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Review averages

  • 51 employees say

    Excellent (12)
    23.529411764706%
    Good (9)
    17.647058823529%
    Satisfactory (13)
    25.490196078431%
    Subpar (17)
    33.333333333333%
    2.76
  • 0 applicants say

    Excellent (0)
    0%
    Good (0)
    0%
    Satisfactory (0)
    0%
    Subpar (0)
    0%
    0.00

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Reviews for Stein Mart, Inc.

Reviews - What employees say

2.76 Employees say
0.00 Applicants say

Suggestions for improvement

  • Trust the employees to do their jobs without breathing down their necks every step of the way. Each store should be allowed to make their own decisions regarding how their store is run and merchandised. Not every store receives the same merchandise, nor is every store, set up the same. They need to stop focusing on their employees pushing credit card enrollment and allow them to put that time into their job, doing what they were hired to do, are specialized in, and doing what they can to help boost sales. You can never get ahead of the game, because as soon as you complete a project, they change their mind and make you redo the entire thing.

What I like about the company

The people at Stein Mart are for the most part, great people to work with. Fellow associates become more like family and we support each other in the workplace and out. While I enjoy what I do, corporate is constantly changing the direction from one day to the next. Top level corporate management tend to flip flop on just about everything. Communication gets lost along the way down the ladder, because store level associates are not included in webinars, and things change so quickly, that no one ever knows which way they should be doing things. The company in general are not generous at all. They do not pay their employees well, nor do they give annual evaluations, nor raises. Long term loyalty is not recognized and promotion within doesn't happen very often. Favoritism is shown and hard work is not appreciated, nor does it bring you any further up the ladder. They tend to micromanage and nitpick at every little detail, while cutting payroll to nearly a skeleton crew. Meanwhile, the merchandising is done haphazardly and sloppy, until a corporate visit is planned, them everyone is in overtime mode to hey the store merchandised correctly in detail.

What I dislike about the company

I just stated that in my last comment. The company does not provide annual raises to their employees, expects you to do the job of 4 or 5 people, yet won't compensate you for doing this.

Company Culture
4.00
Support from management
3.00
Teamwork
3.00
Freedom to work independently
3.00
Internal Communication
3.00
Gender Equality
4.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
3.00
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
3.00
Job Security
1.00
Handicapped Accessibility
3.00
Workplace Safety
2.00
Challenging Work
5.00
Inclusive / Diverse
5.00
  • Company
    Stein Mart, Inc.
  • City
    Kenner
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee

Suggestions for improvement

  • More payroll to hire and maintain more staff. Separate training hours and receiving hours. No orders against company policy i.e. requiring us to push merchandise outside the store unsecured to sale. Computers available on the floor so managers wouldn't have to leave the floor as often and office time allowed in mid day one day a week for store managers with out repercussions. Major District repair to stores handled by the district manager.

What I like about the company

The hands on people at the store level were great. They worked hard and took initiative to do things that needed doing. Health, vision and dental insurance were great. Corporate communication was great but it broke down in the middle. Great products at great prices.

What I dislike about the company

Middle management. Not store level but some of the district managers. Would strain the districts hours by requiring store management to help out at other stores for visits and then ordering each store to save for that visit stores payroll to balance out which the left other store short of floor staff. Store credit goal would be met by associate that came in from other stores to meet district goals but pulled away from their home stores goal for the monthly contest. No allowance for store managers to run there stores based on customer trends. Micro managers. No allowance or separate hours for training as well as cutbacks for store level loss prevention.

Company Culture
3.00
Support from management
1.00
Teamwork
2.00
Freedom to work independently
1.00
Internal Communication
2.00
Gender Equality
4.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
2.00
Career Development
3.00
Overall compensation for your work
3.00
Office / Work Environment
5.00
Environmental Friendliness
5.00
Work-Life Balance
1.00
Company Image
3.00
Job Security
1.00
Handicapped Accessibility
5.00
Workplace Safety
4.00
Challenging Work
5.00
Inclusive / Diverse
2.00
  • Company
    Stein Mart, Inc.
  • City
    Plano
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    n/a
  • Position
    Employee

Suggestions for improvement

  • One improvement I would suggest is that the corporate office visit the stores and appreciate their sales associates for all their hard work they do to make their stores look good. For the corporate office to not act like "royalty" when they come and make us fear them. Another improvement would be to have proper sufficient pay and pay raises. When an associate works hard throughout the year, they deserve a better pay raise and recognition than just 5 cents. Also to make the selling floor ergonomically safe for the workers so they aren't suffering with sore backs and painful knees throughout the day and not having that last throughout their life.

What I like about the company

The positive personal experience about working with this company is that you are able to interact with customers and get more experience with the customer service field. This job also allows for you to open up and socialize and meet new people.

What I dislike about the company

I disapprove of the scheduling and the non-flexible hours given. I disapprove in the lack of proper recognition and insufficient pay and pay raises a regular full-time sales associate gets.

Company Culture
3.00
Support from management
1.00
Teamwork
2.00
Freedom to work independently
3.00
Internal Communication
2.00
Gender Equality
4.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
4.00
Career Development
2.00
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
2.00
Handicapped Accessibility
5.00
Workplace Safety
3.00
Challenging Work
5.00
Inclusive / Diverse
2.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Parking is offered Stock or equity options is offered 401(k) is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered
  • Company
    Stein Mart, Inc.
  • City
    Jacksonville
  • 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 Employee events is offered

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Review averages

  • 51 employees say

    Excellent (12)
    23.529411764706%
    Good (9)
    17.647058823529%
    Satisfactory (13)
    25.490196078431%
    Subpar (17)
    33.333333333333%
    2.76
  • 0 applicants say

    Excellent (0)
    0%
    Good (0)
    0%
    Satisfactory (0)
    0%
    Subpar (0)
    0%
    0.00

kununu score comparisons

Stein Mart, Inc.
2.76
51 reviews

Industry average (Consumer Goods/Grocery/Retail)
3.16
134,719 reviews

kununu average
3.32
2,904,000 reviews