Elder-Beerman should still be in business today. Very poor decisions by upper management lead to the downfall of a once great retailer. I enjoyed working there, but worked too hard for it to end like it did.
Cash Office Supervisor/ Sales Associate (Former Employee) – Ashland, KY – September 24, 2018
Elder-Beer-man was a great place to work and benefits with paid vacations , paid personnel days off . Was like a family great team work everyone got along and alway striped in to help other associates when need
Flexible. Schedule, benefits
Didn’t have enough workers scheduled worked on a Skelton crew at times
A typical day could be fast paced with several things needing to be done in a short time. I learned how to multitask. Sometimes management was slim due to scheduling and people would come to me with their questions. I did as much as I could to help them. We were like a family.
Working at Elder Beerman taught me how to manage my time better and do multiple things at one time. I learned how to deal with customers when they weren't happy and help to make them happy. I also was able to learn and figure out the best ways to give the customer the best deals possible. The hardest part of the job was being able to keep up with the fitting rooms when you were on the floor all by yourself, and also trying to explain to customers why their coupons would not work. I enjoyed helping the customers and getting to know the regular customers that would come in.
Sales Associate (Former Employee) – Paducah, KY – August 18, 2018
Elder-Beerman was an amazing company that supported it's workers and customers. Customers had access to many different associates that could help them with all of their needs and could almost always find what they needed. Workers were treated with respect by management and were a trusted part of the company.
Great place to work,great sales staff,and management was wonderful also. Too bad corporate wasn't the same way. Had worked long enough to gain 4 weeks vacation, which was great. Great customer service and great delivery team.
Great work schedule, we all were part of a great sales team.
Extended hours on certain sales events, which did not work for furniture.
I was employed part time working in the cash office. I was responsible for counting all cash from the previous days sales. I made all bank deposits and also ordered change as needed for daily operations. Management was extremely helpful when needed and made working there a joy. I loved my job and was terribly disappointed when the announcement was made that the store was closing.
Sales Associate (Former Employee) – New Philadelphia, OH – July 26, 2018
I felt like there was a power struggle going on in management. The manager was on a power trip 90% of the time. She would say no to things just because she could. I did not enjoy that part of my job. There was no leniency in "rules" when they were simply not at all practical.