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Reviews for Dunham's Athleisure

Review factors

Feel-Good Factor

Company Culture
1.92
Support from management
2.00
Teamwork
2.42
Freedom to work independently
2.25
Internal Communication
2.33
Office / Work Environment
2.18
Environmental Friendliness
1.83
Work-Life Balance
2.00
Challenging Work
2.42
Inclusive / Diverse
2.00

Career factor

Gender Equality
2.90
Attitude towards older colleagues
2.70
Career Development
2.18
Overall compensation for your work
1.75
Company Image
2.18
Job Security
2.91
Handicapped Accessibility
2.73
Workplace Safety
2.73
Benefits

The following benefits are offered

Flex. working hours in 6 of 12 reviews Parking in 4 of 12 reviews Easy access to public transportation in 1 of 12 reviews No stock or equity options 401(k) in 6 of 12 reviews No onsite daycare facility No reimbursed daycare No ability to work remotely No desirable office location No tuition assistance No Paid Parental Leave 401(k) Match in 1 of 12 reviews No flexible spending account Paid time off in 7 of 12 reviews Healthcare (including vision and dental) in 6 of 12 reviews No relocation allowance Life insurance in 4 of 12 reviews

The following perks are offered

No on site cafeteria No meal or transportation allowance Health and wellness programs in 2 of 12 reviews Employee discounts in 10 of 12 reviews No vehicle allowance Employee events in 2 of 12 reviews No dogs allowed No fitness center on site No company provided food and/or drink
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Suggestions for improvement

  • Newer technology and better communication between stores and the shipping center

What I like about the company

They helped me quickly move up to management by training.

What I dislike about the company

They use older technology that can sometimes be a challenge in dealing with customers

Company Culture
5.00
Support from management
5.00
Teamwork
5.00
Freedom to work independently
4.00
Internal Communication
5.00
Gender Equality
5.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
5.00
Career Development
5.00
Overall compensation for your work
4.00
Office / Work Environment
5.00
Environmental Friendliness
4.00
Work-Life Balance
4.00
Company Image
5.00
Job Security
5.00
Handicapped Accessibility
4.00
Workplace Safety
5.00
Challenging Work
3.00
Inclusive / Diverse
5.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Flex. working hours is offered 401(k) is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    Dunham's Athleisure Corporation
  • City
    Troy
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee

The following perks were offered to me

Employee discounts is offered
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Suggestions for improvement

  • Some of the purchases made at the buying office do not correlate with the sporting goods business but are purchased because they are profitable. There are plenty of opportunities within the sporting goods field to purchase to keep the company profitable without purchasing silly gimmicks.

What I like about the company

After having worked for several other retail organizations, I feel that my job is safer since the company is privately owned versus publicly owned.

What I dislike about the company

The company is very reactive versus proactive. I believe if they took a few steps towards being a more progressive company, they would be able to set themselves apart from other companies within the same sector.

Company Culture
4.00
Support from management
4.00
Teamwork
4.00
Freedom to work independently
3.00
Internal Communication
3.00
Gender Equality
4.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
4.00
Career Development
4.00
Overall compensation for your work
3.00
Office / Work Environment
4.00
Environmental Friendliness
3.00
Work-Life Balance
3.00
Company Image
4.00
Job Security
4.00
Handicapped Accessibility
4.00
Workplace Safety
4.00
Challenging Work
3.00
Inclusive / Diverse
3.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Flex. working hours is offered 401(k) is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    Dunham's Athleisure Corporation
  • City
    Troy
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee

The following perks were offered to me

Health and wellness programs is offered Employee discounts is offered

Suggestions for improvement

  • empowermentCan-do, go-the-extra-mile and win-win attitudes are evident. Employees have a sense of camaraderie, cooperation, and empowerment. Healthy competition exists without vengeful, spiteful backstabbing.6. Sense of humorEmployees keep things in perspective, have fun, and laugh. Laughter generates endorphins, our natural antidepressants.7. Compassion, respect, and understandingKindness and understanding prevail when employees face challenges such as accidents, illnesses, personal tragedies, and natural disasters. People will usually go the extra mile for others when they’re treated well and with understanding, compassion, and respect.8. FlexibilityThe company and its employees embrace change, accommodate new trends and technology, and incorporate new skills. They know if they don’t, the business will end up a dinosaur. As the saying goes, “Change is the only constant.”

