David's Bridal

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David's Bridal Reviews

Updated September 19, 2014
Updated September 19, 2014
284 Reviews
2.6
284 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 7 reviews)

  • It is a fun work environment--making dreams come true every day (in 6 reviews)


Cons
  • Only management is full time everything else is part time (in 22 reviews)

  • They only hire part time with commision (which is a hit or miss) (in 19 reviews)

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  1.  

    Only the strong survive

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Wedding Consultant  in  Natick, MA
    Former Employee - Wedding Consultant in Natick, MA

    I worked at David's Bridal full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    If you're a young female, that hasn't yet had her wedding day, this is a great way to get exposure to the fashion side of weddings.

    Cons

    If you have strong sales capabilities, you're better off finding a corporate job where the commission is worth it, and even when it isn't, you base pay is still enough for you to survive. Weddings/ bridal sales are definitely seasonal so this is not a job you can rely on to pay the bills year round.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Up the base pay for your salespeople- why do the people at the front desk make twice as much than the girls in the back hustling?

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Overall I had a wonderful experience working at David's Bridal

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Bridal Sales Consultant  in  Abilene, TX
    Former Employee - Bridal Sales Consultant in Abilene, TX

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

    Pros

    Most of the employees were part time but this company does promote from within when they can. It was a fun job. Getting to help a person pick out her dress for one of the most important days in her life was very rewarding. Get to play with beautiful dresses all day.....what's not to love about that. Nancy was the Manager of the store I worked at. She made it a great place to work. She loved her job and it showed.

    Cons

    My only problem with this job was that in the town where I worked it seemed to be very seasonal. The job is part hourly pay and part commissions. During the busy season (Jan - July) you can make good money. But during the rest of the year it was difficult. I could not pay bills on this job 6 months out of the year. I don't know if it's because it was in a smaller town or what. Maybe the stores in bigger areas like Dallas/Ft Worth are more consistent.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I thought management did a great job.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    it was a great experience

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at David's Bridal

    Pros

    it was a great experience to be apart of brides special days!

    Cons

    the base pay is minimum wage and unless you did well in the few hours you had to work you didn't commission.

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  5.  

    If you can sell a
    Bride you can sell anything

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at David's Bridal part-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Working with all women can be amazing or very hard

    Cons

    Corporate has no idea how all the constant changes effect the stores, employees and customers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Managers are great but the upper management makes it hard to be happy working there

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Exciting environment, constant change in new styles and cusotmers

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Working at David's Bridal was a job that was easy to love. Seeing the brides excitement when she found the dress of her dreams was contagious.

    Cons

    Pay was minimum wage plus commission. Unless a consultant averaged $200.00 hourly the full commission was not paid. Hours were minimal and if you had an off peak traffic time shift making any money was impossible. The management didn't care about the brides after they had bought everything the could force on them. Becoming full time was very rare and that was the only way to receive benefits.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Recognize that your employees are your most valuable asset and try to retain them instead of constantly having to hire and train.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Great company, no room for advancement

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative  in  San Antonio, TX
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in San Antonio, TX

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

    Pros

    Great managers, always worked with my schedule

    Cons

    Upper management not really involved, extremely old POS system

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Ask the employees on the retail side what would really help make their job easier

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Good job

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at David's Bridal part-time

    Pros

    Good pay and nice people

    Cons

    Work from open to close every weekend

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Love working for Davids Bridal!

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    Current Employee - Stylist  in  Omaha, NE
    Current Employee - Stylist in Omaha, NE

    I have been working at David's Bridal part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Working with a great group of positive women

    Cons

    Sometimes you will end up working with a Bridezilla… but, its all a part of the job and I don't really mind it too much :)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They are amazing! Great ladies who all do a great job :)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Very Busy Work Environment

    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative

    I have been working at David's Bridal part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Co-workers and likes of the wedding industry.

    Cons

    Sometimes nasty customers and the constant change in what Corporate wants done.

  11.  

    Great people

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at David's Bridal full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    great people below upper management level
    nice office locations
    great product concept
    large position in market

    Cons

    non-competitive sourcing
    uneven marketing
    non-flexible and slow to respond to market trends
    non-competitive pricing
    people are promoted politically, not meritoriously

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    broaden sourcing
    increase flexibility
    value the people who really contribute
    listen to the people who are really working on an area before you change it

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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