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bebe stores Reviews

Updated January 23, 2015
Updated January 23, 2015
185 Reviews
3.2
185 Reviews
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Review Highlights

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. 2 people 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 (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
  2.  

    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 (more than an 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
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Best job experience ever!!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Manager
    Former Employee - Sales Manager

    I worked at bebe stores full-time (more than an 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

    bebe stores Response

    Sep 17, 2014SVP Human Resources

    Thanks for your review and I couldn't agree more -- bebe is an awesome place to work! If you ever decide to come back, don't forget that fashionable flats are always an option ;)

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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    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 (less than an 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
  6.  

    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
  7.  

    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

  8.  

    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 (less than an 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
  9.  

    Great experience for someone new to the work world.

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    • Career Opportunities
    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
  10.  

    under-paid employees & good discount

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Stylist in Natick, MA
    Former Employee - Stylist in Natick, MA

    I worked at bebe stores part-time (less than an 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
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Worst company I have ever worked for.

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    • Senior Management
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    Former Employee - Former Employee
    Former Employee - Former Employee

    I worked at bebe stores part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Discount; being a stylist at bebe can be a great experience, depending on who is hired as your store manager. Clients are awesome.

    Cons

    More than 10 employees all resign from their position in one store within 4 months, that does not happen for no reason.

    Low employee morale. Manager gossiping about stylists to other stylists. Store manager trying to schedule her weekends off.

    Can somebody please tell me how a stylist can make 35 phones within 2.5 hours while tending to their clients, appointments in the evening while it's busy. Trying to hustle your commission so you don't have it cut into your paycheck when you're closing. All while the manager on shift is on their hour lunch break at the busiest time of day and at the end of the day taking their sweet time when closing. Most stylists don't make enough to deal with these things on top of a draining and complaining(non work-related matters) manager.

    How can a manager be hired in and hire somebody in two weeks with less than 6 months of sales experience to be an assistant manager(someone who complains about customers more than interacting with them; clients are people too) hiring somebody like this over employees that have been at the store for 6+ months and are excellent candidates for managing? And then turn around and say "I would rather promote within" promoting more extremely unqualified employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Your stylists and store managers/other managers are the ones that are making you money. Consider treating employees better.

    There is definitely things that need to be changed with human resources. How can a company offer an H.R. line, lie about what was said and use it against employee. That isn't what it is there for; it most definitely isn't there for district managers and a certain regional hiring manager to get rid of employees because they need to cover up their backside. Who tries to fire somebody because they're (exact words) "pregnant"?

    If you want be in high school again work at bebe.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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