Body Central Reviews

Updated March 23, 2015
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  1. Enjoyed it...til it was taken away

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

    I have been working at Body Central full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Pay
    PTO
    Great DM
    Great team of ASM and SA at my store

    Cons

    Long hours
    I was hired a few months ago and just found out the company was in financial trouble since 2013 I just wish I had done my research about the company's financial background.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    My DM was awesome and very supportive of her team. I wish her well!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. A lot going on

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Detroit, MI

    I have been working at Body Central full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    40% discount
    Higher starting salary for management versus other fast fashion retailers.

    Cons

    The IT department is rude majority of the time.
    No one ever answers the phone and home-office.
    They cut people from home office every other week to cut costs.
    They want us to be sales based but only give enough hours for two people to be in the building, and enough shipment and tasking to do for those two people to be occupied.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Dm's need to be evaluated by store managers. I understand their bosses are the regional directors but I think it makes more sense to see if they are actually doing their jobs.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  3. This company was great when Jerold Rosenbaum was the owner. He knew how to manage a company.

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

    I have been working at Body Central

    Pros

    There are some great supervisors.

    Cons

    Most people in upper management need to figure out what they are doing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get your self a better action plan.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. Company Closed

    • Comp & Benefits
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Body Central

    Pros

    offer 40% off for employee purchase

    Cons

    So much to do in a work day with no payroll hours.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  6. Ok experience..I guess

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Hurst, TX
    Current Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Hurst, TX

    I have been working at Body Central

    Pros

    40% Discount on clothes. Meet interesting people. If you show initiative there's room for promotion.

    Cons

    I started out as full time & then they cut my hours in half, & I didn't get any raise after being there a year. Pay sucks but average for retail. Ideal for someone in school or just to get experience & move on to something better.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Value your employees & stop doing so many frequent floor set changes.

    Recommends
  7. Petty and Disorganized

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Saint Louis, MO

    I worked at Body Central full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Training Manager was awesome
    DM wasn't always transparent about how issues were being resolved. I understand she doesn't HAVE to be, but it would have been nice... as I got written up once when I should not have been - never heard the outcome (after that was verified)

    Cons

    Store managers can be petty and use role to justify being nasty to employees
    It was clear before I put in my two weeks that the company was in trouble
    Lied to by upper level management. Point blank.
    Merchandise was not very good quality.
    SO much stuff to do in the back room, then penalized for being back there too much
    Unrealistic goals. I calculated the probability (after clocking out) on a few occasions of making the goal if ADP were met based on ACTUAL traffic... and oftentimes 60+% conversion was necessary.
    My store manager was absolutely awful. Belittled employees and myself (her assistant). Would refuse to return or exchange items for employees (who had their receipts). Would do HEAVY pressuring to buy. If they didn't, she wouldn't schedule them. Didn't handle issues. Told me not to text her when she wasn't there as she wasn't getting paid to deal with me... When asked directly by DM to handle tasks the SM forgot to do, the SM told me I better not do those things as I was not the SM and needed to remember that. Told me I needed to learn to tell employees, "that's not your place."

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Well, the store is now closed. Glad I left and got my PTO paid out...

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. Get ready too work your butt off

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in San Antonio, TX
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in San Antonio, TX

    I worked at Body Central

    Pros

    40% discount shoes are worth buying only.

    Cons

    unrealistic goals that are too hard to meet. Segments to meet hourly without traffic coming into store

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop hiring people that are lazy ... and always wants to be on phone . .

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. Store Manager

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

    I worked at Body Central

    Pros

    Same as most junior retailers

    Cons

    Gave us two days notice before closing all its locations

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Could have given everyone more notice and actually paid us our PTO that we earned.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. Very Good

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in College Station, TX
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in College Station, TX

    I worked at Body Central

    Pros

    Understanding management, Flexibility in hours, leadership, Store Culture

    Cons

    Pay, Benefits, Part-time, Shrink, Small Store

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Wish I could have had a full-time position here, but it just didn't happen.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  11. Upper management deceitful.

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

    I worked at Body Central (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    The customers were awesome! The staff in my location were like high schoolers, even though they did not attend high school, and were out for themselves, and would lie to get promotions.

    Cons

    It was a great company before the buy out. It tried to get too big, too fast and stop really caring about their loyal employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None, because they have closed.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

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