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The Buckle Reviews

Updated April 21, 2019
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The Buckle President, CEO, and Director Dennis H. Nelson
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Pros
  • "40% discount is nice if you can afford the product you're looking to purchase" (in 90 reviews)

  • "Great discount, & flexible especially if you have another job or in school" (in 77 reviews)

Cons
  • "Not much of a work-life balance, on your feet all day long, long hours sometimes" (in 43 reviews)

  • "Retail" Long hours, not competitive pay, sometimes very unrealistic sales goals" (in 39 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Great culture"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Management Intern in Fairview Heights, IL
    Former Employee - Management Intern in Fairview Heights, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company work culture, very inclusive.

    Cons

    Just wish I had more hours! But overall, I enjoyed my time here. Thank you Buckle!

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up!


  2. "Fast Paced and Fun Work Environment"

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate
    Current Employee - Sales Associate

    I have been working at The Buckle full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The job goes by fast

    Cons

    There isn't very much flexibility in schedules.

  3. "Lovely"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager Trainee in Auburn Hills, MI
    Current Employee - Manager Trainee in Auburn Hills, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The Buckle full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Working with fashion, great managers, travel opportunities

    Cons

    Retail hours, long days


  4. "Great learning experience"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Buckle Sales Associate in Deer Park, IL
    Current Employee - Buckle Sales Associate in Deer Park, IL

    I have been working at The Buckle part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Helpful and fun team, good work envrionment

    Cons

    Pressure to sell more goods than necessary

    The Buckle Response

    Apr 5, 2019 – HR Team

    Thanks for the Review! Glad you're having fun!


  5. "Great"

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    Current Employee - Management Trainee
    Current Employee - Management Trainee

    I have been working at The Buckle full-time

    Pros

    Great pay and good benefits

    Cons

    Bad hours and bad management

    The Buckle Response

    Apr 5, 2019 – HR Team

    Thanks for the review and Feedback!


  6. "Doesnt care about their employees"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at The Buckle (More than a year)

    Pros

    The discount and the customers

    Cons

    Upper management is a joke. They are selfish and don't really care about anyone like they say they do.

    Advice to Management

    Start treating your employees with respect


  7. "Its OK"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager-In-Training in Naperville, IL
    Former Employee - Manager-In-Training in Naperville, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at The Buckle full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great discount, thats about it

    Cons

    Pushing sales that im not comfortable with.

    Advice to Management

    Hire competent managers

  8. "For those who like working alone"

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    Former Employee - FREIGHT COORDINATOR
    Former Employee - FREIGHT COORDINATOR

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

    Pros

    Flexible
    Very Friendly
    40% discount
    Family discount

    Cons

    Missing a day can really hold you back. Sometimes it’s a lot of incoming products. It can get overwhelming


  9. "Best Company"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager Trainee in Kansas City, KS
    Current Employee - Manager Trainee in Kansas City, KS
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at The Buckle full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    They are really focused on developing the person, not the employee. they really want the best for you
    Great pay
    Professional environment
    Fun and exciting atmosphere
    Work hard play hard mentality.
    Networking opportunities
    Business education
    Room to grow in leadership.
    You are valued and listen to.

    Cons

    Yes, you work long hours however my area manager is understanding of work-life balance.
    Give you so many tools and learning opportunities that you almost have to work at home.

    Advice to Management

    the employees who focus on product need a promotion, the one truly learning about new trends and fashion need to be in leadership/corp positions, not the people focused on sales and numbers.

    The Buckle Response

    Apr 5, 2019 – HR Team

    Thanks for the review and suggestions. Glad you're learning a lot and have great relationships with your managers.


  10. "Good Place"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Retail Sales Associate
    Former Employee - Retail Sales Associate
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Make commission off sales, good management

    Cons

    Sales tactics can be a bit overbearing

    The Buckle Response

    Apr 5, 2019 – HR Team

    Thanks for the Review!