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dELiA*s Reviews

Updated June 21, 2017
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Tracy Gardner
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  • Work life balance is always a challenge (in 11 reviews)

  • Strange hours, bad upper management (in 19 reviews)

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  1. "Selling culture great, rough market"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Strongsville, OH
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Strongsville, OH
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at dELiA*s part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Coworkers were vey spirited and quick to learn. Discount was 40%. Atmosphere was thriving, our store performed as top in company. I was permitted travel and leadership roles frequently!

    Cons

    The company's branding is all wrong; very steep price points in a "bargain" demographic (preteen to teenaged girls). Also changed demographic too frequently

    Advice to Management

    Trends can come and go without redefining the brand. Break the salesfloor into sections more suited towards different clientele.


  2. "Sales associate"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Bethlehem, PA
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Bethlehem, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at dELiA*s part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great employee discount, you can sample clothes

    Cons

    Long hours and it's hard to call off

  3. "Sales Rep"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Cedar Park, TX
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Cedar Park, TX
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at dELiA*s part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Friendly managers, flexible hours, overall positive place to work.

    Cons

    Long hours. I worked here in high school and would have to work until 1am. The mall closed at 9pm. It was a bit much.


  4. "It was a learning experience"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Co-Manager in Baton Rouge, LA
    Former Employee - Co-Manager in Baton Rouge, LA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at dELiA*s full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Fast paced environment. There was always something to do.

    Cons

    management hiring was not truthful. Too much emphasis was placed on looks.

    Advice to Management

    Be consistent


  5. "shut down"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Baltimore, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at dELiA*s part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    they encouraged creativity and sales goals

    Cons

    they paid very little and were pushy

    Advice to Management

    better


  6. "sales associate"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Bridgeport, CT
    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Bridgeport, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at dELiA*s part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    i liked helping people finding items and just servicing the customers helped me through out my day my most favorite part was the fitting room convocations

    Cons

    the was any downsides more so because it was a pr-teen store and it wasn't a big store so it was fun for me i enjoyed working there

    Advice to Management

    no advice needed they were great people


  7. "They Screwed Us"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Milford, CT
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Milford, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    I loved the people working there and we were given amazing employee discounts for Delias and Alloy

    Cons

    I was told when I got hired that I was supposed to get an annual raise every year. Worked there for 4 years and not once did I get a raise (also the pay is minimum wage so I really earned peanuts as one of my location's best employees). There was also constant turnover in all positions from district manager down to associates so nothing ever stayed stable.

    Advice to Management

    Hire better people so you don't have to have such high turnover, show employees they're actually valued, keep promises.

  8. "Talent recognition"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Fort Pierce, FL
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Fort Pierce, FL
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at dELiA*s (More than a year)

    Pros

    Recognized talent & if you worked for the right person, anything was possible.

    Cons

    Stores closed down. In the end, more investment should have been put into the people rather visuals.

    Advice to Management

    Great mgmt all around


  9. "Asm"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Elk Grove Village, IL
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Elk Grove Village, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at dELiA*s full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Delias offered me decent pay with steady hours and room for growth within company at my former position. Fast paced retail environment

    Cons

    Management was inconsistent and often lacked the skills required to perform tasks outlined in their job descriptions. Associate turnover was high.

    Advice to Management

    Review hiring practices at all levels. Current standards allow for unqualified applicants to gain positions that require skills gain beyond what applicants possess


  10. "Technical Designer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I worked at dELiA*s (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Delia*s Inc. became a bankrupt @ 2014.

    Cons

    Delia*s Inc. was a great company to work.


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