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Updated Aug 9, 2022

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Found 463 of over 467 reviews
3.1
40% Recommend to a Friend
39% Approve of CEO

Found 462 of over 467 reviews

3.1
40%
Recommend to a Friend
39%
Approve of CEO
Buffalo Exchange Co-Owner & President Kerstin Block  (no image)
Kerstin Block
237 Ratings

Top Review Highlights by Sentiment

Pros
  • "Great coworkers that you can have a lot of fun with.(in 35 reviews)
  • "Benefits are good and available to part timers.(in 34 reviews)
  • "Great people to work with(in 13 reviews)
  • "It is a very positive and friendly work environment.(in 12 reviews)
  • "I learned a lot of good skills for life and for the work field.(in 10 reviews)
Cons
  • "Bad management and poor company policies(in 44 reviews)
  • "Low pay (leads to awful employee turnover)(in 43 reviews)
  • "As an Associate Manager I did not enjoy constantly having to write up and give negative feedback to incredibly overworked and underpaid buyers.(in 27 reviews)
  • "My store was experiencing a massive transition, and it became apparent that upper management was looking to clean house and get rid of old staff, me included.(in 17 reviews)
  • "Long hours and limited break(in 14 reviews)
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  1. 5.0
    Former Employee, more than 3 years

    Great Job

    Jun 30, 2022 - Sales/Buyer in Portland, OR
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
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    Pros

    Pretty fun working environment, solid pay, and great discounts on clothes.

    Cons

    Can be trouble with understaffing.

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  2. 4.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    Great job, hard not to spend all your money

    Aug 7, 2022 - Buyer in Boulder, CO
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Learn so many great things about clothing in a structured program

    Cons

    Don’t feel like compensation is reflective of how hard the job can be

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  3. 3.0
    Former Employee, more than 3 years

    Truly only for those fashion obssessed

    Aug 9, 2022 - Store Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Great place to gain experience and learn about fashion, plenty of opportunities for career advancement.

    Cons

    The level of responsibilities, training, HR knowledge and work / level balance is extremely high and demanding for the pay

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  4. 4.0
    Former Employee

    Terrible Management

    Jul 25, 2022 - Retail Sales Associate 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Cool Co-workers Fun Experience Inspiring Environment

    Cons

    Not flexible Management was overall mid & rude

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  5. 2.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    Strange company politics…

    Aug 5, 2022 - Administrative 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Working in the store is a blast. If you enjoy fashion and personalities it’s a great time. The discount and benefits are good for a retail job and there is room for growth if you are reliable.

    Cons

    Working in admin is much different. Speaking from my own personal experience, I felt actually stunted from growth within the company while working here. Usually an assistant role leads somewhere, but assistants here are a dead end. They do not build you up to do anything more and avoid strengthening your management or responsibilities. There was little to no understanding or acknowledgement of emotions, life outside of work, or personality. Most days I wondered if anyone actually liked each other and questioned why they were with this company. It was a head trip because of the amount of social pressure they put on their family company values. A disfunctional family. Don’t show them a side of you that could possibly be judged- because they will do so. It felt so detached from what they build you up to believe in the store level. Strange company politics that praise people for being submissive. Extremely adverse to change and opinions. The sustainability and diversity doesn’t go much further than their marketing and is rarely, if not ever, discussed at a higher level. Complicated and unclear policies that are hidden beneath 10+ different handbooks.

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  6. 3.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    Cashier

    Jul 31, 2022 - Cashier in Dallas, TX
    Recommend
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    Business Outlook

    Pros

    The people when I was there were truly amazing , fun to see all the clothes come through every day and getting to wear whatever I wanted to work!

    Cons

    -micromanaging -barely any PTO that builds up in the time your there

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  7. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    Honestly not that bad

    Jul 7, 2022 - Buyer in Portland, OR
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Fun, get to wear whatever you want, great benefits, great discount, overall just really really fun. Great place to work if you need to make friends! Still keep in touch with past coworkers.

    Cons

    It’s retail, so what do you expect. I really enjoyed it though and would have stuck around longer if there wasn’t such high turnover and sometimes crappy coworkers. Because the group of people working kept changing it made it hard to know what to expect each day. The high drama thing also was just not my thing. Too many first time job straight out of high school kids.

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  8. 2.0
    Former Employee

    just another corporation

    Jul 20, 2022 - Sales Associate 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    1. Good learning experience 2. Convenient location

    Cons

    1. Corporation 2. The store manager's views

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  9. 4.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    self educating but draining

    Jul 5, 2022 - Buyer in New York, NY
    Recommend
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    Business Outlook

    Pros

    thrifting without the work, lots of cool and unique pieces, very hands-on fashion and self educating

    Cons

    unorganized, unprofessional, lots of “the customer is always right” situations

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  10. 3.0
    Former Employee, more than 3 years

    3+ years as a Buyer

    Jul 17, 2022 - Senior Buyer in Seattle, WA
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Benefits Great wardrobe builder Learned a lot about people

    Cons

    Upper Management Don't care for mental health untrained/mistrained management

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Buffalo Exchange has an overall rating of 3.1 out of 5, based on over 467 reviews left anonymously by employees. 40% of employees would recommend working at Buffalo Exchange to a friend and 26% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has decreased by -5% over the last 12 months.

According to anonymously submitted Glassdoor reviews, Buffalo Exchange employees rate their compensation and benefits as 3.2 out of 5. Find out more about salaries and benefits at Buffalo Exchange. This rating has decreased by -6% over the last 12 months.

40% of Buffalo Exchange employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated Buffalo Exchange 2.5 out of 5 for work life balance, 3.1 for culture and values and 2.9 for career opportunities.

According to reviews on Glassdoor, employees commonly mention the pros of working at Buffalo Exchange to be career development, coworkers, benefits and the cons to be culture, compensation, management.

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