Lane Bryant
2.6 of 5 173 reviews
www.lanebryant.com Columbus, OH 5000+ Employees

Lane Bryant Reviews

Updated Apr 5, 2014

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Lane Bryant President Brian P. Woolf

Brian P. Woolf

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38% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "The employee discount is 40%, which can be nice sometimes"
    in 24 reviews
  • "they have a great discount program and you can learn about new products and get those free"
    in 18 reviews
Cons:
  • "Not much room for growth, not enough pay, lastly the pushing of the credit cards"
    in 25 reviews
  • "Can be somewhat of a strain on finances because it is minimum wage"
    in 11 reviews
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Store Manager (Current Employee)
Peoria, IL

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

Prosthe discount and the direction the company is moving in right now, great benefits, the new company that owns lane Bryant is making changes that are bringing in a younger crowd, I love that you can move up within this company, my training DM was once a store manager with lane Bryant and this is what I am aiming for as well.

Consold technology, slow computer systems, must cover large tattoos

Advice to Senior Managementnewer signage would be nice, and upgraded computer systems that don't crash as often

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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It was fun, interesting and hard because of the retail hours

Sales Associate (Former Employee)
Boise, ID

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

ProsClothing discount for employees and the seasonal big discounts for the public.

ConsDistrict Manager doesn't know what is really going on in the store.

Advice to Senior ManagementSurprise visits, return emails

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Great discount, but little respect from company

Part Time Sales Leader (Former Employee)
Sparks, NV

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

ProsThe discount is great. 40% off all items except clearance. The customers can be pretty nice and it's fun to help them find exactly what they are looking for. The job was very flexible with their scheduling.

ConsThe company doesn't pay that well. I worked for them for 3 years and only got one raise when the state minimum wage was raise. Even when I was promoted from Sales associate to Sale Leader I didn't get a raise. This was because our store was not increasing in sales so no one got any raises. Also there was almost no room to move up in the company.

Advice to Senior ManagementThe associates need to be paid better and given some benefits

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Love the job dislike the policys

Pt Manager (Current Employee)

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

ProsGreat discount love most of the customer's time off when asked for flexible schedule

ConsNo room to grow unrealistic work load not enough staff not enough pay

Advice to Senior ManagementBetter training for everyone know the value of your employees

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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No real growth

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Brooklyn, NY

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

ProsI have no positive things to say

ConsInconsistent and they say they promote from within and I have never seen a promotion unless it was favoritism

Advice to Senior ManagementThey need to motivate their teams to want to go the next level. Stop hiring from outside and actually promote from within.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Love it!

Store Sales Manager (Current Employee)
Fort Wayne, IN

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

ProsThe Clients are normally accepting of our assistance, small team and close knit, new and exciting, clothing and merchandising, time off policy, scheduling flex ability, benefits

ConsAs in all retail there is so much to do in so little time. Often times corporate has an idea of decedent and cost effective way to do something; however, based on payroll allocation it can feel overwhelming to store level teams.

Advice to Senior ManagementWhen analyzing payroll, don't just look at hours charged to the stores, pay attention to the free hours (salaried store managers) use to get things done. If the store managers didn't put in a few extra hours every now and again stores would not be able to balance client, task, and basic organization and cleanliness of sales floor and backroom along with weekly conference calls and other office related items like writing schedules and performing audits of paperwork and for loss prevention purposes. If the "free" hours were calculated when looking at average min hours needed there would need to be a reallocation to support store level teams and their clients.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Fashionably Fun!!!

Sales Lead (Current Employee)
Pompano Beach, FL

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

ProsFellow employees and walk-in guests are why I love to work at Lane Bryant.

ConsMy position is part time and I need a full time job to support myself.

Advice to Senior ManagementNone

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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20 years of working with a great team

District Sales Manager (Former Employee)
Columbus, OH

I worked at Lane Bryant full-time for more than 10 years

ProsPlus size market considered a growth industry, many opportunities to grow

ConsPlus size market, not considered mainstream by everyone.

Advice to Senior ManagementHaving worked for the company for 20 years, too many changes with upper management leadership and company.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Okay if you don't mind having no training.

Sales Associate (Former Employee)

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

ProsNot difficult work. Just tedious. Mostly folding clothes and keeping things neat. General housekeeping like dusting, sweeping, vacuuming every night. Good discount.

ConsThere is no real training. Every day you come in and get told, "Do this". Your training happens when you mess up and get reprimanded. Store manager would use the schedule to reprimand associates. If you didn't kiss up, you didn't get hours.

Advice to Senior ManagementMore training and less favoritism.

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Keep looking!

Store Manager (Current Employee)

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

ProsPay outstanding, discount, and nothing else was a pro.

ConsA great district manager is one who finds the talent and let's them go to be a leader. I Never felt like the store was mine, Negative management, don't get paid on time, long nights, and job of knowing you do everything wrong, no personal life, benefit still don't have them and dm gossips.

Advice to Senior ManagementLet your store managers do their job.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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