a stronger likelihood to return in addition to more sales. If current compensation continues expect to keep losing your best employees to other clothing companies who compensate accordingly.

Other Employee Reviews for Casual Male Retail Group

  1. Helpful (2)

    "Horrible place to work!"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
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    Former Employee - Assistant Manager
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    You get to know local customers very well. You become very close with your co-workers and employees of other stores in the area because the stores have so little employees.

    Cons

    They make you hound the customers about every area of their personal lives. Make you upsell everyone even if they are constantly shopping in the store. Very little praise from anyone above the store manager level. Assistant managers and below get very few hours compared to other companies. The pay is horrible since the change to commission especially for some of the very low volume stores. The district managers constantly tell you how easily they can replace you even though they can't fill the positions that are already open. They do not allow enough payroll so most of the time there is only one employee working. I only got one lunch break in the year and a half that I worked there. I was also told that if I took a fifteen minute break I could not smoke during it. Was made to work when the store had no heat and it was -20 outside. I was not allowed to leave work when my father in law was in the hospital and only had a few hours to live. It was a horrible place to work and I do not recommend working there to anyone.

    Advice to Management

    The upper management needs to listen to the store level employees since they are the ones that know the customers. Replace the CEO. The company went downhill when he started the job.


  2. Helpful (3)

    "They constantly mislead you."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager
    Former Employee - Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Store is only open at most 10-7, great hours for retail.

    Cons

    It's only 3-5 employees per store. You're not given enough hours to staff the store with two people on at a time everyday, only weekends. That means 1 person open to close, 4 days a week. It's a joke. And if someone quits, it's the store managers sole responsibility to find someone, while working every hour the store is open. NO protection from theft, or the customers. Benefits are awful. They change things on you constantly, and you're always the test dummy - they don't have a clue what they are doing.

    They train you for 2 weeks, then put you in a store. No follow up, no check ups.

    They started this commission plan - even for managers. So the store manager must maintain the store, set floor plans, keep up on loss prevention, stock, maintenance, recruiting & hiring of staff PLUS do their job i.e. train staff on ridiculous & ineffective selling methods and FINALLY oh yeah - you have CUSTOMERS.

    They admit that they do not pay competitively.

    Advice to Management

    Treat you employees how you want your customers to be treated, simple as that.

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