bebe stores Reviews

Updated July 23, 2015
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  1. cut throat culture

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at bebe stores full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    clothing discount, contemporary and on top of trends

    Cons

    Very Lp focused culture to a point where it seemed like I reported to Lp instead of to my Retail Manager. people are cut throat and competitive with each other. Pay is not enough for the volume of stores. Payroll is not sufficient upper mgmt is very clicky and not friendly.

    Advice to Management

    appreciate your people...help and support them instead of throwing them to the wolves. Recognize good talent when you have it.


  2. Great experience, no growth futher beyond management into other fields

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at bebe stores full-time (More than 10 years)

    Positive Outlook
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    loved my staff, discount, brand itself is Awesome!

    Cons

    Worked in several stores but there was no growth beyond store level management. Lots of politics!!! Not much support across the board unless you are a favorite

    Advice to Management

    Take HR issues seriously and be more attentive to store level issues in relation to district politics.


  3. Helpful (2)

    Unprofessional and unorganized

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Century City, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Century City, CA

    I worked at bebe stores full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    There were some talented people who are very nice to work with and they do have pretty decent benefits.

    Cons

    The management that oversees the organization is probably the most unprofessional I have ever worked with in my entire career. Between the gossip, the miss management and the affairs and favoritism it's no wonder the company struggles year after year. If you complain to HR you get black balled and if you don't get along with the right "click" you get talked about. Very immature. It's like watching the mean kids in High School all over again. Anyone with a remote sense of professionalism that doesn't kiss up will not survive very long at this company.

    Advice to Management

    You need to clean house and hire executives that are talented and start living in today's world. You need someone that can truly run your company and not someone who is a good Sales Rep who only knows how to talk.


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  5. I love working at bebe

    Former Employee - Bebe Stylist
    Former Employee - Bebe Stylist

    I worked at bebe stores

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The company is fast paced, trendy, and the customers are loyal and love Bebe. The employees are brand loyal and consider the clothing to be good quality for price.

    Cons

    The clothes can be trashy, management is not as educated as other stores, the customers are lower class and demand a lot of assistance from employees.

    Advice to Management

    Hire people that are competent, stay on top of trends, and make sure that the visual merchandising makes sense. There are also weird customers.

    bebe stores Response

    Apr 24, 2015 – SVP Human Resources

    Thanks for the review.


  6. Helpful (1)

    I was a seasonal sales associate

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newark, DE
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newark, DE

    I worked at bebe stores part-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Great way to gain experience with customer service, fast paced environment

    Cons

    Management was not trained well, very unorganized and unprofessional, did not recognize hard working employees

    Advice to Management

    Treat all employees equally.


  7. Good.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Austin, TX

    I have been working at bebe stores

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good Discount and managers plus coworkers.

    Cons

    Long hours and low pay for work.

    Advice to Management

    NA.


  8. Great discount

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at bebe stores

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Amazing discount, trendy work environment, great customers

    Cons

    Low pay, AWFUL commission pay

    Advice to Management

    Watch for the competition between stylist. Some stylist purposely steal other stylist's customers for their own needs.


  9. Average retailer.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager
    Former Employee - Manager

    I worked at bebe stores full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great discount. Leaders are passionate. Decent training. Leadership empowers store employees to make the best decisions for their business.

    Cons

    District managers are caddy, somewhat unprofessional. Regional managers are less so, but they allow the behavior. Very difficult to move up with stores closing. Constant pressure to recruit top talent, but unwilling to pay accordingly. Buying is hit and miss.

    Advice to Management

    If you expect top tier managers and sales people, you need to pay them accordingly...especially in low volume stores.


  10. WORST PLACE TO WORK! DONT WASTE YOUR TIME! RUN! SAVE YOUR TIME AND FRUSTRATION!!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Stylist in Concord, CA
    Current Employee - Stylist in Concord, CA

    I have been working at bebe stores

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    50% off discount, nothing, nothing, nothing, nothing.

    Cons

    There are so many cons about this company. Management have their favorites, micro managing their associates a lot, pay wage, commission is only 5 %. They sell you a dream that you can make a 6 figure income and that is so inaccurate!! give the stylists part time benefits! stop giving the girls so much work to do! a ridiculous amount of workload for very minimal pay! a huge amount of lack of communication between managers. Stylists constantly calling in sick, not showing up, and asking others to come in on their days off when they have A LIFE! STOP PUTTING SOME STYLISTS TO BE "ON CALL". Either you want them on the schedule to work or you dont. No work/life balance. They require you to clean A LOT! you will get written up if you try to stand up for yourself! customers will curse at you and yell at you. its not worth it.

    Advice to Management

    Stop being cheap with paying your employees and treat them with respect and dignity! stop lying, being manipulative, and trying to paint them a pretty picture that doesnt exist!


  11. learned a lot but lots of turn over

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at bebe stores

    Pros

    lot of opportunity to grow

    Cons

    revolving door, a lot of turn over



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