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B.J. Vines Reviews

Updated May 13, 2017
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  1. "Assistant Designer, Betsey Johnson LLC"

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    Former Employee - Assistant Designer in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Assistant Designer in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at B.J. Vines (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Fun environment to work in. Great team of like minded people. Great team spirit that truly represented the brand.

    Cons

    Very disorganized at times. Sometimes felt like a revolving door with constant hirings and firings going on. Crazy hours at times. Sometimes double the hours you were paid for.

    Advice to Management

    Take better care of the lower level people understand that a work/life balance can benifit everyone.


  2. "Store manager"

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    Former Employee - Store Manager in Spring Valley, CA
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Spring Valley, CA

    I worked at B.J. Vines (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Discount, customers, co workers, fun, creative

    Cons

    Price points were to high, sales expectations didn't reflect the current market, lack of upper management organization, product assortment not correct for each location


  3. "Sales Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at B.J. Vines full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Wonderful and fun environment to work in. Great coworkers who love fashion and working with others. Great clothing allowance and vacation benefits.

    Cons

    Limited upper management which leads to little direction. This can be good if you are self directed and think on your feet. Management must work weekends and holidays. This was retail so peak seasons can be demanding.

    Advice to Management

    I found management easy to approach but they were often busy due to constant travel and excessive job responsibilities.


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  5. "Great job"

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    Former Employee - Key Holder in Garden City, NY
    Former Employee - Key Holder in Garden City, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at B.J. Vines part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Clothing
    Betsey Johnson herself is an amazing person

    Cons

    You had to buy clothing
    one piece of uniform every other month

    Advice to Management

    Stop being rude


  6. "Betsey was a great company!"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at B.J. Vines full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Clothes..samples friendly staff fun at,osphere

    Cons

    Little room to move up...basic pay

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees


  7. "Great environment but not financially rewarding"

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    Current Employee - Store Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at B.J. Vines full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great people, great product, great discount. It is a very happy place to work and try on pretty clothes all day.

    Cons

    Too many other vendors starting carrying the product and the boutiques were no longer receiving business. No real opportunities to move up beyond a store management position. Not enough pay.


  8. "Very difficult to meet goals in a poor economy and "outdoorsy" city"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Portland, OR
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Portland, OR
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    -The coworkers were fun, awesome people for the most part.
    -Fun products to sell.
    -Discount was ok off full price merchandise- was 60% when I left... but it used to be better.
    -The store manager worked hard to get us motivated during dry spells.
    -It was satisfying to help customers find outfits and items they were really excited about or needed for a special event.
    -Enjoyed helping specific clients over a period of time.

    Cons

    -Sometimes felt forced to harass/hound customers too make sales.
    -The company had too many sales, thus customers never wanted to pay full price, which was roughly an average of $350 a dress. They might as well drop prices if constant sales are going on.
    -Occasional cattiness between certain coworkers.
    -Poor benefits.
    -High sales goals that were hard to meet, especially when given "slow days" such as Mondays and Tuesdays.
    -Short hours... often just 4 hour shifts.
    -Low pay and low commission percentage for a general sales associate (2%).
    -Must invest in the clothes often to wear while working, which can be hard if you are not working full time.
    -No clothing stipend for sales associates.

    Advice to Management

    Pay sales associates a better wage and a better commission. Or better yet, do away with commission completely to keep cattiness down, and thus do away with the vulture like way associates behave to make sales.


  9. "very fun"

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    Current Employee - Stylist in Natick, MA
    Current Employee - Stylist in Natick, MA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    great discount and benefits fun to work there

    Cons

    the pay is decent but could be better

    Advice to Management

    always fill out your customer books


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Mixed feelings.."

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends

    Pros

    Betsey Johnson is a fun place to work if you like to play dress up and be pretty for a living, offers generous bonuses when sales goals are met. Get to meet great people, be part of the pink family

    Cons

    difficult sales goals during tough times economically, demanding schedule, unfairness, discount keeps getting lowered, cattiness and drama between sales associates, management does nothing to resolve conflicts.

    Advice to Management

    don't let corrupt store management fire good employees who have put so much into the company. show some appreciation for those of us who are there every day making the stores run the way they should.


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Good for a time but you might outgrow your position."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Miami, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Miami, FL

    Pros

    Good comission, great work environment and amazing discounts (70% on dresses) and as a manager you get 2 dresses per month.

    Cons

    Worst health benefits, very long hours and despite you having two weeks of vacation per year, management will complain when you try to take them.

    Advice to Management

    More involvement and less micromanaging from the area manager. Better benefits and a salary would be a great incentive for us to stay.


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