What I like about the company

empowermentCan-do, go-the-extra-mile and win-win attitudes are evident. Employees have a sense of camaraderie, cooperation, and empowerment. Healthy competition exists without vengeful, spiteful backstabbing.6. Sense of humorEmployees keep things in perspective, have fun, and laugh. Laughter generates endorphins, our natural antidepressants.7. Compassion, respect, and understandingKindness and understanding prevail when employees face challenges such as accidents, illnesses, personal tragedies, and natural disasters. People will usually go the extra mile for others when they’re treated well and with understanding, compassion, and respect.8. FlexibilityThe company and its employees embrace change, accommodate new trends and technology, and incorporate new skills. They know if they don’t, the business will end up a dinosaur. As the saying goes, “Change is the only constant.”

What I dislike about the company

NoneempowermentCan-do, go-the-extra-mile and win-win attitudes are evident. Employees have a sense of camaraderie, cooperation, and empowerment. Healthy competition exists without vengeful, spiteful backstabbing.6. Sense of humorEmployees keep things in perspective, have fun, and laugh. Laughter generates endorphins, our natural antidepressants.7. Compassion, respect, and understandingKindness and understanding prevail when employees face challenges such as accidents, illnesses, personal tragedies, and natural disasters. People will usually go the extra mile for others when they’re treated well and with understanding, compassion, and respect.8. FlexibilityThe company and its employees embrace change, accommodate new trends and technology, and incorporate new skills. They know if they don’t, the business will end up a dinosaur. As the saying goes, “Change is the only constant.”

Company Culture
3.00
Support from management
4.00
Teamwork
4.00
Freedom to work independently
4.00
Internal Communication
3.00
Gender Equality
4.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
4.00
Career Development
4.00
Overall compensation for your work
3.00
Office / Work Environment
4.00
Environmental Friendliness
4.00
Work-Life Balance
4.00
Company Image
4.00
Job Security
4.00
Handicapped Accessibility
4.00
Workplace Safety
4.00
Challenging Work
4.00
Inclusive / Diverse
4.00

The following benefits were offered to me

401(k) is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered
  • Company
    Dunham's Athleisure
  • City
    East Warren
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee

The following perks were offered to me

Health and wellness programs is offered Employee discounts is offered
  • 01.Aug 2017
  • Employee

Suggestions for improvement

  • be more inclusive

What I like about the company

good employee discount

What I dislike about the company

very bias toward men

Company Culture
1.00
Support from management
1.00
Teamwork
1.00
Freedom to work independently
3.00
Internal Communication
1.00
Gender Equality
1.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
1.00
Career Development
1.00
Overall compensation for your work
1.00
Office / Work Environment
1.00
Environmental Friendliness
1.00
Work-Life Balance
3.00
Company Image
1.00
Job Security
1.00
Handicapped Accessibility
1.00
Workplace Safety
1.00
Challenging Work
1.00
Inclusive / Diverse
1.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Parking is offered
  • Company
    Dunham's Athleisure Corporation
  • City
    Troy
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former job since 2015
  • Position
    C-Suite / Leadership
  • Department
    Administration

The following perks were offered to me

Employee discounts is offered
  • 16.Dec 2016
  • Employee

Company Culture

It is a value-driven company. They want to save money so much that there are often low stock levels and not enough staff to help customers.

Support from management

Often unrealistic deadlines are set, and it's discovered later that the actual deadline is later and much more manageable based on the needs of the business.

Teamwork

Stores are taught to compete against each other rather than work together. No district is working together to see their dm succeed.

Freedom to work independently

Managers are trusted with the keys to multi-million dollar stores, but are unable to hire their own management staff.

Internal Communication

There is an excessive amount of communication. More than is necessary.

Gender Equality

Men are paid more than women for the same job. Period. Only recently did they promote 2 women to district manager.

Attitude towards older colleagues

All new managers being hired are 30 or younger. As an older colleague, I feel I am being forced out.

Career Development

Only if you are a favorite, but even then you likely need to be male.

Overall compensation for your work

With the recent change in the salary law, managers who just started with the company are making the same amount of money as many who have been there 10-20 years.

