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Dillards / terrible place to work

1 GA, United States Review updated:

Everyone that works for Dillard's where I live seems to be miserable. The longer I worked there, the more I could see how crooked the people in upper management are. I actually felt a sense of relief when I was "let go". As soon as word got around that I was thinking about leaving, I was out of a job. The manager at this particular store seems to be very vindictive . The pay is horrible considering what they expect out of you. Now, I actually have time to find a new job. If you're considering working for Dillard's, pay attention to the horror stories. They are true!

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  • St
      30th of Sep, 2008

    Hang in there Georgia. College-Station, Texas stores are the bottom of the snake pit. Proud of you for being "let-go". That shows your class. The gutter ### managers will get shifted to another store to start all over again with a new audience. They will sink into their pit of rotten garbage, like they are!!

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  • Ic
      7th of Oct, 2008

    I agree with you, not very employee friendly. Their pay raise policy sucks, it invites employees to go against each other if they are in the same department. Very weak store management at Arrowhead in Arizona. If you enjoy working with back stabbing women, Dillards is the place.

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  • D
      15th of Oct, 2008

    I worked at Dillard's in Utah and trust me it isn't just the people in upper management it's also Dillard's. Every Dillard's is the same, they don't take care of their employees. For those who have Dillard's as their careers, I honestly have no idea how they do it. You're just riding the money rollercoaster. Pay raise, pay cut, pay raise, pay cut..fired. How do they expect you to live like that? All that matters is your sales numbers. It doesn't matter to them if economy is bad and you don't get any sales for three hours, you will get that pay cut. Managers will tell you not to blame it on economy and that if you work hard enough you'll get your sales but they don't realize you can't get the sales without the shoppers. That's easy for them to say because they aren't the ones standing on the sales floor fighting five other employees for sales. Did I mention about the outrageous hours? You might get an open to close shift here and there which is ten hours of standing, a random thursday off, and you must kiss your weekends goodbye. So if you want a job with Dillard's make a note to yourself that you will suffer and no matter how hard you work, you won't see the money you feel you deserve for your hard work. They sure do expect a whole lot out of you when really you aren't payed to clean up and do extra work, you're payed for your sales.

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  • Jt
      17th of Jan, 2010

    i work for dillards in florida and i am in the same boat you guys are in i hate it every day its the same thing credit apps credit apps credit apps and then there is the quota its rediculos im stressed every time i look at it and the more you make the higher the quota..and the customers dont care they want to buy and go and then return two days just doing my time then im gone i cant wait

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  • Sh
      8th of Apr, 2010

    I totally agree with the comments that have been made. Dillards is nothing but a warm body factory. The management at the Beachwood store are nothing more than children.
    The GM made it very clear, he wants no one over the age of 50 working in the store. Where are they going next, to preschool to get them?
    You bust your backside and then get money taken away. And what "sales" are there? Unless it goes to 50 to 70% off, the clients buy it, bring it back and buy it again at the sale price and the full price goes against the associate. And for God's sake don't forget to ask them to open a credit app. This company has absolutely no managerial skills or intelligence about what running a business is. I was told by another associate that I was to never talk to my GM or any other manger about problems on the floor. Go figure.
    This is what they have instilled.
    I was a business owner for 30 years and relocated. I could go through that store in one hour and get rid of the dead meat, because most of it sits in the corporate offices drinking coffee from Starbucks and shoving food in their faces.

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