The Buckle

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The Buckle Reviews

Updated January 30, 2015
Updated January 30, 2015
383 Reviews
3.4
383 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.  

    To much drama for a place that only hirers 18 +

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Teammate in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Sales Teammate in Denver, CO

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

    Pros

    Your in control of your own pay check. As a sales lead you make around 6.45 plus 3% Commission on all sales so u have the potential of making pretty good money even as a part-time employee. The 40% discount is the best advantage in seen in retail too.

    Cons

    No one takes there job seriously, Way to many inappropriate relationships.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There should be actions against sexual harassment once reported this has been the worst job I've ever work at and its unfortunate that buckle does not take the situation more seriously.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    I didn't like them for their ethics.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Kalispell, MT
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Kalispell, MT

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

    Pros

    They offer good clothes and the people are nice.

    Cons

    They don't train you enough, they make you work under minimum wage off commissions, you have to push sales, and you have to push credit cards.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't make people push credit cards if it is against their ethic.

    Doesn't Recommend
  3.  

    Good experience, driven culture, gotta love retail.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Management Trainee
    Former Employee - Management Trainee

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

    Pros

    Good managers who help you overcome fear.

    Cons

    Culture can be unhealthy or demeaning if you aren't "the best."

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to simultainously care about people and be patient with them, while pushing them to advance.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Good company to work for

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Madison, WI
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Madison, WI

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

    Pros

    Great discount on clothes. Incredible advancement opportunities. They like to promote from within.

    Cons

    Some positions are commission based, but not overly high so base hourly pay could be higher.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Expand East! No one in NYC knows what Buckle is.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Value adding at every level

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Store Manager
    Current Employee - Store Manager

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

    Pros

    The company values the development and growth of employees. There is room to move up for talented individuals.

    Cons

    Time consuming. Work life balance as manager is mostly work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Love it

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at The Buckle

    Pros

    Autonomy. Recruit, hire, train your staff. Enjoy what I do. Enjoy who I work with above and below. Great pay. Great discounts. Help make people more successful to further their career with buckle or wherever they may go.

    Cons

    Looking for top talent constantly.

    Buy too many clothes ��.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Share more information on how to advance quicker

  8.  

    Not for everyone

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager In Training in Okemos, MI
    Current Employee - Manager In Training in Okemos, MI

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

    Pros

    Discount on clothes, Great products

    Cons

    Pressure to constantly buy clothing, crazy hours

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Train your employees and have clear expectations

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

    Decent

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at The Buckle

    Pros

    Great company to work for if you like commission based sales. The coworkers were amazing to work with, super nice.

    Cons

    Commission based pay. Have to sell a certain dollar amount a day or your shifts get cut. Have to push product to guest which can be annoying for them and then you lose sales.

  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company concept, dysfunctional infrastructure

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager

    I worked at The Buckle full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    I loved the way that we helped guests while I worked there. You get very involved and develop relationships. It is a high energy and fun place to work. Plus you get 40% off everything, and they run 60% off promotions as well off specific brands for the employees.

    Cons

    It was difficult, at least in my store, to grow. You have to have a manager that is able to train or has the drive. In the time that I was there I saw many managers come and go and not one was able or had the desire to train me up. So, I was stuck in the position that I was in. I also had district and area manager switches which also lead down a sad journey. The concept and idea of Buckle and they way they do business is amazing, but from the inside it does not run quite the way they would want it to.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look within the individual stores for the strengths and consistencies. Fight to keep them and do not let them go. They add more to the stores than you may understand. It is not as east as thinking that everyone is replaceable.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Amazing company to work for!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Team Leader in Kansas City, MO
    Current Employee - Team Leader in Kansas City, MO

    I have been working at The Buckle full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    A lot of companies pride themselves on taking care of their customers and Buckle feels the same way, but it's not often that business do the same for their employees. Buckle really cares about their people and hard work doesn't go unnoticed. Our VP encourages everyone to email her when they've experienced something great! It doesn't matter if it's a new teammate or a veteran leader.

    Cons

    Getting things approved for company advancement takes longer than it should.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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