Alfred Angelo Bridal

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Alfred Angelo Bridal Reviews

Updated December 9, 2014
Updated December 9, 2014
67 Reviews
2.3
67 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Co-workers are great, fun place to work (in 4 reviews)

  • Family owned loyalty but corporate consistency and professionalism (in 5 reviews)


Cons
  • District Manager plays one associate and or manager against the other which creates a lot of drama (in 7 reviews)

  • The company and upper management (in 5 reviews)

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Poor Upper Management

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Stylist
    Former Employee - Stylist

    I worked at Alfred Angelo Bridal part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Flexible hours, it's pretty easy to ask for less / more hours, as long as you notify the manager in advance, it's usually OK.

    Cons

    It takes about 1 year to see why employees run away from this company : They don't treat their employees well. We are just replaceable goods to Alfred Angelo. I was one of the best stylists in the store, very good seller, accommodating, willing to do the dirty work, ..... even willing to admit my mistakes!! But funnily enough, the Store Manager made things more difficult for me when I started to do well. Most of the time I was just punished .... for doing things right.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you are a CEO or Vice President, please be careful about who you hire as District managers (They are the ones who will hire Store Managers). And bad Store Managers will drive away some of the best stylists there are. They bully the nicest, well-meaning, and professional stylists. Just because they feel threatened, Just because they want to be the ONLY one to make sales. They steal the Stylists' commissions. And when I tried to communicate and work things out with them, I get more negativity and punishment.

    So unprofessional. Are we back in kindergarten?

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Bridal Stylist

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Bridal Specialist in Rancho Cucamonga, CA
    Former Employee - Bridal Specialist in Rancho Cucamonga, CA

    I worked at Alfred Angelo Bridal full-time

    Pros

    I really liked the over time

    Cons

    This company is very awful to work for, I was one of their top sales girls, I got promoted my first month I was there to bridal stylist. At first the manger loved me but when I started inquring about assistant mangement position. Instead of helping me she started to treat me with disrespect. On my last day of working they worked me the whole day, and then told me they have my last pay check. I was laid off with no reason what so ever. They have no regards for you as an employee, your just another worker to them.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More professional

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 4 people found this helpful  

    Poor treatment of employees and customers

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Alfred Angelo Bridal full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    I was lucky because I hired and maintained a great team at my store so we all worked well together.

    Cons

    There was not any support or communication from the company at all. Their customer service was poor and being a manager it was hard being the middle man for a company who doesn't care about its customer.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Support your front line staff, give them reviews and raises when they deserve them.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Poor Upper Management

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Arlington, TX
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Arlington, TX

    I worked at Alfred Angelo Bridal full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great customers, fun work environment. Great co-workers, the bridal events are fun, fun, fun. In spite of my employment ended, I was able to learn a great deal that I will apply to future endeavors.

    Cons

    The company is not properly structured. The Store Management has no autonomy. The DM that I worked for would rather place blame on anyone than herself. She lacks integrity in most situations that are not favorable to her. The training is okay, you have to judge that on a store by store scenario. My SM was a great trainer and I learned valuable information from her. The lack of work-life balance is what most managers complain about. There has to be something that can be done. This should seriously be reviewed by someone in a position of authority with the ability to make change.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please place an individual in place to actually supervise the DM staff. From what I've experienced the majority of them lack integrity and only look out for themselves. The company overall is pretty good, but that DM level needs serious improvement. Good management has been lost as a result of the lack of professionalism from the DM staff. I had an at home accident and was totally mishandled by the DM to the point that she replaced my position and I was under recovery. This company needs an in-house HR department that knows and exercises true HR law.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Sales Consultant

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

    I have been working at Alfred Angelo Bridal

    Pros

    Good Team Atmosphere
    Make your own business
    Flexible Time off
    * Each district is different

    Cons

    Do not get commission until merchandise comes in
    Seasonal high/low periods
    Only part time availability for most openings

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Computer systems are ancient
    Very little room for opportunity, lacking in any type of solid leadership program - Not publicly held, designers need to focus on working closer with the sales force( the actual people who know what is selling and what is not versus the vague statistical market data being received)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Nice work environment, fun product

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

    I worked at Alfred Angelo Bridal

    Pros

    It's bridal! Fun retail category.

