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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."

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    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. "Average"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Body Central full-time

    Pros

    Easy job and fun environment

    Cons

    Low pay for the amount of work and responsibility

  3. "Ok place to work for when manager wasn't hung over"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Discount was 40%. You could put clothing on hold and always saw the latest trends when they came out.

    Cons

    One of the managers had a drinking problem that effected the whole place. I would be called in to come help her run the store cus her girlfriend and her were fighting drunk. I did not find this place very professional to work due to her and the allowances she keep having to continue her disruptive behavior.

    Advice to Management

    Can't give them any advice now. Especially since body central went bankrupt and shut down our location.


  4. "Sales Associate"

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    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.


  5. "Bankrupt"

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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.


  6. "Sales Associate"

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    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.


  7. "working at body central"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Body Central (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The employee discount was decent.

    Cons

    There werent very many hours available.

    Advice to Management

    They should Give all the new workers equal hours.

  8. "Was a great company to work for!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    40% discount of all items. If fashion is your thing then it was a great place to work at.

    Cons

    Work hours especially during the holidays.


  9. "company closed"

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    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


  10. "Laid off with out notice"

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

    Pros

    Discounts and made good friends.

    Cons

    Cut hours after a limit of total work time


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