Lane Bryant Reviews

Updated October 21, 2014
Updated October 21, 2014
214 Reviews
2.7
214 Reviews
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Linda Heasley
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Review Highlights

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

  • Employee discount was the biggest advantage working for the company (in 26 reviews)


Cons
  • Not much room for growth, not enough pay, lastly the pushing of the credit cards (in 31 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. 1 person found this helpful  

    Nice Enviroment, Awful Pay

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Lubbock, TX
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Lubbock, TX

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

    Pros

    lots of training opportunities, great and diverse co-workers, positive work environment, well structured daily routines and clear goals

    Cons

    only pay minimum wage, credit card goals often unattainable

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Most of our customers are repeat shoppers--credit card goals do not reflect our clientele. You can't force someone to apply for something they already have. Also, during a recession, is it ethical to promote card sales so forcefully?

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Part-time Sales Lead

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Lane Bryant part-time

    Pros

    You gain a lot of customer service experience. Working for Lane Bryant will break you out of your shell. When a new pantie or bra is out, you'll get it for free! Not all the time though.

    Cons

    A lot of pressure with the Lane Bryant credit cards.

    Recommends
  3.  

    Loved it.

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate in King of Prussia, PA
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in King of Prussia, PA

    I have been working at Lane Bryant part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Free clothes. Great discount. Decent hours.

    Cons

    Not a lot of room to advance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire within.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Loved my team, new management and district management were totally impersonable.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Lane Bryant full-time

    Pros

    benefits were decent, great team environment

    Cons

    bad upper management (district), thought she worked at a store for skinny girls

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Lane Bryant

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Slidell, LA
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Slidell, LA

    I have been working at Lane Bryant part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Get 40% off your purchase with employee discount.

    Cons

    Only allowed to work certain amount of days and must be available all the time unless for school or out of town.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    PTSL

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

    I have been working at Lane Bryant part-time (more than an 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
  8.  

    great people

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    Former Employee - Store Manager
    Former Employee - Store Manager

    I worked at Lane Bryant full-time (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
  9.  

    Very relaxing

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

    I have been working at Lane Bryant part-time (more than an 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
  10.  

    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 (less than an 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
  11.  

    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 (more than an 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

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