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Dillards atlantic station

Dillards atlantic station

Dillards atlantic station

Dillards is one of the largest clothing retailers in the country, with over 3,000 stores in the United States, Puerto Rico, and Canada. In October 2015, Dillards and its subsidiary brands, including C.O. Bigelow, Burlington Coat Factory, and White House Black Market, announced the opening of their first international location outside the US in Atlantic Station.

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Working for Dillard's as a whole was great, but at a store level it could be good or bad depending on the management. There were several good employees that made the job fun. Management doesn't do much as they tend to stay in the offices and take their time when having to come out to deal with customer issues. Sales were fairly easy to make if you do what you're suppose to do, but there are some employees that will try to take what you were working for. The only thing operational management cares for are getting employees to get customers to sign up for credit cards (this is suppose to be clothing retail not a bank) by lying to them if they have to or stealing from the company by authorizing unsolicited discounts.

I worked at Dillard's in Atlanta, Ga (Atlantic Station). Only thing I like was the pay was very decent for me. I got started off being paid $12 and ended with $14.20. They will work you to the bone. You have to make unrealistic quotas very month. You basically fighting over sales with your co-workers. Some co-workers will steal your sales if you are not watching them. One day you can exceed your quota and the next day you can get a bunch of returns and it could put you in the negative. You have 3, 6, and 12 month review. If you are in delinquent on your sales. be prepared to get a really big pay cut. If you are exceed your goals you can get a huge pay raise but your quota is going to be very unrealistic and you have to work extra hard for it. JANUARY 1st SALE is the worst day of all it is the biggest sale of the year and the store is a hot mess. It takes over a month to recover the whole entire store. Then on top of that there is inventory in that same month. There are days or even weeks that the store is very slow which make it hard to make your quota. Customers do not always know that the employees are working base off commission or sales. So it seem like to them that they are be hassle and feeling pressure to buy things. Dillard's customers love nothing put sales and barely wants to pay full price for anything. So you do have to push it on them a little. I left the place because i knew my sales wasn't as good like when i started. I did not want to get a pay cut. (Source: www.indeed.com)

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I worked at Dillard's in Atlanta, Ga (Atlantic Station). Only thing I like was the pay was very decent for me. I got started off being paid $12 and ended with $14.20. They will work you to the bone. You have to make unrealistic quotas very month. You basically fighting over sales with your co-workers. Some co-workers will steal your sales if you are not watching them. One day you can exceed your quota and the next day you can get a bunch of returns and it could put you in the negative. You have 3, 6, and 12 month review. If you are in delinquent on your sales. be prepared to get a really big pay cut. If you are exceed your goals you can get a huge pay raise but your quota is going to be very unrealistic and you have to work extra hard for it. JANUARY 1st SALE is the worst day of all it is the biggest sale of the year and the store is a hot mess. It takes over a month to recover the whole entire store. Then on top of that there is inventory in that same month. There are days or even weeks that the store is very slow which make it hard to make your quota. Customers do not always know that the employees are working base off commission or sales. So it seem like to them that they are be hassle and feeling pressure to buy things. Dillard's customers love nothing put sales and barely wants to pay full price for anything. So you do have to push it on them a little. I left the place because i knew my sales wasn't as good like when i started. I did not want to get a pay cut.

With the recent closings of both the Target off Highway 78 in Snellville and the Publix on Martin Luther King Drive near Castleberry Hill , I would not be surprised to see Dillard's at Atlantic Station hint at closing as well. I say "hint" because I doubt the brain trust at Atlantic Station will allow for them to close, striking the biggest blow to the intown development since its opening. While countless other tenants have closed such as Pier 1 Imports, Knitch, Au Bon Pain, PJ's Coffee and WaMu and a number of others pulled out pre-opening, the Dillard's closure would be too great a loss for management not intervene. Insiders have told me that even the Publix and H&M are not making their goals but both are hopeful for the future and are not willing to throw in the towel just yet. Dillard's has got to be paying a ridiculous amount in rent and will have to get it lowered to remain in the development. This past year the retailer closed a number of under-peforming stores and I was surprised the Atlantic Station store was not at least mentioned . While I don't go to Atlantic Station unless utterly necessary, I have never seen more than a handful of customers in the store at any one time. I have however always seen an exorbitant number of employees in the store even with the lack of customers. I give them kudos for lasting this long but Dillard's will not survive if their rent goes unchanged and Atlantic Station continues to experience closures than openings. ToNeTo Atlanta (Source: www.tonetoatl.com)

 

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