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Fun Place to Work, but Not Much Growth Opportunity

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

I have been working at bebe stores

Pros

The product, atmosphere, and people (at most stores) are great. Many of the associates and leaders have been with the company for several years. You see and interact with upper-level management often, and although our district hasn't had the best DM, I do feel that the leadership as a whole is very hands-on.

Cons

There seems to be little opportunity for growth. Despite being the top producer for the last year in my current as a sales manager, with no negative feedback on any reviews, I have been told that I am not ready for advancement. I have a bachelor's degree in marketing and have several years experience, yet the company has chosen to outsource for the last 3 open management positions in my area. We also have another sales manager that has been with the company for 4 years and has been passed up for promotion several times. We work hard and have some of the best reviews from clients, but for some reason bebe does not see our value in upper management.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

I would suggest that they focus on promoting people who have proven their sales and leadership in bebe skills rather than hiring from outside of the company. I would also suggest the district and regional management connect more on strategy. We often get one directive from our DM, only to have our RM come in and tell us everything is wrong!

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    overly-priced clothes, under-paid employees

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

    I have been working at bebe stores

    Pros

    You get a really good discount; decent job to have part-time while in school--managers are generally flexible with school schedules; like to promote from within

    Cons

    no raises for sales associates; no motivation from corporate; company is extremely cheap; managers have to compete with sales girls for sales so they can commission, too; lied about work opportunities; snobby employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    the option of a raise would be nice for employees, especially in the sport department where traffic is slower. also, more encouragement and recognition from corporate would serve the company well

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    my bebe review

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

    I have been working at bebe stores

    Pros

    a good company to work for for a fashion forward woman. great discount and if your good at selling you can make great commission

    Cons

    they dont offer raises at my location or rewards to employes which doesnt help motivate or drive workers to push harder which is its only downfall

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    my managers we great. i loved them all. they made the work environment friendly and fun. all in all they are fab!

    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO
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