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Updated August 12, 2017
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  • New Structure of the company after bankruptcy has become extremely demanding on work-life balance (in 31 reviews)

  • High turnover among upper management creates an environment of instability (in 73 reviews)

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  1. "BCBG Max Azria"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at BCBG full-time

    Pros

    Generous discount on clothes and great benefits package

    Cons

    Not too many negative points


  2. "Shop Manager"

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    Former Employee - Shop Manager in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Shop Manager in Minneapolis, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people, Beautiful product. Even better benefits. Employees are first to receive inside information to upcoming trends and obtain expanded product knowledge through physical fit sessions. Since building strong client relationships is the key to success at BCBGMAXAZRIA, the people I had the pleasure to meet during my time of employment are a few of my favorite memories.

    Cons

    Department store partnerships can be very confusing when it comes to promotions and BCBGMAXAZRIA participation guidelines. If the Department store in which a BCBG shop is located consistently faces under staffing issues, BCBG employees are expected to assist all customers and spend company payroll, yet lose one-one-one time with personal clients.

    Advice to Management

    LONG HOURS. My previous Shop continuously faced staffing obstacles due to location and parking expense for employees. I was not supported by the Company with staffing assistance and was required to work open-close on a daily basis for more than three weeks. This issue was recurring and was not resolved prior to my resignation.

  3. "Sales Associate"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Clothes, discounts, learned a lot

    Cons

    Overworked, High turnover, new manager was not respected

    Advice to Management

    Reward those who work hard and well


  4. "Great learning experience in the retail world"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at BCBG part-time

    Pros

    Great discounts, flexible hours, great product

    Cons

    Store was hot, management was organized

    Advice to Management

    Have a better team environment


  5. "Sales Associate"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Jacksonville, FL
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Jacksonville, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at BCBG (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great discount on product every season, competitive pay, customer interaction.

    Cons

    Not many hours, short shifts.


  6. "The Good & The Bad"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Little Rock, AR
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Little Rock, AR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great time to get to know people
    Awesome customers
    Fun to work at with coworkers

    Cons

    Unorganized hierarchy
    Lack of care for seniority when promoting
    No clear, direct vision for the brand
    Mostly upper management issues

    Advice to Management

    Focus.


  7. "Assistant Buyer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at BCBG full-time

    Pros

    great people and creative work environment

    Cons

    bad location, no on site parking or employee amenities

  8. "Good company"

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    Former Employee - Hair Stylist in Burlington, MA
    Former Employee - Hair Stylist in Burlington, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good clientele
    Great experience in terms of styling

    Cons

    Brand did not know how to update their styles.
    Pay was not good, and management was always leaving.

    Advice to Management

    Focus more on your stores and less on protocols
    Making the goals and assisting our clients was not the focus hence why the brand is going through bankruptcy.


  9. "Sales Assosciate"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at BCBG part-time

    Pros

    I love my boss and the people I work with

    Cons

    Not sure of the fate of the company


  10. "Store Manager"

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    Former Employee - Store Manager
    Former Employee - Store Manager
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at BCBG full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Working in the fashion industry was probably the most rewarding piece of this job. Our clientele were the most important people in our store, so helping them to the upmost extent was our main focus. Our regular shoppers were more of a family, so coming to work was always fun and enjoyable.

    Cons

    To be honest, there are way too many to list. All in all, the company doesn't recognize amazing employees when they have them. Raises are considered obsolete, which is why we weren't able to keep great associates. Work/Life balance was awful and 50-60 hours of work a week were required of you on a salary wage. The operations were out of control and all over the board and takes a good year or more to get a good handle on things. Visuals and floorsets took almost a week to complete because there was always too much to do. Store was extremely large and we were only given two-two coverage to maintain sales, loss prevention, visuals, shipment, and all other ops thrown at us. We constantly went through changes with DMs and corporate, and finally when they told us that we were closing, everyone was obsolete until the end of our demise.

    Advice to Management

    Know how to keep great employees when you have them. The company is all over the place and unfortunately going downwards in the wrong direction. Hopefully Chapter 11 will bring you better insight and you will be able to run the business better after all of your store closures.


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