The Buckle

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The Buckle Reviews

Updated January 22, 2015
Updated January 22, 2015
383 Reviews
3.4
383 Reviews
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The Buckle President, CEO, and Director Dennis H. Nelson
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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.  

    love at first sight

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at The Buckle

    Pros

    great company! very motivating and lots of opportunity to advance. you have to work for your money but if it's something you love then it won't be a problem

    Cons

    fast paced and a lot to remember at first

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep a close eye on the leaders and assistants

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Positive, influential, high energy working environment where I met so many great people!

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at The Buckle part-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    You will learn great communication and life skills that will truly change you for the better. You are constantly learning. There is great opportunity for advancement. You are always surrounded with positive and supportive people who push you to succeed and become a better person. There are great benefits. You don't have to have a college degree to become successful in this company. You learn skills that will benefit you for a lifetime.

    Cons

    Can be a little difficult if you are not an outgoing person. If you are on the retail side (sales), prepare to work nights/weekends and around holidays. You will spend all your paychecks on clothes.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you're doing! The Buckle is an amazing company, and I have learned so many great skills whether it be how to build a better business, gain people's trust, how to have hard conversations, loyalty, the definition of hard-work, and how to truly manage a store and people. Buckle managers truly want you to succeed and to love your job! Love the energy and rewards! However, if you are a manager in a college town, PLEASE be respectful of students schedules. Remember their first priority is to finish college, and do not put so much pressure on them to buy everything in sight to be up to date with fashion. They really do try their hardest! Other than that, Buckle does do a pretty phenomenal job with being flexible with schedules.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Amazing learning opportunity

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Team Member in Morgantown, WV
    Current Employee - Sales Team Member in Morgantown, WV

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

    Pros

    Great group of employees every gets along great, best discount of any retail store in mall...gives you lots of experience in retail and always learning new things!

    Cons

    Short shifts and lack of hours is the main problem besides that I would say the selling pressure they want you to show Denim, Tops, Shoes and Accessories to every guest

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give more hours

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5.  

    The processes may seem convoluted at times, but the systems are in place for efficiency. There's retail, and Buckle.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at The Buckle

    Pros

    -Unparalleled Supply Chain
    -Brand recognition without any type of marketing or advertising, the name carries itself.
    -Always opportunities to progress within the company

    Cons

    -Too many training systems
    -Constant recruiting due to high turnover
    -Low wages but commission pays off for average teammates that know how to sell; often better than leaders.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

  6.  

    Amazing place

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at The Buckle

    Pros

    Growth, leadership, discount, travel, opportunities

    Cons

    Favoritism, hours, process, pay, that's it

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great company to grow

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager Trainee in West Lafayette, IN
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager Trainee in West Lafayette, IN

    I worked at The Buckle full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Fair wages with excellent opportunities for commission. Growing company with a lot of positions and opportunities for advancement. Hires great employees that makes it a fun atmosphere to work in. Good discount. Jeans for everyone and every size. It is rewarding to find someones new favorite pair of jeans.

    Cons

    Have high standards for how much you should sell per hour and average transaction that can be difficult some days. Have to be willing to work in a fast paced atmosphere.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great place to use as a gauge

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Knoxville, TN
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Knoxville, TN

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

    Pros

    Entrepreneurial culture, you determine your own growth, work with great people in a fun environment, flexible scheduling, fantastic clothing, leadership

    Cons

    Not for the weak

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continually have conversations with the teAm

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Best retail experience!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Teammate/Assistant Manager in Bloomington, MN
    Former Employee - Sales Teammate/Assistant Manager in Bloomington, MN

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

    Pros

    You will be rewarded for your hard work and success.
    Travel opportunities to do new store openings.

    Cons

    Hopefully your manager is hands on in training, it sets you up for success.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Fun

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Current Employee - Anonymous

    I have been working at The Buckle

    Pros

    Amazing team alot of fun

    Cons

    Need higher pay and thats it

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay more

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Excellent Career Opportunities

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Co-Manager in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Co-Manager in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at The Buckle full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Progressive training program. Clear career path. Large support system. Management at Buckle is an Entrepreneurial environment that is performance based. There is no limit to your growth and compensation.

    Cons

    Working Nights and weekends are a must as the demand warrants it.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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