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Pros
  • great discount, fun team of people to work with (in 61 reviews)

  • You get amazing 50% off employee discount (in 31 reviews)

Cons
  • Not really much work life balance but that is all retail in general (in 13 reviews)

  • Working long hours, holidays, employee favoritism (in 20 reviews)

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  1. "Incredible company that was full of constant growth"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Co-Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Co-Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at bebe stores full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Constant internal promotions, great pay, great discount, flexible hours, great upper management. Corporate employees all are cohesive and clear on what image they want to achieve.

    Cons

    There wasn't a fast enough turn around for the stores to compete with online boutiques. There were too many designers not listening to the employees working in the store to gain knowledge of what trends the clients were asking for.

    Advice to Management

    Wish more was done to keep the stores open.


  2. "Wonderful work culture"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Design Pattern Maker in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Design Pattern Maker in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at bebe stores full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Friendly, family atmosphere with constant support from supervisors and staff.

    Cons

    We are closing doors May 26, 2017 as operations move to e commerce only. There will be massive lay offs.

    Advice to Management

    keep up the great attitude towards those that support and make your job that much easier.

  3. "Designer pattern maker first to production"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Production in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Production in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at bebe stores full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great environment to work forand friendly coworkers.

    Cons

    after 12 years Bebe is closing doorsand friendly coworkers.

    Advice to Management

    None


  4. "Great clothes, in the LA area bad people"

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    Former Employee - Stylist in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Stylist in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at bebe stores part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The 50% discount, great clothes

    Cons

    Very competitive. I worked at an LA area store and the girls all hated each other. The customers were also really mean and life or death about if a dress was there in their size and didn't always treat you like you were human. My much harder full time jobs have been a breeze compared to this hell. For a part time job, this job was hell, I don't know why I stayed so long. I guess I was scared to find a new job. This could have been just at my particular store where girls hated each other and our manager micromanaged. I think there are probably Bebe's that aren't as bad to work at, particularly in different areas of the country.


  5. Helpful (3)

    "Meh"

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    Former Employee - Design Director in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Design Director in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible vacation, designers work from home on Fridays, team building.

    Cons

    Management is lazy, and they play favorites. The company is scared to take necessary risks to progress in the industry. The HR team is horrible, people are hired/promoted based off of personal relationships and not talent. There are many people who have been with the company 10-15+ years and stop trying.


  6. "Stylist"

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    Former Employee - Stylist in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Stylist in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    The best part of working was the amazing discount on clothes. There was always something new in store to share with customers

    Cons

    The great discount got me in a lot of trouble with the husband. Catty sales environment


  7. "Sinking Ship"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Sample sales are cool and cheap, only for employees. You find nice people who you get along with but a lot of people are not as nice and are stuck in their ways as far as progression for the company.

    Cons

    Terrible leadership, you won't grow within your position even if you want to. Parking is always a battle.

    Advice to Management

    Leadership courses for upper management would be beneficial.

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Design"

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    Former Employee - Designer in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Designer in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at bebe stores full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    nice building, loved most of my team mates, a lot of nice places around office to go for lunch and Westfield mall is walking distance.

    Cons

    The company is struggling to compete in the very competitive market place with the likes of Zara and H&M so constant management changes and layoffs.

    Advice to Management

    stop knocking off, offer product that can't be found at the mall for half the price. set the trends not follow them.

    bebe stores Response

    Dec 15, 2015 – SVP Human Resources

    Thanks for the feedback.


  9. "No Growth"

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    Current Employee - Stylist in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Stylist in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at bebe stores part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great sales driven environment
    Great team
    Great sales and client service training to achieve the Bebe look

    Cons

    There no growth from within and im becoming super discourage. I have a B.S. in Retail Management great experience with competitive internships and chose to work at Bebe my senior year. After graduation Ive inquired about growth within the company wether in management or corporate . I've seen people who don't have degrees or degrees related to the industry given the opportunity to move in the company. Yet I've inquired and pretty much have not had success. I love Bebe, but I have no choice but to look else were. I've had competitor companies reach out to me to apply for positions.

    Advice to Management

    Look within your stores for talent I'm sure there are several stylist in my situation.
    Maybe start a Management trainee internship program that would give qualified student the opportunity to learn hands on managerial skills

    bebe stores Response

    Oct 21, 2015 – SVP Human Resources

    Thank you for taking the time to write a review! You should speak to your DM or Regional HR Manager about career paths within the organization. More than 50% of our leadership positions are filled... More


  10. "Co Manager"

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    Former Employee - Co-Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Co-Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at bebe stores full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Fun working environment. Love the merchandise.

    Cons

    No opportunity for growth. Upper mgmt played favorites. Not challenging enough. Store Manager gets all the credit for hard work, not the team.

    Advice to Management

    Corp. Visits should be more sociable with the team and less intimidating and stuck up. Make bigger stores so people can grow.


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