I am retired but worked part time at Davids Bridal
Alteration Specialist (Former Employee), Fairview Heights, IL – October 14, 2014
First of all I love to sew. A typical day at work would be taking a dress to your sewing machine and try to do the alterations needed. I learned how to work together with a team that all worked together. Management was very good. My co-workers were good. The hardest part of the job was making sure the alterations were completed and sewn correctly. The – more... most enjoyable part of the job was to learn the customer was completely happy and that everything fit properly. – less
The store location has lots of potential to be very sucessful
Customer Service Representative I (Former Employee), Cedar Rapids, IA – October 13, 2014
Pros: co-workers are nice to work with
Cons: store management is very unprofessional and unethnical
A typical day is very stressful because you never know what to suspect when you walk in the door from a certain managerial staff member. I learned the company name doesn't reflect the behaviors of those that represent it. Management needs much help and training and with the assistance of their District Manger they will be a much better crew\team if – more... advise is taken. My co-workers for the most part were great to work with and enjoyed their jobs; just being over worked made for a sometimes frustrating work environment. The hardest part of my job was not know what exactly my job duties were. I was never trained appropriately on what the position I applied for entailed .Most of the things I learned; I learned by asking lots of questions or watching others perform my daily duties and repeat what I saw. Everyday I came they gave me what I call "busy work"; which became frustrating. I absolutely loved the customers. Greeting the customers and their families and seeing the excitement on their faces about preparing for their big day was worth going in to work each day. I enjoyed building rapport with the customers over the phone prior to their appointment and then the connection face to face preparing and presenting them to see their stylist. – less
fun, fast past, multitasking work place, with lots of happy brides
Wedding Consultant (Former Employee), Syracuse, NY – October 7, 2014
Pros: hourly salary + commission
Cons: short breaks
Meeting new customers and building a strong relationship with them and also meeting all of there needs for there big day. I learn a lot from my customers on a daily basis, they come in with all kinds of different ideas and themes for there wedding an not to mention all of the different religions some people choice to have a mass ceremony or even some – more... girls cant show any skin because of there religion it's just nice to be able to make there ideas and dreams come true and see diversity. It also helps when u have co-workers that are hands on and also share their ideas and what u could do differently to improve your sale and not to forget also help close your sale by complimenting my bride's on how beautiful they look and also trying to build a relationship so she feels like shes at home in her closet playing dress up so it becomes less stressful. I would have to say the hardest part of my job would have to be working with 3 brides at a time and also there party's reason being is because they are excited and every one wants to try on at once but also get that one on one attention that they deserve. What i enjoy the most about my job is seeing my customers leave happy and in tears because they didn't think they would fine that perfect dress also all of my hard work paying off and seeing it in my pay check. I feel like with sales i am running a business with in a business. – less
Enjoyable work atmosphere excellent management team.
Alterations Manager (Former Employee), Bossier City, LA – October 7, 2014
Pros: pleasant work atmosphere
Cons: time demands to finish work in fast order
Very professional retail atmosphere. Good organization in store. Yearly reviews with raises when appropriate. Job was demanding and fast paced yet very enjoyable and rewarding. Management was helpful and supportive. Co-workers were generally very enjoyable to work with. Most difficult part of the job was keeping up with the alterations work line and – more... keeping dresses finished on time while keeping payroll at a minimum. – less
Consultant/Stylist (Former Employee), Bowie, MD – October 3, 2014
Pros: working by california tortilla.
Some days were slow while others were fast paced but easy to manage. My coworkers were awesome, always something fun going on even though sometimes it was tension. The hardest part was dealing with certain customer complaints. However the most enjoyable part was seeing the bride and bridal party in their dresses and satisfied with their customer service – more... and stylist with her wedding needs and wants. – less
Assistant Store Manager (Former Employee), Long Beach, CA – October 1, 2014
Pros: discounts on beautiful dresses
Cons: short breaks
Assisting in meeting sales goals while maintaining a well organized store. Learning patience and care to help prepare a bride for one of her most important days. Managers having a great communication to always maintain consistency across the board. All employees working well together while providing great support. The hardest part of the job was lifting – more... heavy gowns. The most enjoyable was making a bride and her bridal party happy. – less
Sales Associate (Former Employee), Kennesaw, GA – September 18, 2014
Pros: selling dresses
Cons: no health care, pay is horrible, drama
I think i would have loved this job more if i actually wasnt a parent. they dont understand having kids and they dont work with you on your schedules. Other then that selling dresses is fun but the pay is for someone who lives at home with mommy and daddy and doesnt have bills.
Junior Stylist (Former Employee), Dallas, TX – September 15, 2014
Pros: gatherings and schedule
I always met my quota at the end of the week. I learned to have more patience and always talk with the customers. My co-workers always helped me and taught me how to get the job done quick and easy. The hardest part would be trying to help a customer fit in a dress. Most enjoyable are also potlucks and gatherings outside of work.
Wedding Consultant (Former Employee), Milpitas, CA – September 14, 2014
I enjoyed coming in for work in the time i was there. I stayed for closely 2 years until another job opportunity came by. This type of retail is not for everyone, depending on the management, I see new hires lasting less than a month. Typically, they hire a whole bunch of them and in 3 months, I only see 2 stay for more than their probation period.
there – more... are times where i find myself ripping my hair out and crying, but you learn to just deal and wash your hands off the situation. Brides can be brutal when told the wrong information or given bad customer service. Just be honest with them and be real with them. They will understand, or at least respect you for the fact you told them what's up.
You build thick skin and patience the longer you stay. The coworkers I have come across are now one of really good friends. I am happy that I 'survived.' – less
Merchandise Assistant for Bridal Accessories (Current Employee), Conshohocken, PA – September 13, 2014
As a merchandise assistant at Davids Bridal you manage samples, following styles through the entire product life cycle. Work with cross functional partners such as marketing, eCommerce, planning and store ops.
Bridal stylist (Former Employee), Beaverton, OR – September 3, 2014
Cons: sometimes no breaks
a typical day would be to greet and meet my bride, give her a tour of our stores and show her what we have, get to know her a little better. see what style of gown she was looking for and help her with brides maids, mother of the bride, and flower girls. everyday was something new learned to be a bit more patient and not so fast paced all the time. – more... management could've been a little more professional, they constantly changed our schedules mid week with no notification, among other things. coworkers were great, became close to them since we were there so much. the hardest part of the job was having to manage time and attention between multiple customers. the most enjoyable part of the job was to see the bride light up when she found her gown. – less