Stein Mart Employee Reviews in United States

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Hard working employees always willing to give up their free to make sure their store has a good corporate visit .
Store Manager (Former Employee) –  Fresno, CAMay 20, 2016
They are not a bad place to work they are always willing to promote within if you can handle the low hours and low pay .
Store managers and assistants work hard and long hours so home life suffers sometimes .
The store is now open half a day on Thanksgiving which is not liked by most customers.
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Sales floor Associate, Home & Shoe Department (Former Employee) –  Brookfield, WIMay 19, 2016
It is a nice place to work I am a part time worker and have been with the company for 2 years.
The work environment is fun and well organized.
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being a temp
Warehouse Associate (Current Employee) –  Lithia Springs, GAMay 17, 2016
the job is like any other job except that when work becomes slow all temps get laid off and you never know what time you get off until you show up to work and you never know what your weekends are going to consist of it just takes a long time to get hired on permanent
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Manager (Current Employee) –  Jacksonville, FLMay 16, 2016
No training and not one piece of documentation; ask 3 people, get 3 different answers. Makes me really appreciate more organized places I worked before Stein Mart. There are a few nice people but in general it's not a warm fuzzy place if you aren't an old-timer or good ole boy.
Pros
The work/life balance is ok, and the location downtown is nice...if you don't mind the parking situation
Cons
The CEO just quit without warning, and they had to pay $800k in penalties to the SEC last year. Where there's smoke there's usuallyfire
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Proffessional
Sales Associate (Former Employee) –  Plantation, FLMay 14, 2016
Assigned areas, Assigned roles, Assigned everything. Everyone had a clear understanding on what was the task at hand; day in, and day out.
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Productive and Successful Beach Front Retail
Sales Associate (Former Employee) –  Pompano Beach, FLMay 13, 2016
The success of the Pompano Beach Stein Mart store can be accredited to the determined staff and the organized management team. Employees worked with complete synergy to meet the demands of the popular store during busy holiday hours. Occasionally the number of tasks expected to finish each day was daunting, but working with the friendly staff made it worth the effort.
Pros
Friendly staff, long breaks
Cons
Customers dissatisfaction with weekly sales specifics
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To be discussed with prospective employer
Lead Supervisor (Current Employee) –  Fort Myers, FLMay 10, 2016
I do as I'm told and try to give my all to complete tasks on time, I stay away from the negative energy and focus on my duties as a Lead.
Pros
There is team effort between employees
Cons
Unprofesionalism from certain managers
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Extra hours and culture has completely decayed
Buyer (Former Employee) –  Jacksonville, FLMay 6, 2016
Senior management needs to figure out who/what they want to be and all row in that direction. While they attempt to figure that out, you will run endless hours of extra reports (on antiquated and/or under-utilized reporting services) and extra projects that wind up not being looked at when the direction changes. You will work extensive extra hours because of this. Can typically only work on actual job (buying) after management leaves for the day.

Individual teams (Buyer/Planner/Assistants/Allocators) are seated together, which is a positive for communication and you definitely build a close-knit relationship.

Great co-workers, but new management in certain divisions has pushed quite a few of them out. This company used to be about family/work balance and working as a team, but over the last few years that has completely fallen away.

Depending on who you work for, you do have a decent amount of autonomy in what you want your business to be, it's just that you'll typically have to work on that after hours or at home.

