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  1. "Sales Associate"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Towson, MD
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Towson, MD

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

    Pros

    Great environment. Lots of opportunities to grow and cross train

    Cons

    Unaccomodating to personal issues, difficult to get time off


  2. "Great Store with quality merchandise"

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    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Atlanta, GA

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

    Pros

    Great work environment - all worked well as a team. Superior merchandise at great prices - awesome location - unfortunately Atlanta location closed.

    Cons

    No negative comments -

    Advice to Management

    Bring location back to Atlanta

  3. "Softlines"

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    Former Employee - Department Manager in Manchester, NH
    Former Employee - Department Manager in Manchester, NH

    I worked at Filene's Basement full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Fast pace, fun place to work and learn a lot about merchandising.

    Cons

    Not being taken serious enough with senior management about my future with the company until I gave my notice.

    Advice to Management

    Avoid tunnel vision. Pay closer attention to the Dept.Mgrs. who carry the stores business and double dept. numbers every year.


  4. "General Manager"

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    Former Employee - General Manager in Augusta, WV
    Former Employee - General Manager in Augusta, WV
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Filene's Basement (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The company no longer exists. Lots of promise at the beginning but the brand was tired and stores began to close

    Cons

    The company no longer exists. Lots of promise at the beginning but the brand was tired and stores began to close rapidly.

    Advice to Management

    The company was growing faster than management was ready. The district and corporate leadership was rudderless. The top came crumbling down on the foundation


  5. "fair company to work for"

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    Former Employee - Loss Prevention Officer in Worcester, MA
    Former Employee - Loss Prevention Officer in Worcester, MA

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

    Pros

    they hired all races even if language barrier

    Cons

    they worked you hard for peanuts


  6. "Customer Service Rep."

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Grate Boss, Very nice customer's I just love to work with peole

    Cons

    was so busy that we would some time close after clioeing time.

    Advice to Management

    I did managed while at Filenes Basement the womens department.


  7. "It was great!"

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    Former Employee - Retail Sales Associate in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Retail Sales Associate in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Filene's Basement full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great people and management gave constructive criticism.

    Cons

    None that I can think of.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work.

  8. "The experience at Filene's was very good to taught how be the best sales associate and great customers."

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in New York, NY

    I worked at Filene's Basement full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Was best work at Filene's was very good store work and shopping excellent prices and good brands. They do care about their customers and services.

    Cons

    Was good place to work and friendly with other associate and managers. Be kinds of customers and they need service from us.

    Advice to Management

    General Manager told us if you want to successes to become department manager or assistance manager must b excellent customer services bring the company more successes made grow more.


  9. "Excellent!"

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    Former Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Boston, MA

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

    Pros

    Wonderful management & great co-workers! Flexible hours. Employee discounts. Fast paced and exciting. Never a dull moment.

    Cons

    I was really, really, really, really upset when the company went out of business. No pay raises for years.


  10. "This is my rating BEFORE Syms Corp. took the company over!"

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    Former Employee - Group Manager in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Group Manager in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    It was a great company to work for where people knew who you were by name and noticed (and acknowledged) your contributions to the company. It was an environment that was based on working as a team and that produced life long relationships.

    Cons

    This was retail so the hours could be long and the work was very physical. It didn't result in a very good work/life balance. You also had challenging customers to deal with at times.

    Advice to Management

    Some how cut down on some of the extreme hours.


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