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  • 1 employee says

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    Subpar (1)
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    1.39
  • 0 applicants say

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Reviews for Christopher & Banks, Inc.

Reviews - What employees say

1.39 Employees say
0.00 Applicants say
  • 21.Dec 2015
  • Employee

Company Culture

With no visits be conducted, there was no Culture being established.
When you needed your District Manager for help, you were instructed to call
Spring Hill. The DM could not answer questions that dealt with policy/ standards or visual presentation.

Support from management

The district manager was a finger pointer. There was no support or direction given.

Teamwork

The district was not set up for colleagues to reach out to one another for help. Often, the district manager put you in conflict with another manager, but sharing personal information.

Freedom to work independently

Certain managers are her work puppies. They perform her daily work duties, which kept her open to stay at home and call into the stores, so visits where rare.

Internal Communication

Communication came late and slow! Weekly conference calls were not on information that the store managers needed to conduct business or make changes in the store to help drive the business. The calls were about the District Managers dates.

Office / Work Environment

The stores were in good condition. All systems were up to date.

Work-Life Balance

If you are a manager and you have turn over in your store, you need to have people waiting because you will not be provided help by you District Manager, which in turn will cause a 50 to 60 hours work week to cover the store.
And when you call for help, your District Manager will blame the situation on your lack of performance. There is no support and your Work-Life Balance is gone.

Workplace Safety

In retail the boss is the one
that sets the culture. The person that is accountable for work environment, so review of the boss is necessary. That is the person that offers a picture into the company. If she is permitted not to perform her job functions why should any one in the district. The bar is set for all to follow her example.
It is not a healthy work environment! You often feel lost, under appreciated.
It is not the same company it once was, back in 2005.
If your given a job offer from Christopher& Banks run, because after one month you are going to want to run for the nearest
door out!

Challenging Work

You are given goals, sales plans, and tons of calls to make them, but no guidance or conversation to plan a path to success.
You are on your own.
You don't hear words of praise, and your District Manager will take credit for your ideas that work out.

Inclusive / Diverse

NO. The teams in the stores are of only one color.
White is what you see.
The District Manager is the only person of color, and she is of no value to the mangers. The District could function well if she was not there. And if one was to speak to the managers you would learn a lot. The color of her skin is not the issue, her underperformance as a supervisor that is the concern.

Suggestions for improvement

  • You need to provided Supervisors with retail experience, but more important a Supervisor with good people management and good communication. The company needs to hire a District Manager to work in the stores 4 days out of a 5 day work week. Get someone to visit the stores for support. There needs to be a Regional visit, and visit needs to be with everyone under the store managers. Surprise visits are needed, to really see what is not happening.

What I like about the company

The stores visual

What I dislike about the company

The heavy cut in payroll and the amount of product that is delivered daily.

Company Culture
1.00
Support from management
1.00
Teamwork
1.00
Freedom to work independently
1.00
Internal Communication
1.00
Gender Equality
1.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
1.00
Career Development
1.00
Overall compensation for your work
2.00
Office / Work Environment
4.00
Environmental Friendliness
1.00
Work-Life Balance
1.00
Company Image
1.00
Job Security
1.00
Handicapped Accessibility
1.00
Workplace Safety
4.00
Challenging Work
1.00
Inclusive / Diverse
1.00

The following benefits were offered to me

is offered is offered is offered is offered is offered
  • Company
    Christopher & Banks, Inc.
  • City
    Lombard
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former job since 2014
  • Position
    Others
  • Department
    Administration

The following perks were offered to me

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Review averages

  • 1 employee says

    Excellent (0)
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    Good (0)
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    Satisfactory (0)
    0%
    Subpar (1)
    100%
    1.39
  • 0 applicants say

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    Good (0)
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    0.00

kununu score comparisons

Christopher & Banks, Inc.
1.39
1 review

Industry average (Textiles and Design)
3.07
16,062 reviews

kununu average
3.29
2,614,000 reviews