Bare International Reviews

Updated August 4, 2015
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  1. Good for making extra money, but no longterm prospects for Editors.

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Copy Editor in Fairfax, VA
    Former Employee - Copy Editor in Fairfax, VA

    I worked at Bare International (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Flexibility in hours Ability to work from home

    Cons

    Unstable income - monthly pay changes, depending on available projects

    Advice to Management

    Use one format for assigning projects to editors. Don't switch between standards.


  2. Nice place to work

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

    I have been working at Bare International

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Hours are reasonable, staff is very professional, friendly and helpful.

    Cons

    None that I can think of.


  3. Shopper

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Contractor in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Contractor in New York, NY

    I have been working at Bare International

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

    Pros

    Could be nice little pocket change- If they were on the up and up.

    Cons

    Between guidelines, instructions and scheduler's email instructions there had been contradictions. After working 20 plus shops and becoming familiar with the routine, suddenly the contradictions (especially from schedule's email) gave them the excuse NOT TO PAID YOU for completed shops AND NOT REIMBURSE YOU FOR YOUR EXPENSES THAT YOU HAD TO PAY ON YOUR OWN- in order to complete the shops. Yes, even though you followed the scheduler's instruction it will still be counted as a mistake and you will not be paid or reimbursed for your expenses. How is that for a job? Not only are you working for free, you also use your own money to pay for the items and all the expenses of sending it out to a recipient of their choice.. NOT GETTING PAID FOR YOUR WORK and NOT GETTING REIMBURSED FOR EXPENSES is a STRONG NEGATIVE! Shopper's Beware!

    Advice to Management

    Your reputation of discarding your Contractors, by not paying them is spreading. It is best to set a limit on the shops per Contractor instead of stealing from your Contractors so they will quit in disgust. Higher level of management need to make proactive changes to bring about any substantial improvement.


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  5. Good Part Time Work For College Students

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Bare International

    Pros

    You Makes Your Own Hours

    Cons

    Minimal Pay, High Volume Of Assignments


  6. Helpful (1)

    Company not paying shoppers.

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Bare International

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Easy to get shops. The shops are available on the job board.

    Cons

    Impossible to get paid. Average wait time to get paid is 9 to 12 months.

    Advice to Management

    Shopper made this company. Pay them!


  7. Helpful (1)

    Not a bad place for an entry-level job

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Fairfax, VA
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Fairfax, VA

    I worked at Bare International full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Nice people to work with, good area in Fairfax, VA. Upper management will work with you to get the ball rolling

    Cons

    Mediocre salaries/benefits. Not exciting work.

    Advice to Management

    Senior managers do a good job at communicating with Project Managers but the highest level executives could be a little more proactive in talking with the rest of the staff.


  8. Helpful (2)

    A little fish can make a BIG splash here!

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Would Prefer to Keep This Anonymous in Fairfax, VA
    Current Employee - Would Prefer to Keep This Anonymous in Fairfax, VA

    I have been working at Bare International

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Bare offers the individual a unique opportunity to make an impact on management decisions and the bottom line. Management respects the feedback of employees and actively seeks out employee opinions and ideas. "Promotion from within" is common. Management is also very respectful of work/life balance and offers flexible scheduling options to employees who have proven their work ethic and commitment.

    Cons

    Anyone who needs a lot of hand-holding will not succeed in this environment because managers and coworkers all have very full workloads. Though new employees get on the job training on the company's special software packages, they need to already have strong computer skills otherwise. There is no time for remedial training.

    Advice to Management

    N/A - I am personally very satisfied working at BARE.


  9. Good place for freshers and a great work environment

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Mumbai (India)
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Mumbai (India)

    I worked at Bare International full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Lots to learn at Bare if you are looking at a career in Retail-Analytics and consumer research. Amazing for freshers.

    Cons

    There are lot of promises made at the time of your recruitment and not fulfilled, as per their convenience. Chaotic management/operations.

    Advice to Management

    Please take a consensus while making important decisions and make employee feedback count at every level.


  10. Interesting,Dynamic and Tough

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

    I worked at Bare International full-time (More than a year)

    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    much more freedom than other places

    Cons

    poor understanding of the Asian culture and work environment


  11. Great exposure and learning

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

    I have been working at Bare International full-time (Less than a year)

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good work culture, Nice people around, good exposure, Innovation appreciated, good client interaction

    Cons

    Not great compensation, shortage of manpower, scope for improvement in infrastructure, need to enhance brand name, need to increase the awareness about mystery shopping consumer reaserch among people.



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