My love for fashion and helping other women find that perfect outfit was a rewarding experience. Unpacking new shipments and putting together new floor displays was indeed challenging but loved the outcome. Returning customers became more like friends.
Sales Associate / Starting Date (Former Employee) – Tilton, NH – February 23, 2017
The best part of working here was the managerial staff, I adored my bosses. The environment was serious, yet, enjoyable. Professional. Understanding of my scheduling and time off was respected, as was my personal feelings to matters. Nothing but good things to say.
Great place to work, wonderful customers, beautiful clothes.
Store Manager (Former Employee) – Fort Gratiot, MI – February 14, 2017
Working at Christopher & Banks was a fun journey. I got to meet new people every day and get to know my regular customers on a personal level. It was always fun to help a customer that was unsure of herself and have her leave feeling like the most beautiful woman in the world. This job was very rewarding. The hardest part was helping an older woman pick out her outfit for her funeral. I will never forget the tears and laughter we had that day.
Management changed many times during my time with Christopher & Banks. As with any company, there is always a period of adjustment. But changes can be an asset and accelerate growth in a company. I learned new things from every Regional Manager that I had: visual merchandising, interviewing potential employees, recruiting and new ideas for customer service.
Overall, it was an excellent place to work and I enjoyed spending time with my wonderful customers.
Assistant Manager (Former Employee) – Garden City, KS – February 12, 2017
The hardest part of the job was being trained when we had to redo the new register system. The atmosphere was a slow paced store. I learned how to dress and colorize mannequins. Design signage and window displays.
Good employee discount
no raises in 2 years, no full time hours were available
Acting Store Manager / FT Assistant Manager (Former Employee) – Olympia, WA – January 29, 2017
I loved how the customers treated you like family! I had a great DM also who helped me grow with in the company! Visuals were easy to follow but markdowns were done with a pen, which took forever! Never provided enough hours with long shift and very little breaks.
PT Assistant Manager (Current Employee) – Johnson City, TN – January 18, 2017
I love the customers and being able to help them. Being able to help a lady find the perfect outfit for a special occasion is so awesome. The contests are fun and easy to win if you are dedicated to your job. Working up in the company is difficult as there are only two full time positions in most stores.
Assistant Manager (Former Employee) – Troutdale, OR – December 27, 2016
Store credit cards had to be pushed intensely. Upper management didn't get involve when they should have. Medical leave was authorized but store manager threatened my job if I didn't return sooner that doctor stated. Store manager would target customers that we would have to follow around but not allowed to assist in helping. Store manager didn't have to follow company guidelines as for hours and/or holiday schedule. The return customers were always a joy to work with and loved to volunteer for the fashion shows
I loved working with the part-time employees and return customers
I enjoy working with people. I used to own my own shop. I enjoy working with the public. If you like change you will have fun seeing all the new fashions coming into the store during the week. C&B is about fashion and friends.
Assistant Manager (Current Employee) – Muncie, IN – November 12, 2016
Working for this company is challenging. An eye for detail and thoroughness is a must. Management must know how to delegate to each other and part-time associates. A cohesive team can be very successful. Customers love coming in. The company does have a high standard for customer service and store environment, and it can be a lot to keep up with sometimes. However, it is an accomplished feeling knowing you were part of a successful sale, fashion event, holiday donation drive, etc.
Part Time Assistant Manager (Current Employee) – Fairview Heights, IL – November 10, 2016
You're working with older clientele, at least 45 & older. A lot of the customers there wants that one on one time & wants your honest opinion. You have the same people come jn to shop at least twice a week depending on the sale. They like to know your name so they can build that relationship with you.