- Stein Mart, Inc.02.Sep 2018
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.
- CompanyStein Mart, Inc.
- Are you a Current or Former Employee?Current employee