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"Highs and Lows"

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Former Employee - Wedding Consultant in York, PA
Former Employee - Wedding Consultant in York, PA
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

Diverse and Interesting Clientele. Many Skills gained. Fast paced. Enjoyed the job.

Cons

High Employee Turn Over. Hours work against your Income. Only make money between January - April, No paid overtime, No guaranteed lunch breaks.

Advice to Management

Limited resources at the York, PA location (small space, limited fitting rooms, limited gown storage) made the sales process even more difficult. During the busiest times of year, the 1hr per customer time crunch along with lack of space was very overwhelming to most brides. Some could push through and find their gown but many rescheduled or left for a more personal experience.
     The commission structure is ridiculous! Thankfully I worked with a wonderful team, but I felt horrible for ladies who worked at a David's with CSR's that played favorites. Drama in the workplace is not a secret and the CSR controls the client you receive. There was a supposed order of tenure but even managers played favorites and listed beginners above tenured consultants. Your commission was based on your clients; the clients one would receive was based on luck or favoritism. During times of day or year where there is less traffic, consultants, which are only part-time, have to deal with receiving only 8-12hrs a week so that the over-hiring done for "Bridal Christmas" (Jan - April) can stay on the schedule.
     It was hectic and though I loved the job and the clients, at David's Bridal, I was working harder there than at any of my three jobs and making the least amount of money.

Other Employee Reviews for David's Bridal

  1. "It was a pleasant one"

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

    I worked at David's Bridal part-time

    Pros

    Discounts you receive from working

    Cons

    The hours were 6 per week

    Advice to Management

    Management was real rude to the workers


  2. Helpful (3)

    "I wouldn't recommend it"

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    Former Employee - Alterations Specialist in Madison, WI
    Former Employee - Alterations Specialist in Madison, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    You get to sew for a good part of the day. You also get to be a small part in someone's special day. You get the (infrequent) customer that is really special, mellow, sweet, and easy to work with. If the right group gets together, there tends to be a sisterly bond amongst the employees.

    Cons

    Low wages. They give you 39 hours a week to avoid having to give you benefits. You are punished if you go to 40. The one or two people in the department that are authorized for full-time are punished for going into overtime even when forced to due to an unreasonable workload. Many customers have unrealistic expectations for their alterations. The prices are high, and customers often feel blindsided by them. Management is often burned out, and therefore sometimes difficult to work with. The consultants are paid and treated unfairly, so they can sometimes have a chip on their shoulder. Upper management likes to come in and try to strong-arm the place (changing/adding restrictive policies) without proper knowledge of the store and its issues.

    Advice to Management

    Hang in there. Remember that your employees are often in a similar situation. Promote teamwork and value your team members. Every one has something special to bring to the table. As manager, it is your job to find a way for everyone to shine.

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