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Body Central Overview

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www.bodyc.com
Jacksonville, FL
1001 to 5000 employees
Unknown
Company - Public (BODY)
Retail
$100 to $500 million (USD) per year
Walmart, Forever 21, Aéropostale
Body Central Acquisition likely has something in store for young women who feel that image is everything. The company offers trendy apparel and accessories to women in their late teens and early 20s through about 200 Body Central and Body Shop retail stores. Located in malls in ... Read more

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Body Central President, CEO, and Director B. Allen Weinstein
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    Former Employee - Store Manager in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Indianapolis, IN
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Body Central full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    I started with the company in 2010, when it was still privately owned. The company knew who it's customer was, and was rapidly expanding.

    Cons

    Almost immediately after going public the company started making changes that confused, and eventually drove away it's core customer. We were never able to get her back, and the company filed bankruptcy and went out of business.

    Advice to Management

    Don't attempt to fix what isn't broken! It's not possible to cater to everyone, and to attempt to do so is a Fool's errand.

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Body Central Interviews

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    Merchandiser Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Niles, IL
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 5 days. I interviewed at Body Central (Niles, IL).

    Interview

    The interview process was easy. Store manager interviewed me, asked the typical questions "why do you want to work here? Strengths/weakness. Availability. Experience". Waited about a week, was asked to start as a sales associate because the new merchandiser position was not a set role yet. After working there about two weeks as a sales associate they asked if I wanted to be a manager. I said yes, stated the hours I'd be willing to work and they changed my pay and I started training.

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    I was able to negotiate my hours. Usually a manager would have to work about 30+ hours. I explained that I was a full time college student and I that I was not willing to work more than 25 hours a week.

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