LF Stores Reviews

Updated September 25, 2014
Updated September 25, 2014
31 Reviews
2.6
31 Reviews
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  1.  

    Great learning opportunity - brilliant merchant runs this operation

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at LF Stores for more than 8 years

    Pros

    great for those who want to be in fashion

    Cons

    long hours with very high expectations

    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Terrible Place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Stylist/Sales  in  Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Stylist/Sales in Boston, MA

    I worked at LF Stores full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    High pay, girls that work there can be great (if your manager hires good employees) but they will all undoubtedly leave once they realize what a terrible place LF is to work at.

    Cons

    - Excessive hours (especially during sale)
    - Catty corporate office who only care about the bottom line
    - Extremely high turnover rate of employees
    - Terrible quality product that will break (but you won't be allowed to refund customers)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Dissolve this company

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good for what it's worth

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at LF Stores full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    You learn A LOT of the ins-and-outs of a company. It allows you to dip your toes into every aspect available; merchandising, marketing, management, etc..

    Cons

    Home office is very overbearing. You are treated/expected to be full-time even if you are part-time. Long hours when it comes to their only sale of the season- overtime and double time are a nice bonus. No raises given until you ask. Nearly NO room to grow, you reach management and that's it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stay organized and treat your employees with equal respect.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Great job to have while *in* college

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Personal Stylist  in  Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Personal Stylist in Boston, MA

    I have been working at LF Stores full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    the discount is maaaad good and the people i work with are super fun! Its a fun way to work on communication skills because through the styling sessions you build bonds and create trust with the person you are styling. You also get visits from corporate time to time and thats a great way to let them see how much you are helping the company

    Cons

    the hours are long but you make overtime which is super awesome

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    having DM contests makes us focus on only a few pieces and allows us to forget about everything else. there would be a more even selling of all pieces if you focused more on us having better styling sessions than us selling more of just a few key pieces.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Lots of hours but lots of fun!

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    Current Employee - Stylist/Sales  in  Venice, CA
    Current Employee - Stylist/Sales in Venice, CA

    I have been working at LF Stores full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Fun atmosphere, good compensation, nice people, good management

    Cons

    Very long days, over 40 hours a week

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Interesting...

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Stylist/Sales  in  Palm Beach Gardens, FL
    Current Employee - Stylist/Sales in Palm Beach Gardens, FL

    I have been working at LF Stores full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    discount (80 on close, 50 on shoes, 30 on accessories)
    paid well
    fun atmosphere at first

    Cons

    rob people blind basically
    awful quality clothes
    overbearing home office
    sketchy company in general
    MANY MANY hours

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    stop being rude and congratulate people every now and then..

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Stuck in high school...

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    Former Employee - Stylist/Sales  in  Beverly Hills, CA
    Former Employee - Stylist/Sales in Beverly Hills, CA

    I worked at LF Stores full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Discount. Paid vacation. Paid sick days, and the option for health benefits, option of over time with time and half pay.

    Cons

    The way the home office treats their employees is ridiculous. They want you to sell in an illogical way and basically tell you to never listen your customer's needs. The way they drive their business is make client books with personal connection and constantly telling customers how "cuuuuute" everything looks. Opportunity for growth is limited and there's never any encouragement from the home office or even the manager even when you do well. I understand the concept "there's always room for improvement" but if you don't have your employees' back, why would they want to perform for you. Horrible team environment because my manager always needed a side kick and would plot out ways to get employees she didn't like fired. Half the girls who work there are stuck in high school and in their mid-late 20s.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Change your "selling techniques", keep inventory and invest in cameras because everyone steals, encourage employees so they will perform for you instead of making every little thing an uphill battle and making them think they're going to get fired everyday.

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

    Great Clothes, Not Worth it

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    Former Employee - Stylist/Sales  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Stylist/Sales in New York, NY

    I worked at LF Stores full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    The people I worked with were cool, but not cool enough to make me want to stay. Everything was overlooked by corporate and the head of the company, who is catty and demanding and self-righteous. The hours asked of you are nearly funny--unless you are working there. However, the discount is rather rewarding.

    Cons

    Management, disorganization, general attitude, cleanliness

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take better care of your stores and employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Not worth it.

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    Current Employee - Stylist/Sales  in  Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Stylist/Sales in Miami, FL

    I have been working at LF Stores for more than a year

    Pros

    Amazing discount. Decent pay but not for the amount of work you actually do.

    Cons

    You will spend your life working here. Meetings every week after hours, that are mandatory and random. Home office that's more like a mean girls group. Had to send "selfies" of ourselves to home office LOL. It's just a complete joke. Don't bother unless you want to spend your life telling people how cute they look in their over priced clothes that are poorly treated in backstock. Things had gotten leaked on, we just spray Febreze on them and move on.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat your employees better.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    I love it

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Personal Stylist  in  Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Personal Stylist in Boston, MA

    I have been working at LF Stores part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great discount, good pay, fun environment and awesome coworkers. The higher ups really care about how the store is doing and will come in and check on the store, it shows that they really care about how the store is doing.

    Cons

    it takes a while to get in contact with them sometimes, but overall they really care about what happens within the stores :D

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    quicken your responses?

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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