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Be prepared!!!
Store Manager (Former Employee), Midland, TXAugust 10, 2014
Pros: great customers in every city
Cons: lack of communication from dm
Long hours a must for store manager(I averaged68hrs per week and only compensated for 45hrs plus Korean overtime*) , very hard to staff up when your employer only pays $8.50-9.50 hr for part time help.. No benefits for staff, and no bonus structure for staff(only store manager). Responsible for opening/daily/closing operations, sales, training/development. – more... Company is well structured when it comes to sales procedures and training. Good luck!!!! I managed 6 different stores for this company(5 in Dallas@+800K in sales and 1 in Midland @+1.8million). – less
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Great starter job
Assistant Manager (Current Employee), Wilmington, DEAugust 8, 2014
Great way to get into retail. Fun workplace with cool merchandise. Interesting customers and good way to learn sales techniques.
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Productive, Sales Orrientated, Healthy and Fun Enviornment
Assistant Manager (Current Employee), Newington, NHJuly 22, 2014
Lids is a very goal orrientated, and driven company, I enjoyed this change in my daily lifestyle. This company not only gave me daily goals, they marked monthy standings throughout the company over the region, district and company employees.
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It is what you make of it
Consistently meets and exceed sales goals (Current Employee), Liberty, MOJuly 4, 2014
Pros: discounts!
Cons: bad pay!
I started working for the company when I was in high school, and it took me four years to get a pay raise! The atmosphere is fun when you have great customers, but for the most part your treated like dirt at time, hours tend to fluctuate back and forth, and management is really inconsistent
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Does not reward hard work.
Store Manager (Former Employee), Lynchburg, VAJune 17, 2014
Unfortunately, the company does not reward hard work. The sacrifice was not worth the compensation.
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Very unorganized
Assistant Manager (Former Employee), Minot, NDJune 14, 2014
Learned a lot about embroidery. Management was sloppy as best.
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Day at Lids
Part Time Sales Associate (Former Employee), mesquite txJune 11, 2014
Pros: cool manager
Cons: bad assistant manager
Overal it was a good job but at the end of the day if u wanted to make more money Lids wasn't the place to be. the whole time i was there i never got a raise and let me tell you 7.25 really is bad.
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productive
Assistant store manager (Former Employee), south county moJune 9, 2014
it is a fun and productive work space. i learned a lot while working here. Here you come across some of the most friendly customers ever.
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Fast paced, Productive,
Assistant Manager (Former Employee), Hyattsville, MDJune 5, 2014
Pros: paid time off, discount
Cons: no raise, work by yourself alot
Managers open the store and work by themselves until the next associate arrives at 1:00 sometimes 2:00. No retail establishment should have one person on duty in high volume high traffic areas. I worked at a very large and always busy store in Hyattsville, MD. Second largest store and always in the top two or three in the Mid Atlantic DC region. Test – more... checks, customer service, phone calls, custom embroidery and general store attention is required. If you're not self motivated and strong enough to survive the long hours this not the place for you. Enjoyable co-workers, great management, great culture and environment. Hardest part of the job is learning the embroidery machine and troubleshooting issues you may have. This could be a problem on busy days, or when you have multiple customers waiting on embroidery. Most enjoyable part is training and developing the team members you recruited and interviewed. The discount is 40% you will shop alot. – less
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Fun work place, very laid back but we always got the job done and tried our very best to make our customers day
Part Time Assistant Manager (Former Employee), Florence, ALJune 5, 2014
Pros: fun place, very easy
Cons: no job security
All you have to do is know the product and find out the customers needs you'll do great.
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Wonderful Work
Sales Associate (Former Employee), Baraboo, WIJune 4, 2014
I had a lot of fun working at Lids. I did a lot of embroidery on the merchandise, which was my favorite part of the job.
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fun, social, friendly work environment
Assistant Manager (Former Employee), Albany, NYJune 3, 2014
Pros: friendly coworkers, interesting customers, descent pay and hours
Cons: no time and a half, no scheduled breaks, limited coverage
A typical work day centered primarily on customer service, loss prevention, and inventory. I learned to manage the sales floor from guest entry, to customer service, to point of sale on my own as well as in coordination with coworkers and subordinates. My direct management was flexible, understanding, friendly, and instructive. The hardest part of the – more... job was helping customers shopping for others without their hat sizes, favorite teams, or styles. The most enjoyable part of the job was helping return customers with a passion for sports and fashion in a comfortable atmosphere. – less
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Fast Paced and good culture
Store Manager (Former Employee), Oklahoma City, OKJune 3, 2014
This shop is directly in line with the culture and is a great company to grow with.
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very enjoyable place to work
Assistant manager (Former Employee), media paJune 2, 2014
Required to remember product knowledge and maintain excellent customer service with every customer
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Okay job that will never become a career
Manager (Former Employee), Milwaukee, WIMay 31, 2014
The job would be great if they didn't replace staff so much. You can go into a lids regularly at 2 month intervals and never see the same person (this includes management). I don't know about you but when I see this happen within a company I think it an indicator that there are big problems within the structure of the company.
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Lack of organization
Customer service (Former Employee), Hayward, CAMay 24, 2014
I took very little from lids other than them having flexibility with my personal life and my amazing co workers. Lids management is unorganized and the DM never really took care in the store other than when his bosses where coming around. Their stores are all over the place and when management messes up they try to blame it on the associates.
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It was ok place to work but it did get boring
Lids, Assistant Store Manager (Former Employee), Frederick, MDMay 22, 2014
Pros: get first dibs on hats at a discount
Cons: small space, no room to move around and walk
A typical day would be me either opening up and doing counts all morning, or closing and not too many people coming in to buy product. I learned that people will only come out and buy local team items when their team is winning, not losing. My manager we great. He taught me everything I needed to know about my job and to assist him when he wasn't able – more... to in the store. BUT he put himself first and some times took advantage of me being there instead of doing what he was supposed to do. The hardest part of the job was getting people to sign up for the store discount card. Everyone would say the same thing every time I asked, "No I don't really buy hats all that often." But they would be back just days later and make another purchase. The most enjoyable part was when my friends would drop in to say hey. – less
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Dont apply to Lynnhaven
sales (Former Employee), Virginia Beach,VAMay 20, 2014
Pros: great discounts
Cons: not a thing
You want get any hours its a small store. If you don't get any hours in 3 weeks you get kicked out the system. Management sucks
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great shows you how use customer service skills, how to be social, and how to get the job done good and right.
Sales Associate (Former Employee), Matteson, ILMay 20, 2014
Pros: learned to work cash register, help customers, and be a great sales associate
Cons: little to no hours
A typical day would be me working with my manager running the floor as customers come in. I would help out all the customers and get them everything they needed to show my boss i still knew what i was doing since i didn't have too many hours.
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Fun workplace but subpar upper management
Store Manager (Current Employee), Washington, PAMay 13, 2014
Learned that great team chemistry leads to results and Lids is all about culture and team play

About Lids

Founded in 1995 and comprised of more than 800 mall-based, airport, street level and factory outlet stores nationwide, and in – Read more