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  1. 3.0
    Former Employee

    Fashion Stylist-seasonal

    Aug 14, 2016 -  
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Some of the pros is that there is pretty good pay, it is $2/hr plus sales commission (make sure all of your customers know your name). My checks came to around $700. Management always pushes you to do your best and reach your sales goal for the day. They gave us a training packet where we learned how to style for different body types so that was nice. If you do good with sales then you will receive good hours which obviously leads to more money. It is extremely fast paced, the number one thing I learned is to run between clients that can really increase the amount you are able to sell. It is required that you dress fashionably to work which I actually really liked. Management was super fun and down to earth and they are there to help you in any way necessary with clients, so don't be afraid to ask for help when needed.

    Cons

    You absolutely cannot make any customer upset or there will be consequences, I feel this is so unrealistic especially in retail, you are always going to encounter a customer that you cannot satisfy. Working with 3-4 customers at a time can be tricky because you have to remember their names and the events they are going to etc. I also hated that we had to constantly talk in our microphones to update managers on our customers because we were already extremely busy plus it is distracting when you are working with a customer and they're in your ear like "what's she saying?" We also always had to approach every single customer who walked in and try to get them into a room which was fine and most of the time you could but some customers genuinely were just looking around and did not want to be bothered so I feel like us nagging them kind of drove them out the door. There is hardly any work life balance. I could be working until 1am one night and have to work the morning shift the next day.

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  1. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    Love my job

    Nov 16, 2022 - Ops Manager in Beachwood, OH
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Great coworkers love that I can be myself here

    Cons

    No downside here for me love my job

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  2. 2.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    I Wouldn’t Go Back

    Oct 27, 2022 - In Store Manager 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    - Discount on purchases - The CEOs are really great, fun and loving people - Commission - Fun environment (dancing, singing, pranking, etc.) - There’s no dress code so you can wear whatever you want - Very fast paced most of the time so you will not be bored most of your shift - Get to meet new people - Current music plays in the stores - You get to pretty much play dress up all day, but you’re getting paid for it

    Cons

    - High school environment meaning there’s a lot of gossip, childishness, pettiness, talking about eachother and employees taking sides which divides the employees causing “cliques” - There’s WAY TOO MANY MANAGERS IN THE STORE. There can be a total of 8+ Managers (not even counting keyholders) which creates a management conflict because no one thinks the same which causes a lot if back and forth - You can’t have your own mind you pretty much have to be a yes man - People turn on you to save themselves a lot - Favoritism is a HUGE FACTOR - If you don’t sell you don’t really make any money because it is a commission company - If you are not a manager your hours aren’t guaranteed - High turnover. Way more than most companies (People are always quitting or getting fired) - I’ve seen more people leave the company who said they will never come back vs the ones who leave and actually loved the job - Managers are REQUIRED to work a MINIMUM of 45 hours a week on salary - No work life balance if you’re a manager

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