Let me start off by saying that I love lane Bryant and what it stands for. When I came to lane Bryant 2yrs and 3mon ago, I had no idea just how much of an impact this place and the people who worked there would have on my life. I forged many friendships that have lasted even after many of us have moved on. I learned valuable retail experience and am eternally grateful for it. Now, to the bad things and the overall reason for why I chose to leave lane Bryant. I worked for a double platinum store that was high volume. The scheduling of only 2 people at any given time was one of the first things that lane Bryant messed up. How can they expect employees to properly maintain store cleanliness, attend to shipment, complete projects, help customers, open fitting rooms, and ring up customers in line, when there are only 2 people working. This scheduling matrix does not work. Secondly, why must stores continue to hire employees when the associates working there aren't even getting hrs. The hours fluctuate so much that one week you might have 8hrs and the next you might have 25. If you have bills to pay like I do, I suggest you get a full time job and make lane Bryant your part time job. Thirdly, lane Bryant cannot keep employees, especially management. My store went through 3 managers, and 4 district managers in 2 years. Fourth, during my time at lane Bryant, I only ever saw a .22 cent raise, this was especially disappointing to me because I was commuting an hour and a half as a sales associate making only $9.22 an hr with 2.3 years of experience.
Poor pay, not enough hours, poor management