Body Central Reviews

Updated August 6, 2015
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Body Central President, CEO, and Director B. Allen Weinstein
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Pros
  • The 40% discount would be great if the product were of adequate quality (in 22 reviews)

  • Great discount with a fun upbeat eniviroment great job to start retail management career (in 7 reviews)

Cons
  • No appreciation or communication from upper management (in 8 reviews)

  • Sales goals are unattainable for such a low volume mall (in 6 reviews)

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  1. Co-Manager

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    Former Employee - Co-Manager in Merrillville, IN
    Former Employee - Co-Manager in Merrillville, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great co-workers in store level.

    Cons

    Upper management played favorites, and used that system while doing promotions.

    Advice to Management

    Closed Down.


  2. sm

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Body Central full-time

    Pros

    Listened to field, asked for improvements

    Cons

    Retail is retail the hours

    Advice to Management

    Your store is what you make it


  3. Store Managee

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great Conpany to work for

    Cons

    Not a lot of inventory


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  5. Assistant Manger

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    pay, discount, care about the customer

    Cons

    as a business major there was plenty of ways the company could of cut cost . Payroll , Inventory, and marketing wise. There downfall was when they tried to change there styles to late . When the company started going down they should of got new buyers and teamed up with a finance manager who could of helped them cut major cost. I know in my district they had a store that didn't even hit 1m in sales and the rent was super high. they should of went though the stores and cut the ones that were not hitting the profit margin instead of firing store manager after store manager. It was a good company and I think it was ruined by the people in corporate


  6. It was great until it wasn't.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Initially, the pros would have been a great corporate-backing and communication between corporate and the field. Last several years, however, that changed drastically and the work-life balance became non-existent.

    Cons

    Store manager was expected to wear too many hats with very little payroll to put the team in place to back her up.

    Advice to Management

    Had to be prepared and flexible enough to do it all


  7. Employee at Fairview shops, Texas

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Loved working there! Miss my co-workers and customers. Absolutely loved the clothes and employee discount. :'(

    Cons

    Not many hours, not enough marketing. People I talk to didn't even know our store was there


  8. Company Closed

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Paid very very very well

    Cons

    It is closed for good.


  9. Very Good

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in College Station, TX
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in College Station, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Understanding management, Flexibility in hours, leadership, Store Culture

    Cons

    Pay, Benefits, Part-time, Shrink, Small Store

    Advice to Management

    Wish I could have had a full-time position here, but it just didn't happen.


  10. Assistant Manager

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    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Saint Louis, MO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Body Central full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    If you like sitting still and being bored this is NOT the job for you, at BC you should NEVER be bored, there is always something to do. Some may see this as a negative, but if you are a "hit the ground running" type of person that needs to really WORK to feel satisfied then this might be for you. Also, the discount is great! The environment is upbeat, energetic and LOUD! Like a party you get paid to Host!

    Cons

    Not enough communication from upper management, sometime an overload of work, not always enough hours in the day to get everything done.

    Advice to Management

    I think it would be beneficial to schedule MORE one on one time for meetings with the district managers and store managers to meet. Also, allowing more hours to get the tasks done. Sometimes hitting us hard with the changes require more time. Also recognizing that your buyers are failing you! People shop here for the awesome nightlife that has been long gone for a while now.


  11. I loved getting a 40% off employee discount!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Body Central full-time

    Pros

    All employees recieve 40% off entire store. which was great because they already have affordable prices. I loved having to stock the store because I got to see all of the cute new clothes available. The managers I worked with were awesome, very helpful and fun to work with as were the other employees.

    Cons

    I did not like the fact that we didnt have a set schedule. it was different every week and with me having children I needed to know in advance when I was scheduled to work so I could have proper arrangements made for the kids. Majority of the customer's that came in the store were always rude and direspectful, drove me crazy! Guess thats what you get in retail though.

    Advice to Management

    Let employees know their schedules ahead of time.. would probably help out a lot so you dont have to keep hiring new associates every other week.



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