The Buckle

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The Buckle Reviews

Updated November 25, 2014
Updated November 25, 2014
356 Reviews
3.4
356 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)

  • great benefits (employee discount on clothes) (in 31 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 job if you're willing to put in the effort

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Management Trainee
    Former Employee - Management Trainee

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

    Pros

    Significant discount for employees; ample training available that's meant to set the teammate up for success; ability to dictate your pay with commission-based sales; great place to learn about customer service; MT program offers great business advice and training with fair pay

    Cons

    Hours are terrible, especially if you're a manager; sometimes training tools were changed before the team could really incorporate them into the sales presentation; if you're in the MT program without a strong manager to guide and review you, you're bound to fail; high turnover/burnout from employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The more is more is more attitude regarding how the product is styled and sold seems to be off trend

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Learn entry level sales

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

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

    Pros

    -Learn how to work off commission
    -Great company discount
    -Good entry level job into sales
    -Always interacting with guests

    Cons

    -Sometimes have to be way too pushy
    -Pay was not that great
    -Overpriced clothes

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Enable your sales associates to make more of a relationship with the customer.

  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not the best experience

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in College Station, TX
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in College Station, TX

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

    Pros

    It is great to work in a really hands on environment! It's fun to be surrounded in a fashion retail store. Teaches you quite a bit.

    Cons

    Usually the people you tend to work with are extremely pushy. The new people basically have an opinion that doesn't really get included.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Your managers have way to much power. Extremely rude and pushy.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Poor Upper Management Support

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Management Trainee
    Former Employee - Management Trainee

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

    Pros

    Some locations are fun to work at, good benefits, great discount

    Cons

    Poor culture in many locations, poor support from upper management when taking over a store, HORRIBLE hours, not enough pay

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make sure managers are performing true to Buckle culture. Listen to employees to know what goes on between the rare district management positions

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great company with special people.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Kearney, NE
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Kearney, NE

    I worked at The Buckle full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits and great pay.

    Cons

    You must stay in line.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the great work

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Fun experience

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Jackson, MI
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Jackson, MI

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

    Pros

    Perfect job for the outgoing person, 50% off all of the latest clothing, upbeat friendly environment

    Cons

    If you are shy this is not the job for you, you are constantly pushing people to buy things and are rejected often. It is hard to get time off.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    great beginning

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at The Buckle

    Pros

    This company offers promotions to anyone who is willing to show growth. Can be quick to make money when sales are high. Commission based pay.

    Cons

    Your pay will vary with the season due to commission.

  9.  

    Good Old Fashioned Values

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - OFC in Kearney, NE
    Current Employee - OFC in Kearney, NE

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

    Pros

    Friendly and caring management. Decent benefits. Family oriented.

    Cons

    Very physical, takes its toll on your body after a while. A lot of employees have repetitive motion injuries. Low wages.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work on communication. Also, have more things for employees to do when we run out of orders.

    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Always changing and room for growth

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Muskegon, MI
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Muskegon, MI

    I worked at The Buckle full-time

    Pros

    The best reason to be employed with The Buckle is that they truly care about their employees. As a sales associate to a sales lead position, you get to choose what you want to make! It is all based on how hard you work to earn sales and overall earn your own paycheck.

    Cons

    On the slow days, since many entry level positions are based on commission, it was hard to earn a good paycheck.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Being in upper management (as ASM), my advice is to listen to the concerns of your staff, otherwise top performers will leave.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - MIT In Trainig in Kansas City, MO
    Former Employee - MIT In Trainig in Kansas City, MO

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

    Pros

    Loved the sales and commissions

    Cons

    Other associates could be pushy

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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