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bebe stores Overview

Brisbane, CA
1001 to 5000 employees
Company - Public (BEBE)
$100 to $500 million (USD) per year
bebe is a global lifestyle brand that believes feeling sexy and looking great instills confidence. Our expert designs and personal service help our clients achieve this confidence across all aspects of their lives.

Founder Manny Mashouf opened the first bebe ... Read more

Mission: To satisfy the fashion needs of the confident, sexy, and sophisticated woman.

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bebe stores – Why Work For Us?

bebe is a global lifestyle brand that believes feeling sexy and looking great instills confidence. Our expert designs and personal service help our clients achieve this confidence across all aspects of their lives.

Founder Manny Mashouf opened the first bebe boutique in 1976 in San Francisco. Recognizing a demographic that was neither junior nor bridge, Manny created the first contemporary fashion brand. Nearly 40 years later, bebe has established itself as one of the world's top fashion retailers. 

Within its stores and on, bebe seeks to create an upscale, visually stimulating boutique environment while providing top-notch service to ensure an exceptional shopping experience. Stylists are knowledgeable, passionate about fashion and skilled at addressing clients' styling needs.


bebe - Voted One of the Best Places to Work

At bebe we celebrate women every day. Our brand and marketing speak to women and to their independence, power and confidence. Female representation in our executive team is broad, including finance, planning, merchandising, marketing, design and, of course, our stores. As a company that hires women and serves women, our policies and programs have always been designed to address the needs of our largely female employee population.


As a nationwide retailer, we are committed to creating opportunities that promote corporate citizenship, philanthropy, volunteerism, and cultural diversity in communities where we live and do business; women’s and children’s causes as well as supporting the development and integration of an environmentally aware & responsible culture in the workplace. In each region there are opportunities for our stores or offices to participate in bebe fundraising efforts to support the designated charities. We have created the Regional/Local Event fund to encourage involvement in the community. 


50% of theGiving budget serves this initiative by sponsoring localized events such as Team in Training and AIDS Walk. We also promote gifts of time by our associates by supporting local and regional food banks.


As a nationwide women’s retailer, bebe is dedicated to women’s causes that teach life skills empowering women to strive to their fullest potential. We are actively engaged in the fight against breast cancer through our support of Susan G. Komen For The Cure. We also demonstrate our commitment to women through our support of Dress for Success and other women’s organizations.


We are committed to making a difference in the lives of underserved children and the wellbeing of families; and providing opportunities for fashion and career readiness. We demonstrate our commitment of youth through our partnership with local schools and various youth services charities.


begreen is a chain-wide initiative chartered with the development and integration of an environmentally aware & responsible culture in the workplace; decreasing the amount of waste we produce, making smarter decisions in our daily activities, and reducing the impact on our Earth. begreen is a component of the bebeCares program which is committed to creating opportunities that promote corporate citizenship, philanthropy, volunteerism, and cultural diversity in communities where we live and do business.



Want to make a great impression?  So do we! Your interview is an opportunity for you to showcase your talents and accomplishments as well as learning how your skills fit our “design for success.”

  • Review the job description and bring a list of questions you may have about the role for which you're applying.
  • Spend some time looking over our site to learn more about bebe's culture, history, benefits, news, our product, etc.  There won’t be a test but bebe is a special brand and it would be a little awkward if you knew less about us than we will you.
  • Dress like one of us!
    • At Corporate and the Design Studio, we are a business casual environment.
    • At our stores: As one of the industry’s fashion leaders, we expect our associates to represent brand image by observing high standards in their personal presentation, dressing in a manner which conveys an image of fashion and good taste.
  • Be punctual.  We respect your time and are sure you will get the most out of your experience here but please be patient if the schedule is as dynamic as we are.
  • Be sure to have a completed application (or arrive about 15 minutes early to complete it), multiple copies of your resume, and relevant work samples or projects (if applicable).



Corporate Office

400 Valley Drive | Brisbane, CA 94005



LA Studio

10345 West Olympic Blvd | Los Angeles, CA 90064


This is our design for success. Bring us these qualities and take your fashion career to new heights. 

Channel You Inner Stylist and Join the Retail Revolution

Opening Summer 2015
bebe Outlet - Chicago Premium Outlets - Aurora, IL - June 2015
bebe Outlet - Gloucester Premium Outlets - Blackwood, NJ - August 2015

Opening Fall 2015
bebe - Del Amo Fashion Center - Torrance, CA 90503 - October 2015


What does bebe culture mean to you?


bebe's culture means exemplifying the company's core values at all times. Personal and corporate integrity, excellent customer service, passion, and quality are key success factors. Alexis H. Associate Since May 2008


Culture is working in a professional, friendly, and cooperative environment that motivates you. Alicia P. Associate Since October 2007


bebe's culture is cutting edge and high fashion. A step above the rest with quality and fit. The employees represent the brand and wear it well. Each one being a fashionista. bebe is sophisticated and sexy and is great for the working woman that goes out at night. Alicia M. Associate Since November 2005


bebe culture means passion and commitment to the company. It also means a true dedication to each client. Alissa A. Associate Since October 2000


