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  1.  

    Fun

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Associate
    Former Employee - Sales Associate

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

    Pros

    Friendly environment, they pay as the ability to be very good if you are a good seller.

    Cons

    a lot of time on your feet.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    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 a 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
  3.  

    Pushy sales environment

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at The Buckle

    Pros

    Lots of hours
    Good training
    Good management
    40% discount

    Cons

    Pay is low
    team mates work on 3% commission so sometimes not even making minimum wage if a slow day. A pushy sales environment.
    Benefits are not as good as other companies
    No work life balance
    Long hours with little breaks if at all

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

    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 a 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
  6.  

    Manager need to follow guidelines

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Clackamas, OR
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Clackamas, OR

    I have been working at The Buckle full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Pay is very well on commission

    Cons

    Store manager brought personal religion in her decision making instead of following corporate guidelines

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

    Good Part Time Job

    Current Employee - Part Time Sales Associate in Louisville, KY
    Current Employee - Part Time Sales Associate in Louisville, KY

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

    Pros

    Very flexible scheduling, very helpful management, wonderful employee discount. This is an awesome place if you want to climb the ladder and pursue a higher position.

    Cons

    Work is not very challenging especially if you are just a sales associate. Turn over rate is very high, and the company is very focused on numbers and growth (which can be good and bad).

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Ok for starter job, wanting more for professional job

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    Current Employee - Team Leader in Saint Joseph, MO
    Current Employee - Team Leader in Saint Joseph, MO

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

    Pros

    Easy job, a lot of direction, and fun environment.

    Cons

    High stress, pressure to sell, and low commission.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Fun

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    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Current Employee - Anonymous

    I have been working at The Buckle

    Pros

    Amazing team alot of fun

    Cons

    Need higher pay and thats it

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay more

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Demanding environment that will push you as far as your willing to push yourself.

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    Former Employee - Leader In Training/Manager In Training in Orland Park, IL
    Former Employee - Leader In Training/Manager In Training in Orland Park, IL

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

    Pros

    Constantly learning something new, meet really cool people.

    Cons

    being on your feet all day, 30 minutes lunches in a back room.

    Recommends
  11.  

    Worst training experience I've ever had.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Teammate in Omaha, NE
    Former Employee - Sales Teammate in Omaha, NE

    I worked at The Buckle part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Discount is nice, and I was told I would get double pay for working holidays.

    Cons

    First of all, my interview was a mess. The manager kept having to walk away in the middle of me talking because there was a customer throwing a fit. I understood and I was patient, but I never had a manager interrupt our interview, it seemed a little unprofessional. Anyway, I was offered the job and went to training that following weekend. It was actually the worst training experience I've ever had. The managers were very rude and disrespectful. If we weren't walking or following her fast enough we were yelled at to 'hustle' and were mocked. Then, we were given jeans to try on and we were going to talk about their fit and brand. The manager gave me jeans two sizes too small for me. I was struggling to put them on without ripping them, and the manager banged on the dressing room door and yelled at me to 'hustle' because I was taking too long. Mind you I was probably in there for thirty seconds. A lot of other little things happened that I didn't appreciate, but those were the big things that stood out to me. I will not work somewhere that offers a low wage just to be treated so rudely.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You are not basketball coaches, you are managers. Do not tell me to hustle and insult me. Treat your employees like human beings.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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