Storables - Not a place for professional/personal growth | Glassdoor
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"Not a place for professional/personal growth"

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, OR
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, OR
Doesn't Recommend

Pros

Generous Company Discount
Good retail hours-most locations do not have holiday hours
Some nice staff at store level
Variety of operational tasks/selling on sales floor

Cons

HQ may talk about puting their people first, but you won't see that in action. Stores have closed, associates have taken paycuts, no pay reviews, and now a bankruptcy process makes the HQ focus on "having fun" pretty empty. When HQ rolls into town stores do a dog and pony show and breathe a sigh of relief when they're gone. Storables has never been much of a growth organization. It's led by a small leadership group that has been very cautious and yet hasn't managed to figure out it's own business. Whether it's POS, ordering, or marketing Storables has been slow to embrace technology and strategically use data to positively impact its business. Their loyal customer base is aging along with the brand. Being so behind the retail times in capturing and retaining new business they'll be lucky to keep any of their stores open in this economy.

Advice to Management

Be more transparent and honest. Bring in some new talent at HQ to take company in fresh direction. Ask for feedback from all levels at the stores to find new ways to motive them; what HQ thinks is fun & motivating is not on par. Solicit ideas without dismissing them. Just because you may not like someone's views doesn't mean it lacks validity.

Other Employee Reviews for Storables

  1. "Various positions"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Storables full-time

    Pros

    The people and the culture at Storables kept me there for many years...i felt challenged, empowered and appreciated for taking initiative. If you are self-motivated and a natural learner or achievement oriented, you will do well. The company offers good benefits and values long-term employees. I learned more in two years of doing than in 5 years of studying from a textbook.

    Cons

    I would likely still be there but wanted to move on to a company with more growth potential...not necessarily a con for everyone...it just depends on what you're looking for. Retail is a tough environment and getting tougher with the disruption occurring around Amazon & technology.


  2. "Good and Bad"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Storables full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great Core merchandise systems, excellent store level merchandising. Wonderful team environment on a store level.
    Variety of problems to help customers with, always a different puzzle to figure out each day.

    Cons

    Poorly run Corporate Office. Original owners ran the company like it was the late 80's. Things may be better since their retirement. Didn't get a website up and running until sometime around 2007-8. Didn't believe in advertising. Glass ceiling for employees. Store managers and Assistant managers were almost exclusively outside hires. One location went through about 8 store managers in as many years.

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