Fashion Bug Reviews

Updated October 22, 2014
Updated October 22, 2014
82 Reviews
3.4
82 Reviews
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MaryEllen MacDowell
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Flexible schedule, competetive pay, great discount (in 5 reviews)

  • 40% discount on all clothing as an employee (in 4 reviews)


Cons
  • You sell credit cards, selling merchandise is incidental (in 8 reviews)

  • Don't expect any raise, they start at minimum wage and haven't given yearly raises in a while (in 4 reviews)

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  1.  

    Beneficial

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Garfield Heights, Cuyahoga, OH
    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Garfield Heights, Cuyahoga, OH

    I worked at Fashion Bug part-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    It was a great company, I was given my first position as a manager there only 3 months after working there, and it was at the recommendation of our store manager. A position of "Key Holder" was created to transfer me into the position of assistant manager. The strongest compliment that I received was from our district manager, and she told our manager that hiring me was one of the best things that she had done; this gave me great confidence, because this was my first management position, and my first time working in retail. That compliment gave me great confidence in my work ethic. I worked there from 1999 until I went back to school in 2002, but when I came back in 2010 after finishing school and working a few other jobs, I fell right back in place, and was promoted back to management, but unfortunately the company closed in December of 2012, but I enjoyed the 6 years of employment and experience that I gained from the working with a great company, and great people.

    Cons

    Promoting the credit card to customers was a challenge

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The management was great , I honestly can't complain. They were fair.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Easy job, nice company.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous
    Former Employee - Anonymous

    I worked at Fashion Bug

    Pros

    Worked with all nice ladies and the work was pretty easy.

    Cons

    I only made minimum wage and no commission.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    A company that I worked for over 13 years

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Store Sales Leader in Ashland, KY
    Former Employee - Store Sales Leader in Ashland, KY

    I worked at Fashion Bug full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Promotions from within when available, amazing discounts, great training programs.

    Cons

    Pay was not as competitive for management as it should've been. Lots of workload, with no additional hours, but if you were a great manager, you got it done within time limits.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I would never have left this company had it not closed it's doors thanks to Ascena Group. It was affordable clothing, amazing employees, and a very happy environment. Sad to see it go. SHAME ON YOU ASCENA!!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Fashion bug was a job, not a career

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Milwaukie, OR
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Milwaukie, OR

    I worked at Fashion Bug part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Friendly coworkers
    Clothing discounts were a plus

    Cons

    Disliked pushing credit card sales
    Schedule not decided until Sunday before, doesn't allow for personal planning
    Clientele are crabby

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Put more effort into training younger staff

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    typical retail

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Store Sales Leader in Newark, NJ
    Current Employee - Store Sales Leader in Newark, NJ

    I have been working at Fashion Bug part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    They were fairly flexible in scheduling since this was a part-time evening/weekend

    Cons

    Cleaning up after customers who throw clothes on floor of the dressing room!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Good company

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Fashion Bug full-time

    Pros

    Discount on merchandise and great customers

    Cons

    Long hours and physically draining. Can feel under appreciated.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work on adding more incentive and giving praise

  8.  

    Needed a Better DM

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Everett, WA
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Everett, WA

    I have been working at Fashion Bug part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    good employees, nice people who work hard

    Cons

    low pay , no respect ,a lot of work for not a lot of money ,

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Respect your employees more

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Love it!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Fashion Bug

    Pros

    Always promoted within
    Above average wages

    Cons

    Closed all stores after buy out!

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    good environment

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Part Time Sales Associate in Cinnaminson, NJ
    Former Employee - Part Time Sales Associate in Cinnaminson, NJ

    I worked at Fashion Bug part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    nice ladies to work with, good incentives, great and loyal customers, good with working with you on hours.

    Cons

    sometimes they pushed too hard to sell charges, customers leave big messes in dressing room, rude customers

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    it was a great experience

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Cashier in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Cashier in Pittsburgh, PA

    I have been working at Fashion Bug part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    great staff, fun, loved fashion shows, great company

    Cons

    retail, inventory, credit cards, no commision

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    they were dedicated

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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