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Gabe’s Reviews

Updated January 13, 2018
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Jeff M. Feinberg
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Pros
  • Good people to work with there, and not many egos (in 5 reviews)

  • Fast pace, great people and plenty of work to keep busy (in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • Grossly underpaid upper management is clueless as to the workload and salary ratio (in 8 reviews)

  • Employees made minimum wage for seventeen months at my location (in 5 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Great Employer"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Retail Store Manager
    Current Employee - Retail Store Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Gabe’s full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    This is am amazing company an I am proud to say I work for them . You are in charge of your on career here . If you work hard you are recognized and rewarded . The advancement from within in this company is amazing . In my little over 2 years with Gabes I have seen 14 employees advance into supervisor positions . Including myself .

    Cons

    There are no cons to this company that are any different then another retailer . If you decide to make a career in retail then you know the sacrifices you are going to need to make . But the rewards from knowing that you made someone happy with great service is all I need .

    Advice to Management

    Continue recognizing the accomplishments of the little people . You would be amazed what a few kind words mean to a person . The employees take pride in their store it is a part of them it is their extended family .


  2. "Cashier"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Gabe’s part-time

    Pros

    Pay, coworkers, discounts on clothes and food

    Cons

    Extremely part time hours and disorganized

    Advice to Management

    Get organized

  3. "assistant manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Gabe’s full-time

    Pros

    Discount
    Great selection of merchandise

    Cons

    Management has poor attitudes toward assistant managers and associates. A lot of politics and favoritism.

    Advice to Management

    Do not work here unless you are desparate for a job


  4. "Merchandise Manager"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Merchandising Manager in Pottstown, PA
    Current Employee - Merchandising Manager in Pottstown, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Gabe’s full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The General Manager is encouraging and business driven. I have learned so much from her about the business and how to merchandise to please the customers eye.

    Cons

    The only con I have is not knowing about Gabe's sooner. I love it here. The 50 hours can be rough but it's OK

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what your doing and continue building the bench and promoting from within.


  5. "Recruiter"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Recruiter in Morgantown, WV
    Current Employee - Recruiter in Morgantown, WV
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Gabe’s full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Gabes is a great place to work with happy and energetic team members who are passionate about what they do everyday.

    Cons

    I do not have cons.


  6. "Eh. Could be better"

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    Current Employee - Great Styles Crew Member in Dublin, OH
    Current Employee - Great Styles Crew Member in Dublin, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Gabe’s part-time

    Pros

    Store manager is usually willing to work with you as far as your schedule goes. The day goes pretty quickly since the store is always busy.

    Cons

    Having to be cross trained to do literally EVERYTHING. Grossly underpaid for all that’s expected of you. Entirely too many teenagers with no work ethic. Supervisors who want to criticize but can’t handle criticism themselves. Having to merchandise the sales floor during the day when customers are in the store.

    Advice to Management

    Hire less kids and more quality people with the availability that the store actually needs. Learn to take criticism and be open to suggestions from your staff.


  7. "Horrible"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Gabe’s full-time

    Pros

    Nice people to work with and great customers

    Cons

    Management doesn't help when something is wrong or needs attention, calls associates horrible names and always yelling on sales floor .

    Advice to Management

    Take Care of your associates and appreciate them a little better.

  8. "General Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - General Manager
    Current Employee - General Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Gabe’s full-time

    Pros

    Good advancement opportunity including those with less experience or education

    Cons

    Improving communication to the stores would help

    Advice to Management

    Invest more into training initially and ongoing for the teams


  9. "Poor Management Training"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Pottstown, PA
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Pottstown, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Gabe’s full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Some Good People to work with.

    Cons

    Grossly underpaid management team
    Hourly wages are below the area average
    Horrible Work Life Balance
    Extremely Poor Management Training Pipeline
    Floor plans change weekly confusing customers
    Lack of Famous Brands as advertised

    Advice to Management

    Hold true to core values on paper


  10. "Hostile work environment"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Gabe’s full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The pay is the only pro. Good plan on paper for growth

    Cons

    Hostile work environment, not willing to actually adapt to change, thrifty to a point of embarrassment in market, no respect for vendors, openly yelling and cursing on the phone, ridiculing others, antiquated expense reimbursement policy


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