David's Bridal

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David's Bridal Reviews

Updated February 25, 2015
Updated February 25, 2015
350 Reviews
2.6
350 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.  

    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
  3.  

    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
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    Borderline Slave Work

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    Former Employee - Dress Specialist in San Antonio, TX
    Former Employee - Dress Specialist in San Antonio, TX

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

    Pros

    Helping out women plan for the best day of their lives.

    Cons

    Terrible managers, very clique-ish employees, other employees offering to ring up your customer trying to "help" you and instead stealing your sale and commission. Manager made me organize dresses from smallest to biggest, lightest to darkest. Which I did and it took me almost 3 hours only for her to turn around laugh and tell me I had to redo it because the hangers were facing the wrong way

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop thinking they are better than everyone else

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  6.  

    David's Bridal...THE WORST COMPANY TO WORK FOR!!

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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

    New Fashions and styles...but nothing more

    Cons

    Horrible pay of minimum wage, manager and employee abuse of power, no flexibility when it comes to picking hours since all consultants must work Saturday and Sunday, commission pay is a scam since you are paid based on the weekly hours worked, but on slow days where you only encounter 5 customers, can lower your commission.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Operate and manage the business as if it was your own. DO not just boss employees around while sitting behind the counter. Lead by example.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    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
  8.  

    horrible

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Springfield, NJ
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Springfield, NJ

    I worked at David's Bridal

    Pros

    I honestly have none, except it would definitely boost your resume for those who need it

    Cons

    very stressful environment, NEVER any raises or bonuses. unorganized management, expect you to make this place your entire life. ways to much pettiness due to low base rate + commission upon sales associates, long hours. if you're working t'ill 5 expect to leave at 6:30 but this is only for my store. I've heard that all the other ones are great.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Such a great job!

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    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
  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.  

    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?

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