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The Buckle Reviews

Updated June 21, 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 72 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. "Fun Company To Work For"

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    Former Employee - Team Member in Tulsa, OK
    Former Employee - Team Member in Tulsa, OK
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fun, structured, lovely environment, keen communication.

    Cons

    Pay, commission, strict requirement, drama


  2. "It taught me some of the best skills I have, but is extremely draining."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tulsa, OK
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tulsa, OK
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    40% discount
    Typically very fun environment
    Always learning new skills
    Makes you very marketable
    Inspiring environment....usually

    Cons

    Company is not realistic about goals (sometimes you can do everything right and still not sell enough, that’s not acceptable in managements opinion)
    Absolutely ZERO work life balance. You will live at the Buckle if you are full time.
    Very little consistency from store to store.

    Advice to Management

    If you want the company to continue being profitable, you MUST add some younger (25-35) people to the upper corporate team. When the same five people are running the company for years on end, it is bound to become stagnant like it is right now.

  3. "Seasonal Sales Associate"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great co workers, received a bonus even as a seasonal associate, room for improvement and advancement, best management I have had

    Cons

    long hours due to seasonal time, felt like I almost was harassing shoppers to buy something or having to show them clothes constantly even if they clarified they didn't want or need help

    Advice to Management

    Management was great


  4. "Career not a job"

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

    I have been working at The Buckle full-time

    Pros

    Buckle really provides you with a career path not just a job they do an amazing time providing you with the tools to really grow you within your career at buckle!

    Cons

    It is retail so they hours can sometimes be less then desirable

    Advice to Management

    Don’t open on thanksgiving


  5. "Manager"

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    Former Employee - Store Manager in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at The Buckle full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Fun fast pace learning environment

    Cons

    Nothing at all is bad

    The Buckle Response

    Jun 11, 2018 – Recruiting Coordinator

    Thank you for your review about Buckle. It is very important for us to get feedback from our Teammates.

    We were delighted to receive the positive comments that you gave us. We are sharing your... More


  6. "Amazing performance = Amazing results"

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

    I have been working at The Buckle full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Excellent environment for people who want to grow personally and professionally, great work life balance, tons of company tools to consistently improve

    Cons

    Lots to do! If you’re negative, you’ll view this as a problem instead of seeing it as an opportunity.

    The Buckle Response

    Jun 11, 2018 – Recruiting Coordinator

    Thank you for your review about Buckle. It is very important for us to get feedback from our Teammates.

    We were delighted to receive the positive comments that you gave us. We are sharing your... More


  7. "Assistant Manager"

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    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Mankato, MN
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Mankato, MN

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

    Pros

    Great discount! Fun environment! High volume workplace!

    Cons

    Evening/ weekend hours. Performance expectations.

    Advice to Management

    Praise efforts. Focus on the positive performances.

    The Buckle Response

    Jun 11, 2018 – Recruiting Coordinator

    Thank you for your review about Buckle. It is very important for us to get feedback from our Teammates.

    We were delighted to receive the positive comments that you gave us. We are sharing your... More

  8. "decent company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at The Buckle part-time

    Pros

    get to set my own hours with weekends off

    Cons

    A lot of drama within the management team


  9. "Work Experience"

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

    Pros

    Although the sales team works on commission, the environment is not as hostile as I have experienced in past commission-based environments.

    Cons

    Management personnel tend to plant false expectations for promotions, what your job will entail, what you will be paid, working hours, etc.


  10. "Buckle"

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

    I worked at The Buckle part-time

    Pros

    Great people and great product. 40% discout is nice too

    Cons

    Overly pushy to guest . We have to basically force people to buy more than what they intended

    The Buckle Response

    Jun 11, 2018 – Recruiting Coordinator

    Thank you for your review about Buckle. It is very important for us to get feedback from our Teammates.

    We were delighted to receive the positive comments that you gave us. We are sharing your... More


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