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"Ok place to work."

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milwaukee, WI
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milwaukee, WI
Recommends
No opinion of CEO

Pros

I really enjoyed the customers and the clothing. They give a great employee discount. Its a great job for a part time job.

Cons

They haven't given a raise to anyone in the past 4 years. The new hires make more per hour than the seasoned pros that have worked there for several years.

Advice to Management

Treat your current employees as if they were as valuable as the new hires. Give raises to those who were there for many years to bring them up to date with the new hires--it would go a long way to show a loyal employee that they were valued. While I was there many good employees left for that reason.

Other Employee Reviews for Coldwater Creek

  1. "Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Kalamazoo, MI
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Kalamazoo, MI
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great discount
     Wonderful management
    Proud of the product I represented

    Cons

    Tension in the store brought on by Management changes and company wide changes

    Advice to Management

    Let the associates know how you Will make our day in the workplace


  2. Helpful (4)

    "OK as a temporary job but don't even think of making this company your career!"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Natick, MA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Natick, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    A good place to work if you want to buy clothes with your employee discount prior to returning to a "real" job. Other Sales Associates are, for the most part, great fun, helpful, and hardworking. Plus, the fact that no one works on commission makes everyone willing to help everyone else, which can make for great camaraderie. Most of the customers are very pleasant too. Location is easy to reach, and the parking is good (if you are just slightly clever) even during the holidays.

    Cons

    Where to start? The store manager and assistant manager, and a number of the leads were energetic, competent, and delightful during my time there. Unfortunately, district and regional management decided to play politics with the Natick store and gutted staff morale. I have never seen managers of that level treat managers beneath them with so little decency or respect. For anyone wishing a career in retail, look elsewhere!

    Advice to Management

    Happily, Dan Griesemer is gone, and Dennis Pence has resumed his job at the helm. First, Mr. Pence needs to clean house at the regional and district level to remove the culture of clubby nastiness that Griesemer fostered. Second, he needs to take a serious look at the typical Coldwater customer, and return to purchasing clothing which appeals to that customer---buying to suit regional tastes (the East is more conservative than the South and West, for heavens sake) would help a lot. Further, when items don't sell, PLEASE mark them down enough to move them out of the stores and the outlets that same season, and don't keep trying to sell them for the next two years for more than anyone is willing to pay. Buyers' mistakes are buyers' mistakes. There is a time to bite the bullet and move on. Finally, ask your buyers to keep the state of the economy in mind when making purchasing decisions for the company---when the economy tanks, customers look for clothes they can wear to interviews and to work, not, and one customer called them, "play clothes." Coldwater could become a great company once more. At the moment, it has a long way to go before anyone should think of seeking a career there.

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