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BCBG Chicago Reviews

Updated October 17, 2017
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Pros
  • Great discount and fun environment (in 133 reviews)

  • Access to the latest fashion you will learn a lot about garments construction and styling the right pieces for the right body types (in 44 reviews)

Cons
  • New Structure of the company after bankruptcy has become extremely demanding on work-life balance (in 38 reviews)

  • Upper management isn't the greatest - company filed for bankruptcy so obviously there were some issues (in 83 reviews)

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  1. "Sales Associate"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Northbrook, IL
    Former Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Northbrook, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at BCBG part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    really great discounts on clothing

    Cons

    seems to be very competitive

    Advice to Management

    focus more on training your employees


  2. Helpful (2)

    "A MESS!"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at BCBG full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    40% off discount and 4 "perks" per season at 75% off.
    Trendy, upscaleish work environment

    Cons

    Management sucks
    Pay isnt as great as you think
    Lack of communication
    No training
    Just horrible company to work for overall

    Advice to Management

    Get it together and do your job

    BCBG Response

    Mar 9, 2017 – Human Resources

    Please utilize your Human Resources partners so they may address your concerns. You're welcome to email Human.Resources@bcbg.com so they may get back to you in a timely manner. Thank you!

  3. "sales associate"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

    Pros

    got good customer service experience

    Cons

    worked there for two years and never received salary increase

    BCBG Response

    Oct 5, 2016 – Human Resources

    Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback. At BCBG, we want our associates to feel that they work in a supportive, rewarding environment and we constantly strive to make BCBG a choice... More


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Shop manager"

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    Former Employee - Shop Manager in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Shop Manager in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at BCBG full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Discount 60% for management and 40% for associates. 75% perks 4 times a year.

    Cons

    Everything else. Pay sucks. Work over load. Upper management sucks and does not care. HR doesn't respond. Training sucks. Not enough staff. So many people just walking out.

    Advice to Management

    You dont need advice they need a miracle to happen.

    BCBG Response

    Mar 9, 2017 – Human Resources

    Please utilize your Human Resources partners so they may address your concerns. You're welcome to email Human.Resources@bcbg.com so they may get back to you in a timely manner. Thank you!


  5. Helpful (1)

    "2nd Assistant Manager"

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    Former Employee - Second Assistant Manager in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Second Assistant Manager in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great discount- 50% for associates, 70% off for managers, 75% off perk few times a year on 4 items

    Cons

    horrible upper management, policies and practices are constantly changing, a lot of turnover, low pay, no raises in the last 2 years for anyone due to the company being bought out

    Advice to Management

    stop changing practices week to week. there needs to be consistency within a company/store. SMs are understanding for the most part, but DMs put too much pressure on everyone.

    BCBG Response

    Jul 18, 2016 – College Relations Manager

    Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback. At BCBG, we want our associates to feel that they work in a supportive, rewarding environment and we constantly strive to make BCBG a choice... More


  6. "Retail Management"

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    Former Employee - First Assistant Manager in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - First Assistant Manager in Chicago, IL

    I worked at BCBG full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great product, fun clients, fun work atmosphere, challenging work environment, better hours than some retailers

    Cons

    unfair bonus and incentive structure that primarily benefits female employees through merchandise discounts and certificates, very he said / she said work culture

    Advice to Management

    Ensure district managers are making decisions based off data not favoritism or hunches


  7. "Sales Associate"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Huntley, IL
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Huntley, IL
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at BCBG (More than a year)

    Pros

    Clients were awesome
    Co-workers were great

    Cons

    A lot of pressure from DM for unrealistic sales
    Poor benefits
    Always problems with dress zippers- many clients complained

  8. "Solid Company"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at BCBG part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    mentorship and encouragement from managers, great employee discount, fun job in a supportive environment, your co-workers will be your friends

    Cons

    scheduling can be random and inconsistent in terms of when and how much you will work in a week, getting a commission bonus is basically impossible as a part-time employee, it's hard to get to work more hours

    Advice to Management

    make scheduling more consistent, and make to work schedules available to sales associates farther in advance


  9. "Second Assistant Manager"

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    Current Employee - Second Assistant Manager in Skokie, IL
    Current Employee - Second Assistant Manager in Skokie, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at BCBG full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great clothes, good discount, you meet great people, if you have a good team to work with work will be fun, great job if you like to talk

    Cons

    Weekends, low salary, not too stable, constantly changing rules, upper management is terrible, they don't care about you unless you are making money for them, too many guidelines based on appearance

    Advice to Management

    Stop ever changing rules and policies. Treat employees better and compensate accordingly.


  10. "Work Environment"

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    Current Employee - BCBGMaxAzria Sales Associate in Oak Brook, IL
    Current Employee - BCBGMaxAzria Sales Associate in Oak Brook, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at BCBG part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Working for both the partner shops and retail are great. Both are interconnected and extremely involved with each other

    Cons

    Working for the partnershops can be a hassle simply due to the fact that we are obligated to assist with the department store and there is no distinction. We also get paid bi weekly

    Advice to Management

    More Organization, More Communication


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