The culture here is about inspiring women's confidence and giving them power through how they feel about themselves. When a client has her fashion needs met, she feels great about herself, and we feel just as satisfied knowing we helped. Amber M. Associate Since March 2009


bebe culture means a positive work environment and selling atmosphere to produce success in every employee’s lifestyle. Anique F. Associate Since January 2011


bebe culture means inspirational designs, trendy styles, great employees that give World Class Service, and a great working environment. I can honestly say when I used to shop here as a client, I dreamt of working with this company, and here I am today. Brittney W. Associate Since August 2009


bebe embraces a diverse workforce with stability to retain any attractive talent who displays passion for the brand. Christy S. Associate Since February 2003


bebe culture is brand conscious, very diverse, extremely sophisticated, and exclusive. We changed with the times, but still maintained our identity. Diane C. Associate Since June 2001


bebe culture means the belief that we are the leading retailer in women’s contemporary fashion and this is evident in all people that represent bebe. Also, bebe has the ability to adapt to a rapidly changing retail environment. Doug R. Associate Since November 2008

What’s different about bebe culture that makes us successful?


bebe is very clear about its direction and expectations.  I like how the mission statement is always on the home page of Storenet. bebe accomplishes what other companies wish they could. Customer service is always stressed, encouraged, rewarded, and recognized. Bebe is also very 'mobile,' in that the company is very quick to react and adjust to business trends. James F. Associate Since June 2010


bebe is a family. We have the ability to make all of our clients feel like they are part of the bebe family and lifestyle.  Not only does bebe love their clients, but staff are respected and treated as one big family. Jezette P. Associate Since March 2010


bebe really cares and listens to the feedback given by the field. This is truly amazing because it makes you really feel like you are a part of the success. Krista T. Associate Since November 2000


Our comparable sense of fashion and making every woman feel confident with our style are the services we provide to our clients. The quality of our merchandise is exceptional, and this is what makes us different. Margaret R. Associate Since September 2010


We have a closer relationship with our customers. We know what they want, what they like, and are better prepared to help them. We treat our clients as people, not just a sale. Sandy L. Associate Since April 2009


The difference between our culture compared to other companies is that we have passion for what we do. Yusra S. Associate Since February 2011


What do you love about our culture?


I love that we're not afraid to be bold and try new things and we're constantly changing with the times. Alina K. Associate Since December 2005


I love that our company culture is based on people - people being our employees and clients. Ashley K. Associate Since December 2010


I love the one-on-one service we provide. I love that we address our clients by their first name and make them feel important in our stores. Elisa K. Associate Since July 2010


I love being a part of a very diverse team in all aspects and yet we all come together to represent the bebe woman. Kellye T. Associate Since July 2001


I love growing in the company and believing in your future. Mini W. Associate Since September 2009


I love that we are all so passionate about coming to work every day. We value everyone from clients to our peers. Qui T. Associate Since September 2008


I love the fast pace and high energy in our stores. Clients pick up on our passion for what we, do so they keep coming back. Sarafina J. Associate Since July 1999


I love the people, ranging from our dedicated, inspiring, and motivated leaders and staff to our wonderful clients.  In retail, it is so different from office jobs, as you are interacting with clients every day face to face. It's all about that first and long lasting impression. Tony P. Associate Since March 2010

What inspires you and drives your passion for bebe?


What most inspires me and drives me toward success at bebe is knowing that my efforts are not wasted. That I'm able to climb the ladder into success! Alondra G. Associate Since May 2011


Personally, I love to be in the KNOW. Meaning knowing everything that I need to about my role at bebe. It will make me better. My clients drive me too because I love seeing them happy after I have fulfilled their fashion needs. Antonette C. Associate Since September 2009


What inspires me are the leaders. They are passionate.  This passion is nurtured, molded, and shared. This inspires me to do my best everyday. Elizabeth O. Associate Since August 2002


My leaders truly care about me, the way I care about my staff, and the way my staff cares about their clients. Heather H. Associate Since January 2006


I look up to leaders within the company. Their practices and teachings help me mold my own personal success. Jimmy M. Associate Since July 2008


People! I love how bebe is all about people and their success. Everyone's hard work is always celebrated; not only in the store, but company wide! It pumps everyone up and inspires others. Nadia R. Associate Since October 2010


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    the interview process involved 2 phone interviews and then a in person interview and tour of the facilities and meet key people. Average time was about 30 minutes each and questions were standard interview questions.

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bebe stores Awards & Accolades

  • Top 25 Companies - California Women in Business Leaders, UC Davis, 2015
  • San Francisco Bay Area Healthiest Employers, San Francisco Business Times, 2013
  • Ranked #6 for continued commitment to women and diversity in key leadership roles, 2013-2014 UC Davis Study of California Women Business Leaders: A Census of Women Directors and Highest-Paid Executives, 2013
  • 100 Best Retailers to Work For, The Retail Life, 2012
  • Ranked #2 for continued commitment to incorporate women into key leadership roles, UC Davis Study of California Women Business Leaders, 2012
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