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bebe stores Reviews

Updated July 11, 2017
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Pros
  • great discount, fun team of people to work with (in 59 reviews)

  • You get amazing 50% off employee discount (in 28 reviews)

Cons
  • The work/life balance is terrible and when you take a day off they make it seem like your not doing you job (in 12 reviews)

  • Sometimes it seemed stagnant and no room for growth (in 10 reviews)

More Pros and Cons

  1. Helpful (2)

    "Unfortunate that all stores are closing"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Store Manager in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Store Manager in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at bebe stores full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    - great people
    - great discount
    - great upper management
    - great culture
    - great benefits!

    Cons

    - not enough payroll
    - unrealistic expectations
    - not enough work/life balance

    Advice to Management

    Stores are closing so it doesn't matter now


  2. "Great place for me"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Facility Coordinator in Brisbane, CA
    Current Employee - Facility Coordinator in Brisbane, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Greatest group of people I've work with.

    Cons

    I have no complaints for my employment when you work with good people.

  3. "Wonderful work culture"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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.


  4. "Designer pattern maker first to production"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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


  5. "Corporate Manager"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Corporate Manager in Brisbane, CA
    Current Employee - Corporate Manager in Brisbane, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I really liked the flexible work hours and ability to work remotely when needed. Additionally the upper management was competent and definitely strives to achieve excellence.

    Cons

    The instability of the company and not knowing what is going to happen is disheartening. I wish the company was more clear as to what was going on.

    Advice to Management

    Communicate what is going to happen with the company.


  6. "Bebe"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Manager in Blackwood, NJ
    Current Employee - Sales Manager in Blackwood, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    For the time I was here I had a wonderful DM from NY and a Amazing area manager.
    If you comp you bonused. I had the pleasure to work with some great people

    Cons

    I have a specific one but I don't think it would be appropriate to put someones name here.


  7. "Key Holder"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Key Holder in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Key Holder in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company, You know the other stores and everyone is helpful, babe is like a family. Not a lot of pressure or competitive sellers, and pretty good at promoting their employees.

    Cons

    Management makes a huge impact on the store, if you don't get a good manager you could hate your job.

    Advice to Management

    Hire mangers within, hire managers that care about the company (a lot of times they just hire because they're despite for anyone)

  8. "The best and worst first job I could have had"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Fairfax, VA
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Fairfax, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at bebe stores full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    I learned a lot, got to be responsible for running the majority of each store I was located at

    Cons

    I wasn't given great training when I first got promoted from stylist to sales manager. I was given much more work than I was supposed to be responsible for and if anything in the store failed, I was thrown under the bus and given blame. I didn't enjoy it because I constantly got passed up for further promotion when I deserved it over others who barely worked. Probably the reason the stores haven't been as profitable.

    Advice to Management

    Should have given those who actually worked hard the promotions, it definitely would have helped make the stores more profitable.


  9. "My favorite job so far!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Stylist in Santa Barbara, CA
    Former Employee - Stylist in Santa Barbara, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Creative environment. Just like any other job it depends on who you work with. The company is big on woman empowerment and pro open breast-feeding. Really good commission. $120 sale= $2 $200= 5 $300= $10 and so on. Sounds hard but it builds up and theres room to move up!

    Cons

    None that I can think of.


  10. "Sales associate"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at bebe stores part-time

    Pros

    50% discount friends people good cloths

    Cons

    Work weekends people steal sells 30% if seasonal

    Advice to Management

    Good job


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