Body Central Reviews

Updated August 4, 2014
Updated August 4, 2014
72 Reviews

2.5
72 Reviews
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Body Central President, CEO, and Director B. Allen Weinstein
B. Allen Weinstein
28 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. 1 person found this helpful  

    good, but should be great

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Store Manager  in  North Richland Hills, TX
    Current Employee - Store Manager in North Richland Hills, TX

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

    Pros

    great discount 40%
    cute inexpensive clothes and accessories
    great customers
    great benefits, pto

    Cons

    training is a mess...complete mess
    no consistency in the company on any level or aspect
    daily workload is never balanced and most of the time very heavy with unreasonable time expectations
    sales expectations vs labor allowance is not balanced
    huge turnover in stores and corporate

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    company needs to get it together

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

    Wouldn't recommend it

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Body Central part-time

    Pros

    Discounts were nice, people were not.

    Cons

    Time off policies weren't flexible.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Assistant Manager

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    Former Employee - Assistant Manager  in  Saginaw, MI
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Saginaw, MI

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

    Pros

    The best part of working for BC is the 40% discount on reg priced merchandise and being able to keep up with the latest fashion.

    Cons

    As an experienced manager the pay was very low, so I would only recommend to someone looking for an entry level management job. There are floor sets every month that are long and draining with little pay roll.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better communication and realistic expectations.

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    ok for a part-time job

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate  in  Greenville, NC
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Greenville, NC

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

    Pros

    Loved my coworkers and the clothes. great discount! (40%)

    Cons

    bad pay, rarely give raises

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider input of regular workers, don't trust managers blindly.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    It was a good learning experience.

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate  in  Akron, OH
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Akron, OH

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

    Pros

    They are very friendly people and the work is enjoyable.

    Cons

    They aren't very good at scheduling or telling you what they want.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Just to take more time on the schedule and be more specific with the work you want or need done.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Good job for students.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager  in  Albany, GA
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Albany, GA

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

    Pros

    Good upper management that helps you succeed in daily operations and trains you the right way. Good pay if you have previous retail/customer service work experience. Laid back job, not too hard or challenging.

    Cons

    Working weekends. Upper management (district managers) not all on one accord and each have different opinions on how store should/shouldn't look and/or be set up. Hard to get a decent pay raise unless you threaten to leave the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Everyone get on one accord.
    Put more value on your store management (SM, 1AM, AM)
    Pay GOOD employees what they are worth to cut down on turnover rates.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    it was a neutral experience

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate  in  Grapevine, TX
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Grapevine, TX

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

    Pros

    the environment was fun to work in

    Cons

    Unable to work around my schedule

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Awesome, until they started firing all their seasoned employess

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    Current Employee - Co-Manager  in  Leesburg, FL
    Current Employee - Co-Manager in Leesburg, FL

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

    Pros

    fun, laid back, good customer service

    Cons

    Dealing with catty girls
    low pay
    cannot keep dm's
    buyers dont know how to stay with trend

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You should try and keep all DM's on the same page, so when you higher NEW, they know how the old DM's worked. Keep buyers up to date on latest trends.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Associate Manager

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    Former Employee - Assistant Manager
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager

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

    Pros

    Fun environment, great people, not very difficult

    Cons

    Rare promotions or pay raises

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Could be better

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    Former Employee - Store Manager  in  Nash, TN
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Nash, TN

    I worked at Body Central full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great employee discount, fun work environment, great for college students or high school grads, or for a summer job. I have worked for other companies and I have to say, this company has a much lighter work load than a lot of other places. They also allow their employees the freedom to express their own creativity in the merchandising which I thing was great. Aside from the general guidelines, I feel like each store was a reflection of it's staff's own personal style. I left on good terms and made a lot of wonderful friends during my time there!

    Cons

    immaturity, cattiness, ignorant upper management, favoritism. I understand that personal issues are not a part of the workplace, but this company is completely careless when it comes to a death in the family, or allowing their employees to travel home for the holidays. In the 5 years I spent with the company, I wasn't able to spend one single Christmas day with my family. I was a good employee and genuinely enjoyed the job for the most part. I had a great relationship with my supervisors, and employees in the corporate office. I worked under a new supervisor the last 7 months of my employment before I resigned, and simply put- she treated me, and other select managers like dirt.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Understand that your employees, good or not so good, are still people. I completely understand that personal issues are not part of the workplace, but a little compassion never hurt anybody.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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