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LF Stores Reviews

Updated June 18, 2018
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  • "Be aware of the long hours and don't complain" (in 31 reviews)

  • "People at home office only care about themselves" (in 26 reviews)

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  1. "Selling to clients"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Stylist in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Stylist in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Gaining experience. The discount . Creating friendships and building your resume. Lf is like one really big family. They are super flexible with scheduling.

    Cons

    I couldn't find any cons when working at Lf. I would say if I had too the lunch break was really short. But other than that nothing.

    Advice to Management

    Longer lunch breaks


  2. "Stylist"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at LF Stores part-time

    Pros

    - good money
    - discounts
    - fun people
    - music
    - outgoing
    - booster

    Cons

    - competitive
    - intense environment
    - small sizes
    - long shifts
    - takes over social life

  3. "Stylist"

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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 (Less than a year)

    Pros

    - The discount (Generous discount. Great if you already shop at LF and it's your favorite store.)
    - The hours (if you're looking for a consistent schedule with a lot of hours. You will be working a lot.)
    - The company will often times do selling contests and will give you store credit or prizes if you win.
    - Benefits for full time
    - Can meet a lot of cool people shopping here (influencers, celebrities)

    If you want to have your own boutique in the future, this company is great to learn from by their business strategies. You will have conference calls with people from every store in the company.

    Cons

    - Constant pressure to sell (feeling like you'll lose your job if you aren't selling enough)
    - Not commission based
    - CONSTANTLY compared to everyone you work with
    - Hard to sell because you're also managing the instagram account and reaching out to people to come into the store at the same time. Foot traffic is not always reliable so if you're not getting people in the store you're to blame
    - Again, not compensated for doing extra work beyond styling
    - Expect 20 hour days when during sale season (pack up)
    - Mandatory Monday meetings every week 7-9 pm, you can't miss them or it's a big deal
    - Not a good work to life balance
    - Every shift is 10- ~8/9/10 pm
    - A lot of pressure to have good numbers. Even if you work 3 days a week (part time) you will be expected to have similar numbers to 5 days a week (full time) employees
    - Asking for time off is like pulling teeth. Don't expect to take off any time in december, january-march, august-october. None during sales time, or holidays. If you live out of state, forget seeing your family for Christmas (unless you're a company favorite). There will be employees that live in Los Angeles and will be willing to work for you so you can see your family, but if you decide to go you will lose your job.
    - Not a good job if you're in school, demanding for your time.
    - There are nice girls who work here & there also are not. Gossipy & judgmental, feels like high school.
    - Dishonest staff as well, lots of theft. Not monitored by anyone.
    - Company does not give recommendations for future jobs. No matter how long you work at this company.
    - Home office doesn't value staff. Often times felt like another number, temporary until I leave.
    - Opinion oftentimes doesn't matter, treated like you don't know anything.

    Overall I felt that it was a toxic working environment.

    Advice to Management

    Value your employees and you won't go through so many of them. Listen to them when they're telling you they need help in the store rather than leaving them out to dry with no management. Pay employees for the extra work they do.


  4. "Brain washing."

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

    Pros

    Honestly I can’t give any pros anymore for them. They have gone so down hill.

    Cons

    Sooo many cons. The biggest one of all they place favoritism to people, if you are not part of the people the favor you are trashed on. They manipulate everyone to thinking at someone point in time that they are a “favorite” so you go out of your way to work your butt off and once the next best person comes in you are dismissed and made to think you are not good enough. They have people stealing left and right and they just turn the left cheek on them. They have Managment not doing their jobs what so ever but since they are part of the “favorites” if you report them and their lack of work you are the one that gets in trouble. It feels like a cult and your under their LF spell in the beginning so you give up your life for them and once your out of it you don’t know how you allowed yourself to be part of it. Long long long hours and unappreciated. You are also not allowed to give your opinion in any way shape or form or you get in trouble or talked down ton

    Advice to Management

    Stopping treating the company like a sorority and start taking advice from employees that speak the truth then just say what they think is the “right” answer and what you guys want to hear.


  5. "Stylist"

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    Former Employee - Stylist in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Stylist in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    - great coworkers
    - learn valuable skills for selling
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    Cons

    - long shifts
    - short breaks
    - horrible home office
    - messy and disorganized
    - high turnover rate


  6. "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 part-time

    Pros

    Exposure to current fashion, social media techniques.

    Cons

    Sales are not commission based, yet certain KPI's were held above each employee's head almost like a threat. Due to short staffing, I often was one-manning stores, working 4+ hours solo.

    Advice to Management

    Provide more resources, time and communication with managers.


  7. "LF Store is a terrible place to work"

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

    I have been working at LF Stores full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    modern clothes for young generation. Although, Free people offers much better styles.

    Cons

    Terrible home office; Terrible CEO; Terrible senior and upper management Team; Employees in home office are rude and terrible to work with.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Part Time 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 part-time

    Pros

    girls who worked there are kind and trying they best, they have no upper management and have overflowing stock of inventory

    Cons

    disorganized, stressful, unaccommodating, not fun


  9. "stylist"

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

    I worked at LF Stores part-time

    Pros

    discount is pretty much the only pro working for this company

    Cons

    long hours and improper breaks
    little to no management at store level
    unprofessional ceo/ management team
    i was scammed and lied to
    had to commute without compensation to cover for lack of staff

    Advice to Management

    be more professional when it comes to your own employees


  10. "Part Time Employment @ Outlet Location"

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

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

    Pros

    Good coworkers
    Can negotiate your pay

    Cons

    Part-time but they will work you like full-time (I worked 37 hours a week, while being a full time college student)
    No half shifts
    Expected me to work full 8 hour days by myself with no break
    No moving up in the company
    No discount
    People at home office only care about themselves

    Advice to Management

    Be more transparent. Implement half-shifts. Care about your workers!!


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