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Buffalo Exchange Reviews

Updated January 6, 2019
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Pros
  • "First dibs on great clothing and accessories" (in 31 reviews)

  • "My favorite things about the job were getting first dibs on clothing with discount and working with fun co-workers" (in 14 reviews)

Cons
  • "After a while the work/life balance becomes non-existent" (in 14 reviews)

  • "a lot of expectation for low pay" (in 18 reviews)

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  1. "One of the best jobs I've ever had!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Buffalo Exchange full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Freedom to grow your own career, friendly owners and co-workers, fast paced, you learn a gazillion new skills.

    Cons

    So far nothing stands out. It is what you make it.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing such a great job!


  2. "Buffalo Exchange"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Buffalo Exchange part-time

    Pros

    - Great team members
    - Discount
    - Buying

    Cons

    - Retail
    - You don't get enough buying experience sometimes
    - Management

  3. "Buffalo Exchange"

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    Former Employee - Independent Buyer in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Independent Buyer in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    constantly surrounded by all types of fashion and awesome coworkers

    Cons

    the pay is absolute crap


  4. "Slowly improving"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Buffalo Exchange full-time

    Pros

    Fun culture, fun people and cool clothes

    Cons

    The pay was WAY too low for the level of knowledge and work required


  5. "Would Not Recommend"

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

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

    Pros

    My favorite things about the job were getting first dibs on clothing with discount and working with fun co-workers. Customers are nice for the most part. If you are looking for it, there are lots of opportunities for growth within the company as training is ongoing. It is much more hands-on than other retail jobs and you gain a lot of useful fashion knowledge.

    Cons

    There is very little flexibility in scheduling. Schedules are posted three weeks in advance and cannot be changed; you also cannot switch shifts. They expect way more out of you than a traditional retail job, and they treat it as a career even though most of the employees are there for less than six months. When you get a chance to work at the buy counter the job can be really fun, but unless you're a manager you'll be up there for only a couple hours a week if you're lucky. 90% of the job consisted of mindlessly straightening clothes on the racks and buttoning shirts until my fingers bled and chatting with customers, most of whom don't really care to be chatted with. It wasn't worth it for minimum wage.

    Advice to Management

    Make your employees feel valued and you won't have such a high turnover rate.


  6. "Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Buffalo Exchange full-time

    Pros

    Great place to work. Invest in their employees

    Cons

    Tough hours, but it's retail.


  7. "Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Buffalo Exchange part-time

    Pros

    Benefits like discounts on clothes and they made work a fun environment in to learn and grow

    Cons

    Pay was very low for the amount of work and not enough hours to make a living.

    Advice to Management

    This would be the perfect job for someone right out of high school.

  8. "Fun & Spunky"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Buffalo Exchange part-time

    Pros

    Often work with likeminded and objectively fun people. Also, if you're interested in self-styled fashion, it's the place to be. Customers are often enjoyable and easy to talk to.

    Cons

    Standing on your feet ~8hrs/shift (maybe a me problem as I have poor circulation), and the occasional rude customer.

    Advice to Management

    Be respectful, flexible, and most importantly, understanding with all workers. Sometimes health, both physical and mental, gets in the way and while it's frustrating, it will not be the end of the world if we all work together.


  9. "Buyer Specialist/Keyholder"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Buffalo Exchange full-time

    Pros

    If you previously worked in retail and are looking for a slight change, this may be good for you. You learn a lot about clothes and how high fashion trickles into every day wear.

    Cons

    They offer little incentives and promotions are hard to come by. Management is not flexible, they’d like for you to treat the job as if it were a career but will not pay you accordingly. They do not provide a livable wage.

    Advice to Management

    Stop being catty, petty and competitive and work towards the goal of the store and company. Do not hire store managers that are only out for their best interests.


  10. "Not as great as it seems"

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

    I worked at Buffalo Exchange full-time

    Pros

    Access to unique clothes, Health Insurance, Great coworkers

    Cons

    Management doesn't care about employees, only about money, and they will do whatever they have to do to make themselves look good, even if that means selling you out. If you have an issue and you try to communicate it to them, they will not show you support. You are given a personality test after you are hired. They will use this against you, especially in emotional situations. They drive all of their good employees away and treat them like they don't know what they are doing even if they have proven otherwise. There is also zero schedule flexibility.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees. Admit when you make mistakes. Give your employees the benefit of the doubt and treat them with respect.