bebe stores Reviews

Updated March 30, 2015
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bebe stores Chief Executive Officer Jim Wiggett
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Pros
  • GREAT discount, if you spend most of your money on clothes anyway the discount is definitely worth it (in 23 reviews)

  • Right off the bat, the 50% discount is one of the best in the whole mall (in 14 reviews)

Cons
  • They pay a management position minimum wage (in 11 reviews)

  • long hours, constantly changing store set up (in 10 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Amazing Experience

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brisbane, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brisbane, CA

    I have been working at bebe stores full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    bebe offers an opportunity for diverse and progressive experience in a talented entrepreneurial environment with competitive compensation and outstanding benefits package; opportunity for career growth; development opportunities to acquire a breadth experience; a strong and accomplished leadership team; ability to be effective in my job and directly impact business; and a collegial and respectful work environment.

    Cons

    It's been a year of transition but confident we have reached an inflection point.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep fostering and nurturing our Culture of transparency, recognition and leadership, and continue to live our Values

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    bebe stores Response

    Dec 23, 2014SVP Human Resources

    Thanks for the review!

  2. 1 person found this helpful

    Terrible payment, very low payment, is really an insult , rip off company, RUN!!!! Is a shame what they do to employees

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate/Stylist in Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Sales Associate/Stylist in Orlando, FL

    I have been working at bebe stores part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Nothing nothing nothing nothing nothing

    Cons

    Terryble payment , company pays very low to be able to pay the managers salary, to the guys who runs this company: shame on you!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Dont make people think that theres a opportunity there , when in reality dont have any

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. I love working at bebe

    Former Employee - Bebe Stylist
    Former Employee - Bebe Stylist

    I worked at bebe stores

    Pros

    The company is fast paced, trendy, and the customers are loyal and love Bebe. The employees are brand loyal and consider the clothing to be good quality for price.

    Cons

    The clothes can be trashy, management is not as educated as other stores, the customers are lower class and demand a lot of assistance from employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire people that are competent, stay on top of trends, and make sure that the visual merchandising makes sense. There are also weird customers.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. Good.

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Austin, TX

    I have been working at bebe stores

    Pros

    Good Discount and managers plus coworkers.

    Cons

    Long hours and low pay for work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    NA.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. Great discount

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at bebe stores

    Pros

    Amazing discount, trendy work environment, great customers

    Cons

    Low pay, AWFUL commission pay

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Watch for the competition between stylist. Some stylist purposely steal other stylist's customers for their own needs.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  7. Average retailer.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manager
    Former Employee - Manager

    I worked at bebe stores full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great discount. Leaders are passionate. Decent training. Leadership empowers store employees to make the best decisions for their business.

    Cons

    District managers are caddy, somewhat unprofessional. Regional managers are less so, but they allow the behavior. Very difficult to move up with stores closing. Constant pressure to recruit top talent, but unwilling to pay accordingly. Buying is hit and miss.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you expect top tier managers and sales people, you need to pay them accordingly...especially in low volume stores.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. Average retailer, worst place to work but great way to build experience and knowledge!

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    Current Employee - Stylist in Concord, CA
    Current Employee - Stylist in Concord, CA

    I have been working at bebe stores

    Pros

    Management are willing to work with school schedule, great 50% discount, if you're looking for just a part time job and don't want to work more than 24 hours a week? This is the Place for you. If you only care about the discount? This is the place for you! If you love building relationships with people and like bringing in traffic? This is the place for you!

    Cons

    The managers, and other stylist will steal your sale for their own reasons! You only get 24 hours a week and the schedule is very unstable and inconsistent. Managers are very unprofessional, immature and caddy. Pay wage is 9.00 and commission if you make any? After returns is an insulting 5%!!!! Keep record of everything that happens or else it will come bite you in the butt! Managers and other staff don't follow policy and are hipocrits! Never leave on your 10 to go to Starbucks it's a policy and you will get written up for it! But managers will leave on their 10 and allow other stylist to leave on their 10! What??? Really? Hipocrits!!!!!! If you want drama in your life, very inconsistent scheduling and no life? Yup come work here! You don't get any benefits! And they will work you like a dog!!! Make you clean everything and make unrealistic goals for you! Watch out for your sales and clients because the girls will steal them and mgmt will wonder why your sales aren't up to par? Geeeee I wonder why?

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop being cheap with pay wage! Treat your employees well! No wonder you have a ridiculous turn over rate! Be more professional!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. learned a lot but lots of turn over

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at bebe stores

    Pros

    lot of opportunity to grow

    Cons

    revolving door, a lot of turn over

  10. Good when it's good, horrible when it's bad

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    Former Employee - Stylist in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Stylist in New York, NY

    I worked at bebe stores part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The commission was great, although highly taxed. Great clothes and discount. Meet some great and interesting people.

    Cons

    Slow season is horrible. Low base pay. Managers sell even though they don't make commission. Make you task while they help your clients and take your sales. High turn over. Sometimes people can be catty over sales. Very stressful if you want to make good money.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Support your stylists rather than take their sales.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. Love it.

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

    I have been working at bebe stores full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great team. Quality of Life. Diversity. Great Training Tools. Room for Growth. Great Discount!

    Cons

    Making sales goals and bonusing is challenging due to online competition and returns.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work more on properly compensating great talent. Better bonus plan. More hours needed for training and store meetings.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    bebe stores Response

    Feb 25, 2015SVP Human Resources

    Thanks for the review! We're in the process of looking at hours budget for increased training with the pending launch of an updated program.

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