Environmental Friendliness

All HR info is still hard copy. They set and pull the same ad every week, wasting countless sheets of paper. Each office has about 30 binders of papers that need to be kept.

Work-Life Balance

Managers are often told if they don't get something completed they will need to work 6-7 days that week. Holiday is required 6 days a week and sometimes threatened to work 7. When there are new store openings or relocations, those with small children are told they need to "figure it out."

Company Image

The image is value-cheap-discount.

Job Security

I am threatened daily that if I don't stay late, complete a task, make a goal or hold someone accountable that I will have consequences.

Handicapped Accessibility

We make sure that any needs are met.

Workplace Safety

It is up to the manager to make sure safety guidelines are followed.

Challenging Work

It is not challenging. The four-wall environment is good. The product line is attractive and the customer base is friendly.

Inclusive / Diverse

There is no room for new ideas. The company policies and procedures are etched in stone. Corporately, there is little or no diversity.

Suggestions for improvement

  • Try to motivate people in a way that makes them want YOU to be successful and you will be.

What I like about the company

The ability to be diverse in hiring my associates.

What I dislike about the company

The inability to hire subordinate management staff.

Company Culture
1.00
Support from management
1.00
Teamwork
1.00
Freedom to work independently
3.00
Internal Communication
5.00
Gender Equality
1.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
1.00
Career Development
1.00
Overall compensation for your work
1.00
Environmental Friendliness
1.00
Work-Life Balance
1.00
Company Image
1.00
Job Security
1.00
Handicapped Accessibility
5.00
Workplace Safety
5.00
Challenging Work
5.00
Inclusive / Diverse
1.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Flex. working hours is offered Parking is offered 401(k) is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered
  • Company
    Dunham's Athleisure Corporation
  • City
    Troy
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    C-Suite / Leadership
  • Department
    Distribution/sales

The following perks were offered to me

Employee discounts is offered
  • 20.Apr 2016
  • Employee

Company Culture

Supervisors hardly commend employees, newer DMs and RMs were filled with negative feedback regardless of how your store looked. I understand picking stores apart, but do it with a better attitude and more structure. Things would change from one visit to the other and it was frustrating.

Support from management

Corporate hardly backs you, and Regional management is horribly and overly critical, never gives positive feedback, only negativity that swirls throughout the region. It makes you not want to work there at all.

Teamwork

Very good with teamwork within stores, as long as you delegate and assign accordingly, your store will run smoothly if you're good enough.

Freedom to work independently

You can delegate the workload to your store staff's strengths. It's up to you, which is nice to build that experience in controlling things within the 4 walls.

Internal Communication

Never held regular meetings unless prompted by our old DM. Company was not public, so no stock share results.

Gender Equality

Anyone was considered to be moved up as long as you could do the job, regardless of race or color. Not very many women in store management roles though, but I never saw people passed over for others.

Attitude towards older colleagues

Saw a few 45+ people hired, never discriminated. If the app is good, I always called them in for an interview at the very least.

Career Development

The training is INCREDIBLY poor. You basically start at your home store and learn things on the fly. Can be very stressful. Corporate needs to establish a training center, or use their most experienced Store Managers as trainers, and give them some monetary incentives to do this.

Overall compensation for your work

Insurance was great. 401k was AWFUL. Wages and salaries are below what some fast-food stores pay their employees, and salaries are at least 10-15% below what most retailers offer salary management.

Office / Work Environment

Technology is at least a decade behind what is current. In 2014 we finally switched to the newer PIN pads with chip capabilities (which of course aren't ready yet). Company needs to spend more on improving IT for stores or else it will fall behind and lose more and more customers. Building conditions were really just up to landlords.

Environmental Friendliness

Not very green, not socially aware.

Work-Life Balance

Poor work-life balance. You worked way beyond the 50 hours required, and it takes a toll on your personal life beyond normal circumstances.

Company Image

Most employees don't talk too fondly or too badly. It's just a job, not a career. Once you get to a certain point, you have no chance of moving up. Others who aren't deserving of the job will be considered and jumped ahead of you, especially if corporate officials play favorites.

Job Security

As long as you show up, do your work, and are reliable, you are more than likely staying on board.

