The Buckle

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I loved the overall environment because its a fun and laid-back atmosphere but nice enough to draw in loyal customers.

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Current Employee - Sales Associate in College Station, TX
Current Employee - Sales Associate in College Station, TX

I have been working at The Buckle

Pros

decent compensation
opportunities for growth within the company
management was very understanding
very nice discount!
Practical dress code
diverse staff
good music!

Cons

some of the sales strategies are too pushy
management expects you to use their sales tactics regardless of whether they work well for you or not
the style can be a little gaudy at times and they layer too much
they make you push the buckle "rewards" card (credit card) too much

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Sometimes you know how to read your costumer and know that being too "pushy" will turn them off so it's actually better to ease up a little bit. Management needs to understand that not all of the sales tactics work on every customer. Also, if you have been involved in the presentation for a while, than you have probably figured your costumer out pretty well and don't need 2-3 other people telling you what else to show them on top of all of the things you already have. I hate exhausting a sale.

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    It was satisfactory.

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    Former Employee - Sales Teammate in Jackson, MS
    Former Employee - Sales Teammate in Jackson, MS

    I worked at The Buckle

    Pros

    The closeness of the staff makes working for the Buckle very enjoyable. The style of the merchandise is also always evolving. They do not spray awful loud scents around the store. They are committed to customer service of the highest level.

    Cons

    Lately, the style of the clothes has been becoming too glittery and metallic for a mass audience. I am not a fan.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep adhering to your commitment to excellent customer service. Do not travel too far from your core merchandise. Keep up the good work.

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  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Opportunity In Retail if Hard-Working & Mobile

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    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Aurora, IL
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Aurora, IL

    I have been working at The Buckle

    Pros

    Steadily growing company that is turning profit in the retail industry, a rare feat considering the current economy.
    Remarkable business plan that prevents the company from closing stores or result in loss of profits, rarely taking unnecessary risks.
    Great sales and interpersonal skills training.
    Superb customer relations development.
    Networking ability preferred with opportunities to recruit (or be recruited) regularly presenting themselves.
    Career advancement opportunities are regularly presented.
    Incredible personal relationship opportunities.
    If youthful, co-worker relationships is outstanding.
    Store discount.
    Commitment program displays the concern with success of individuals and team instead of the ultimate dollar.
    Varying from area to area, upper level management regularly allows stores to exercise autonomy in the day-to-day operation of the store.

    Cons

    Most advancement requires personal mobility.
    Long retail hours, regularly put in 50+ hours in week.
    Commission based pay is not as competitive as presented, requiring an almost impossible effort in order to earn what one would at a competitor.
    Favoritism, like in any sort of people business, does come into play.
    Expectations of using all of the company's business builders can become burdensome.
    Youthful teams can often lead to emotional and passionate situations that can grow tiresome.
    Depending on area, communication with upper-level management can be sparse.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Buckle is the greatest exporter of talent in the retail industry due to their methodical plan for growth and their refusal to pay talent competitive flat rates. Addressing these two issues would be seemingly ideal, though both are what help drive the success of the company: having only so many opportunities in the company inspires individuals to either commit themselves more to the experience that Buckle provides for its customer, weeds out those that doubt, leaving them with only the best of the best retail managers in the industry.

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