bebe stores Reviews

Updated August 24, 2014
Updated August 24, 2014
145 Reviews

3.2
145 Reviews
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3 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great discount, fun laid back environment, Coaching and developing structure (in 20 reviews)

  • Great design/merchandise, awesome employee discount, build close relationships with clients, work-life balance (in 11 reviews)


Cons
  • They pay a management position minimum wage (in 9 reviews)

  • long hours, constantly changing store set up (in 7 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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    Management experience

    Former Employee - Co Manager  in  San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Co Manager in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at bebe stores full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The training to become a manager is thorough. Bebe has all the rules and regulations in a book so it's easy to refer to when you come across a problem either employee related or operational.

    Cons

    Long hours but as far as I know you get paid for overtime as managers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to recruit people who really want to make a career in retail.

    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Glamorous Job

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Stylist  in  Queens Village, NY
    Current Employee - Sales Stylist in Queens Village, NY

    I have been working at bebe stores part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The best reasons working at this company is you meet a lot of people and that give you a chance to increase your clientele.

    Cons

    Your gonna work hours and not always meet your goals.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    To be better organized and have more support people.

    Recommends
  3.  

    Learn to deal with A LOT of politics!

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    Former Employee - Sales Manager  in  Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Chicago, IL

    I worked at bebe stores full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Interacting with NICE clients was really the best part of the job.

    Cons

    NO job SECURITY!! Also, if you're NOT a S.M. or up, you can forget about anyone having your back!!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more professional! Have MORE COMMUNICATION!

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

    Enjoy working with wonderful group of women, made my time there fun

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate  in  Reno, NV
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Reno, NV

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

    Pros

    Making people feel beautiful when they shop with us, great place to work. Management are really cool and laid back

    Cons

    hourly pay rate is total bs, you get 5% commission and its not hard to make commission but its a hassle when you have other girls competing for the same thing. Hourly is 7.50

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    change the pay rate

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Constant Management Changes

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate Merchant  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Associate Merchant in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at bebe stores full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Decent work hours, good location.

    Cons

    Horrible upper management, bad benefit package, unclear of company future.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create an enjoyable work environment and this starts from the top, making sure the senior management you hire is inspiring and compassionate goes a long way.

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

    Great time part-time job in college

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    Current Employee - Stylist  in  San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Stylist in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at bebe stores part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    50% discount, get to interact and style fun people all day, trendy! Minimum part-time hours, 10. Upbeat environment, always on the go! I had a great manager who valued her employees and really pushed to sell-- made feel valuable.

    Cons

    Though it's not part of the dress code-- better get used to wearing heels for 5+ hours!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Best job experience ever!!

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Manager
    Former Employee - Sales Manager

    I worked at bebe stores full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    50% discount
    co workers became family
    laid back environment
    my store manager worked amazingly with my schedule

    Cons

    floor sets
    don't feel like I was paid enough for all I did
    working long shifts in heels! lol

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Amazing experience for a career start in Fashion

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    Former Employee - Stylist  in  Destin, FL
    Former Employee - Stylist in Destin, FL

    I worked at bebe stores part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Amazing discount, fun place to work. I loved the management!

    Cons

    I didn't really like the commission goal.. in order to even get commission on your paycheck you have to sell so much by the hour which is almost impossible for new employees who have not had the chance to build up clients and if you do reach a commission goal you have to keep the same or above percentage until next paycheck or you won't get the commission pay. I found that it was extremely hard to build up clients because usually the only women who would come in were tourists or just one-time shoppers. There is a huge competition between stylist to get more sales which sometimes caused problems and can also be very intimidating if this is your first job. I would recommend having retail experience before applying. I would also only recommend this job to women who just want to work for fun, or for the discount..not for someone who has bills to pay or if you're trying to save up.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The management were extremely flexible with schedules.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    HIgh energy, high level of service, amazing work environment!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at bebe stores

    Pros

    Bebe offers excellent training on fashion styling and providing top of the line service to each customer. The things you learn from this company will benefit you in every sales job you may have in the future.

    Cons

    Management can be very overwhelming at times. In high traffic stores you must tend to each customers while also completing your management duties. There is never enough time in the day to get everything done. So unless you like that non stop busy work environment, then this job could be too stressful for some.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Sometimes they are so concentrated on driving business and sales that they forget their concern for their employees. Sometimes we need to be more aware and compassionate to the employees needs and concerns as well. This will reduce turnover and keep that good impression of the company.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    stylist

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    Former Employee - Stylist  in  Lake Grove, NY
    Former Employee - Stylist in Lake Grove, NY

    I worked at bebe stores part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    great for new stylist/saless associates
    interaction with clients. clientele service.

    Cons

    pay is low for the work. depending on the location it can be vey slow

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    increase the pay

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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