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Soma Intimates Reviews

Updated September 19, 2017
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Pros
  • The work life balance is great, and they give store managers a lot of control (in 20 reviews)

  • Generous employee discount (applies also at Chico's and WhiteHouse BlackMarket) (in 37 reviews)

Cons
  • Unrealistic expectations from upper management (in 39 reviews)

  • Low pay for Assistant Store Managers (in 29 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Fun, no room to advance"

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    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager
    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    learned so much, worked with great people and great customers, discount was great especially buy-ins. benefits for full time employees were excellent.

    Cons

    Upper management expects SO MUCH from store management and micro manages, hourly rates for associates are not great, SPH bonus is minimal for store manager & assistant if any at all, even tough for associates to make any


  2. "Perfect for a job, but not for a career."

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    Current Employee - Sales Lead
    Current Employee - Sales Lead
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Easy going, easy way to get management experience and social experience in an "intimate" environment. You really get a chance to have a big impact on the customers who come in!

    Cons

    Not challenging in a way that makes you feel like you're accomplishing any real goals. Perfect for a job not a career. For me it just got old rather quickly, which is to expect from just about any retail job if selling isn't your thing! A lot of the women who work there had just a few hours a week and loved it which would be a good way to still impact women but not get tired of the constant stocking of bras and panties!

    Advice to Management

    Great upper management! It's a really flexible company and they really care about their customers and their employees.

  3. "Great Company"

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    Former Employee - Sales Lead in Tyler, TX
    Former Employee - Sales Lead in Tyler, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Working for Soma was fun. I loved my coworkers and my boss.

    Cons

    There were never enough staff or hours to go around. There was also a lot of turnover, not just for associates, but for District Managers. It was very unstable.


  4. "Mediocre, at best"

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

    I worked at Soma Intimates part-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Discount, nice product, friendly staff

    Cons

    Where do I start? Chicos FAS is cheap cheap cheap! They don't care if you're working hard or slacking off, they won't reward good behavior or punish the bad. Upper management is a sad joke. Raises are a joke. If you work in the Midwest region, Tiffany and Lee are a joke. Good place to shop. Horrible place to work.

    Advice to Management

    Train your managers! Hard work should be rewarded. Pay attention to who really does the floor sets and sales in stores. Give credit where credit is deserved.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Employment review"

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    Former Employee - Store Manager in West Palm Beach, FL
    Former Employee - Store Manager in West Palm Beach, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great product and reputable company.

    Cons

    Work life balance along with average pay.


  6. "sales associate"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Soma Intimates part-time

    Pros

    Excellent experience helping individuals find the right fit.

    Cons

    Wishy washy uniform requirements made shifts difficult such as shoe color and style.


  7. "Sales lead"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Soma Intimates part-time

    Pros

    great work place
    discount
    on the job trying

    Cons

    sales leads should have a better pay rate

  8. "One of my faves"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Soma Intimates part-time

    Pros

    Discount, flexibility, and bonus pay.

    Cons

    Management, hours, schedule program and store zoning.


  9. "Good first job, wish they still had good bonus"

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

    I worked at Soma Intimates part-time

    Pros

    Busy job with good incentives to discounts and free items

    Cons

    Bonus isn't the same unfortunately


  10. "Sales Associate"

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    Former Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Highland Village, TX
    Former Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Highland Village, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Loved helping woman find a bra that boosted their self confidence. Management was clear in all the expectations that we were to uphold.

    Cons

    None that I can think of

    Advice to Management

    Doing great keep it up!


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