Soma Intimates

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Soma Intimates Reviews

Updated November 24, 2014
Updated November 24, 2014
154 Reviews
2.8
154 Reviews
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Laurie Van Brunt
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • In addition I feel that having a work life balance is a priority (in 12 reviews)

  • I had a good time selling merchandise i loved, great employee discount (in 13 reviews)


Cons
  • Sales leads could only get 25 hours a week (in 11 reviews)

  • Low pay, no enforced time for employee reviews, raises (in 11 reviews)

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  1.  

    Great pay but not worth it

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at Soma Intimates part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    - pays well
    - amazing training and growing opportunities
    - amazing customers

    Cons

    - Constant conflict between management
    - bonuses were cut drastically
    - store manager was bipolar and would often loose her temper and flip out on people.
    - overall hostile work environment. Dreaded everyday I had to go In

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    If you like doing nothing

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Lead in Bayshore, NC
    Former Employee - Sales Lead in Bayshore, NC

    I worked at Soma Intimates part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Concept of company great. Discount in all divisions of company. Bonus plan allows you to make extra money based on your sales. Store manager lovely girl.

    Cons

    Stores so slow Eight hour shift feels like 2 days. Product is basic, very little wow factor. The real problem is employees are not professional and training is poor. Pay is also on the low side. Store layout lighting and design does not reflect a boutique atmosphere. Micro managed by dm. So unnecessary. Most employees spend shift on cell or going to food court . Were is the pride in what you are doing?

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Revamp stores. Hire people who have career goals in retail Dm visit underperforming store to see what really goes on . Mall is very busy. Traffic is acceptable in store, focus on what really goes on in store and not waiting for mall to be finished. Really do you think a new restaurant on outside of mall is going to jack up business?

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

    Things that were promised are not true

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Part-Time Sales Associate in Grand Prairie, TX
    Current Employee - Part-Time Sales Associate in Grand Prairie, TX

    I have been working at Soma Intimates part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Commission
    Great Discount
    Great clothes
    Good training

    Cons

    Few hours
    Pressure to sell
    Bonuses are not good at the outlets
    Managers will treat you bad if you don't sell enough
    Management talks behind your back

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat your associates better.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Great work life balance

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Store Manager Soma Intimates in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Store Manager Soma Intimates in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Soma Intimates full-time

    Pros

    Great work life balance! Work only 40 hours a week if full-time. Sales bonus is great. Able to connect with all of my customers! Very intimate settings

    Cons

    The hiring process is not user friend requires to many step. Thames pay could also be better! DSM not that professional

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    DSM need to be more professional

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Very Few Hours

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Arcadia, CA
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Arcadia, CA

    I have been working at Soma Intimates part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Entry Level
    Learn about a important product

    Cons

    Very little hours
    Unfair hours given
    Managers plays favorite
    All black and White Wardrobe Only
    Requires a lot of little pay

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Instead of hiring a hands full of people to do work, limit the number, and give more than 4-8 hours a week.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    I love my job.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Associate
    Current Employee - Sales Associate

    I have been working at Soma Intimates part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The benefits, the associates, and the managers. The mangers care about you. Customer service is number one here which I love. The discounts are awesome.

    Cons

    There aren't any cons.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Not bad but not great

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    Former Employee - Assistant Manager
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager

    I worked at Soma Intimates full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    My time at Soma was made wonderful by the great ladies I got to work with in the store.

    Cons

    Corporate needs to pay more attention to who they hire for district and regional managers. Never met one who actually cared about those who work in the store. Corporate wanted the team to consist of at least 8 sales associates and never give anyone more than 8-15 hours a week. Who can survive on that? Sales leads could only get 25 hours a week.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Care about the people who work for you. Start a new trend in retail!!

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Great Company... will prepare you for anything

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager

    I have been working at Soma Intimates full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great training, awesome bonus, great team, fun customer relationships, and a very "girl" power environment.

    Cons

    High expectations with medicore base pay.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    EHHHh...

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Lead in Naperville, IL
    Former Employee - Sales Lead in Naperville, IL

    I worked at Soma Intimates full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Lots of growth within the company for advancement

    Cons

    Company standards are beyond what the employees are getting paid

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Store success is the result of only a strong consistent management team

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Pleasant

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager

    I worked at Soma Intimates full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Decent pay, ability to make bonus, good work life balance, great training programs.great product, easy to sell.

    Cons

    Inventory, receiving stock. You get it every day and its a lot. Holiday season is a huge pain but you will sell a lot.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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