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Soma Intimates Reviews

Updated November 16, 2018
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Pros
  • "If your store was staffed well and you kept it staffed well, you had a great work/ life balance" (in 21 reviews)

  • "They used to have great quality garments so the employee discount was a great perk" (in 43 reviews)

Cons
  • "Unrealistic expectations from upper management" (in 43 reviews)

  • "Low pay and impossible bonus structure" (in 34 reviews)

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  1. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Soma Intimates part-time

    Pros

    Coworkers are super friendly and it feel good to put women in quality bras and panties.

    Cons

    Some customers can be hard to handle.


  2. "Sales Associate"

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

    I have been working at Soma Intimates part-time

    Pros

    Great coworkers, great opportunity to bonus from commission

    Cons

    Nothing bad about working here!

  3. "Great company to work for"

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

    I have been working at Soma Intimates part-time

    Pros

    Very flexible scheduling, everyone works as a team, very understanding and accommodating work place.

    Cons

    It’s in the mall.


  4. "Sales Associate"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate
    Former Employee - Sales Associate
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Soma Intimates part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Love the company. Great manager to work for. Good discount and comfortable products. Overall really enjoyed my time at the company.

    Cons

    Some of my team members were lazy and I usually had to cover shifts.

    Advice to Management

    Raise pay or create more bonuses


  5. "Fun place to work"

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    Former Employee - Sale Associate in Glen Mills, PA
    Former Employee - Sale Associate in Glen Mills, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Soma Intimates part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Fun atomosphere, Great product, Nice clientele

    Cons

    Too few hours, Management keeps changing, Bonus is now too hard to attain

    Advice to Management

    Make bonus easier to earn


  6. "Great people, not so great management"

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    Current Employee - Sales Lead in Arlington, TX
    Current Employee - Sales Lead in Arlington, TX
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Soma Intimates part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The other associates and sales leads are amazing to work with
    The company is pretty positive and does good things (i.e. bra donations, fundraisers for foundations like Living Beyond Breast Cancer)
    Most of the customers I get are polite and nice
    The products are good

    Cons

    The higher up you go, the more negativity there is
    Management is not understanding of not making the day's goal or needing time off
    Some rude/difficult customers
    Can only wear black and white (except for holidays) or a full priced Soma shirt
    Have to stick to the floorset given be corporate and can't be creative

    Advice to Management

    Value your employees!! I have known a few people who have quit because their work was not appreciated and when they needed to cut back on hours management ignored their requests. Be more positive, if you want your associates and sales leads to have no negativity then please lead by example.


  7. "Sales Associate"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Soma Intimates part-time

    Pros

    Great discounts, generally friendly coworkers, easy to understand goals, realistic sales goals

    Cons

    Commission is not as good as WHBM or Chico's even though it's the same company

  8. "Soma Intimates"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Kingwood, TX
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Kingwood, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Soma Intimates part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Discounts,pretty panties,pretty bras,nice gifting items and pajamas.

    Cons

    The management is rather unprepared and unprofessional.

    Advice to Management

    Be more consistent, tidy and polite.


  9. "Sales Rep"

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

    I worked at Soma Intimates part-time

    Pros

    Products are great and the commission on sales is good.

    Cons

    It's retail. The big managers don't really care about your store or needs so it's everyone out for themselves. Plus the pay is really low.

    Advice to Management

    Pay more. Have open communication.


  10. Helpful (5)

    "Great mission. terrible execution."

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

    I worked at Soma Intimates part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Small Boutique environment.
    minimal backroom clutter.
    Small bonus incentive.
    pleasant customers( most of the time)
    great customer and store phone support.

    Cons

    just about everthing else.
    terrible pay for anyone under the role of store manager. Minimum wage at best.
    bonus incentive is a joke if you work mainly night shifts. Its based upon your sales per hour and number of hours worked, unless youre in a high volume store expect little to nothing. especially if youre a sales lead or above.
    High standards for such small pay.
    No benefits for part time employees even in supervisor roles.
    High turnover, low employment rate
    Terrible, unrelateable upper management: this includes dm and rm
    Dress code is all black and must be fashionable and professional. This is hard for someone who makes less than 400 dollars every two weeks.

    Advice to Management

    Take a long hard look at your company. Youre a full service boutique that offers a unique experience, your employees do the work of a personal stylist. No job that requires you to help a 90 year old woman to put on a bra should pay under $10 per hour. It is honestly ridiculous and sad that this company isnt being competitive in the job market. If they treated their employees with even a shred of respect and dignity Soma would be an incredible place to work. Instead they cut corners wherever they can and act like every single problem is that of the store or employee. If Chicos the parent company of Soma doesnt change the company is going to go under and its not the employees fault. Hire some better designers also, your product has gone downhill in the past few years.


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