bebe stores Reviews

Updated September 15, 2014
Updated September 15, 2014
154 Reviews
3.2
154 Reviews
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Jim Wiggett
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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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  1.  

    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
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    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
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    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
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  5.  

    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
  6.  

    seasonal/part time

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at bebe stores part-time

    Pros

    commission is possible- but challenging depending on your store

    Cons

    scheduling based off of rankings

  7.  

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

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    • Career Opportunities
    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
  8.  

    under-paid employees & good discount

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    Former Employee - Stylist  in  Natick, MA
    Former Employee - Stylist in Natick, MA

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

    Pros

    great discount, friendly staff, flexible, company values.

    Cons

    Low pay, strict dress code, poor commission system

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep your stylist in check

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Needs employee upgrade

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Stylist  in  Cerritos, CA
    Former Employee - Stylist in Cerritos, CA

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

    Pros

    Great design/merchandise, awesome employee discount, build close relationships with clients, work-life balance

    Cons

    no hours for part timers-you are lucky to get over 10 hrs a week. minimum wage non negotiable at interview for sales associates.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Manager was really friendly, seems like the company needs to upgrade their employee training

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great experience for someone new to the work world.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at bebe stores part-time

    Pros

    discount, discount, discount, discount, discount

    Cons

    cut throat, will walk all over you if you let them

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    stop treating sales associates as "stupid"

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Needs better Senior Management

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    Current Employee - Senior Systems Manager  in  Brisbane, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Manager in Brisbane, CA

    I have been working at bebe stores full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Stays ahead of the technology, fast paced.

    Cons

    Good place and pay but the company is struggling with Senior Management. Just a handful of Execs run the show. Mandatory PTO of 10 days and not enough benefits.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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