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  1.  

    Terrible.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Co-Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Co-Manager in Los Angeles, CA

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

    Pros

    None. They pretend to care but they do not.

    Cons

    Corporate is a joke, falling apart, product is not what is was, UNDERPAID and over worked employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Lack of direction from upper management. Spent two years with this company and was SO HAPPY to leave.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    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 (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

    bebe stores Response

    Sep 17, 2014SVP Human Resources

    Thanks for taking the time to review us. Sounds like you are on your way to meeting more of your goals by clienteling but there are a number of other ways too. Ask you manager for her/his ... More

  3.  

    Learn to deal with A LOT of politics!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Chicago, IL

    I worked at bebe stores full-time (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. 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
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    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 (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

    bebe stores Response

    Sep 17, 2014SVP Human Resources

    Thanks for the review and I'm glad you had such a great experience! When you are out of school, we always have opportunities in leadership if you decide to take a stores track and of course in our ... More

  7. 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 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

    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 ;)

  8.  

    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 (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

    bebe stores Response

    Sep 17, 2014SVP Human Resources

    Thanks for taking the time to write a review and for the kudos on our development programs! Over the last year we revamped our regional training programs, Leadership Development Program (LDP) and ... More

  9. 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 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. 3 people found this helpful  

    Not worth it!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Stylist
    Current Employee - Sales Stylist

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

    Pros

    The only pro was the discount but then you end up spending your whole check at the store!

    Cons

    Management does not care about employees, at all. They also used to change schedules at the very last minute and expect you to come in. The pay is pretty low and the commission does not make up for it.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    bebe stores Response

    Sep 18, 2014SVP Human Resources

    I'm sorry you have had a poor experience with us. If you have an employment matter you'd like to discuss with your Regional HR Manager, please call us at 877-bebe-SOS, option 2.

  11. 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 (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

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