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Alfred Angelo Bridal Reviews

Updated February 10, 2017
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  • A ton of customer service issues with little help from upper management and customer service (in 13 reviews)

  • computer system was out of date (in 10 reviews)

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  1. "3rd key - Bridal Stylist"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Third Key, Bridal Stylist in Garland, TX
    Former Employee - Third Key, Bridal Stylist in Garland, TX

    I worked at Alfred Angelo Bridal full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great job, fun to help brides find their gowns. Hours are good as well - no later than 8 PM weeknights.
    Awesome hardworking Store Manager. She works hard for her employees. She always had our backs.

    Cons

    Pay - not high enough for the intensity and responsibility entailed in this job.

    Advice to Management

    Increasing the pay scale will help you find professional people to hire. This will keep down the turnover rate for employees. The more professional, the better sales for the company.


  2. "Fun"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Alfred Angelo Bridal part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great co workers, fun place to work for, good for college students

    Cons

    Not a full time job for me


  3. "Stylist"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Bridal Stylist in San Antonio, TX
    Former Employee - Bridal Stylist in San Antonio, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Alfred Angelo Bridal full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The company is great and you really value their dresses since they are so beautiful! The managers are always sweet and will always help with the sales which helps you with your commissions.

    Cons

    Pay isn't that great but if you work hard you can make a lot off commissions. You have to deal with brides and their mothers or rude family members.


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  5. "Great Job, but you MUST LOVE BRIDES"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    --being surrounded by beautiful dresses all the time!
    -- autonomy! they give you the tools to make your sale, but leave nailing it to you! This is great-- I've had other jobs where management was breathing down my neck and it sucked.
    -- I had a GREAT team!!

    Cons

    --The girls I worked with were nice, but very clique-ish.... They respect you if you act like you're working hard, and will cut you if you don't.
    -- Brides and bridal parties can be brutal. you have to REALLY love what you are doing to be successful as a bridal stylist, particularly because
    --The pay SUCKS. 4% commission, and you don't even see it until the dresses are made and arrive to the store....which can take up to 5 months.

    Advice to Management

    In store management-- be a little more welcoming and do a better job hiring people that care and the turnover rate probably wouldn't be so high.


  6. "Great job"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Alfred Angelo Bridal part-time

    Pros

    Lots of freedom to do your job your way and build relationships with your customers, general positive atmosphere

    Cons

    customers can be extra demanding because it's a wedding dress; customer service is #1, even if that means staying an extra hour and a half until a girl is done prancing around playing dress-up

    Advice to Management

    Continue cultivating an atmosphere of collaboration; commission based sales can get catty if everyone's not careful to avoid stepping on toes. And calm down on the "you have to be covered to the elbows" rule, at least in Florida in the summer.


  7. "Fun Environment, Large Workload"

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    Current Employee - Third Key - Shift Supervisor in Greece, NY
    Current Employee - Third Key - Shift Supervisor in Greece, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Alfred Angelo Bridal full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Fast paced, Cheerful clients, Wonderful stories, Busy weekends with high potential for commissions, Beautiful gowns, Flexible hours for associates with school and scheduling conflicts

    Cons

    Very outdated register system, Unfulfilled promises from upper management, Commission not paid for months until the entire order arrives, Heavy Workload with very little time to complete, Company (corporate) does not stand by their own "all sales final" policy, No yearly review which means no yearly pay raise or compensation for hard work

    Advice to Management

    Update the computer systems, Give raises for associates on a yearly review basis


  8. "My job is a dream"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Alfred Angelo Bridal full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Fast-paced environment, friendly co-workers, supportive upper level management, strong company values, rewarding experience with brides, actually look forward to going to work every day.

    Cons

    Extremely outdated computer system, little to no public advertisement, "lost in the shuffle" to larger stores in corporate's eyes, minimum wage.

    Advice to Management

    Please update the computer system, give individual stores social media accounts, and budget for renovations in the future!


  9. "Fun Atmosphere, great management"

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    Former Employee - Bridal Stylist in Ridgeland, MS
    Former Employee - Bridal Stylist in Ridgeland, MS
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Alfred Angelo Bridal full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great coworkers, bonuses, cash incentives, fun atmosphere, promote from within.

    Cons

    Hours can be long sometimes but it's worth it, stressed to meet quotas

    Advice to Management

    None, the company structure is great


  10. Helpful (1)

    "manager"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Store Manager
    Current Employee - Store Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great vision for customer service. Upper management is very supportive and compassionate. This is a business not a playground. Love what I do! Servicing my brides and their parties. Awesome bonus structure...do your job and you get rewarded.

    Cons

    Reviews I've read are very immature and unwarranted. This is a job! Own up to your responsibilities, your salary is in your hands. Sell and make money, that's what it's all about.

    Advice to Management

    Keep your work ethics in tact and weed out the bad seeds


  11. Helpful (3)

    "Good Company...Most of the Time"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Grand Rapids, MI
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Grand Rapids, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Alfred Angelo Bridal full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Fun work environment when you have a good team. So rewarding to help a bride feel beautiful and confident, and to be a part of her wedding process. Commission based, so it's nice when you have a great connection with a bride, you'll often work with her bridesmaids, mother/mother in law, flower girls, etc. Loved seeing the constant flow of new designs! Stores carry multiple sizes of every dress, so you don't have to shove a size 10 into a size 4 sample and make her feel self conscious.

    Cons

    Can be a very catty environment - lots of girls in a competitive sales scenario. Corporate is heavy handed with rules. Lots of shipping issues that were impossible to resolve.

    Advice to Management

    Offer more support to ASM/SM dealing with difficulties like shipping delays or difficult customers. Repeatedly telling someone "sorry there's nothing I can do" does not make for happy customers. Quit the rule that we have to cut up dresses that are discontinued or flawed - be socially responsible! Have the dresses shipped back to corporate to be repurposed (fabric, beading, sashes), or partner with a charity who accepts wedding dress donations.



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