David's Bridal Reviews

Updated August 25, 2015
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Pamela B. Wallack
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Pros
  • Working with brides about their special day (in 10 reviews)

  • helping bride find wedding dress (in 13 reviews)

Cons
  • As a part time employee - you still work full time hours but receive ZERO of the 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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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Sometimes cliques, there is not always great interdepartmental communication


  2. Helpful (2)

    Stylist

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at David's Bridal part-time

    Pros

    The people you work with are absolutely amazing. I've never felt so accepted by a group of women in my life. It's also really fun to dress up the customers and make connections with them.

    Cons

    Commission is hard to make when you're not in the busy season (Dec.-March). As always in retail, you do a lot more work than you're given credit for.


  3. Technical Design

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at David's Bridal full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits. The people working in NY office are wonderful.

    Cons

    Constant upper management changes and re-structuring


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Full-Time Stylist

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Stylist in Vernon Hills, IL
    Former Employee - Stylist in Vernon Hills, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at David's Bridal full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Absolutely love the ladies I work with! If you let it, this job will definitely help you grow as an employee and person. I know I have during my time here. Very rewarding when you are able to bring joy to your customers. I've met some incredible people and heard some amazing stories. Regular retail will not teach you what this place does.

    Cons

    Physically and emotionally draining. Some customers are really unreasonable and have no problem disrespecting you. While this is not 100% of the time I did feel like this on a weekly basis. Customers do not listen to our advice so when they cant order something or have no time to then we get the blame. When it's not busy it really kills your commission. Managers are under so much pressure. It just seems like there are unrealistic expectations from the higher-ups. The website confuses people so we regularly get unhappy people who come in looking for items they thought were in store. Dress code doesn't really bother me much but it is boring only being able to wear black. Weekends are mandatory so I've missed out on more family and friend gatherings than I care to count. It is not all bad but too many negatives outweigh the little positives for me.

    Advice to Management

    During slow season hours should be changed. THE STORE DOES NOT NEED TO BE OPEN WHEN THERE IS A CRAZY BLIZZARD!!!


  6. Helpful (1)

    Must be a committed sales person with a passion for style and weddings to profit and make commission.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Stylist in Brookfield, WI
    Current Employee - Stylist in Brookfield, WI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at David's Bridal part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    It's a team orientated staff. You learn up and coming wedding trends.

    Cons

    It's difficult to make commission during slow season. It's not your traditional retail, it is mentally and physically challenge which many don't expect coming in to the job so there is a high turn over rate of staff.

    Advice to Management

    More incentive and praise for your stylist, they are the one bringing you sales. Respect the people who have to deal with the customers and customer service issues.


  7. Retail Olympics

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Burlington, VT
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Burlington, VT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at David's Bridal full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good pay. Most big holidays off unlike most retail. No Black Friday silliness.

    Cons

    A lot of bored people with mbas in middle management. be ready for uncaring. Unfeeling, and cold leadership.

    Advice to Management

    You will get no help from your district manager. So if you want your store to succeed be ready for a lot to come from within.


  8. Helpful (1)

    CSR

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at David's Bridal part-time

    Pros

    This is a great first job in retail or customer service. It is typically a fun, fast paced environment.

    Cons

    Heavy workload. Hours fluctuate greatly depending on the season.


  9. Helpful (1)

    Hard

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Stylist in Burbank, CA
    Current Employee - Stylist in Burbank, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at David's Bridal (Less than a year)

    Pros

    It's still a job. If u a desperate and need a job right away then take it and keep looking fo something else

    Cons

    Hard job, you need to be a really good sales person in order to sell wedding gowns. The gowns are heavy the customers are picky and they also lower you hourly pay to $8 in case if you get commission.

    Advice to Management

    Be more helpful and share knowledge


  10. Alterations Customer Services

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Peters, MO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Peters, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at David's Bridal (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great people to work with, loved working with the dresses

    Cons

    The alterations department and Sales department did not communicate very well.

    Advice to Management

    Need a team atmosphere, and educate all employees on the way things run in the departments. Not all dresses can be altered.


  11. Ok place to work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Bowling Green, KY
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Bowling Green, KY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at David's Bridal full-time

    Pros

    Really liked the people I worked with and the way every day was different, it never got mundane.

    Cons

    The upper management at district manager level was a joke. It was definitely favoritism at its best. It was tough in managers that did not play along

    Advice to Management

    Empower store managers to choose the best practices for their stores while following policies. Hire the right district leaders who are more about the business than popularity



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