David's Bridal

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David's Bridal Reviews

Updated January 27, 2015
Updated January 27, 2015
336 Reviews
2.6
336 Reviews
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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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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    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.  

    Assistant Manager

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

    I worked at David's Bridal

    Pros

    Great atmosphere and people to work with

    Cons

    Turnover is awefu for part time employees

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  3.  

    Disappointed

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

    I have been working at David's Bridal

    Pros

    Fun atmosphere, work/life balance, great coworkers

    Cons

    Low pay, no room for growth, no employee appreciation, very unfair with commission

    Doesn't Recommend
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  5.  

    So glad I quit last week!!

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    • Senior Management
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at David's Bridal

    Pros

    Looking at some of the beautiful dresses and accessories.

    Cons

    Management has no respect for customers and talk about them behind their backs and share confidential information about people.
    The employees are all hate their jobs especially when consultants aren't selling.
    Overbooked appointments
    Dirty bathrooms and breakrooms
    Ruining customers credit by shoving the credit card down their throat
    Very high turnover for management. Very high
    Outdated system for computers
    Everyone is all about money. It's sad.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I feel sorry for you.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    thumbs down

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at David's Bridal

    Pros

    some really great people worked there

    Cons

    commission is based on all hours worked even if the store is closed. they make you stay rediculously late for clean up and you either stay for free or franticly try to sell to make them up.

  7.  

    Unprofessional

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    Former Employee - Junior Stylist
    Former Employee - Junior Stylist

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

    Pros

    If you're interested in learning about the bridal industry, this is a semi-decent starting place.

    Cons

    First of all, the interview process was very strange. I was set up in a group interview in the middle of the store. 2nd interview consisted of a job offer, in the middle of the store. We were asked if we needed any weekends off in the next few months because they were going to need us for them all. I let them know that I needed one off and that was it; I would be free the remainder of the time. There was absolutely no formal computer training whatsoever. In addition to that, there also wasn't very much on floor training. I was cut from work on 2 different occasions. The first was after only being there for 3 hours. Because I was new and they were slow, I had to leave (so that barely even paid for my gas or the new wardrobe I had to purchase because everything has to be black). The 2nd time was the first Saturday I worked and had to make early arrangements to be picked up (due to later plans) after slaving for $8/hr with very little assistance or help to any questions I had. When I finished my cleanup time, I tried to find a manager (because the actual one and assistant one had already left...did not know). Finally found one (who clearly didn't like me from the day I started...very grumpy with chip on her shoulder), and as she went to look at my area, she blew me off to do something else. So, I waited, and waited, then finally had to go hunt her down again....I was then free to leave. Later that night I received a text message from a new coworker with my schedule for the following week because while I was there, no one seemed to know where it was at. She also notified me that management was pissed at me for not being open and honest about my schedule, amongst a lot of other negative comments. After I found this out, I called my manager the following day and let her know I would not be returning to work. She stated that it was completely fabricated and she could not believe that I believed that, to which I replied I have no clue as to why this coworker would lie to me. After all, the meeting I spent 2 hours at on the previous Sunday it was stated numerous times that there wouldn't be any drama and that we are all "equal". Needless to say, the manager was not happy. I told her that's something she needed to work out and confront with the manager that was lift on shift Saturday night. I apologized for wasting her time and wished her good luck. And that is my David's Bridal experience.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    TAKE THE TIME TO TRAIN YOUR EMPLOYEES PROPERLY. DO NOT TALK ABOUT YOUR EMPLOYEES TO OTHERS, PERIOD.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  8.  

    Blah

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oak Lawn, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oak Lawn, IL

    I have been working at David's Bridal

    Pros

    Decent co-workers. Benefits for full time employees.

    Cons

    Brides...need I say more? Needy and way too particular. They don't seem to realize that this is David's Bridal. Your buying a $300 wedding gown off the rack. It's not going to be perfect

    Management is changing big time which is good and bad. My store manager is amazing but the DM and upper levels are to busy trying to prove themselves. Everything has to be perfect to a T. If your not running around carrying 15 lb dresses in heels then your not doing good enough.

    Dress code is a nightmare. Black, white, ivory, blush colors only. No colored nail polish and yes management will notice. Every hair in place and makeup must be flawless. As I said black heels need to be worn as long as possible. If you must change into flats they need to be leather or patent leather no fabric flats.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you make rules and policies stick to them. We look like the bad guy when we tell customers that it's not something we can do. Then when they threaten to call corporate we'll do all but open up the registers and give you the cash.

    Relax. Your running a bridal salon not a hospital. Lives are not at risk here. Nobody's going to go into cardiac arrest if my hair is pulled back into a ponytail.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Pleasant, but intense-

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at David's Bridal

    Pros

    Exciting to the one to assist with gown selection, and fabulous when "the" gown is selected. Training is a continuous and ongoing process

    Cons

    30 minute breaks, even when working a full-time day

  10.  

    Good Part Time Job

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Wedding Consultant in Lafayette, IN
    Current Employee - Wedding Consultant in Lafayette, IN

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

    Pros

    -Commission
    -Fun Enviroment
    -Beautiful merchandise

    Cons

    -Long and tiring
    -On your feet for long hours
    -Customers can be horrible

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  11.  

    it was a terrible place to work.

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

    I worked at David's Bridal

    Pros

    enjoyed the clientele and the job.

    Cons

    District Manager rarely visited the store. The Store Manager was terrible. No work life balance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No regard for your personal life.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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