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David's Bridal Reviews

Updated March 21, 2019
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  • "Also, no one works full time except for the store manager" (in 72 reviews)

  • "Not many hours even though part time" (in 69 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (5)

    "Fantastic company for women"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Dress Specialist in Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Dress Specialist in Columbus, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at David's Bridal part-time

    Pros

    I love working here! David's Bridal at Easton in Columbus, OH is a fantastic place to work. All three managers are a blessing and are so concerned with your success! All the women here create a family environment. We're always laughing and challenging each other to reach our sales goals!

    Cons

    Sometimes shifts can be a bit long, but the pay is great so I can't complain.

    David's Bridal Response

    Jun 1, 2018 – Sr. Director, Field Human Resources

    We are so happy to hear about the teamwork and positive atmosphere in the Easton store. We want our team to support each other and win together while making her dreams come true, and it sounds like... More


  2. "With the right managers, this job is amazing"

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    Current Employee - Bridal Stylist in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Bridal Stylist in Pittsburgh, PA

    I have been working at David's Bridal part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    If you like talking with and connecting with people, and don't mind being on your feet for longer periods of time, you will enjoy this job.

    Cons

    If you're not a people person, this job is NOT for you. If you are, go for it!

  3. "Not enough hours"

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    Former Employee - Stylist
    Former Employee - Stylist
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at David's Bridal part-time

    Pros

    commission, friendly working environment, fast working environment

    Cons

    not nearly enough hours, you get in trouble if you don't have enough sales, even though it was dead on that particular day


  4. "So much fun!"

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    Current Employee - Stylist
    Current Employee - Stylist

    I have been working at David's Bridal part-time

    Pros

    Great people
    Fun
    Helping others play dress up

    Cons

    Pay could be a little better


  5. "For a Commission Job it's good"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Bridal Stylist in Greenwood, IN
    Former Employee - Bridal Stylist in Greenwood, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at David's Bridal part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    It's a fast paced ((sometimes)) work environment that allows you to help brides on their biggest day. You can make a lot of money if you know how to work against base pay. It's one of the few jobs that as long as you sell a lot of product, it pays off not having a lot of hours in the week.

    Cons

    If your store doesn't watch the team, employee competition can become a problem. You have to work against base pay, so if you're there for 6 hours but only sell $1,000 worth of product against a slow week, it lowers your paycheck versus helping it. Also if you close and your manager is OCD about store appearance, you'll have another hour grantee counting against you every night that you close.

    Advice to Management

    Make sure closers don't waste time closing the store and have time against them. Have every shift clean up after themselves, especially managers. No one should be able to make a mess and then pawn it off onto someone else. While the commission base is very logical and has a simple formula that makes it easy to figure out, if girls have to stay after for a certain amount without customers its not fair and causes competition.


  6. "Stressful job but there are a few good brides"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Alterations Specialist
    Former Employee - Alterations Specialist

    I worked at David's Bridal part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    My alterations manager was AMAZING she literally took everyone she hired under her wing and just loved on you and built you up she would also leave small notes she was really good at communicating
    Also I love when David’s Bridal did employee appreciation week !!!
    If you’re engaged this could save you 100s off your dress and accessories with your employee discount.

    Cons

    Strain on neck/back from looking down for sewing.
    You definitely get BRIDEZILLAS and their moms who can sometimes be even WORST than the brides
    Or the random chick running around bc ppl don’t like to watch their children while we needles and razors out
    Um I’ve also had two brides throw up during my appointments with them bc some brides are already pregnant or ppl lock their knees during the appointment which makes them lightheaded

    Also ppl think alterations are expensive but don’t get how much time construction and materials go into alterations
    They want the celebrity look on a shoestring budget

    Customers freaking out you bc they think they’re just the apple of your when really you may see 35 clients in a day

    Ppl will sometimes treat like crap bc they think you’re the help instead of an actual human being trying to make their dress flawless

    Nick picky customers are the worst they pick everything on the dress apart

    Also customers will often AFTER they’ve been measured try to loose weight so they can look like a twig on their wedding then come back and you messed up the dress bc not it doesn’t fit. if you run into this problem refer back to measurements you wrote down along with the color and style bra and slip that they had on in the first appointment and let them know these are the measurements we altered to if they change weights after the appointment the blame is on them (don’t say that though) also ppl will gain weight and now their dress doesn’t fit which sucks but again it’s on them

    Ppl also try come in less than 2wks b4 their wedding wanting you to alter their dress !! This will happen and it’s frustrating but let them know you may be able to do it but it’ll be an additional fee for labor

    Overall it’s stressful but you get brides who genuinely nice and remember you and come back to you and they even invite u to the wedding or send u a thank you card


  7. "Great for part-time workers"

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    Former Employee - Stylist
    Former Employee - Stylist
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at David's Bridal part-time

    Pros

    Commission based so you can make a lot of money compared to hours worked.

    Flexible schedules.

    Cons

    Commission based so slow season can be painful.

  8. "Commission is hard to come by"

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

    I worked at David's Bridal part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great people, and environment

    Cons

    Commission is rare to build up.

    Advice to Management

    Lower the rates conversions for employee commision


  9. "Amazing"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Stylist in Clearwater, FL
    Former Employee - Stylist in Clearwater, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at David's Bridal part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    I loved being part of someones big day.

    Cons

    Stressfull if you can't make sales.


  10. "Good Coworkers"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at David's Bridal part-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Fun atmosphere and you never get bored

    Cons

    Difficult brides, long weekend hours