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The Buckle Reviews

Updated September 16, 2018
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The Buckle President, CEO, and Director Dennis H. Nelson
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Pros
  • "Awesome clothing plus 40% discount" (in 85 reviews)

  • "Great discount, & flexible especially if you have another job or in school" (in 73 reviews)

Cons
  • "No work life balance and no one is concerned" (in 39 reviews)

  • "Sometimes long hours during holiday season" (in 36 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Manager in Training"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The Buckle full-time

    Pros

    Great discount
    Great benefits
    Awesome team
    Awesome company
    Debt free company
    Excellent management
    Tons of opportunity for advancement

    Cons

    Hard to balance work and personal life

    Advice to Management

    Keep being awesome


  2. "Store Manager"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The Buckle full-time

    Pros

    Ability to recruit, train and coach my own team.

    Cons

    It is retail so you will have to work some evening, weekends, and holidays.

  3. "Manager in Training"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager-In-Training
    Former Employee - Manager-In-Training
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at The Buckle full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Dress code, personality of the team, discount, home office is easy to connect with, big support group, ever changing.

    Cons

    Work life balance/ demanding hours/ pleasing every guest even if they’re in a horrible mood.

    Advice to Management

    Give more freedom to the team. The have great ideas, let them roll with them.


  4. "A place to grow"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Grand Rapids, MI
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Grand Rapids, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The Buckle full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great mission, passionate employees, fast pace, flexible schedule, competitive pay/ no pay cap, travel opportunities, rewards and bonuses for recruiting, loss prevention, working thanksgiving and top sales, etc... So much room for growth and to color outside the lines and be creative with ideas! I love travel opportunities and being involved within the district; it’s very rewarding to develop others into strong teammates and leaders.... I could go in forever....!

    Cons

    Tons of expectations to fulfill on a daily basis, must be on your “A” game every shift! Can be slightly exhausting at times.


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Great people to work with and opportunity for advancement."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Buyer in Overland Park, KS
    Current Employee - Buyer in Overland Park, KS
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The Buckle full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    It is a fun environment, there are a lot of positive and motivating people within the company. Ability to move around within the company.

    Cons

    Not enough competitive pay in the marketplace. There needs to be more communication from management in regards to expectations in roles, and more organization and spoken path for advancement


  6. "Assistant Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at The Buckle full-time

    Pros

    Friendly Staff, Great Environment

    Cons

    I absolutely loved working here, there is no Cons

    Advice to Management

    None


  7. "Sales"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at The Buckle part-time

    Pros

    Awesome work environment, great company!

    Cons

    Working late on the holidays

    Advice to Management

    They are wonderful! Great company!

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Operations Manager"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Operations Manager in Omaha, NE
    Current Employee - Operations Manager in Omaha, NE
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at The Buckle full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Get to express your imagination on displays, and help store operations run smoothly

    Cons

    poor pay, bad hours, no bonus, no paid maternity leave, not a lot of advancement opportunities, etc

    Advice to Management

    care more about your employees.


  9. "Assistant Manager"

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

    I worked at The Buckle full-time

    Pros

    You get a really good discount with this job which is something that I appreciated. The energy is always fast-paced and I made a lot of friends here.

    Cons

    The management staff was underwhelming when concerns were brought up nothing was done or implemented to improve them. It is a very clique oriented business. If you aren't best friends with the manager or his wife you're out.


  10. "Sales Associate"

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

    I worked at The Buckle part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Loved the coworkers, great upbeat atmosphere, retail discount and good possibility to move up with the company.......if you can hit numbers.

    Cons

    They have a very pushy sales system. I have worked in a lot of different retail positions and I get it the goal is to sell sell sell. At Buckle if someone just comes in wanting a t-shirt they have you pick out about ten others and send them in the dressing room, while they are in the dressing room you are supposed to grab multiple pairs of jeans and throw them over the top and then go in the back and grab multiple pairs of shoes and slide them under the door. If you don't do this every time you are reprimanded and I have seen customers walk out because they felt they were overwhelmed and this was by management not just the average sales associate. My advice if you don't feel like shoving multiple items down a customers throat to the point you are both uncomfortable then don't apply here.


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