David's Bridal

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David's Bridal Reviews

Updated March 4, 2015
Updated March 4, 2015
352 Reviews
2.6
352 Reviews
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Pamela B. Wallack
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Working with brides to make their wedding dreams come true (in 10 reviews)

  • Helping a bride find her wedding dress is such a great experience (in 13 reviews)


Cons
  • Becoming full time was very rare and that was the only way to receive benefits (in 23 reviews)

  • They only hire part time with commision (which is a hit or miss) (in 21 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

     

    Great Corporate Environment

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at David's Bridal

    Pros

    perks, feel appreciated, company parties and picnics, onsite gym etc,,

    Cons

    Sometimes cliques, there is not always great interdepartmental communication

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Easy Job!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Junior Stylist in Morrow, GA
    Current Employee - Junior Stylist in Morrow, GA

    I have been working at David's Bridal

    Pros

    You get to walk around and give opinions based on your personal style.

    Cons

    A lot of customers come in and only want to play dress-up and not buy anything.. then you're stuck putting back tons of heavy dresses.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Mixed feelings all through!!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Stylist in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Stylist in San Diego, CA

    I worked at David's Bridal part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Boost your resume if u need it, can go to school and work here comfortably. The moment they find the dress and the clients actually appreciates you for your hard work.

    Cons

    Managers are nice but nicer to stylist that sells more making others feel like they dont deserve to be there, doesn't really make u feel like coming to work they give the best brides who might pay more to those stylist because they don't want to loose money, and in that order. hours are low ...pay is very low ....cant pay the bills with it,not good for long term its honestly a partime job you can be let off at anytime if u don't sell or make your sales goal which they keep increasing. We work way too hard for the change we get paid with all those heavy dresses we carry.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    We your stylist can't shove dresses down people's throats if they don't want it there is nothing we can do....if we convince them to buy a dress out of the desperation of wanting to keep our jobs you complain we are too agressive. Take it easy on your managers your attitude towards them reflects on us all!!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Overall great experience

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    Former Employee - Seamstress and Alts Customer Service Representative in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Seamstress and Alts Customer Service Representative in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at David's Bridal part-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Always something different and great learning environment with teamwork.

    Cons

    Working with commision based females can be a challenge sometimes

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reinforce what an employee's nitty gritty jobs entail i.e. cleaning bathrooms

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    David's Bridal was a cool place to work overall and the brides made it fun

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    Former Employee - Wedding Consultant
    Former Employee - Wedding Consultant

    I worked at David's Bridal part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    You got to work with awesome brides and help them feel their most gorgeous

    I learned a ton about fabrics, dress construction and fit

    I definitely improved my confidence as a seller and learned to keep a clientele book

    Cons

    The bridal business is busiest from January to about June, so you're either bored outside of those months hoping for a walk-in appointment, or you're so busy that you barely have time to eat

    Sometimes you have to have two brides at a time and this can be stressful. I felt bad making one bride wait while I was with the other bride

    The commission rate is hard to make when you're part time so you often just get minimum wage

    Every once in a while you get a 'bridezilla' or a 'momzilla'

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give sales goals more frequently so consultants know what they're expected to achieve

    Be more involved with training new hires instead of letting other consulates train them

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Such a great job!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Bridal Consultant
    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Bridal Consultant

    I worked at David's Bridal part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Loved the girls I worked with. Friends for life!

    Cons

    Hard to plan ahead commission based paychecks.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8.  

    interesting place

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    Current Employee - Intern
    Current Employee - Intern

    I have been working at David's Bridal

    Pros

    easy work enviroment, good team

    Cons

    boring, trouble customer, miscommunication, slow pace

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    not much, better training for beginners?

  9.  

    average

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    Former Employee - Alterations Specialist in Green Bay, WI
    Former Employee - Alterations Specialist in Green Bay, WI

    I worked at David's Bridal

    Pros

    Employees get a discount on their purchases

    Cons

    new employees never get trained-they have a figure it out concept, employees are always complaining about hours within the company

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    It is exciting to be a part of such a special day.

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    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Idaho Falls, ID
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Idaho Falls, ID

    I have been working at David's Bridal

    Pros

    People coming in to the store are there for a reason, it's a destination store. This company doesn't want you to be high pressure sales people, so you can create that fun warm environment that makes a person want to buy from you. I felt the benefits were really great and compensation for management was fair.

    Cons

    The wedding stylists don't make very much money in a low volume store, so hiring was very difficult to find good associates. The company preaches accountability and leadership but then will write up their managers so fast for doing so.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Upper management was very controlling, they didn't let the store managers have as much freedom as they need to control their own business. Upper management does not stand behind their store management teams.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Love customers, hate everything else

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Stylist in North Little Rock, AR
    Current Employee - Stylist in North Little Rock, AR

    I have been working at David's Bridal

    Pros

    You get to help these happy brides pick out the gowns of their dreams. This is a very happy and important time in their lives and they trust you to play a great role in it!

    Cons

    Pay is awful! I feel as though if I can make your company $10,000 in a pay period, I should benefit more than $551 after taxes. Total rip off. Too much work for way too little pay. They expect you to clean, straighten, go without lunch, work with multiple brides etc all for little pay. Holidays aren't paid any extra, but yet they feel the need to be open! I was a part of the top sales people for the region selling $275,000 in merchandise for a year and the only thing I received was a pack of business cards, a cheap black tote with db on the front of it and a stinking pin to put on my clothes. Why not a BONUS CHECK? Horrible horrible horrible. I dreaded going into work!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat all workers with respect, not just management. See how far you would get with just managers working.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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