David's Bridal

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Good Job if you are okay working on commission.

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Former Employee - Sales Consultant  in  Little Rock, AR
Former Employee - Sales Consultant in Little Rock, AR

Pros

Great Co workers
Fun environment
Good Benefits

Cons

Small hourly plus commission
Must work Saturday to make an money

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Remember that people have families.

Approves of CEO

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    David's Bridal Wedding Consultant

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    Current Employee - Bridal Consultant  in  Winston-Salem, NC
    Current Employee - Bridal Consultant in Winston-Salem, NC

    Pros

    The company has excellent full time employee benefits however there aren't any benefits for part-time employees. The store opens at 11:00 a.m. Monday thru Friday so if you are a "sleep in" person the earliest you would have to be at work for the Monday - Friday morning shifts is 10:00 a.m. On weekends...the store closes at 7:00 p.m. on Saturday and is open noon until 6:00 p.m. on Sundays. For the most part, you are helping someone make a very important decision in their life and that can be spiritually rewarding for you.

    Cons

    It is a commission based job and there is a great deal of pressure to achieve hourly production numbers. As a full time consultant, you do not get commission unless you sell a specified amount of dollars over a 2 week period (the pay period consist of 2 weeks). If you do not sell the specified amount then your pay is $7.50/hr. based on the number of hours you worked during that 2 week period. If you continue to not make commission for 3 pay periods, you get a formal "write up" because you are not meeting the standards, after 3 write ups, you can be dismissed from your job. You only get 1/2 hr. for lunch and sometimes you may not get a lunch due to bridal appointments running back to back and whether or not there are enough consultants to service the appointments. You are suppose to get a 15 minute break but that seldom ever happens either. Unfortuantely, the turnover rate for employees at the store where I work is 85% which means every year before our busy season (January - March) management has to practically hire a whole new consultant staff. That staff has to be trained prior to the busy season which takes a least 2 weeks...time consuming for the management staff that does the training and very costly for the company.

    The consultants are the sales staff, "stocking" staff, maids (have to clean the public bathrooms!), garbage removal service, and" recover" the store after a long day of hauling wedding gowns back and forth and trying to sale wedding gowns while constantly smiling and trying to be happy for the brides you are helping. I have personally worked an additional 2 hrs. after the store closed on a Saturday cleaning, straigtening gowns in bridal and special occassion, and making certain all my paperwork is completed before I leave...a 7 1/2 hr. shift can turn into a 9 1/2 hr. shift or more before you realize it. Plus all that time that you are cleaning and recovering the store actually counts against you as far as your production numbers . I have known consultants to clock out and continue to clean because they can not afford to stay on the clock.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The entire commission program needs to be reassed and the base salary is not sufficient.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Do NOT work here! Worst job I have ever had.

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    Former Employee - Wedding Consultant  in  Baton Rouge, LA
    Former Employee - Wedding Consultant in Baton Rouge, LA

    Pros

    None, unless you like to look at the new styles of wedding gowns, or are wedding coordinator who needs clients.

    Cons

    Pay is lousy....Need $12,000 in sales in 2 weeks to make commission! Dresses heavy, cause back problems.Must call for appts. like telemarketers, at least 3 times for each bride, Brides can be rude, and obnoxious, some stink and need to bathe. They expect you to dress every bride, sorry but when they stink, and are not clean, I am not dressing them. Base pay is 7.50 an hour, and lucky if you make commission. People will steal commission that you have worked very hard to earn. Getting it back is hard. Management is hard to talk to, District manager is, well, not very nice, disrespectful, and unprofessional. employee Turnover is HIGH. Many other jobs and corporations to choose from, may not be great, but better than here. have worked many places, in different fields, this is the worst job I have ever had. Happy to be elsewhere in a professional setting, still hard and still retail, but treat people with respect.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    pay your consultants a little more, reward hard work, and give commision on each sale, not on total sales for the pay period. Oh, and try bringing your company into the year 2009-2010. Customers are unhappy, and so are your sales people and managers. Give managers the bonuses they deserve, and try encouraging your sales staff,

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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