bebe stores Reviews

Updated September 15, 2014
Updated September 15, 2014
154 Reviews
3.2
154 Reviews
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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. 2 people found this helpful  

    Sales Leader

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    Former Employee - Sales Manager  in  Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Atlanta, GA

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

    Pros

    The discount is pretty much the only pro about working here.

    Cons

    Over worked and very low compensation

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    N/A

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Bebe stylist position

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    Current Employee - Sales Stylist  in  Las Vegas, NV
    Current Employee - Sales Stylist in Las Vegas, NV

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

    Pros

    Commission based, teaches you interpersonal skills, 50% discount, very fashion forward,

    Cons

    Bebe culture depends on location (not always consistent) worked at two diff locations..one in state of Hawaii where management was very professional and strived to empower employees versus working at lv location..lv location was horrible management, and exerted no professionalism whatsoever. Good company to work with if you have a well structured management team that fully trains you on the Bebe expectations. Also, must be nearly full time in order to achieve higher percentages in commission

    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Shift supervisor

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    Current Employee - Shift Supervisor
    Current Employee - Shift Supervisor

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

    Pros

    Working at bebe is a fun job to have! I have amazing co workers. Met my life long friends. Love the clothes.

    Cons

    The pay is horrible. They pay a management position minimum wage. They expect you to open the store and deal with crazy shoplifters at only $8 an hour. I was promoted from stylist to shift supervisor without a raise. Only company that does this. Bebe clothes is expensive, a part time employee makes $8 and hour and usually works a 4 hour shift. That's $32 a day. A shirt from bebe cost can cost $80, $40 with the discount. A stylist can barely afford to buy clothes from the store yet is expected to wear the brand at work. I don't understand this. Commission is a joke, unless you work in a bebe store in a big city it's impossible to make.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make commission easier to make in order to make up for paying minimum wage. Also in order to sell clothes the people selling it need to advertise it which is impossible to do if they cannot afford it.

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company to work for.

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate
    Former Employee - Sales Associate

    I worked at bebe stores part-time

    Pros

    The brand is very fashion forward and has a great training program. Strong upper management that focuses on sales, team motivation and knowledge of trends. Highly recommend the sales associate or higher position as Bebe is a very rewarding company to work for.

    Cons

    I have very little things to say about Bebe, I would have to say the one area that needed to be improved on is the flow of the store. Associates were strictly assigned to one area of the store at a time, which made it difficult to assist customers and to help out in other areas of the store.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good, decent salary, and stressful environment.

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    Current Employee - Co Manager  in  Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Co Manager in Miami, FL

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

    Pros

    good salary and decent hours

    Cons

    not flexible hours and high pressure from District & Regional Management to deliver results.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    what it's like to work for at beb

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

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

    Pros

    discount, great co workers, It's a great place to work for if you are in high school or college

    Cons

    hours, customers, low pay, lots of labor work, work on holidays, not much growth and the pay is too low

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    It was a typical retail management experience.

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    Current Employee - Co Manager  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Co Manager in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    Store discount; major medical benefit offerings; it gives you the ability to be creative as far as visual merchandising and client styling goes; you can develop good relationships with your clients

    Cons

    Irregular hours; rarely given a raise; spend a large percentage of your earnings at the store; were frowned upon if the bebe brand wasn't worn; there wasn't a professional cleaning company to tend to the store's appearance so every employee was expected to clean the store as well

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to stay positive.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    If you shop there it's worth it.

    Former Employee - Sales Manager
    Former Employee - Sales Manager

    I worked at bebe stores full-time

    Pros

    The discount is 50% off which is good since the clothes are pretty cheap you will end up spending alot of your paycheck on clothes.The dress code is pretty flexible. Most of the girls I worked with were easy to get along with but others caused drama.

    Cons

    The pay is kinda low, especially for part time assoc. it is only minimum wage! I would work superr long hours. The floorsets take wayyy to long to complete. Management has to complete these dumb camera reviews like everyday. it is seriously a waste of time.

  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Friendly, Competitive and Great experience.

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    Current Employee - Stylist  in  Sterling Heights, MI
    Current Employee - Stylist in Sterling Heights, MI

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

    Pros

    Fun to work at very fast paced.

    Cons

    Not enough hours tricky commission.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have payroll in order

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Very flexible with hours!

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    Current Employee - Fashion Stylist  in  Edison, NJ
    Current Employee - Fashion Stylist in Edison, NJ

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

    Pros

    You get commission on top of a hourly base pay. Limitless pay opportunities.

    Cons

    If you work in a store that does have high traffic, you will hardly ever make commsion,

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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