The Buckle

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The Buckle Reviews

Updated November 22, 2014
Updated November 22, 2014
356 Reviews
3.4
356 Reviews
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The Buckle President, CEO, and Director Dennis H. Nelson
Dennis H. Nelson
204 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • The only "pro" to working for Buckle is the 40% discount on everything in the store starting from day 1 (in 36 reviews)

  • Very flexible scheduling, very helpful management, wonderful employee discount (in 32 reviews)


Cons
  • Also alot of work just to make minimum wage, But once again the experience is good (in 15 reviews)

  • Work life balance as manager is mostly work (in 8 reviews)

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  1.  

    After years of observing .. Here it is.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Monroeville, PA
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Monroeville, PA

    I have been working at The Buckle full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    It is different everyday, fast paced, and fun. They definitely promote side by side leadership and treating all pay grades and positions equally.

    Cons

    Buckle requires a lot of your time on and off the clock. They expect a lot from their employees. Part time workers sometimes have a hard time keeping up.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take your time, keep collected, and remember the part time workers. Communication and organization is key, sometimes these factors get lost in the retail rush.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Fun

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Part Time Sales Associate
    Current Employee - Part Time Sales Associate

    I have been working at The Buckle part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    I enjoy the commission. You get what you work hard for. Fun job for those who are fashion conscious. Always something to do so time at work goes by quick. Helpful and respectful people to work with. Room for opportunity to move up.

    Cons

    Minimal hours if you are part time or have a very limited availability because they are constantly hiring. No health benefits for part timers. Few co-workers can be quite unprofessional or too personal depending on the age range or maturity of those you work with.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Teammate

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    Current Employee - Sales Teammate
    Current Employee - Sales Teammate

    I have been working at The Buckle part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    You learn how to keep up with people in a fast passed environment

    Cons

    People want to take your sales

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stay positive

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Fun

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate
    Former Employee - Sales Associate

    I worked at The Buckle part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Friendly environment, they pay as the ability to be very good if you are a good seller.

    Cons

    a lot of time on your feet.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Good Part Time Job

    Current Employee - Part Time Sales Associate in Louisville, KY
    Current Employee - Part Time Sales Associate in Louisville, KY

    I have been working at The Buckle part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Very flexible scheduling, very helpful management, wonderful employee discount. This is an awesome place if you want to climb the ladder and pursue a higher position.

    Cons

    Work is not very challenging especially if you are just a sales associate. Turn over rate is very high, and the company is very focused on numbers and growth (which can be good and bad).

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Ok for starter job, wanting more for professional job

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Team Leader in Saint Joseph, MO
    Current Employee - Team Leader in Saint Joseph, MO

    I have been working at The Buckle part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Easy job, a lot of direction, and fun environment.

    Cons

    High stress, pressure to sell, and low commission.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Demanding environment that will push you as far as your willing to push yourself.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Leader In Training/Manager In Training in Orland Park, IL
    Former Employee - Leader In Training/Manager In Training in Orland Park, IL

    I worked at The Buckle full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Constantly learning something new, meet really cool people.

    Cons

    being on your feet all day, 30 minutes lunches in a back room.

    Recommends
  9.  

    Great learning environment, fun interaction with customers and coworkers.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Visual Merchandiser in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Visual Merchandiser in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at The Buckle part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    I worked for Buckle for four years. I loved my fellow coworkers and I loved getting the opportunity to inspire and encourage people in their walk with fashion. There's something so satisfying about improving the way a person views themselves simply by giving them a little push in the area of their self confidence by providing them with a cute outfit.

    Cons

    I worked for Buckle for four years. I loved my fellow coworkers and I loved getting the opportunity to inspire and encourage people in their walk with fashion. There's something so satisfying about improving the way a person views themselves simply by giving them a little push in the area of their self confidence by providing them with a cute outfit.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    On a moral level, I was very disappointed with the man that I worked for. I wouldn't say this is true of all your managers. I've personally met the CEO of Buckle, and his team, and they seem like decent people. Just pay attention to the people you have in management roles in your stores. There's a lot going on behind the scenes.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Management Trainee

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Management Trainee
    Current Employee - Management Trainee

    I have been working at The Buckle full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Entrepreneurial culture. Opportunity for growth. Challenging work environment. Depending on your management, it is a super supportive company. I have met so many amazing people through Buckle, both as guests and co-workers.

    Cons

    Sales goals, if you like to sell, this is the place for you. Like everything in the world, what goes up must come down. There are times where meeting your goals become next to impossible.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more aware of what really goes on in your stores... not just when you are on your visits.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Challenging environment and great experience.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Impact in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Impact in Minneapolis, MN

    I worked at The Buckle full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    This company is great if you are looking to work in the retail world. They will push and train you to be your absolute best. The great discount doesn't hurt either.

    Cons

    You are very much judged on your appearance. Multiple times I have seen coworkers sent home for not wearing makeup or having their hair up in a ponytail. If you are one of those people who makes sure they look their best before leaving the house then this will not be a problem for you.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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