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Body Central Reviews

Updated May 29, 2017
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Body Central President, CEO, and Director B. Allen Weinstein
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Pros
  • Fun atmosphere and employees get promotional discount every month on top of their normal 40% discount (in 32 reviews)

  • Fun environment with a great discount (in 14 reviews)

Cons
  • Most people in upper management need to figure out what they are doing (in 13 reviews)

  • There are no full time shifts for sales associates (in 6 reviews)

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  1. "It was once a good company to work for."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Indianapolis, IN
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I started with the company in 2010, when it was still privately owned. The company knew who it's customer was, and was rapidly expanding.

    Cons

    Almost immediately after going public the company started making changes that confused, and eventually drove away it's core customer. We were never able to get her back, and the company filed bankruptcy and went out of business.

    Advice to Management

    Don't attempt to fix what isn't broken! It's not possible to cater to everyone, and to attempt to do so is a Fool's errand.


  2. "Assistant Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Glendale, AZ
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Glendale, AZ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I loved the clothes and one on one sales aspect. The product was consistent and always exciting to see what came out next! The customers were so nice becuase the prices were as good as the clothes, AWESOME! I had a great overall experience and wished to further my career there. Thank you for allowing me to move to the Arrowhead location to further my career and try to help keep the Arrowhead Mall location open.

    Cons

    The employees can be immature and cliquey. The store closed in 2008 in the PVMALL and Arrowhead Mall locations. I wish they were still open.

    Advice to Management

    I had the best Manager at the time i was an assistant. She knew who to give a chance and who deserved it. Thanks for giving me a chance, always believing in me and encouraging me to move into management and take on higher roles that will help me to pass on the inspiration.

  3. "Supervisor"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Floor Manager Supervisor and Inventory in Jacksonville, FL
    Former Employee - Floor Manager Supervisor and Inventory in Jacksonville, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Body Central full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Working with all kind of people

    Cons

    Did not no how to treat there worker

    Advice to Management

    learn how to treat your employees and talk to them like they are human beings no pay raise no thank you you did a good job


  4. "Sales Associate/Cashier"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Raleigh, NC
    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Raleigh, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Body Central part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Exceeding daily and monthly sales goals.

    Cons

    I had no cons of this job.

    Advice to Management

    I have no suggestions for improvement for management.


  5. "Great place to work. Fun atmosphere and promotions for employees every month on top of the 40% discount."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Lead Associate in Port Arthur, TX
    Former Employee - Lead Associate in Port Arthur, TX
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fun atmosphere and employees get promotional discount every month on top of their normal 40% discount.

    Cons

    You can only be full-time if you'remanagement.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work.


  6. "Sales Associate"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Independence, MO
    Former Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Independence, MO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    This is a basic retail position, slow pace, cashier duties, and straightening clothes. People are friendly, store is easy to memorize. Store Manger will evaluate you weekly, and give you feedback about what you need to work on.

    Cons

    There are no full time shifts for sales associates. No overtime is allowed. No benefits are offered. You have to make sales and meet goals in order to get hours.

    Advice to Management

    Hire from within, offer benefits, invest in a better quality of clothing, customers complained about this daily. One even called them "throw away clothes". It's hard to make sells on overpriced, poorly made items.


  7. "the body"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - CASHIER and GREETER in Exton, PA
    Former Employee - CASHIER and GREETER in Exton, PA

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

    Pros

    The discount each employee gets.

    Cons

    dealing with customers that have poor hygene

  8. "Bankrupt"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
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    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Cincinnati, OH
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Cincinnati, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    This was a great starting point for me as an assistant store manager. I did learn a few things when I was there. Unfortunately I learned a little of bad things.

    Cons

    The downside to working their was being lied to about employment opportunities. Managers were not well trained. Managers were unethical and ghetto.

    Advice to Management

    The company closed its doors January 2014. I guess I don't have any advice to give.


  9. "Sales Associate"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pittsburgh, PA

    I worked at Body Central (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great experience. Interacting with costumers and helping them feel great about themselves was an awesome feeling.

    Cons

    Pay was bad. The store's popularity was down, so we so less and less costumers each day.


  10. "company closed"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Beavercreek, OH
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Beavercreek, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Body Central (More than a year)

    Pros

    Fun environment with a great discount

    Cons

    The company did not focus on changing trends and went bankrupt

    Advice to Management

    Company closed


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