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Body Central Reviews

Updated January 28, 2015
Updated January 28, 2015
107 Reviews
2.2
107 Reviews
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Body Central President, CEO, and Director B. Allen Weinstein
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • The 40% discount would be great if the product were of adequate quality (in 22 reviews)

  • Great discount with a fun upbeat eniviroment great job to start retail management career (in 7 reviews)


Cons
  • too much shipment - not enough support from upper management (in 8 reviews)

  • Sales goals are unattainable for such a low volume mall (in 6 reviews)

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  1.  

    Petty and Disorganized

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    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
  2.  

    Store Manager

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    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
  3.  

    A lot of hours with little pay

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    Former Employee - Store Manager
    Former Employee - Store Manager

    I worked at Body Central

    Pros

    40% off employee discount. Great customers

    Cons

    No quality of life. Higher ups expect 60 hour work weeks

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do not micromanage

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Upper management deceitful.

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    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
  6.  

    Not great

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Body Central

    Pros

    Great team , fun while working

    Cons

    No merchandise, company going in too many directions

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stick with club wear

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Store manager

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    Former Employee - Store Manager
    Former Employee - Store Manager

    I worked at Body Central full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Nothing is a pro. Worst company I have ever either for. I do not recommend them to anyone. Beware and stay away.

    Cons

    They lie to try and pursued people to do what they want. If I had the choice to give them zero stars, I would.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find new jobs

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Shut the door

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Body Central

    Pros

    Great Pay and atmosphere, catered to the right consumer most of the time. Kept up with the latest trends for the most part.

    Cons

    Loved working here, however they're financial irresponsibility put me and 2500 others out of a job within just two days

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be smarter financially. Know what works, and learn from what doesn't. Always have a plan.

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

    My mistake.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Store Manager
    Former Employee - Store Manager

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

    Pros

    Benefits are good, pay is good and I had an awesome team. There were some amazing leaders in the company but most of them are gone now.

    Cons

    District Managers, turnover is out of control and there is absolutely no stability in the company. My most recent DM was a master at intimidation. I worked hard and did what needed to be done and was pretty much told it wasn't good enough and maybe I should "look into other options".

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Really appreciate your managers. They work hard and deserve respect. Upper management needs to get it together. You don't need to change promos every day to be competitive. Get back to what you're known for, FAST. The store I managed was still 75% casual wear! Where are the club clothes?

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    I loved it.

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Clarksville, IN
    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Clarksville, IN

    I worked at Body Central part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    You get to style the customers! Your Co workers are nice.I got along great with everyone.The Holiday Season is chaotic but it goes by smoothly. Customer service is key.

    Cons

    The pay and hours could be way more.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't Doubt Your Good Managers and Employees. Raises Should Be More Frequent.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Assistant Manager

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    Former Employee - Second Assistant Manager in Fayetteville, NC
    Former Employee - Second Assistant Manager in Fayetteville, NC

    I worked at Body Central full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Loved coming to work enjoyed my job

    Cons

    Then they started changing everything cutting hour left me and another assistant to do dm's job store manager's job and first Assistant job ,and complained that we weren't getting anything done with 2 on 2

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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