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Groupe Dynamite Reviews

Updated April 20, 2019
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Pros
  • "50% discount on regular priced merchandize" (in 35 reviews)

  • "employee discount at garage and dynamite" (in 19 reviews)

Cons
  • "Too much politics with upper management and H" (in 21 reviews)

  • "Along with that, you're expected to meet high sales goals without being compensated for it" (in 20 reviews)

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  1. "Great place to work or high school/ college kids"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Syracuse, NY
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Syracuse, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Groupe Dynamite part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Flexible schedule
    Friendly environment
    Good managers
    People oriented

    Cons

    No set schedule
    Turnover rates with associates is significant


  2. "Ability to improve"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Associate
    Former Employee - Sales Associate
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    They have a great variety of clothes

    Cons

    During my time there management was not doing well, we change managers over 3 times in 2 years

    Advice to Management

    Improve management

  3. "Such cute clothes!!!!"

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

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

    Pros

    Employee referral bonus
    Tuition reimbursement
    Monthly incentive plan

    Cons

    Lots of multitasking
    Fast pace

    Advice to Management

    I like working here


  4. "assistant manager"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Groupe Dynamite full-time

    Pros

    - Keeps you busy at all times

    Cons

    - the hours can be overwhelming


  5. "Sales Associate"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Groupe Dynamite full-time

    Pros

    Good hours, great boss, great discount on the product

    Cons

    long hours, annoying corporate structure

    Advice to Management

    Sometimes days are just slow, its' not that the employees aren't doing their jobs


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Worst company i've ever worked for. Depends on your management team"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier
    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Groupe Dynamite part-time

    Pros

    -50% off discount
    - Training videos are exactly as if you're taking an online class in university. Helpful for first time retail workers

    Cons

    -You only get half an hour to close (maybe it depends on the store, but for my location we were very short staffed for a reason)so branding and cleaning alone is difficult sometimes
    -Management could be on their phones or doing make up while you get chastised for not being fast enough on cleaning the entire store by yourself.
    - I ALWAYS exceed my sales goal. The one time I couldn't was when I was called in while sick and was unable to communicate with costumers so I was criticized for that.
    - Its okay for managements family/Significant others to come visit but not okay for the sales associates. I understand the conversion rate is important but if you hold a rule with value you should follow it yourself
    - They give you a day for training. You have to finish all these modules and rush to learn everything. If you are lucky, you'll finish. If you aren't lucky, your modules will restart and you cant skip bc you have to wait until the instructor is finished talking online to go next.

    Advice to Management

    If you are strict on rules set an example and be a team leader not someone who orders others around


  7. "It went downhill"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Santa Clara, CA
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    learned a lot about retail, visuals, customer service, etc.

    Cons

    6 day work weeks, supposed to be part time ended up working 40 hours a week due to being understaffed
    the new store manager at my store was okay in the beginning but after the last manager from the original management team left the whole mteam started slacking on very simple tasks, like printing out the schedule. they forgot to print the following week so they were looking at the wrong schedule, called me ask why I wasn't at my shift when they are the ones slacking. It used to be so much better with the old store manager, but now last I heard the new one already took a position at another company

  8. "Sales associate"

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

    I have been working at Groupe Dynamite part-time

    Pros

    Motivated, goal oriented, good management

    Cons

    I like everything about the company

    Advice to Management

    The management at my store is fantastic


  9. "District manager needs to really see what goes on in stores"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Co workers associates were lovely

    Cons

    New Store manager is lazy and doesn't do anything


  10. "Great company, terrible management"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The company wants you to grow and progress

    Cons

    Management is the worst, only care about themeselves and how they look

    Advice to Management

    Hold everyone accountable, and lead by example.