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Kearney, NE
5001 to 10000 employees
1948
Company - Public (BKE)
Department, Clothing, & Shoe Stores
$500 million to $1 billion (USD) per year
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Buckle operates over 450 stores in 44 states. The key to Buckle’s consistent growth is the talent and dedication of its 8,000+ teammates working together with the primary focus on its mission – TO CREATE THE MOST ENJOYABLE SHOPPING EXPERIENCE POSSIBLE FOR ... Read more

Mission: "To create the most enjoyable shopping experience possible for our guests."

The Buckle Reviews

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The Buckle President, CEO, and Director Dennis H. Nelson
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    I have been working at The Buckle full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    I highly recommend starting out your IT job here

    Cons

    Initial learning curve is a little steep, but nothing too crazy

    Advice to Management

    Couldn't ask for any better

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The Buckle Photos

The Buckle photo of: The Buckle, Inc.
The Buckle photo of: Join Our Team!
The Buckle photo of: prepare to bring 6 or 7 shoes boxes out to a customer that dont even want to buy.
The Buckle photo of: Entrance to a typical Buckle, this one in San Rafael, CA
The Buckle photo of: Buckle
The Buckle photo of: Always Exciting!
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The Buckle Interviews

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    Assistant Store Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Declined Offer
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    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at The Buckle in April 2014.

    Interview

    I was shopping in the store and an assistant manager told me I had the Buckle look and asked me if I was interested in a job, I said yes. She introduced me to the store manager who was actually leaving for lunch but she was very nice and we talked for a little while like what I would be interested in doing. Then the assistant had me fill out some information on an ipad and she said the application would be sent to my email. I received the email a day later and filled it out (you have to take a test!) after that I called and scheduled an interview for the following week. I wore clothes from the Buckle to my interview. The manager asked to take a look around the store. (I don't know what the point of that was she wasn't doing anything, I walked around feeling strange for a whole 15 minutes.) The interview was on the sales floor in the middle of the store. She asked me questions and we got along really great. She complimented me on my outfit. She rescheduled me for my second interview the following week. I showed up and this time my interview was towards the back of the store and a different assistant manager was there. We talked some more and she made an offer. The job was a 40% discount! I was offered minimum wage was 3% commission. They had a sales goal of $150/hr and wanted 3 shopping appointments a week scheduled. All in all since it would have been a full time job I just can't live off of such unsure pay rates. The manager was very nice and is still nice to me and asks me how I've been when I come in to shop.

    Interview Questions

    • She asked me if I had any questions for her and I asked how she got her job and what would be expected of me. She asked me pretty basic questions including what were my favorite brands.   Answer Question

    Reasons for Declining

    The pay wasn't enough for me.

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The Buckle Awards & Accolades

  • America's 200 Best Small Companies, Forbes, 2008

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