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bebe stores Reviews

Updated Apr 11, 2019

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3.6
54%
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62%
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bebe stores Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer Manny Mashouf (no image)
Manny Mashouf
76 Ratings
  1. "Good Discount, Poor upper management"

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    Sales Manager in Beachwood, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at bebe stores

    Pros

    Great discount Good work/life balance

    Cons

    No job security DM's put too much pressure on managers Floor sets were too often and overwhelming

    bebe stores2015-01-22
  2. "good for the most part"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at bebe stores full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    I love working one on one with clients. great discount decent pay .Amazing clothes .

    Cons

    upper management like dm's are very unprofessional. They dont let you run your own store they like to micro manage you. Also being someone who was hurt on job didnt really receive much support or accomodations.

    Advice to Management

    advice to mgmt dms let you store managers run their stores and let store managers make decisions for their stores

    bebe stores2015-01-03
  3. Helpful (1)

    "Great retail learning experience"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Stylist 

    I worked at bebe stores part-time

    Pros

    Awesome employee discount, GREAT learning environment for sales and customer service, fun, glamorous environment, flexible schedules. This is the kind of job for someone with previous retail experience looking to build their portfolio and network AND for those that aspire to move up into management.

    Cons

    The wage is low, and you get commission but there is a high return rate so you lose that commission very easily. If you work more than part-time (basically a manager), then you may not have a problem; if you are part-time you should just consider the hourly pay. Very independent, competitive sales floor (you better be on your game! and claim your clients quickly before the other associate does)

    bebe stores2014-10-30
  4. "Lots of responsibilities, but overall a good job"

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    Current Employee - Sales Manager in New Brunswick, NJ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at bebe stores full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    great discount great environment great clothes decent pay

    Cons

    usually no weekends off long hours very early mornings and late nights had to constantly deal with covering for no call/no shows

    Advice to Management

    give more responsibilities to sales associates because they're usually so bored at work with nothing to do, meanwhile managers are swamped with things to do that sales associates can't even help with. Pay sales associates more, and give them a little more to do.

    bebe stores2014-10-22
  5. Helpful (1)

    "Good part-time job in college or good place to work for the discounts."

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    Former Employee - Stylist in Gainesville, FL
    Recommends

    I worked at bebe stores part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Friendly staff but my store was not high volume enough for the sales associates to get commission so there was more of a "team effort" present that maybe exists at some locations. GREAT discount, if you spend most of your money on clothes anyway the discount is definitely worth it. A little bit of emphasis on "dressing the part" but they did not require you to buy the clothes to wear to work there, even though you end up doing so anyway because of the price. Managers were really caring and understood flexible schedules for people taking classes.

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    Cons

    Minimum wage pay, full-time, in heels is pretty rough. No commission opportunity at my store.

    bebe stores2014-09-02
  6. "under-paid employees & good discount"

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    Former Employee - Stylist in Natick, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at bebe stores part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    great discount, friendly staff, flexible, company values.

    Cons

    Low pay, strict dress code, poor commission system

    Advice to Management

    Keep your stylist in check

    bebe stores2014-06-28
  7. Helpful (3)

    "Unorganized and Disrespectful"

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    Former Employee - Sales Stylist in Minnetonka, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at bebe stores part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule and great discount

    Cons

    No recognition of accomplishments, rude managers, horrible commission plan

    Advice to Management

    Revise compensation structure, appreciate your employees, have better communication

    bebe stores2014-05-21
  8. Helpful (1)

    "Great experience."

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    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at bebe stores full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great discount, fun laid back environment, Coaching and developing structure. Great exposure to business acumen.

    Cons

    Not much room for advancement, not enough direct communication with district manager. Company is very confused on direction of image.

    Advice to Management

    Thorough communication with management team.

    bebe stores2014-04-28
  9. Helpful (1)

    "Great beginner retail job!"

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    Current Employee - Stylist in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at bebe stores part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    great discount, fun environment to work in for sure (helping clients find outfits to wear out at night), leanient on rules and dress code, it's like you're a personal shopper which is a lot of fun!

    Cons

    lots of on-call shifts, not many hours to go around for sales associates, commission is terrible even as a top-seller

    Advice to Management

    The company would benefit a lot by increasing commission, no motivation to sell because even as a top-seller you make just about the same as everyone else

    bebe stores2014-04-09
  10. "what it's like to work for at beb"

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    Current Employee - Sales Manager in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at bebe stores full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    discount, great co workers, It's a great place to work for if you are in high school or college

    Cons

    hours, customers, low pay, lots of labor work, work on holidays, not much growth and the pay is too low

    bebe stores2014-02-19
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