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Garage Reviews

Updated May 23, 2017
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  • Meeting daily sales goals was something un realistic (in 16 reviews)

  • A lot of pressure from upper management to have comps (in 12 reviews)

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  1. "sales associate"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Natick, MA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Natick, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Garage part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    good pay, great discount, fun environment, nice cusomers

    Cons

    unorganized, not scheduled a lot

    Advice to Management

    Fun place to work, great discount, fun work environment. Scheduling was very unorganized sometimes and a little frustrating but managers were easy to work with.


  2. "Dropped the ball"

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    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Nyack, NY
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Nyack, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Garage full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    They help pay for college classes. If your SM and DM like you, you'll be able to move up in ranks easily, if not, you will not have any growth within the company for years.

    Cons

    Upper Management is not very supportive on a store level.Takes weeks if not months to get back to you about issues in store. Company changes promos/visuals last minute causing frenzy. Expectations v.s. Reality are impossible. Will use you for other roles but don't want to pay you for the position you are actually doing.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the team- they have great feedback on how to improve


  3. "Average Experience"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Mays Landing, NJ
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Mays Landing, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Garage part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The 50% employee discount was very generous

    Cons

    My manager had said some offensive things to me in front of customers.


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  5. "Sales Associate/Cashier"

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    Former Employee - Ex Sales Associate of Garage Clothing in White Marsh, MD
    Former Employee - Ex Sales Associate of Garage Clothing in White Marsh, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Garage part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    9.25 an hour, great experience for it being a first retail sales job. Helps improve on customer service.

    Cons

    I doubt that it's like this at every Garage store, but its too much drama. personal matters mixed with business.

    Advice to Management

    Carefully examine the issues at the store within those who are helping to run it. People are being scared away.


  6. "Sales Associate"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Schaumburg, IL
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Schaumburg, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Garage part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The best part of being an employee at Garage is the 50% discount you receive on anything you buy! The clothes are of good quality and are very cute. The managers and other employees were very friendly and helpful when I started off. The store was on the smaller side so it was easy to clean up and communicate with other employees.

    Cons

    There are no cons that I can think of!


  7. "Careless management"

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    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Kennesaw, GA
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Kennesaw, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The pay was good for retail.

    Cons

    They don't care about you, only you selling and being so pushy that people literally wave you away.

    Advice to Management

    Learn to care about your hard working employees.


  8. "Keyholder"

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    Current Employee - Keyholder in Manchester, CT
    Current Employee - Keyholder in Manchester, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    50% off discount, fun coworkers, easy shifts, decent pay, good benefits

    Cons

    Head office assigns too many extra tasks on store manager which then falls down onto everyone else, cheap clothes that tear easily, too much pressure on sales associates

    Advice to Management

    Too much extra assignments


  9. "Sales associate"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Tacoma, WA
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Tacoma, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Garage part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The discount is amazing (50% off!)
    They work around college classes and if you have another job
    Coworkers are usually very friendly and get along
    After a certain time length with the company, you get paid vacation hours, which is very uncommon for part time sales associates

    Cons

    A lot of expectations for part time minimum wage workers
    Not everyone gets as many hours as they want, usually based on availability and how you're ranked compared to your coworkers on sales
    Expected to continuously check up on customers and for every employee to talk to them, it can be annoying for both employees and customers
    Besides these reasons, it's a really great and fun job to have

    Advice to Management

    Have enough employees to where everyone isn't having to work a lot of hours, but not too many where some aren't getting enough
    New store manager is doing a great job and respects and values her employees and makes sure their schedule is okay and if they have any concerns


  10. "Very bad company"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Garage part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    50% discount (on full price although)
    Shifts around college hours

    Cons

    Seeing customers as potential thieves
    They expect from you something that they are not doing by themselves
    Crazy sales goals
    You need to be pushy and act like a personal stylist and you are not even working on commission
    Favoritism

    Advice to Management

    Lower your prices down forreal LOL


  11. "If you want a career out of it..go else where"

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    • Career Opportunities
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in West Nyack, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in West Nyack, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Garage full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Paid Vacations after working there for 6 months, flexible with hrs, 50% employee discount

    Cons

    The company does not care about their employees. They expect a lot for little pay. Not worth the stress. Store manager was completely unprofessional and gave false promises.

    Advice to Management

    Learn how to be upfront and advocate for your employees


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