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Balani Overview

Chicago, IL
1 to 50 employees
1961
Company - Private
Department, Clothing, & Shoe Stores
$5 to $10 million (USD) per year
Unknown
Established in 1961, BALANI specialize in custom clothing for men. We are a high quality, customer service driven firm, and believe in a strong, open, and team oriented culture. Our job at BALANI is to unwind the uptight image of custom clothing. In our modern showroom, we ... Read more

Mission: To exceed the client's expectations in terms of customer service, experience and garment fit and quality. BALANI aim to develop a longstanding relationship and become the client's personal clothier of choice and trusted fashion advisor.

Balani Reviews

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    "Wonderful company with a wonderful culture!!!!!"

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    I have been working at Balani full-time

    Pros

    CULTURE! This company, like none I've personally ever worked for, has a SOLID culture and they clearly hold it near and dear to their core values. From the top down, the true "team" mentality is no joke. They also ENCOURAGE a work/life balance. The base plus commission model is not the norm in this industry, but very much appreciated for those getting started out. The training is very practical and real-life, the leadership is available and eager to help when needed but there is also enough independence to really grow your own "business" within the business. I see this as a very long-term career and I am excited to grow with the company and the brand!

    Cons

    A few pretty normal growing pains, but nothing that is not dealt with once it is brought to attention.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work. You are all very open and down to earth. Just make sure the culture doesn't change. Thank you for this opportunity!

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Balani Interviews

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    Executive Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ weeks. I interviewed at Balani (Houston, TX) in June 2015.

    Interview

    I applied through indeed.com and was contacted fairly soon afterwards for a phone interview. The phone interview was about 30 minutes long. I was then invited to attend a face-to-face interview which lasted about 1 hour. I received an offer a short time after this interview. I know that the process is different for professional custom stylists.

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    Negotiation

    I did not negotiate much as wanted to join the company and see how the position would be (I had never been in a role like this and was not really sure what it was possible to negotiate). I feel that management would be willing to negotiate.

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Balani Awards & Accolades

  • Fastest Growing Company(2856), Inc. 5000, 2014
  • Top Tailor, JW Marriott Magazine, 2014

Pledges & Certifications

Career Advancement Program

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