Lane Bryant Reviews

Updated March 31, 2015
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Linda Heasley
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Pros
  • The employee discount was one of the best perks of the jobs , flexibility with hours (in 28 reviews)

  • they have a great discount program and you can learn about new products and get those free (in 28 reviews)

Cons
  • Not much room for growth, not enough pay, lastly the pushing of the credit cards (in 35 reviews)

  • I worked for them for 3 years and only got one raise when the state minimum wage was raise (in 16 reviews)

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  1. I am an allocation analyst, and I have with assortment analysis as well.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Lane Bryant full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    LB has a great work environment

    Cons

    The communication amongst differerent departments is not always up to par

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2. Good Hourly Job.....

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    Former Employee - Second Assistant Manager in Douglasville, GA
    Former Employee - Second Assistant Manager in Douglasville, GA

    I worked at Lane Bryant part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Pay was very gracious and customers were very friendly and kind.

    Cons

    Lack of advancement within management

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. The typical day that I enjoyed most about my Internship that this has been a great learning experience

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    Current Intern - Part Time Sales Associate in Catonsville, MD
    Current Intern - Part Time Sales Associate in Catonsville, MD

    I have been working at Lane Bryant as an intern (more than a year)

    Pros

    Shadowing my manger was great she showed me how to do bra fittings, always let the client tell their story so you can she what she likes or what she doesn't like. Shadowing my manager for the day and see what sales goals need to be met, what new sales we have, or just in general learn the language in which she speaks to her clients to make them feel comfortable.

    Cons

    Credit card, the interest rate on the card isn't good for my credit! the sales and discounts for employees doesn't match the pay check! Lack of career advancement, I didn't feel an enormous amount of growth. 3 people should be on the schedule instead of 3.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. An OK retailer to work for.

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    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager/Temporary Store Manager in Beckley, WV
    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager/Temporary Store Manager in Beckley, WV

    I worked at Lane Bryant

    Pros

    Great advancement opportunities, if that's what you are looking for.

    Cons

    Terrible upper management at the time. I had no support. I think they have made adjustments since I worked there.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Spend more money on your employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful

    It was an incredible place to work, the management was dreadful, though.

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate
    Former Employee - Sales Associate

    I worked at Lane Bryant part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    I loved being able to help plus sized women feel confident and comfortable. There aren't many places that larger ladies can go and feel that.
    At first, the hours were great.

    Cons

    Cut hours, risk of just being written off of the schedule if you made the store manager mad or upset, at times extremely unprofessional, typical retail gossip, management sucked.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    In-store management was decent, the store manager did not have her employees best interest at heart. Only concern was meeting sales goals. Upper management was great.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. Systemic issues from the top down

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    Former Employee - Part Time Sales Lead in Springfield, MO
    Former Employee - Part Time Sales Lead in Springfield, MO

    I worked at Lane Bryant part-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Lane Bryant is a great place to for uplifting plus size guests and making them feel beautiful. They provide a handsome employee discount that is good for multiple shops including Maurice's. Fashions sold are runway inspired and on trend.

    Cons

    To use an analogy, Lane Bryant consistently asks its employees to make bricks without straw. They demand high levels of productivity and sales without providing adequate payroll hours or training to meet their demands. Corporate refuses to equip stores with the hours, supplies, and technology needed to deliver the superior customer service guests expect for the price point of the product.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    My advice is a top to bottom paradigm shift in how the company equips its employees to meet company goals. Guests simply do not understand or care why there is only one fitting room attendant on a high volume weekend. All they know is that a pair of jeans costs $70 and they are not getting the level of service expected for the price point. Furthermore, guests are expecting technology and store environments that warrant the price point they are paying. I worked in a store that had computers from 1987 that constantly broke down, leaks in the ceiling tiles, wall paper peeling from the walls, and stains all over the carpet. We were the #2 grossing store in the district. I was embarrassed and disheartened to work for a company that took their customers for granted and refused to give employees the tools needed to provide the best experience.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  8. 2 people found this helpful

    No room for advancement

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    Current Employee - Store Manager in Panama City Beach, FL
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Panama City Beach, FL

    I have been working at Lane Bryant

    Pros

    people, location good employee discount

    Cons

    5 years no pay increase but my plan every month

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    pay to play

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. There was constantly drama in our location, as well as the surround locations as well.

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    Former Employee - Part Time Sales Associate in Tulsa, OK
    Former Employee - Part Time Sales Associate in Tulsa, OK

    I worked at Lane Bryant

    Pros

    One pro was the discount. 40% year round, once a month we got a 50% week.

    Cons

    Our location moved and they started new girls off with more pay than girls that had been with the company for months.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Advice to management would be to treat everyone fairly.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. poor management, poor pay, poor product

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Lane Bryant (more than a year)

    Pros

    the discount, and free product

    Cons

    management, the product, the environment

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  11. Great if you live close and you're in school

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    Former Employee - Part Time Sales Associate in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Part Time Sales Associate in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Lane Bryant part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    -Flexible schedule, great if you have a second job or are in school
    -40% in store discount
    -Clients are fun to work with.

    Cons

    -No PTO, bonuses, or insurance benefits for part time.
    -Shifts average 4.5 hours, with 3 being the minimum and 5 being max. It's a pain when you have a long commute.
    -Pushing credit cards.
    -Payroll isn't enough to cover store needs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep a DM for more than a few months. Have more knowledge about what happens in stores.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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