Boston Proper

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Boston Proper Reviews

Updated August 15, 2014
Updated August 15, 2014
8 Reviews
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8 Reviews
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  1.  

    Very happy so far!

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    Current Employee - Sales Lead
    Current Employee - Sales Lead

    I have been working at Boston Proper part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    You are able to learn as the company is growing.

    Cons

    Training is happening on the job.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Overall decent experience, district manager is kind of moody. Positive place to work, low store traffic.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Boston Proper part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Nice, fun working environment, mostly due to coworkers. Fast growing company. Forty percent discount. Understanding managers.

    Cons

    Available hours to work. I only had 8-10 hrs per week

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make sure that decent hours are available of r everyone to work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Interesting to say the least.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Current Employee - Anonymous

    I have been working at Boston Proper

    Pros

    My team was beyond amazing in every possible sense. From the boss, assistant managers & sales we all worked together to create a great and welcoming environment.

    Cons

    Expected to go above and beyond without the resources when it comes to floorsets. Packages come last minute which is not so great when everything has to be steamed. Was given the last floor set an hour before store closing the night before it was supposed to be put out. District manager seems intimidated by employees that are exceeding expectations. Shows no appreciation whatsoever & is extremely rude. Showed no interest until found out I was leaving knowing I was one of the best sellers in my store. Commissions come way too late & bonuses are inconsistent giving very little incentive to sell. I'm leaving my current store, moving to an area where a store will be opening soon but at this point there is nothing that makes me want to continue with this company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Upper management needs to humble themselves. Also hiring young 20 year olds to be new store managers is clearly not working for this company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    hostile work environment, poor senior management, overall unprofessional

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Boston Proper full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    $2 sample sales, great benefits package, handful of genuinely great coworkers

    Cons

    Overall the environment is petty & desperate, the quality of the product & efficient procedures are NOT the top priorities. Boston Proper is all about outer appearances and is empty everywhere else. Constant churn due to big egos and attitudes. There are no effective procedures to improve cross-functional communication, time wasted either due to lack of direction and/or sabotage from coworkers. Same problems arise each week, solutions are short-term fixes, there is never any long-term outlook or problem solving. Senior management & promotions are based on who's friends with who- hard work (or any work) is not recognized. Constant gossip and bullying from all levels & all departments. Frivolous spending on luxurious "business trips" and "inspiration samples"- departments blow any budget given. I absolutely do not recommend working here.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If Chico's is smart they will continue to add more of their people and have Boston Proper strictly follow their protocol and procedures. Change the slogan to "wear it like everyone else" because all products are direct copies of designer garments.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 3 people found this helpful  

    Political, disrespectful, "plastic", unhealthy environment. Everyone is miserable.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Boston Proper

    Pros

    East Boca is an amazing place place to work. Close to 95, shopping and restaurants
    40% discount
    Good Christmas parties (if plan is made)
    Proper Affair is a fabulous charity event

    Cons

    People stay due to so few apparel options in South Florida.
    High school drama at all levels. Upper management openly talks bad about each other.
    Unorganized, incompetent management. A lot of daily “spinning” due to lack of valuable experience in management. Promotions based on who’s friends with who.
    Upper management has no repercussions of actions if they are "in" with the President.
    Passing the blame is the name of the game. This dept. against that dept.
    If you have to take a job here, I'd suggest watching your back and be prepared to only get promoted unless someone quits. Get your experience and get out. If you are looking in the Boca area, Venus pays more, they leave on time and are happy!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    How can you improve upper management when the political environment is being breeded by the President?

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 6 people found this helpful  

    Disrespectful peers and incompetent management.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Boca Raton, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boca Raton, FL

    I worked at Boston Proper

    Pros

    Average merchandise discount and benefits.
    Pay is decent.
    Good working environment (if you like Boca) and facilities.

    Cons

    Staff is all smiles and appear polite but in reality are very gossipy, catty, insecure and ultimately unprofessional and disrespectful. The overall vibe I got was unpleasant.

    Management is incompetent and not very knowledgeable. In addition, very gossipy (that's where it starts and trickles down.)

    The quality of your work is less important than how you fit into their (think inside-the-box) corporate mindset.

    Overall, if you are a competent, knowledgeable professional in your field, do not work here. You will not be appreciated unless you come from Victoria's Secret whom they are competing with (they will use you to obtain vendor contacts.)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Unfortunately management is the problem (including some catty staff members). I would advise the CEO to clean house and bring in qualified "mature" professionals to which will ultimately attract better people in the long term.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 7 people found this helpful  

    Incompetent, vulgar management . Quality is not the priority.

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    Current Employee - Buyer  in  Boca Raton, FL
    Current Employee - Buyer in Boca Raton, FL

    I have been working at Boston Proper

    Pros

    Extremely limited job market in SE Florida

    Cons

    Not a place to be if the quality of your work or positive work environment are important to you. Negative gossipy clicky culture mainly concerned with self validation at all cost. Incompetent and inefficient management , promoting unprofessional environment. As a resoult the quality of the product is going down fast.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The CEO (and upper management) creates the culture and the company -selfserving, incompetent , unprofessional . Continues to adversely affect the quality of our product.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Became a job not a career

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Boston Proper

    Pros

    Merchandise discounts, pleasant local area.

    Cons

    Highly political culture with incompetent management.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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