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  1. Great job

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    Former Employee - Key Holder in Garden City, NY
    Former Employee - Key Holder in Garden City, NY

    I worked at B.J. Vines part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Clothing
    Betsey Johnson herself is an amazing person

    Cons

    You had to buy clothing
    one piece of uniform every other month

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop being rude

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

    Memories

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    Former Employee - Store Manager
    Former Employee - Store Manager

    I worked at B.J. Vines full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Made life-long friends and memories

    Cons

    My store closed due to the company's bankruptcy

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Maybe you shouldn't have partnered with Steve Madden.......

    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. The Best Experience Ever!

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    Former Employee - Store Manager in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Houston, TX

    I worked at B.J. Vines full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    You were able to be yourself
    Building clientele was the best way to increase your customer service skill plus sales
    so much were to choose from in variety.

    Cons

    Retail stores filed for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please Betsey, bring back the stores so I can get my life back!!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5. fantastic

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at B.J. Vines full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    closed down to due bankruptcy

    Cons

    no longer exists filled chapter 11

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    better CFO and CEO and executive managment

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  6. Betsey was a great company!

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at B.J. Vines full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Clothes..samples friendly staff fun at,osphere

    Cons

    Little room to move up...basic pay

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your employees

  7. Great environment but not financially rewarding

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    Current Employee - Store Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at B.J. Vines full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great people, great product, great discount. It is a very happy place to work and try on pretty clothes all day.

    Cons

    Too many other vendors starting carrying the product and the boutiques were no longer receiving business. No real opportunities to move up beyond a store management position. Not enough pay.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. Very difficult to meet goals in a poor economy and "outdoorsy" city

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Portland, OR
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Portland, OR

    I worked at B.J. Vines

    Pros

    -The coworkers were fun, awesome people for the most part.
    -Fun products to sell.
    -Discount was ok off full price merchandise- was 60% when I left... but it used to be better.
    -The store manager worked hard to get us motivated during dry spells.
    -It was satisfying to help customers find outfits and items they were really excited about or needed for a special event.
    -Enjoyed helping specific clients over a period of time.

    Cons

    -Sometimes felt forced to harass/hound customers too make sales.
    -The company had too many sales, thus customers never wanted to pay full price, which was roughly an average of $350 a dress. They might as well drop prices if constant sales are going on.
    -Occasional cattiness between certain coworkers.
    -Poor benefits.
    -High sales goals that were hard to meet, especially when given "slow days" such as Mondays and Tuesdays.
    -Short hours... often just 4 hour shifts.
    -Low pay and low commission percentage for a general sales associate (2%).
    -Must invest in the clothes often to wear while working, which can be hard if you are not working full time.
    -No clothing stipend for sales associates.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay sales associates a better wage and a better commission. Or better yet, do away with commission completely to keep cattiness down, and thus do away with the vulture like way associates behave to make sales.

    No opinion of CEO
  9. very fun

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    Current Employee - Stylist in Natick, MA
    Current Employee - Stylist in Natick, MA

    I have been working at B.J. Vines

    Pros

    great discount and benefits fun to work there

    Cons

    the pay is decent but could be better

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    always fill out your customer books

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful

    Mixed feelings..

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at B.J. Vines

    Pros

    Betsey Johnson is a fun place to work if you like to play dress up and be pretty for a living, offers generous bonuses when sales goals are met. Get to meet great people, be part of the pink family

    Cons

    difficult sales goals during tough times economically, demanding schedule, unfairness, discount keeps getting lowered, cattiness and drama between sales associates, management does nothing to resolve conflicts.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    don't let corrupt store management fire good employees who have put so much into the company. show some appreciation for those of us who are there every day making the stores run the way they should.

    Recommends
  11. 1 person found this helpful

    Good for a time but you might outgrow your position.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Miami, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Miami, FL

    I worked at B.J. Vines

    Pros

    Good comission, great work environment and amazing discounts (70% on dresses) and as a manager you get 2 dresses per month.

    Cons

    Worst health benefits, very long hours and despite you having two weeks of vacation per year, management will complain when you try to take them.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More involvement and less micromanaging from the area manager. Better benefits and a salary would be a great incentive for us to stay.

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