Brandy Melville
2.9 of 5 18 reviews
www.brandymelvilleusa.com Santa Monica, CA

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Updated Jul 1, 2014

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Jessy Longo

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53% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Its a really great vibe, but the story does get extremely busy.

    Seasonal Sales Associate (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat discounts, fun music, awesome staff

    Consgets insanely busy especially on the weekends

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Need better management

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGood clothes, decent discount, family and friends discount, easy work, friendly coworkers

    Conslack of professionalism especially by the managers, hypocrisy, poor employee training, the lazy sales associates make customers think all of us are snobby

    Advice to Senior ManagementTrain your employees better. My first day, the manager showed me how to hang one piece of clothing and then told me to go to the dressing room. I was never taught about customer service or even about company history. Some of my coworkers didn't even know this company was from Italy. They thought it was from America. Also there is a lot of hypocrisy by managers. They tell us to stop standing in groups talking while they are the ones who are crowding in a corner or behind the registers gossiping and giggling very loudly. Absolutely ridiculous. Did not earn any respect from me.

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    A Microcosm of High School

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsFairly decent "learning experience." The employee discount slightly ameliorates the fact that the clothes cost a fortune. Working here is pretty much a recreation of high school. Somewhat flexible schedules.

    ConsThe turnover rate is absurdly high, as they are constantly hiring new girls. Horrifically superficial: This company exclusively cares about your appearance, and nothing more. If you are good looking, you will succeed in this company. Seriously, girls are ONLY hired based on looks and not experience or capabilities. They specifically tell management to hire new girls based entirely on looks and not skills.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    UNFAIR WORK ENVIRONMENT

    Sales Associate (Former Employee)
    Newport Beach, CA

    ProsThe employees are all friendly to each other.

    ConsThe employees are not friendly to customers.

    Pay is based on how pretty you are. Some girls make $12/hour with no previous work experience due to their genetics. Otherwise, you make $8.50/hour, and it's hard to get a raise.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGive girls equal opportunity and hire managers with experience. Looks aren't everything.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great company

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsAlways kept busy. tries to foster great relationship between employees. everything is very organized. overall a good experience

    Consmanagement quite rude and obnoxious at times. would give all tasks to sales associates while doing very little themselves.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Love

    Cashier (Former Employee)

    ProsClothes, People, Very Fun, Amazing

    ConsThere are no cons, its amazing

    Advice to Senior ManagementNone

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    I learned so much while making friends and focusing on moving forward in the art and fashion world.

    Sales Associate (Former Employee)
    Newport Beach, CA

    ProsThe managers made work fun and exciting.

    ConsThe store can get chaotic; but, so can life!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Paramus, NJ

    Prosgreat people, average pay, good work environment

    Consnot equal hours given to each employee

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great, if they think you're pretty.

    Store Manager John Galt (Former Employee)
    Newport Beach, CA

    Prosgood pay if you're in management IF you're pretty enough and you push for it

    ConsHORRIBLE OWNERS. They specifically tell management to hire girls based on looks and not to worry about if they are good workers or not

    No HR department. There is a man who says to take your concerns to him but all the owners have to do is say "they're lying" and nothing gets looked into.

    Illegal screen printing and illegal working for minors.

    If you're a manager, you get asked to do things your conscience might not approve of. BUT they do offer you higher pay to do so

    Advice to Senior ManagementLearn to run a business LEGALLY

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Horrible Company

    Store Manager (Current Employee)

    Prosto be honest there are no pros working at brand melville and i could write book on the cons

    Conspay is horrible store managers are paid salary and are expected to work 6 days a week there is no job security in any position at brandy melville this company hires and fires based upon looks store managers are required to take photos of potential employees and submit them to business owners as well as take photos of current employees everyday and submit them as store style there is no growth at brandy and everything is based on favoritism and looks

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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