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David's Bridal Reviews

Updated September 22, 2017
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Pros
  • Helping brides find their dream dress and being a part of it all (in 35 reviews)

  • fun to work at when I was younger (23) (in 28 reviews)

Cons
  • No heath insurance for part time employees (in 59 reviews)

  • No full-time positions or career advancement (in 58 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (1)

    "I love my job!"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Athens, GA
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Athens, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I absolutely love working at David's Bridal. The environment is always positive and who doesn't love helping a bride find her perfect dress. Hours are flexible. Managers are amazing. I really feel like I am growing at David's.

    Cons

    Part-time jobs depend on how many other CSRs there are so hours vary week to week. I wish I worked more.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to love what you do and encourage your employees to strive to be the best.

    David's Bridal Response

    Feb 24, 2017 – Sr. Director, Field Human Resources

    Wow! Thank you for your feedback, and we are so glad to hear you share your joy with us! We are particularly proud to hear that you feel you are growing at David’s - last year we promoted 65% of our... More


  2. "CSR"

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at David's Bridal part-time

    Pros

    Fun atmosphere working with a diverse group of people, both customers and coworkers. I loved my coworkers and how we all came from different walks of life but were united by a love for bridal fashion. It was special!

    Cons

    The salary is very low for the amount of work you do. CSRs basically run the store while the management is off doing whatever they want and it's impossible to get the work done that is expected of you. When it doesn't get done, management tries to "coach" you but doesn't even understand what goes on, even if they were once working your position, they still don't seem to get it. The company in general only cares about making money and pushing customers to come in and buy things, so the store managers get pressure from the top to pressure their associates, causing for a very unsupportive management style. Also it is an unfortunately VERY catty environment in which even the managers talk about the other people working there to their employees...highly unprofessional. It's a real shame because it could've been a great place to work, helping women make their dreams come true, but instead it was basically a nightmare.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your employees with respect and try to actually support them when they struggle instead of complaining about them to the other workers.

  3. "Store Manager"

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

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

    Pros

    Exciting and rewarding, fast pace, motivating

    Cons

    Long hours, weekends, angry customers, tough employees

    Advice to Management

    More training


  4. "Associate Front-End Web Developer"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at David's Bridal full-time

    Pros

    Excellent benefits. Work at home when necessary. Great to work with a product I respect: want to know about formal dresses? Go to davidsbridal.com.

    Cons

    Stressful and combative work environment between different sections (design department versus web development). No mentoring or interest in helping employees build a career within IT. Inflexible timelines and forcing web developers to complete project manager tasks (they're not trained for it).

    Advice to Management

    Hire the number of employees you need to do the job. Stop with the fake "morale boosting" events. Stop tolerating crazy-maker behavior from some management.


  5. "Bridal Consultant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at David's Bridal part-time

    Pros

    My coworkers were great! Many of us stayed friends after leaving.

    Cons

    The management was not very flexible and did not seem to have any personal interest in employees, only in making sales.


  6. "David's Bridal"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Manager in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Helping brides find their dream dress and being a part of it all

    Cons

    Poor management including senior management

    Advice to Management

    The business lacks direction no one knows what they are working towards, there is no structure, organisation , development or progression opportunities .
    If you have worked for other organisations you will find this frustrating you don't need to think just sell .


  7. Helpful (1)

    "David's Bridal Stylist"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Stylist
    Current Employee - Stylist
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The best part of this job is working with customers for such a special day in their life.

    Cons

    Unfortunately, there are more cons that pros to this job. The training is not great and too dependent on the online corporate training videos. The commission policy is very unfair and the pay is extremely low for what's expected of you and how hard you work.

    Advice to Management

    Train the staff more hands on and take better care of your people.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "assisstant mgr"

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    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Lake Grove, NY
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Lake Grove, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    get to help women choose wedding gowns

    Cons

    very negative company to work for


  9. Helpful (1)

    "CSR"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at David's Bridal part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Had a great manager who was great at teaching

    Cons

    Shady upper management such as district managers.


  10. "Great company to work for"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Richmond, VA
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Richmond, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The managers are extremely patient with all new employees, which makes learning new tasks come easier. They point out if you're not doing a certain task the right way, but at the same time provide the answers you need or get you in touch with someone who can help teach you the ropes. All the co-workers are also awesome and patient- they treat other co-workers and customers with respect and a positive attitude.

    Cons

    The only con I can think of is that sometimes you have to interact with difficult customers, but that comes with any csr type position.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing:)


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