No advancement/No pay increase
Sales Associate (Former Employee) – North Charleston, SC – November 10, 2015
I've worked at Cato Fashions twice now; once when I was a young-in, and then as an adult hoping it had changed. There is always pressure from the top to perform well and pass inspections/audits which are monthly. There is no advancement unless someone quits out of their position. There is 1 store managers, 2 asst managers and they don't get paid much more than a regular associate which is federal minimum wage. There are no employee perks beside a 20% discount, and there are never any real hours to work unless one of the managers go on vacation then you might get upwards of 30 hours per week; other than that it's usually 12-15 hours per week. You work hard at maintaining the store, and doing housekeeping. No extra money for working holidays, no pay raises, the only ones entitled to bonuses if the store sells well is the management; but not you who also helps to sell. Only work here if you need something to do but make sure the gas money just to drive there is worth it.
Employee Discount if you even can afford the clothes with your paycheck.
No raises, No advancement, No hours, poor pay.