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Overall, a great place to work

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Sales Manager
Current Employee - Sales Manager

Pros

Generally clear directive, from their newsletter to the visual aides they provide. They do a good job of passing along information.
Relatively strong training program, including very detailed videos (though sometimes out of date) and corresponding quizzes.
GREAT benefits package that includes a PTO (personal time off) pool, equating to about 5 hours for every 2 weeks worked. This made it very easy to take necessary sick time, vacation time, and personal time.

Cons

The company seems to burn out people in the DM position. This causes stores to feel the burn out their DMs are feeling, causing unnecessary stress.
The commission program is only beneficial to those that work in large cities. They would do better in paying stylists a higher hourly wage, in smaller cities, so they can get better talent in the store or to keep their talent.
The Vice President, Susan Powers, is out of touch.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Do away with the archaic clientele books that does nothing but annoy the unsuspecting customers who decide to be your "client". It doesn't work in smaller locations. This is an example of how Susan Powers is out of touch.

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Being a Stylist is always a challenge and it really expands your skills when styling clients of all ages.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Stylist
    Current Employee - Stylist

    Pros

    The atmosphere is uplifting and fun. We take our work seriously but still have fun and are laid back when the time is right. And since we know we make commission it is even more motivation to help out our clients. And when you have a large sale, it is the MOST rewarding feeling. I definitely recommend working for bebe.

    Cons

    Some clients can be pretty catty and rude and some make an insane mess of their fitting rooms.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Study your store and know what you are talking about because the more you know... the more your stylists will listen and respect you.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Hone your sales skills

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

    Pros

    Personal connection opportunities, versatility, understanding yet profit driven

    Cons

    not very fulfilling, personally. can get boring.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    the management system is well in-tact

    No opinion of CEO
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