Lane Bryant

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Lane Bryant Reviews

Updated September 25, 2014
Updated September 25, 2014
208 Reviews
2.7
208 Reviews
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Linda Heasley
7 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • they have a great discount program and you can learn about new products and get those free (in 27 reviews)

  • Employee discount was the biggest advantage working for the company (in 25 reviews)


Cons
  • Not much room for growth, not enough pay, lastly the pushing of the credit cards (in 29 reviews)

  • I worked for them for 3 years and only got one raise when the state minimum wage was raise (in 14 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    PTSL

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    Current Employee - Pt Sales Leader
    Current Employee - Pt Sales Leader

    I have been working at Lane Bryant part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great management team within the building.
    Manageable standards with a beautiful store.
    Clientele is the best. Lots of regulars and Lane Bryant really wants you to build a relationship with them.

    Cons

    Not a lot of room for movement in the company and politics.
    There seems to be a disconnect between stores and field management.
    Changing policies with time and availability requirements.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Gather feedback from stores before policies that may not be necessary are implemented. Its about quality of life outside of work as well.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    great people

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    Former Employee - Store Manager
    Former Employee - Store Manager

    I worked at Lane Bryant full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Lane Bryant has awesome woman working for the company that are passionate about helping plus sized woman. Lane Bryant also is very organized about monthly and weekly work loads so you are rarely surprised and can plan and schedule your week/day and get stuff done on time.

    Cons

    Lane Bryant has consistently updated their training tools every 2 years to the point where there is no direction or accountability left. They need to have an organized program in place so all team leaders can participate in the growth of the new associate, not just the store manager.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Very relaxing

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Associate  in  Akron, OH
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Akron, OH

    I have been working at Lane Bryant part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    More mature setting and the people that I work with treat me like family even though I am a lot younger.

    Cons

    I am not plus sized so it makes it harder for me to tell customers my opinion of different clothing items. my manager is very easy to talk to and will help me if I need to change my schedule or need a few days off.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Ok

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    Former Employee - Part Time Sales Associate  in  Gulfport, MS
    Former Employee - Part Time Sales Associate in Gulfport, MS

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

    Pros

    Very flexible with other schedules

    Cons

    Low pay and low hours.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give better pay
    Give more hours with less employees And you'll get more quality work.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Fun, mixed pace, but has down sides

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    Former Employee - Part Time Sales Associate  in  Portage, MI
    Former Employee - Part Time Sales Associate in Portage, MI

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

    Pros

    Like minded girls to work with and become friends with. Great discounts! Rewarding to help women find an outfit that makes them feel great. Can be slow pace at certain times during the day.

    Cons

    Can get catty women with drama, credit sales are hard to get, I had 4 hour days (to me that's a con). I like to dress nice, but their requirements for dress were unnecessary (had to have statement jewelry and 2 pieces minimum. I actually had to buy some before my shift a few times).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find fun and creative ways to bring the girls together and also to sell credit cards

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Pros and Cons of Lane Bryant

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Fashion Specialist  in  Akron, OH
    Former Employee - Fashion Specialist in Akron, OH

    I worked at Lane Bryant part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    I was a customer first, and loved the customer service and the stylish options. I liked the incentive programs that they had for employees and the coupons and regular discounts offered to customers that were loyal

    Cons

    Store management at the Akron Branch I worked at was very slack in overseeing new employees and didn't uphold the standards and values that as a previous customer and employee of over 4 yrs, I had come to expect. (They were eventually all dismissed, but it took a few yrs for things to come full circle)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    An ok place to work

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    Former Employee - Full Time Sales Lead  in  Nashville, TN
    Former Employee - Full Time Sales Lead in Nashville, TN

    I worked at Lane Bryant full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Discount on clothing and clearance

    Cons

    NO upperward movement within the store and company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    work toward getting associates able to move up in the company

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

    Fun customer interaction-disorganized company

    • Work/Life Balance
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager

    I have been working at Lane Bryant full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Customers are fun to dress up and wardrobe
    Fashion-forward environment

    Cons

    -Unrealistic credit card goals-sometimes it feels like credit cards are more important than sales.
    -Company going through so many changes that it feels disorganized OFTEN
    -Too many promo changes-customers don't need drastically different promotions every single day. All of the banner and sign changes are out of control and time-consuming
    -Often customers get a better discount than employees because they can use coupons with (most) daily promotions

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on raising wages. Minimum wage is a joke and part-time employees can't even afford to buy our clothes (with their discount) with their paychecks. Focus more on sales than giving unrealistic credit card goals.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    pleasant, calm, happy, generous, greetings, always around

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    Former Employee - Retail Sales Associate  in  Clinton Township, MI
    Former Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Clinton Township, MI

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

    Pros

    found everything I needed, staff always around,

    Cons

    wasn't asked to see if I needed help

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Ask customers if they need help.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Store Manager  in  Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Saint Louis, MO

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

    Pros

    The company really cares about the employees

    Cons

    This company is in a major evolution and rebranding process, this means it may be difficult to keep up with the changing demands.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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