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Updated February 14, 2018
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  • Long hours and alot of pressure from upper management (in 31 reviews)

  • catty home office of insecure/fake women (in 20 reviews)

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  1. "Lovin LF"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at LF Stores full-time

    Pros

    The product is amazing, great communication with home office, fashion forward image and company growth, recent LF branding, higher ups are knowledgeable and encouraging, and there's mobility amongst the various different stores

    Cons

    There aren't titles so leadership roles can be unclear and a touchy subject at times

    Advice to Management

    More opportunities to be involved with what's going on in LA (at home office and the stores there!)


  2. "LF stores"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at LF Stores part-time

    Pros

    Fun environment, good discount on clothes since you have to wear them while working, and great managment.

    Cons

    Long hours. You have no time for play if you work there

  3. "Sales Associate and Personal Stylist"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate and Personal Stylist in La Jolla, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate and Personal Stylist in La Jolla, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at LF Stores part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great styling skills gained and the work habits encouraged with personal clients was beneficial.

    Cons

    Hours during sale were inflexible. Not paid enough for the amount of money the company makes. Worked more hours without the legal length of breaks

    Advice to Management

    Hire better for sale, warn your employers of the hours required. Provide longer breaks.


  4. "Personal Stylist"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at LF Stores full-time

    Pros

    Great discount and a beautiful location.

    Cons

    Bad energy, management and hours (need more help during sale seasons)


  5. "Sales Associate/Stylist"

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    Former Employee - Retail Sales Associate in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Retail Sales Associate in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at LF Stores part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    LF has a Great employee discount. When I worked there I met really nice co-workers

    Cons

    Excessive pressure to become best friends with everyone who walks in and to sell a whole outfit when styling aka 20 pieces from shoes to earrings and jackets.

    Advice to Management

    Don't put so much pressure of staff to know everything about every customer and to create fake relationships. Also not put so much pressure on selling whole outfit every time or the employee will be reprimanded


  6. "Easy and Fun but with high expectations"

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    Former Employee - Stylist in East Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Stylist in East Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at LF Stores part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    fun coworkers and easy environment

    Cons

    they expect a lot for how much they are paying you (weekly meetings, high sales with no commission etc) and long shifts (8-9 hours with 1 15 min break and 1 30 min break)

    Advice to Management

    organization


  7. "Stylist"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at LF Stores full-time

    Pros

    Great discount
    Made close friends
    Got to wear the clothes everyday

    Cons

    Horrendous hours
    Working the sale is miserable

    Advice to Management

    Do not overwork employees if you don't want such fast turnover, working on shifts would be extremely helpful

  8. "Not a Good Employer"

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

    I have been working at LF Stores full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Styles...Although Free People clothes are much better

    Cons

    Severe favoritism; extremely poor interactions between management in the Corporate and the employees; Very long hours; no recognition and appreciation; employees in Corporate are rude and incapable to get along with stores employes

    Advice to Management

    You are well aware of your problems. Regretfully, most if not all of your present and past employees have no respect for LF.


  9. "Dont Do It"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at LF Stores part-time

    Pros

    they give you a very good employee discount

    Cons

    they put you against your coworkers and create an overly competitive environment


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Dont do it"

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    Former Employee - Stylist in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Stylist in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at LF Stores full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    amazing discount, you can make some of the best friendships with your coworkers.

    Cons

    extremely long hours (during sale, you'll work 13 to even 16 hours a day) with only one 30 minute break. LF doesn't do shifts so you have no choice but to work open to close (around 9 hour shifts every day). the people working in the home office are unbelievably disrespectful to their employees and don't treat them as actual humans, no recognition of good work as they have really high standards for their stylists. you're basically always doing something wrong. The company picks favorites and if you're not one of them then you're left in the dark. They are really strict on requesting time off and will have "black out dates" where you cannot call extra time off and those dates take up more than half of the year combined. Overall working at LF will drain you and you'll love it at first but eventually you'll dread going to work every day because of the way they mistreat their employees. Find somewhere that values your hard work and highlights your success, not your failures.

    Advice to Management

    When your employees ask you questions about the business or advice on how to do something better, don't 1. not answer them and ignore them and 2. make them feel like their questions are stupid. Management needs to have A LOT more respect for their employees - start with recognizing them as humans with lives. This is a retail job, NOT somebodies entire life. Most people working at an LF location work extremely hard to meet the standards and this most of the time will go unnoticed. Management really just needs to get it together with how they treat their employees and run their business because as of right now its a complete disaster. Your business is dependent on making these changes.


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