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Converse Store Manager Reviews

Updated 13 May 2019

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  1. "wasnt bad"

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    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Converse part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    flexible time and an awesome manager

    Cons

    have to be on your feet 24/7

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    Converse2019-05-13
  2. "Fun and caring employer"

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    Current Employee - Retail Store Manager 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible hours, good discount, decent benefits

    Cons

    It is retail...it is what it is

    Converse2019-01-16
  3. Helpful (1)

    "Good starting company"

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    Former Employee - Store Manager in Newark, NJ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Converse full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Most the the DMs Districts are like family Training HQ opportunities for stretch assignments

    Cons

    Smaller company so advancing is hard Need to be relocatable to advance Becoming a DM is nearly impossible due to only having 9 in whole company Equal pay for people promoted to SM and hired in. Someone i knew who was promoted from a Lead was well underplayed compared to us who were hired in

    Converse2018-11-02
  4. Helpful (1)

    "Great for years, then toxic"

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    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Converse full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great benefits, PTO policy, the feeling of immediate growth, relocation

    Cons

    Corporate misguiding and lying and vendettas, Boys club, No real job description, no rules, IMPOSSIBLE to let anyone go for serious infractions (corporate let middle managers get away with murder and ruin individual stores business)

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    Converse2018-06-14
  5. "Great company and benefits"

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    Current Employee - Store Manager in Santa Monica, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Converse full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Great benefits and you are not a number. Allowed to give feedback and have opportunities to stretch in roles to help give you experience while continuously growing and developing.

    Cons

    Not a lot of corporate opportunities unless you want to move to Boston.

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    Converse2018-01-17
  6. "Good in Retail"

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    Former Employee - Store Manager in Miami, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay and hours were not crazy.

    Cons

    Not really anything negative to say.

    Converse2017-09-19
  7. "'Express' oops I meant "Converse""

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    Former Employee - Store Manager in Clarksburg, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Converse full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    You make it your own Your team is your family Your consumers are your friends The power of Nike gives great discounts & benefits With Nike's all over the world, relocating is a strong initial selling point however despite the numbers the odds are low as intercompany relations on a store level have a history of being unsuccessful. IF by some miracle you land a relocation, the Nike relocation package is fairly generous. Quite a bit of room for pay negotiation within reason (aim high but not too high) "Fun" store atmosphere with fairly up to date music Casual dress Generous payroll (at least until they finally figure out the Workforce Manager program) Brace yourselves. Cut backs are coming. Nike is a publicly "Liberal" company, very open cultural mindset with the product collections to boot. Fun destinations for company meetings. (Most of the time is spent partying- don't get too hopeful though. Cut backs are coming to these too) I enjoyed my time with the company, despite the constant dissapointment.

    Cons

    Small company so despite the giant powerhouse that is Nike, there is minimum room for exponential growth beyond your store unless you can keep up with the office politics. Otherwise, they'll dangle that carrot for years. Avg 5+yrs amongst ASM's for a LOW volume starter store at best. Nepotism is highly visible. Almost every district has at least 2 Store Managers from Express. Every District Manager, except 3, are from Express. Very few of the Express people as a whole are more successful than the pre-existing Converse teams yet just like mold they keep growing in numbers. It's baffling, really. Most locations are factory settings, it is what it is with product. Don't rely on communicated challenges or concerns for resolutions. HQ isn't receptive or efficient as attention to detail is often overlooked leaving your team to guess in order to move forward. You'll need to cater to a lot of fragile egos to get anything resolved. The 10 or so locations out of the 100+ that aren't factory are the geese that lay the golden eggs. These locations only make up to 10mil annually per their highly visible locations yet they rarely profit after allocations like rent etc are paid out, meanwhile everyone else struggles to stay afloat simply due to lack of support. Competencies work against you. Being competent equals an increase in workload and lacks organic feedback. Instead feedback will be given in your absence which you'll inevitably recieve via the 3rd party snowball effect. In the rare instance that direct feedback is given it is very rarely transparent or constructive.

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    Converse2017-09-18
  8. "Associate Store Manager"

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    Former Employee - Associate Store Manager in San Luis Obispo, CA

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

    Pros

    The culture and customers. Nike discounts Not a challenging

    Cons

    Work a lot of not much pay.

    Converse2017-08-07
  9. "Would not recommend"

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    Assistant Store Manager in ONEHUNGA, Auckland
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Converse for less than a year

    Pros

    Discount and team not including the manager.

    Cons

    Higher up management. Manager did nothing. Got in trouble for everything from staff having fun at their job to a music speaker being broken before I worked there. Very High staff turn over!.

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    Converse2016-08-16
  10. "Manager"

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    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Pottstown, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good I keeping everyone in the company happy with bonuses and good benefits

    Cons

    I keeping everyone in the company happy with bonuses and good benefits

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    Converse2016-05-18
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