The Buckle

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The Buckle Reviews

Updated December 18, 2014
Updated December 18, 2014
362 Reviews
3.4
362 Reviews
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The Buckle President, CEO, and Director Dennis H. Nelson
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • The only "pro" to working for Buckle is the 40% discount on everything in the store starting from day 1 (in 36 reviews)

  • Very flexible scheduling, very helpful management, wonderful employee discount (in 32 reviews)


Cons
  • Also alot of work just to make minimum wage, But once again the experience is good (in 15 reviews)

  • Work life balance as manager is mostly work (in 8 reviews)

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  1.  

    Great performance incentives as a manager

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    Current Employee - Store Manager in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Austin, TX

    I have been working at The Buckle full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits, culture, performance compensation and amazing product. Flexible schedule for those looking for that and company matching 401k.

    Cons

    Work life balance is a bit rough depending on who you work with and their management style.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great company to grow

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager Trainee in West Lafayette, IN
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager Trainee in West Lafayette, IN

    I worked at The Buckle full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Fair wages with excellent opportunities for commission. Growing company with a lot of positions and opportunities for advancement. Hires great employees that makes it a fun atmosphere to work in. Good discount. Jeans for everyone and every size. It is rewarding to find someones new favorite pair of jeans.

    Cons

    Have high standards for how much you should sell per hour and average transaction that can be difficult some days. Have to be willing to work in a fast paced atmosphere.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Sales Team Member

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Spencer, IA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Spencer, IA

    I worked at The Buckle

    Pros

    Great training. 40% discount. Friendly team. Flexible schedule with school.

    Cons

    Your employment or moving up in the company all depends on meeting sales quotas.

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    After years of observing .. Here it is.

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    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Monroeville, PA
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Monroeville, PA

    I have been working at The Buckle full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    It is different everyday, fast paced, and fun. They definitely promote side by side leadership and treating all pay grades and positions equally.

    Cons

    Buckle requires a lot of your time on and off the clock. They expect a lot from their employees. Part time workers sometimes have a hard time keeping up.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take your time, keep collected, and remember the part time workers. Communication and organization is key, sometimes these factors get lost in the retail rush.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Decent job for college students

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at The Buckle full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Decent pay, great discount(40%), full-time benefits such as life/health/dental/vision, 401(k), PTO, lots of opportunity for advancement

    Cons

    work-life balance is horrible as they require crazy hours, the pressure to meet sales goals from manager WILL make you uncomfortable, micro-management makes your job far more hectic than it needs to be.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Not the best Career Choice

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    Former Employee - Team Leader in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Team Leader in Saint Louis, MO

    I worked at The Buckle full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    discount on clothes. that's it.

    Cons

    if you work full time maybe 40-42 you have no time for personal life. Work every weekend if your new unless your higher up on the totem pole. People on Salary will work most mornings while other employees will every night and every weekend. Sundays are pulls and you will be working until pulled are finished regardless of what time you finish. You get paid on commission with you will start at 6.50 an hr + 3% commission. so if you sell $10,000 in the 2 week pay period you will make barely $300 extra dollars plus $260 you will make of hourly. With the stress of making sure you "zone" perfect and the the fact that your personal life doesn't matter to them you will feel so over whelmed when you get that $500 dollar pay check for busting your butt for the 40 hrs you worked. Its not the best career choice. They hype you up at the moment but when youre there for a while you start to see why the turn over rate is so high.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Drone

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Madison, WI
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Madison, WI

    I worked at The Buckle part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Ability to make decent amount of money through commissions
    Team leaders are positive

    Cons

    Terrible products
    Commission rates are extremely low

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Part-time college student sales associate

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate
    Current Employee - Sales Associate

    I have been working at The Buckle part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great way to gain experience in the sales or retail area, better than working in a minimum wage job like most college students - opportunity to earn more based on commission

    Cons

    Management is way too pushy and overconfident in their sales methods, they constantly want you to be pushing customers to buy more and present them with more products which can be awkward for both you and the customer. The store I personally worked at had a very hard time with employee retention, I worked there for only 7 months and I was the employee that had been there longest other than upper management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    People dont want products constantly shoved in there face, try adjusting your selling tactics - especially for stores in a college town

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Great company

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Nashville, TN
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Nashville, TN

    I worked at The Buckle part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    fun atmosphere, nice employees, room for growth. Great discount on clothes, and flexible hours. Management is willing to train, great customer service experience.

    Cons

    very competitive, does not pay for training. pay is on mostly commission, they train to badger customers sometimes. Upward movement is not easy. long process

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    pay for your training. consider letting the stores have more creative freedom instead of such strict guidelines to follow when dressing manequins

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Fun

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    Current Employee - Part Time Sales Associate
    Current Employee - Part Time Sales Associate

    I have been working at The Buckle part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    I enjoy the commission. You get what you work hard for. Fun job for those who are fashion conscious. Always something to do so time at work goes by quick. Helpful and respectful people to work with. Room for opportunity to move up.

    Cons

    Minimal hours if you are part time or have a very limited availability because they are constantly hiring. No health benefits for part timers. Few co-workers can be quite unprofessional or too personal depending on the age range or maturity of those you work with.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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