Lane Bryant

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Lane Bryant Reviews

Updated January 22, 2015
Updated January 22, 2015
241 Reviews
2.8
241 Reviews
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Linda Heasley
17 Ratings

Review Highlights

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.  

    Loved It!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Part Time Sales Associate in Grandville, MI
    Former Employee - Part Time Sales Associate in Grandville, MI

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

    Pros

    Great Pay, Great Managers, Felt Like A 2nd Family.

    Cons

    Not A Lot Of Hours.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you guys are doing, you are amazing!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great coworkers, horrible hours.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Part Time Sales Associate
    Current Employee - Part Time Sales Associate

    I have been working at Lane Bryant

    Pros

    The staff is amazing and they look out for each other.

    Cons

    The hours and pay aren't pretty bad. There is no way to live working solely at Lane Bryant.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Please Respect Store-level Employees

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Seasonal Sales Associate in Las Vegas, NV
    Former Employee - Seasonal Sales Associate in Las Vegas, NV

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

    Pros

    Great discount, fair work-life balance, great co-workers with a positive environment. I consider this a nice first job.

    I worked for Lane Bryant two different times and at two different locations and I will admit that it was positive environment. Not only that, they were happy to work around my school schedule and the discount was wonderful. Overall, it's a good place to start gaining some experience and getting your foot in the door of the working world. There was on-the-job training and they really ease you in--especially if you start off as a seasonal worker.

    Cons

    Low hours, some company morals, technology is obsolete, incentives aren't what you would expect, unorganized, respect from customers goes unnoticed, and lack of communication--specifically between managers.

    As I mentioned, I worked for LB two different times at two different places, and both experiences ended the same. Every single time I was asked to cover a shift it was usually for the same people and I agreed every time. I received praise from customers and usually made my segment goal. What was my reward? The associates I covered for got promoted and I was laid off. At the first store senior management waited until the day before to inform me, one of the other associates, and three of the managers that we no longer had jobs.

    At the second store a year later I had my hours cut and was told by one manager to come in to work a week and a half later for my scheduled shift. So I did. Only to find out from a different manager once I arrived to the store that I had been laid-off six days prior because that's what senior management told her to do.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    My advice to senior management: let store managers manage their own associates. The managers work extremely hard, but they can only do so much with what you give them. It isn't fair to anyone when associates are only allowed to work 4 hours while managers work fifteen-hour shifts most days of the week. Also, if a store is going to close and you aren't willing to relocate your associates, please give them some notice so that they can try and find work else where.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    as a store manager I very much enjoy working for the company

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    Current Employee - Store Manager in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Lane Bryant

    Pros

    very hands on customer service based selling

    Cons

    technology is very far behind a lot of computer issues especially

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    use all of the sales tools provided to you for training and ongoing accountability

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6.  

    great experience so far

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Part Time Sales Associate in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Part Time Sales Associate in Pittsburgh, PA

    I have been working at Lane Bryant part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    the employee discount is amazing and they actually care about the client

    Cons

    not enough hours but management tries to help all they can

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep doing what youre doing

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Lots of fun with great coworkers and incentives to employees

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Part Time Sales Associate
    Former Employee - Part Time Sales Associate

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

    Pros

    The employee discount is awesome. I've worked with some really great people and management is generally very receptive to suggestions.

    Cons

    Conflicting management styles. I've worked in 3 different states and while the demographic is different in each place, as expected, the training seemed to be too informal causing the associates to not be as helpful.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Making time for the one on one training and conversation about the job helps employees understand what you expect.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Nice part time job. Easy, fun environment.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Minneapolis, MN

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

    Pros

    Fun job. Not too difficult.

    Cons

    Had to badger people to get store credit card. A lot of tedious work.

    Recommends
  9.  

    Decent Company

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

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

    Pros

    The company celebrates its employees.

    Cons

    The only departments that won bonuses were those contributing to the bottom line.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  10.  

    Don't waste your time here

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager

    I have been working at Lane Bryant

    Pros

    I liked the people I worked with

    Cons

    They lied to me constantly about promotions and pay

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Go kill yourself

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Great company to work for!

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

    I worked at Lane Bryant

    Pros

    Very easy to learn the ropes. The company really tries to get you involved so you feel like you belong there.

    Cons

    I had no downsides to this job while working here. I loved the customers and the staff.

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