Additionally, all systems go down with a significant amount of regularity.
Pros
Autonomy, Close-Knit Buying Team Structure, Good Lunch Options Close
Cons
Poor Managment, Bad Systems, Long Hours, Not Enough Money
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A great department store
Sales Lead, Shoes (Former Employee) –  Falls Church, VAMay 2, 2016
The day started with vacuming the store, followed by brief meeting with management on promotions for the day, coupons etc, before the store opened. Management, co-workers and our customers were all very pleasant to work with. The hardest part of the job was constantly having to move the shoes around to rearrange the department. but what i enjoyed most was interacting with people throughout the day.
Pros
Staff discount eligible even on further reduced prices.
Cons
Restricted to my department and not able to do add-on sales.
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not the best place to work
Operation Lead/ Receiving Manager (Current Employee) –  Newport News, VAMay 1, 2016
It is a good company it is just the management at the location I work for are very unprofessional and make it hard for employees to last long in the company or to grow or gain rewards.
Cons
no opportunities
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Crazy unorganized, poor management, Drama
Associate (Current Employee) –  Palm Harbor, FLApril 27, 2016
Very poor management direction
You will do everyone else's job for them
Numerous employees that cannot complete tasks
Very Unorganized
Almost impossible to get promotions
A lot of drama between the employees and managers
Very poor job security
Terrible work life balance and inconsistent schedules
Extremely slow cashiers
Pros
Some of the associates are nice
Cons
Almost everything
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Retail discount store
Merchandising Manager (Former Employee) –  Chapel Hill, NCApril 26, 2016
The company is mostly concerned with getting credit card members than anything else.
Customer service has taken a back seat to this and the merchandise is similar to what you would find in a Big Lots store.
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Great place to work low pay
Gifts, Linens, and Shoes Merchandising Manager (Current Employee) –  Las Vegas, NVApril 22, 2016
Great atmosphere to work. Great chance for advancement if you are a hard worker. The pay is low compare to other places I have work.
Pros
Family atmophere
Cons
Low Pay
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summary ok work
Assistant Store Manager (Former Employee) –  Kettering, OHApril 21, 2016
it was ok working here...not much growth with the org in northern states good job for first job after college. wouldn't want to be there long term
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manipulative passive aggressive and even aggresive place to work
Associate (Former Employee) –  Ft. Meyers, FLApril 17, 2016
This was a terrible place to work which is unfortunate because Mr.Stein is a kind hearted and and visionary. Management staff has been in their positions so long they feel entitled and are very rude and demeaning to staff. They manage with a fear aspect... Credit card credit card credit card. And if you dont get them they stand in front and literally yell at you and the entire front end staff while customers are in line if you feel like you are being treated wrong do not waste your time going to HR. Because your complaint will disapear, even the worst of harassment goes. Away. We used to think it was just our store manager but realized it went all the way to the top.
Pros
lost prevention personel were great
Cons
pay. hrs expected to work over 40
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Everyday interaction with customers
Customer Service Lead (Part-time) (Former Employee) –  Westlake, OHApril 15, 2016
The management team at Steinmart is very in-tune with excellent customer service skills and the store is always set-up according to corporate descriptions and plans.
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Great Job
Assistant Store Manager of Operations (Former Employee) –  Ballwin, MOApril 13, 2016
A fun, high paced retailer. SteinMart had to deal with the "great recession" as many other employers did at the time. Otherwise I'd still be there!
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Typical day at work/Teamwork
Sales Associate (Former Employee) –  Macon, GAApril 13, 2016
.To have a daytime meeting before we open the store. The hardest part of the job is making customers happy and satisfied.
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Easy work with alot to do
Cashier/Sales Associate (Current Employee) –  Charleston, SCApril 11, 2016
The work is easy but it becomes hectic & tiring with alot to do with very little pay. And most of the time there's only one person closing a department on really busy days (Thursday & Friday) or not even anyone at all. Great part time job if your in high school or have another job.
Pros
Discount, good with requesting time ofg
Cons
Low pay, favoritism among employees, no advancement within company
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This store needs a lot of changes.
Sales/Customer Service/Cashier, Jul (Current Employee) –  Arlington, TXApril 11, 2016
Need more cashier. I could say more but, I still work in this Retail H, that all I will say. We need an LP person stationed as our store.
Pros
It great when you can work in your area and give better customer service.
Cons
Being asked to do things that your dept. manager can do.
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