    Cons

    Small budgets do not allow for pay raises or bonuses

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give your employees bonuses or at least pay raises to keep morale up

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Hot and Cold

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

    I have been working at Alfred Angelo Bridal full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Flexibility when it comes to family and personal issues. Laid back working environment. Vacations, sick days decent benefits.

    Cons

    Absolutely no loyalty. I've seen workers their for 20-30 years being let go without a thought. The systems are very old making your job much more difficult, money being spent in areas of non importance. Not much of an area of advancement in most departments. Having a degree is looked upon highly, where as experience is not. So basically they are hiring really smart people with a complete lack of job experience and it shows. Also you will go years without a raise.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your employees when it comes to improving work environment and how to advertise properly.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 3 people found this helpful  

    Worst Job Ever

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

    I have been working at Alfred Angelo Bridal full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    You get a 30% discount on all items. That is the only thing I can think to say. Now I'm just trying to fill the 20-word minimum.

    Cons

    The whole Undercover Boss waste of money is complete bull. They need to pay the stylists more per hour, and could have if they never did Undercover Boss.Some of these people are students paying off their loans, some are mothers trying to make ends meet. And all they pay is minimum wage plus 4% commission; so on a $1000 dress you get $40, well probably around $30 after taxes. You don't see the commission until AFTER the dress comes in and the balance has been paid. Making it hard to sell the job to prospective hires who need decent money now. They sent out these horrible cut-outs of the president that I personally refused to put in my store, however, knew I had to, so I reluctantly did it anyways. It was so commercialized and cheesy! It looks so cheap, you don't see Kleinfeld doing stupid things like that.

    My DM is incredibly rude and nasty to my manager. If we do really well in a given week, the response we get is "good" if another store does the same, they get "Wooo hoo! Awesome job ladies!" So there is A LOT of bias going on in my district as well.

    A good amount of the new dresses are horribly cheap, but they put these high price tags on them. It seems as though the designers have a complex about trying to set Alfred Angelo apart with their new designs. They're horrible. They do not sell. Some dresses I can't even match a target market to.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to the the stylists and Managers of the retail stores. They know what the customers are looking for. Get rid of Timetrade (the online appointment booking site). It sends a bad message to the customer when they book an appointment and have to be called the next day to switch it because the store is over-booked for that time slot.

    PAY A LIVABLE SALARY. Stop being penny-wise and pound foolish, I don't want to see cheap plastic beads on dresses that are $1399.

    Coach merchandising on carefully reading an F9 question in full and answering all parts of it. I can't begin to tell you how many times I've asked 2 or more questions in an F9 request, and gotten an answer to only one of them. The actual customers get really frustrated and blame the people in the store for merchandising's ineptness. The internal customer service is horrible.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Fun Job, bad pay, dead end

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

    I have been working at Alfred Angelo Bridal part-time

    Pros

    Genuinely care about customers, and its a fun job.

    Cons

    The pay and commission structure is horrible. You don't get commission until the products come in, and the customer pays of their balance. Since almost everything takes 3+ months to come in you can't receive commission unless you manage to make an immediate sale, which is difficult and only gives limited options. In addition Alfred Angelo only offers part time and minimum wage as a base pay making it difficult to survive. Furthermore Alfred Angelo will not provide you with any of the commissions you have already earned if you are no longer working for them. The computer system is seriously outdated and isn't user friendly, and it's easy to make mistakes. Our store actually only has dial-up internet which is extremely slow and our systems go down quite often.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Show appreciation for your employees by giving the tools they need to do their jobs and providing better pay and commissions on a timely basis.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Horrible to their employees

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rancho Cucamonga, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rancho Cucamonga, CA

    I have been working at Alfred Angelo Bridal part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    You do make commission but only 4 percent

    Cons

    No way to move up management doesn't know what there doing. Rude customers the customer is always right even if you did your job. As a bridal stylist you are looked at completely replaceable. Corporate does not care about what goes on in their store they keep everything a big secret ti it blows up in there face

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please listen to the little people who see what is happening every day your management that you have in your store check them out. They are not who you believe them to be.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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