David's Bridal Reviews

Updated June 25, 2015
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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

    I have been working at David's Bridal

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    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)

    Fun job, terrible pay.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Stylist in Lexington-Fayette, KY
    Current Employee - Stylist in Lexington-Fayette, KY

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

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

    Pros

    The best part about this job is helping your bride find her dream gown. Talking with her and listening to her needs really helps you develop your people skills. Creating a personal bond between you and your bride is something you don't get anywhere else.

    Cons

    The pay is terrible. $7.50/hour is your base pay. After that you have to hit commission goals that are unachievable. Managers expect every single bride to apply for financing and they expect every bride to purchase everything the day she walks in. Expectations are too high.


  3. Helpful (2)

    Alterations Specialist

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    Former Employee - Alterations Specialist in Horseheads, NY
    Former Employee - Alterations Specialist in Horseheads, NY

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

    Pros

    It's a pretty clean environment and you get to assist brides to obtain the perfect fit for their special day. Everyone feels welcome.

    Cons

    Work hours are controlled by how much work flows through since the alterations department is really a separate business inside the store and so those who can't keep up with productivity are let go, even if they do better quality work than the manager. Quantity, not quality. Customers compliment when there's better quality.

    Advice to Management

    Look at the quality of work you're getting and base it on that. Not how many dresses can be altered in a certain number of hours. Some of those dresses take three times longer than is allotted.


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  5. fun time at the Bridal Salon

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Junior Stylist in Medford, OR
    Former Employee - Junior Stylist in Medford, OR

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

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    A friendly and fun environment.

    Cons

    Not enough hours to live on


  6. Costumer Service Representative

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at David's Bridal

    Pros

    Nothing at all was a pro here

    Cons

    Everyone treats you like their slave


  7. Good Company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Alterations Customer Service Representative in Lubbock, TX
    Current Employee - Alterations Customer Service Representative in Lubbock, TX

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

    Positive Outlook
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Management is open and training is hands on

    Cons

    Some issues with employees are not always promptly addressed

    Advice to Management

    If you have an employee that does not work efficiently, let them go for the benefit of everyone else and creating a better teamwork environment


  8. Helpful (1)

    I hated working here

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    You get to help brides find that special dress for their special day.
    They have a large variety of dresses and styles to meet almost every bride's needs.

    Cons

    Cliques within the store.
    High pressure to sell the credit card and upsell accessories and shoes.
    Commission structure makes it virtually impossible to earn more than your wage.


  9. Fun Place to Work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Associate & Bridal Consultant in Richmond Heights, Cuyahoga, OH
    Former Employee - Sales Associate & Bridal Consultant in Richmond Heights, Cuyahoga, OH

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Fun atmosphere, exciting, sales, compensation

    Cons

    No reliable pay, too competitive at times

    Advice to Management

    Do better at managing schedule


  10. Wedding consultant

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Wedding Consultant
    Former Employee - Wedding Consultant

    I worked at David's Bridal

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I loved my job. It is a great company to work for.

    Cons

    Wish they had given a flat commission on product sold, not based on hours worked and amount sold.

    Advice to Management

    Change the way your commission works, or pay more on your base for part time help. Your consultants are the heart of your store ,and work very hard.


  11. Upper management

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

    I worked at David's Bridal full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Plenty of work to keep it interesting.

    Cons

    So to make any long term gains.

    Advice to Management

    If someone can do the job, let them. If they really put themselves out there to do the very best job they can, hire them



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