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Great first job

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Former Employee - Fashion Representative  in  Columbus, OH
Former Employee - Fashion Representative in Columbus, OH

I worked at dELiA*s part-time for more than 3 years

Pros

This was a great place to get my feet wet in the fashion industry. I worked as a "fashion representative," and had a very positive experience with my coworkers and managers.

Cons

The company really pushes their deals and pushing products on customers while they are in the fitting rooms. I felt obnoxious at times when required to use these selling tactics.

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    Fun, creative, challenging and rewarding

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate  in  Wellington, FL
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Wellington, FL

    I worked at dELiA*s part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    I love Delia's approach to sales. Rather than the typical "need any help with anything, let us know", they really taught you how to approach someone like a personal friend, have a full conversation with the customer, introduce them to something they may not have noticed alone, and then help them with whatever they need. It's what I would want as a customer.

    Cons

    The upper level management and their decisions for the lower management are, I think, skewed and need adjustments in the way they handle their subordinates. There's no compassion and understanding and they only look at numbers and not the person themselves.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Advice to management, especially upper management, consider the experience and work background of a manager and not just the numbers that the store brings in every month because those numbers can vary depending on outside situations that the manager has no control over

    Recommends
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    The people are great!

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    Current Employee - Fashionista  in  Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Fashionista in Austin, TX

    I have been working at dELiA*s

    Pros

    -The girls that work there are just so friendly, it's like a big family
    -The managers are really nice
    -You get any requested time off if you do it 2 weeks ahead of time
    -Not compensation based pay
    -The customers are very friendly and easy to work with
    -Managers get to know fashion reps on a personal level.
    -Great discount. 40-50%

    Cons

    -Shifts are long, and there is a lot of work to be done
    -Without prior retail experience, starting pay sucks
    -No promotions in pay until your year review
    -There are occasional customers that are difficult to handle
    -There can be some competition between fashion reps for sales

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase pay. Making less than $40 for a six hour shift is ridiculous when things are so expensive. Possibly make semiannual reviews instead of just annual.

    Recommends
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