Alfred Angelo Bridal

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Alfred Angelo Bridal Reviews

Updated 18 August 2014
Updated 18 August 2014
67 Reviews

2.6
67 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Co-workers are great, fun place to work (in 4 reviews)

  • Family owned loyalty but corporate consistency and professionalism (in 4 reviews)


Cons
  • I didn't see our district manager for almost 6 months (in 5 reviews)

  • The company and upper management (in 5 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Great Company, Some Flaws

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Marketing Intern
    Former Employee - Marketing Intern

    Pros

    Great business
    Excellent industry - Weddings are really a lot of fun, and nothing is more central to a wedding then the dress.
    Competent higher level employees

    Cons

    Company went through so many changes recently, and isn't what it used to be. They are moving down to Florida, and are letting go some of their best employees, just because someone there doesn't want to split their time between their house there and PA.

    Didn't offer a ton of programs for employees, not much company culture.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't put one over on your employees and make them feel used... it leaves a bad taste in everyone's mouths.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Highly Competitive

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Bridal Stylist  in  Cherry Hill, NJ (US)
    Former Employee - Bridal Stylist in Cherry Hill, NJ (US)

    Pros

    They now have immediate compensation for sales.

    Cons

    High competition between stylists caused tension

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fairly distribute clients

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Good Company to work for!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Such a fun job! Making every brides dreams come true. Good Sales training. Typically every Alfred Angelo has a great staff.

    Cons

    Most of the time you work odd hours of the day and the pay is pretty low for what you do!

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Just OK

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Bridal Stylist  in  Tampa, FL (US)
    Former Employee - Bridal Stylist in Tampa, FL (US)

    Pros

    Great coworkers
    Good discount if you need a dress or accesories

    Cons

    Terrible management and corporate team

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start caring about your customers!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Shady Management

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Bridal Stylist  in  Pittsburgh, PA (US)
    Current Employee - Bridal Stylist in Pittsburgh, PA (US)

    Pros

    It was fun to work with brides on their special day. I enjoyed getting to know people and helping their dreams come true. Also fun to see the styles of the products.

    Cons

    Management is extremely shady - and by that I mean that they do not respect people and will do anything to get a dollar for themselves. Do not care about employees and were known to physically STEAL from the store and were still promoted. Bonuses and raises promised were a joke because I never saw a dime. You do not receive commission for about 4-5 months so if you plan on working there as a student it is not really worth it. I was extremely disappointed with management that I chose to leave the store out of good conscience so that when the managers do go down for theft and altering sales numbers that I will not go down with them. It is extremely political and if you disagree with practices in the office you will probably get falsely written up and then eventually fired without cause.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I am not entirely sure how the management has not been fired or arrested yet, so my advice to them is to clean up their act. They have a strong sales team who are capable of making the store a great deal of money but instead of using their assets they continue to support illegal practices by their employees and promote those who are known to steal. I would have fired those who committed these offenses and promoted those who actually cared about people.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Worst Company to work for! Don't do it!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager

    Pros

    The only thing I learned from this Job was the kind of manager I would never want to become. Definite growth.

    Cons

    The pay is awful, no loyalty. I urge anyone considering this Job, make sure you its your last resort. This company is a lot of lies. The quality of the product is terrible. They make you lie to customers, "the dress is made to order" not at all true. They do not have there managers backs and will make you the bad guy and them the hero. The customer is not number 1 here. all I can say is do not do it!!! This is a dead end Job as well.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    It's a great job for college students.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Third Key/Bridal Stylist  in  Las Vegas, NV (US)
    Current Employee - Third Key/Bridal Stylist in Las Vegas, NV (US)

    Pros

    The people are great! Sweet, funny and caring. All these things help to create a great, supportive team. You also earn commission which is nice benefit.

    Cons

    True the company needs to update their computer systems. There should be benefits for full time employees and shouldn't be a hassle to acquire those. Even though you receive commission on your sales it can take up to six months to reap the benefits.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to support your team and they will continue to work and be happy.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    WORST BRIDAL COMPANY YOU COULD POSSIBLY WORK FOR

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Store Manager  in  Boston, MA (US)
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Boston, MA (US)

    Pros

    HAPPY CUSTOMERS - WHEN THEY APPEARED

    Cons

    If you have dreams of becoming wedding planner, stop. Do not enter.
    If you think that selling beautiful dresses to brides will make you customer service dreams come true? STOP this place is not for you.

    This company does not care for its employees nor its customers. With cheaper quality fabric as each season passes, and dresses that arrive way too early. " Made for you this is not" NOTHING is especially made for you, they have these dresses premade, almost like the t-shirts you buy from the Gap (mind you the T-Shirts are of better quality than some of these pieces)

    The management is incompetent, the computer systems are archaic, they simply do not care in any shape or form.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    move into 2014, stop selling lies,

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Bridal stylist

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Commission
    Promised hours
    Building relationships with your brides
    Working in my career related field
    Trying to fill up space now

    Cons

    Horrible management with horrible sense of time management
    No one listens to the needs of the employees. If you do voice your opinion, it's just to have it shut down by the view of the manager.
    Micromanaging at it's fullest.
    I feel like I'm under so much pressure to sell that even my brides can see it. Things run much smoother (and just as successfully monetarily), yet more productively and efficiently when the manager isn't there.
    Always overbooked. Saturdays are mandatory.
    I work well over 40 hrs a week, yet I'm still considered part time, which also means no benefits.
    Given responsibilities of a management position without the pay raise or promotion.
    Commission doesn't arrive until the merchandise hits the store.
    Continuous back tracking for all methods of anything done in the store.
    Systems are outdated. Though they work for the remedial needs we have, they're still fairly inefficient.
    I work in a smaller store in a smaller area, so booking appropriately is a must!!! Know your limits!!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Poor Upper Management

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Stylist
    Former Employee - Stylist

    Pros

    Flexible hours, it's pretty easy to ask for less / more hours, as long as you notify the manager in advance, it's usually OK.

    Cons

    It takes about 1 year to see why employees run away from this company : They don't treat their employees well. We are just replaceable goods to Alfred Angelo. I was one of the best stylists in the store, very good seller, accommodating, willing to do the dirty work, ..... even willing to admit my mistakes!! But funnily enough, the Store Manager made things more difficult for me when I started to do well. Most of the time I was just punished .... for doing things right.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you are a CEO or Vice President, please be careful about who you hire as District managers (They are the ones who will hire Store Managers). And bad Store Managers will drive away some of the best stylists there are. They bully the nicest, well-meaning, and professional stylists. Just because they feel threatened, Just because they want to be the ONLY one to make sales. They steal the Stylists' commissions. And when I tried to communicate and work things out with them, I get more negativity and punishment.

    So unprofessional. Are we back in kindergarten?

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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