Catherines Reviews

Updated 20 Feb 2020

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3.3
54%
Recommend to a Friend
50%
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Catherines CEO  David Jaffe
David Jaffe
19 Ratings
Pros
  • "Great customers and co-workers are what made the job fun(in 13 reviews)

  • "Employee Discount, Up Beat environment, friendly staff and customers, Very consider of employees health and physical well being(in 12 reviews)

Cons
  • "low pay, low hours, push credit cards(in 14 reviews)

  • "Little corporate direction, low pay(in 13 reviews)

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  1. "A good company to work with"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Texarkana, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Catherines full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Understanding, great benefits, good store incentives, great upper management, enjoyable

    Cons

    Pay increase not consistent Quotas to achieve Upselling Not being too personal No chance of advancing unless relocating

  2. "Great Company"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Overland Park, KS
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Catherines full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    If your looking for a slower paced job that pays hourly this company is for you. Great work life balance

    Cons

    Hard to keep staff ... pay isn't great for Associates

  3. "Part time sales lead"

    3.0
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Catherines part-time

    Pros

    fun team atmosphere sometimes fun customers

    Cons

    lack of growth, upper brand management, unrealistic sales goals, underpaid, prices to high for sales goals

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  4. "Yeah, no."

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Team Lead 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Catherines part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Rather easy work load. Easy job for what you make. A rather easy going environment, usually.

    Cons

    Customer base is plagued by Karens. Management doesn't support staff trying to uphold policies. Will punish same staff member for not upholding policies. A grumpy Karen can and will ruin your month. There's no room to grow. There's no moving up. Their fascination with arbitrary numbers is confounding. Bonus system is a joke. No benefits.

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  5. "Just don’t apply"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Catherines part-time

    Pros

    Customers are nice. Employee discount

    Cons

    Low pay, HR and managers don’t take employees’ concerns seriously. Upper management only care about numbers and not over all performance.

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  6. Helpful (1)

    "I would never recommend working at Catherines"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Merchandise Planner in Columbus, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Catherines full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Corporate office is close to Easton with on site cafe

    Cons

    Business is bad and its a tough environment to work in. Bad leadership, no integrity, high turnover

  7. "Good job"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Lead 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Catherines part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    People , pay, manager, work environment

    Cons

    Long hours , on feet all day

  8. "Assistant Store Manager"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Catherines full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Fun stying customers with new fashions, Store associates need minimal direction. Like helping customers feel good about themselves with helping them select a wardrobe. Upper management is great easy to communicate with, very open door and friendly. Business has clear goals, love being challenged and achieving set goals. Good training materials tools are provided by corporate to meet and exceed selling goals. Good employee discount.

    Cons

    Pay for the amount of with that is expense done by you. Get stuck doing most of the grunt work, very physical job. Store manager mostly delegates and some how gets out of doing most of the work, but makes it seem as if they are helping. And expects you do do way more than your fair share of responsibilities. They mention moving up in the company but manager doesn’t really make much of an effort to help mentor. Only showed me how to do a couple of tasks so they no longer have to do them. Constantly understaffed, no work life balance. Have to work long stretches of work days (sometimes 9+ days strait) just to get a few days off. Half the customers can be rude and crabby. Have to clean the bathroom when customers poop and get urine all over the floor, toilet seat and walls(happens a lot more than you think) almost weekly.

  9. "Management needs work"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Leader 

    I worked at Catherines full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Easy work and fun coworkers

    Cons

    management needs to have better ways of dealing with employees

  10. "Enjoyed my time at Catherines"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Planner 

    I worked at Catherines full-time

    Pros

    Lots of room for advancement

    Cons

    relocated to a different state

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