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Company is in the dark ages

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Current Employee - Stylist
Current Employee - Stylist

I have been working at BCBG part-time for less than a year

Pros

My manager is what makes this store worth coming to, despite the outdated processes of this company. To some extent the manager and assistance managers can help buffer the things that are defunct about the company as a whole.

Cons

Upper leadership (district managers) appear to stick around despite being poor at their job; this company does not appear to want to develop employees and individuals for career growth, but again, this is one perspective from a particular district where the upper leadership (DM, RM) acts aloof and childish

Advice to ManagementAdvice

A solid store with inspirational leadership can help motivate the other employees to want to be there, to buffer against some of the upper-management problems.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    Overall good experience

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    Former Employee - Sales Specialist
    Former Employee - Sales Specialist

    I worked at BCBG part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The discount is really good on regular priced items. You are not sitting there folding or organizing clothes all day, you are encouraged to interact with people and basically play dress up with clients.

    Cons

    They may start you off a little lower hourly rate, but you can usually negotiate a higher pay if you have more selling experience. The commission is not all that great.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Motivate your team and don't play favorites.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Great clothes, Poor Company Structure

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

    I worked at BCBG part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Co-workers were nice, it's a respected brand, and the clothes are great.

    Cons

    Even if you sell $50,000 in a month, you will probably commission $0 due to their unusual "Versus" system, where you get paid the min. wage/hr and only 3% commission, so at the end of the month, if you make a ton of sales, you only get paid the difference. It sounds fair on paper, but in practice, it's a nightmare. Basically, you could make a ton of sales from certain clients in a small amount of time, but then you are scheduled to work your full shift (and sometimes take others' shifts, do floor sets, etc.), and all of those hours of working actually work AGAINST your commission bc you basically could just collect a check for $1,000 without all of the extra exhaustion, hassle, and stress, but they keep you there and at the end of the month, you think you're going to get a big pay day and you end up getting nothing and they tell you that this is fair and no other company would pay you any better.

    As a note to future potentials, other companies give their employees GREAT discounts also, plus better commission, and you wouldn't have to spend your entire paycheck just to buy 2 dresses.

    It's the structure of the company. There's nothing the Managers can even do about it bc it's the higher ups. Also, the people that come in from Corporate LOVE their job bc they aren't abused like the people in the stores. The people from Corporate ironically come in to the stores to be STYLED by the stylist in the stores because a lot of them have no clear fashion sense of their own and need to be told what to wear and how to wear it--and yet, these are the people who are "in charge" of the fashion.

    Also, a co-worker tipped off about double checking your time cards bc they have been known to be "magically" changed before a paycheck to show LESS hours than what you may have actually worked so that employees can "technically" stay "part-time" by working 39 hours instead of 42.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There is a reason why good employees don't stay long--take up this matter with YOUR management to restructure so that good employees are being treated right and appropriately compensated for what they bring to the company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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