Lane Bryant Reviews

Updated April 23, 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. Retail Sales Associate

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Lane Bryant part-time

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

    Pros

    I love working at LB, getting the opportunity to meet different individuals, getting to know her needs, assisting with those, and helping women feel beautiful in their own skin.

    Cons

    I don't have much to say against LB other than they cannot promise you any working hours and when you do work you only work between 3-5 hours at the most 2 times a week at the most. They want you to be on call, yet they do not pay you to be on call, and you cannot sit around waiting for a phone call that may or may not happen.

    Advice to Management

    My advice to management would be to offer more promising employable hours to your staff. This will boost morale, and will allow a sense of job security in a time in which employment, while improving, still is not where it should be.

  2. Assistant Manager

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lynchburg, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lynchburg, VA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great bonus program for store leadership team. Opportunities for advancement available if assertively asked for. District management respectful of and kind to entire store leadership team, not just senior management. Company is willing to take risks and readjust if not successful. Managers rotate Areas of Responsibility over time so everyone learns.

    Cons

    Antiquated POS systems. Some mid-level managers seem stuck in their positions, not willing to either advance or seek opportunities elsewhere. Empyloyee discounts could be better especially since employees must wear full outfits and accessories from new lines on Style/Runway weekends.

    Advice to Management

    DMs should promptly call or email a store they plan on visiting if they can't make it for some reason. Please support store leadership team if they deny a return based on company policy! Yes, the customer is usually right but in some cases the customer has a history of abusing company policies and employees!

  3. Full Time Key Holder

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    Former Employee - Full Time Sales Lead in Brownsville, TX
    Former Employee - Full Time Sales Lead in Brownsville, TX

    I worked at Lane Bryant full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great atmosphere fun you get to see the latest fashion trends good insurance plan and sales incentives

    Cons

    customers can be a bit challenging ei coupons higher prices you will work weekends and holidays

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  5. Sourcing Manager

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Lane Bryant

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great company to work for. Very work/life balanced.

    Cons

    Pay was low and advancement was slow.

  6. designer

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Lane Bryant full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Great niche brand with a lot of potential.

    Cons

    Struggle for work life balance and direction.

  7. manager

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Lane Bryant full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Love the people I work with...

    Cons

    District Managers are out of touch with reality...

  8. key holder

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Lane Bryant part-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Good place to work. Nice specialty store.

    Cons

    Pay was not that good

    Advice to Management

    Push for higher pay

  9. I loved working at lane bryant

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Forestville, MD
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Forestville, MD

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible schedule
    Manager always tried to accommodate everyone

    Cons

    Had some slow days because of the area it was in

    Advice to Management

    No advice

  10. Salesperson

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Lane Bryant part-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Friendly colleagues and supervisors, easy to get extra shifts. The work is not difficult, and although you have to wear appropriate attire, the dress code is reasonable and it is possible to remain in comfortable shoes for the whole shift. Earnings-based bonuses/rewards were nice when the store did well.

    Cons

    Employee discount wasn't great--could usually get better deals through coupons and discounts as a normal shopper. As in any retail environment, guests can be unpredictable--most are nice, happy to have a store where they can find flattering clothes, but some think it's acceptable to treat other human beings like dirt.

    Advice to Management

    I really don't have any advice for management, though higher pay rates are always good. Though the job was not minimum-wage, it was close, and top employees will leave for more permanent and higher paying positions.

  11. Manager

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Lane Bryant full-time

    Pros

    Discount was excellent, Co workers and peers worked as a team and supported each other.

    Cons

    Unrealistic work load for the # of hours.
    Turnover in upper management RD and HR, no consistency. Rules consistently changing based on you supervisor personality.

    Advice to Management

    Hire people who like people.

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