Body Central Reviews

Updated June 23, 2014
Updated June 23, 2014
76 Reviews
2.4
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Body Central President, CEO, and Director B. Allen Weinstein
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30 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • The only thing good is the 40% discount you get on merchandise (in 15 reviews)

  • Great discount with a fun upbeat eniviroment great job to start retail management career (in 6 reviews)


Cons
  • No appreciation or communication from upper management (in 7 reviews)

  • It seems no one feels optimistic or secure (in 4 reviews)

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  1.  

    Great Concept but work disappointing

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Associate
    Current Employee - Sales Associate

    I have been working at Body Central part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great discount
    Some managers are friendly

    Cons

    Horrible wages that are not competitive, required to meet sales goals with little to no recognition or sales bonus for the hard work. Lack of full time positions and leadership may be weak at some locations as far as fairness and teamwork. Very old and outdated tactics and this company needs a boost in products offered to customers to create a better shopping environment to be able to compete with bigger companies like h&m and forever 21 but the potential is there just switch the clothes out sometimes they repeat every year.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I would go around to each store and listen to the sales associates who are on the floor everyday who sells the product and get advice based on trends, customers likes and dislikes because the sales associates see this everyday and would help with an edge for Body Central which has sooo much potential. I would also try to get some fresh ideas for clothing and accessories as well as fresh and young people selecting them.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Dissatisfied

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager  in  Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at Body Central full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    My discount is nice, (some of) my coworkers are fun to work with, work-life balance is so-so. Full-time benefits are really good.

    Cons

    I've been with the company for less than six months and I'm ready to find somewhere new. Everyday is a challenge here, from the unrealistic task load to providing customer service to women who don't desire my help from entry to fitting room to checkout. A lot of hiring and firing, threats of getting written up has become my life here.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get it together corporate! Find out your target market because "her" is a broad range of high school girls to elderly women. Once the target is found then a brand image can be projected and merchandise for that target market can be purchased and sold and profit can be made. There's too much emphasis on creating a visual appeal for a budget conscious consumer they need better promotions / ways to save and better product to purchase. The competition is killing us!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Job not career

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Customer Service  in  Jacksonville, FL
    Former Employee - Customer Service in Jacksonville, FL

    I worked at Body Central full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Most people were awesome to work with. Managers laud back.

    Cons

    Noise level is horrible. Pay is sad. Not much room for advancement. No standards set in place.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hold everyone accountable to do the same amount of work. Monitor noise level and computer browsing. Reward good work.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    I was extremely overworked and had to deal with a store manager who didn't know what they were doing.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager  in  Greenville, NC
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Greenville, NC

    I worked at Body Central full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Awesome employee discount, I got to meet a lot of interesting people, I had a lot of hands-on experience with visual merchandising which was fun, for me.

    Cons

    The company doesn't believe in promoting someone who is in college because they think a student wouldn't be able to put enough effort into their store; promotions are based on work availability over experience, education, or seniority; high employee turnover; policies changed frequently which confused employees and angered customers; horrible pay with no raise in 3 years of employment

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hard workers should be rewarded rather than taken advantage of. District managers should pay more attention to the problems in the store by asking associates and assistant managers questions rather than ignoring them and only listening to the store manager.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Short and sweet

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Store Manager  in  Jacksonville, FL
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Jacksonville, FL

    I worked at Body Central full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    loved the clothes and the people I worked with

    Cons

    too much shipment - not enough support from upper management

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Stressful environment, low staff

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Associate  in  Tampa, FL
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Tampa, FL

    I have been working at Body Central part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Discount 40%, trendy clothing, mall hours

    Cons

    Low staff and unreliable staff, OT is less than half pay

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire more staff and management

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Not Pleasant

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Associate  in  Moorestown, NJ
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Moorestown, NJ

    I worked at Body Central part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    40% Discount was awesome
    Cute clothes
    Customers were pretty cool

    Cons

    Assistant Manager stole sales
    Store Manager did nothing about stolen sales, but told Assistant Manager about the accusations
    District Manager hated me because I'm short (Store Manager told me)
    4 hour shifts
    7.50/hr in NEW JERSEY
    Capturing emails

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There needs to be some level of professionalism. If an employee asks for confidentiality, respect it. The quota policy needs to be eradicated; it causes unnecessary tension between employees. When there is a problem, Store Manager needs to address it. Instead of whispering and being afraid of lower managers and associates, speak up! Assistant Manager needs to stop trying on clothes and do some work! Assistant Manager needs to learn her colors before she merchandises. Coral is NOT beige.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Lot's of hard work, not a lot of appreciation shown

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Associate  in  Overland Park, KS
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Overland Park, KS

    I worked at Body Central part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    -Discount
    -Fun environment
    -working with people

    The music and displays are fun and up to date.

    Cons

    -no appreciation shown
    -fighting for hours
    -no organization

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Expect low salary if your not at an executive level.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Body Central full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits and 40% off in stores and online

    Cons

    No stability and low paid

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Terrific 1st Job.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Associate  in  Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Houston, TX

    I worked at Body Central part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Got A Raise Of 22 Cents, To My 7.25 That I Started Off, After 1 Year Of Working With Them, 40% Discount.

    Cons

    Dirty Store, Too Many Thieves, Rude Customers, Extremely Bad Location (Kidnappers & Rapists), Really Big Store That At Times Only 1 Sales Associate Had To Sweep & Mop All By Herself.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If You're Going To Enforce Rules You Must Follow Them As Well.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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