Lane Bryant Reviews

Updated March 26, 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. The typical day that I enjoyed most about my Internship that this has been a great learning experience

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    • Career Opportunities
    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
  2. 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
  3. 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
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  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. Good

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Columbus, OH

    I have been working at Lane Bryant

    Pros

    Is a fun place to work

    Cons

    The pay is very low

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Some training would be nice.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10. This company care about one thing, credit cards!

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Lane Bryant

    Pros

    I enjoyed my co-workers and they made coming to work every day fun.

    Cons

    Each store has a certain amount of credit cards that they are required to get weekly, and if you don't get it, management wants a detailed plan as to how you're going to convince customers to apply for a credit card.

    Doesn't Recommend
  11. 1 person found this helpful

    A Learning Experience

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Austin, TX

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

    Pros

    My managers challenged and trained me to handle difficult situations. All team members worked in areas they were strongest in, my strengths were recognized and praised. I enjoyed conversing with customers, my store had such a huge focus on customer service that it really improved my social skills. I was able to get a raise in about 4 months with no prior retail experience.

    Cons

    My managers were never on time. Once I was working with an employee who was waiting to be reviewed by the GM for a promotion. The GM never showed up or called ahead to say she would not be able to make it. If you are a person who values being on time and consistency, this will drive you crazy...though every location differs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be on time if you want your employers to respect you. Also share the work load no matter how high or low you are on the food chain. Provide schedules to employees earlier than a day or two before the next work week.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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