Arden B

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Arden B Reviews

Updated September 22, 2014
Updated September 22, 2014
21 Reviews
2.4
21 Reviews
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  1.  

    Fun and laid back environment, unorganized work place.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Associate
    Current Employee - Sales Associate

    I have been working at Arden B part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Made life friends working there
    Laid back environment
    Contests to get an extra discount off the clothes
    Discount also works at Wet Seal
    Most tasks are left for management
    Eventually there was so much theft our store hired a security guard
    Very good customer service experience because you are forced to add on to purchases and find out more about customers

    Cons

    Always worried about customers stealing
    You don't always get credited for who you helped because someone else could be on the register
    Employee discount is only 40%, a lot of time the clothes are 40% for customers...
    Get yelled at by rude customers who are stealing
    District manager would accuse store manager and associates of stealing constantly
    Most of the paper work and weekly schedules were handwritten, never knew if they would change

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    All stores should hire a security guard
    Don't hire managers you don't trust

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Fun Place to work

    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Bellevue, WA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Bellevue, WA

    I worked at Arden B full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    If your young and you have a passion for fashion this is a great way to earn money while doing what you love.

    Cons

    Unfortunately during the recession the quality of the clothes has gone down hill.Initially Arden B could compete with Bebe but now its borderline Forever 21 style and prices. They also no longer offer commission.

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

    Fashion Specialist Review

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Fashion Specialist in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Fashion Specialist in Indianapolis, IN

    I worked at Arden B part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    When I first started working there it was a fun environment. Everyone was easy to work with and we got along. We got all of our work done but could still have fun when business was slow. The manager was always easy to get along with.

    Cons

    After some time, management changed and so did the style. A new manager came in and completely changed how we did things. She gave no warning or explanation of what she was changing, she just expected that we would all know what to do. It became a difficult environment to work in.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stick to one management model and relay everything to the employees.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Made me realize that Retail is not for me!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager

    I have been working at Arden B full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    -Great clothes, Fun clients, Slow-paced

    Cons

    -No repercussions for poor management
    -Unorganized

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -Don't be so money hungry and really invest in your teams. Ensure that company policies are being adhered to.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Terrible

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Key Holder in Edison, NJ
    Former Employee - Key Holder in Edison, NJ

    I worked at Arden B part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The experience of just retail and a business

    Cons

    EVERYTHING
    no clear communication
    higher ups have no idea what they are doing
    Gossip
    Sales Associate do what they want
    no positive feedback on doing well
    want you to lower shrink but give you faulty sensors
    Very disorganized

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest the time and effort into your company and make your message clear. A messy CEO = messy company

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    made me hate fashion/retail

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Newport Beach, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Newport Beach, CA

    I worked at Arden B part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    You get to see how merchandise comes in and are surrounding by nice clothes.

    Cons

    Management was not supportive. I was a hard worker and always did what was necessary. Yet upper management seemed to have an attitude and rolled their eyes at me repeatedly like we were in high school. Much unneeded drama that is not suitable for the workplace. If you want you life to be like a reality show, go for it. Plus, no one even knows what Arden B is, so it was hard to attract customers inside and make sales.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It is crucial that your sales associates are motivated and treated with respect. The childish behavior at the lower management level greatly affects the well-being of your business. Establish a company culture that reflects better values.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    sales associate

    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Dallas, TX

    I worked at Arden B part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    good training, typical sales associate environment, flexible hours

    Cons

    unorganized management
    bad staff
    treated unfairly

  9.  

    All the Pros went away!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Arlington, VA
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Arlington, VA

    I worked at Arden B full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Trendy, Quality, Great Pay, Growth Potential, Good Discount

    Cons

    To many changes...
    The quality of clothing started to become trashy
    We went through 3 CEO's in 6 years!
    No clear communication
    No positive feedback even if you were making goal and ly
    Bonus structure kept on changing
    Company vision kept changing
    Couldn't even get suppies. I had to pay for supplies to keep my store clean.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  10.  

    GREAT!!!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Schaumburg, IL
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Schaumburg, IL

    I have been working at Arden B part-time

    Pros

    Discount, schedule flexibility, fun environment, nice managers, meet new people every day, cool coworkers

    I've had a few retail jobs and this is by far the best! Main manager keeps everyone working and distributes work pretty much evenly and is very nice and always listens to us. We're all expected to pull our weight but we're always thanked. It's a fun place to work!

    Cons

    Some mean customers, extended mall hours during holiday, markdowns, cleaning up clearance area, have to change store around and managers say we don't get extra hours for this.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give us more hours

  11.  

    Assistant Manager

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Orlando, FL

    I have been working at Arden B full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    40 off discount at wetseal and ardenb

    Cons

    no advancement, gossip, bad management, poor pay

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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