Handicapped Accessibility

Stores never use stairs, everything is on one level. Could see stores that need wheelchairs for customers, though. That was a common complaint.

Workplace Safety

Complies with OSHA standards. However, the training is basically left up to store management, which can be good and/or bad. Need to have training DVDs/videos for employees, since payroll is low in stores and you can't get any added for new hires.

Challenging Work

There were some challenging tasks given, and it was nice to complete them and see people be impressed by them.

Inclusive / Diverse

Company is not very diverse, sticking to their plan of being frugal and saving money, sacrificing better buildings/locations/good staff/keeping good managers

Suggestions for improvement

  • Restructure the DC entirely. Restructure corporate and store management levels entirely, growing too fast to not do anything. Add established training managers/centers, or else customers will leave the stores for good.

What I like about the company

Fun place to work with people on a daily basis. Freedom of merchandising, improvisation where you can (and what is needed). Employee discount was really good.

What I dislike about the company

Technology in stores is subpar to say the least. Distribution center is in disarray, two people running it was frustrating in terms of communication on our trucks. Upper management favored people and pushed experienced people away to save money.

Company Culture
2.00
Support from management
2.00
Teamwork
4.00
Freedom to work independently
4.00
Internal Communication
3.00
Gender Equality
5.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
4.00
Career Development
2.00
Overall compensation for your work
2.00
Office / Work Environment
2.00
Environmental Friendliness
2.00
Work-Life Balance
1.00
Company Image
2.00
Job Security
5.00
Handicapped Accessibility
4.00
Workplace Safety
3.00
Challenging Work
4.00
Inclusive / Diverse
2.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Flex. working hours is offered Parking is offered 401(k) is offered 401(k) Match is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    Dunham's Athleisure Corporation
  • City
    Troy
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former job since 2015
  • Position
    C-Suite / Leadership
  • Department
    Others

The following perks were offered to me

Employee discounts is offered Employee events is offered
  • 15.Dec 2015
  • Employee

Workplace Safety

Carrying kayaks up ladders all by yourself on top of a 15 foot gondola is expected if you're young

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

The following benefits were offered to me

Parking is offered
  • Company
    Dunham's Athleisure Corporation
  • City
    Lake Orion
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former job since 2013
  • Position
    Others
  • Department
    Others
  • 13.Dec 2015
  • Employee

Work-Life Balance

There is no such thing they expect you to travel all the time never stay in your own store.

Suggestions for improvement

  • get more help in the store, tech., and inventory is not controlled well

What I like about the company

Laid back

What I dislike about the company

favorites

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
1.00
Office / Work Environment
1.00
Environmental Friendliness
1.00
Work-Life Balance
1.00
Company Image
1.00
Job Security
3.00
Handicapped Accessibility
1.00
Workplace Safety
1.00
Challenging Work
1.00
Inclusive / Diverse
1.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Flex. working hours is offered Paid time off is offered
  • Company
    Dunham's Athleisure Corporation
  • City
    Troy
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    n/a
  • Position
    Others
  • Department
    Others

The following perks were offered to me

Employee discounts is offered
  • 29.Nov 2016
  • Employee

Dont

1.06
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
1.00
Office / Work Environment
1.00
Environmental Friendliness
1.00
Work-Life Balance
1.00
Company Image
1.00
Job Security
1.00
Handicapped Accessibility
1.00
Workplace Safety
1.00
Challenging Work
2.00
Inclusive / Diverse
1.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Easy access to public transportation is offered
  • Company
    Dunham's Athleisure Corporation
  • City
    Beaver Dam
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former job since 2016
  • Position
    Employee
  • Department
    Others

The following perks were offered to me

Employee discounts is offered
  • 31.Aug 2016
  • Employee
Company Culture
1.00
Support from management
1.00
Teamwork
1.00
Freedom to work independently
1.00
Internal Communication
1.00
Overall compensation for your work
1.00
Office / Work Environment
1.00
Environmental Friendliness
1.00
Work-Life Balance
1.00
Challenging Work
1.00
Inclusive / Diverse
1.00
  • Company
    Dunham's Athleisure Corporation
  • City
    Troy
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former job since 2014
  • Position
    Employee
  • Department
    Distribution/sales

The following perks were offered to me

Employee discounts is offered