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Bonobos Reviews

Updated September 22, 2018
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Pros
  • "Great work culture, very inclusive and diverse, lost of free snacks and bar nights, very innovative team and unlimited PTO" (in 5 reviews)

  • "Great company with great discount" (in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • "The company is growing quickly and upper management tends to forget to keep retail employee's in the loop" (in 7 reviews)

  • "No structure for upward mobility but similar at most startups early on" (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Sales Associate"

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    Current Employee - Sales in Leawood, KS
    Current Employee - Sales in Leawood, KS
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    It is a very transparent company that is non-commissioned. This promotes a less competitive environment to work in and allows more collaboration as a whole sales unit. The store floor is always changing and the work is never monotonous. It is a very dynamic job for the retail works. I would highly recommend working at Bonobos. It is by far the best employer I have worked for.

    Cons

    Very hard to sell the product and familiarize the customers with the different-than-normal model. The product has a high price point as well.


  2. "Meh"

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

    I have been working at Bonobos part-time

    Pros

    Meh it was okay but pay was bleh

    Cons

    bad management so yeah peace don't.

    Advice to Management

    Hire more internally

  3. "Solid Place To Work"

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    Former Employee - Lead Guide
    Former Employee - Lead Guide
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -decent starting pay
    -really fun co-workers and everyone is positive
    -great discount with solid benefits

    Cons

    -turnover is getting worse
    -pay starts off well but doesn't scale well after that
    -really can't build a career here unless you land a job at HQ

    Advice to Management

    find a better bonus structure to reward employees at the Guideshops more consistently and keep their pay competitive if you want good talent to stay


  4. "Revolutionary for Customers, Not Employees"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Bonobos full-time

    Pros

    Great discount, great clothes, fast paced environment

    Cons

    While 'revolutionary' for customers, as a showroom employee they really operated and treated employees like any other retail operation would. Corporate would rarely take heed to employees on the ground.

    Changes would often occur but without our feedback. Essential store/infrastructure improvements were often neglected.


  5. "Good company to work for"

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

    I worked at Bonobos full-time

    Pros

    I had a good time working there. Lots of young, talented employees who are eager to get a job done.

    Cons

    Management turn over and lack of trust from C Levels

    Advice to Management

    Trust your employees


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Blind leading the Blind"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Bonobos (More than a year)

    Pros

    Pay was competitive. Some good people

    Cons

    This company was bought for over 300 million and they still use google sheets for out reaching to customers. Until you give your people actual tools to make business happen you can expect the same outcome. Upper management is almost as bad as mean girl sequel. They missed being cool in high school so now they have their shot. Fail!

    Awful leadership
    Zero support
    Crooked HR
    Don’t care about your career path!

    Advice to Management

    Start giving jobs to people based on merit and ability.


  7. "Amazing company, great work culture and values"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Bonobos full-time

    Pros

    Great work culture, very inclusive and diverse, lost of free snacks and bar nights, very innovative team and unlimited PTO

    Cons

    No cons as such but building good relations with your seniors and other teams is important and crucial to grow.

  8. "Really Good"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Guide in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Guide in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Bonobos part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Really invests in their employees and takes the time to find good people. The most positive retail experience I've ever had. I could never go back to regular retail.

    Cons

    I really don't have any!


  9. "Great Place to Work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Novel opportunities to grow if you're scrappy

    Cons

    Cons of any smaller org - if you're not used to evolving systems and processes, prob not for you.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Senior Information Technology Associate"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Bonobos full-time

    Pros

    Bonobos has found the secret sauce to stellar work culture; furthermore attracted incredible people by placing culture at the helm of its hiring process. Expect to be surrounded by motivated, hungry, inspiring people that believe in changing mens apparel and online retail. Moving on from Bonobos has made me reflect on the what most companies fail to do; make a job feel less like a job, and instead a place where you truly feel you can be yourself.

    Cons

    Tough to find growth in IT. Proper leveling, roles, and upward mobility was not in place at the time. I suspect this is because the IT team was historically one person, and leadership wasn't fully prepared for net new roles over time.


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