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"Great vibe and culture"

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  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Designer in Surry Hills
Current Employee - Designer in Surry Hills
Recommends
Positive Outlook

I have been working at Honey Birdette full-time (More than a year)

Pros

- Great diverse people
- Conducive environment for creative work
- Travel opportunity
- Lovely working culture
- The boss is very approachable and willing to listen to requests as long as they are not unreasonable
- Great place to get experience in fast paced high fashion industry
- Recognition of hard work
- Clean and neat working environment

Cons

- Fast paced environment may not be for everyone
- Open concept office; any mess is visible. Any messy or untidy individual, consider yourself warned if you wish to work in the head office
- B.Y.O equipment

Other Employee Reviews for Honey Birdette

  1. Helpful (1)

    "No job is worth your health..."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brisbane
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brisbane
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Honey Birdette (Less than a year)

    Pros

    40% off outrageously overpriced and knock off lingerie

    Cons

    Told to flirt with male customers and "sell them the fantasy" but the store is marketed as "empowering women"
    Store Managers told by higher ups to "dangle the carrot" of a promotion to casual staff to make them work harder and sell more.
    Extremely competitive environment with store managers stealing customers
    Super high individual budgets that are not achievable in a three hour shift.
    Cult-like/ brainwashing mentality from managers- the CEO can do no wrong and we should kiss the ground she walks on.
    Only want to hire naive under 25 year olds so that they can be molded to reflect the HB ideals.
    Manipulative sales tactics are taught.
    Required to attend mandatory training in capital cities without pay and if you did not attend your hours were cut.
    Passive aggressive managers.
    Ridiculed and berated by former staff who then report back to CEO about casual staff who may not have had enough training.
    Required to be 30 minutes early to a shift and stay until everything in store is spotless.
    So many unpaid hours.
    An updated work wardrobe is demanded every season and you're required to wear three items per shift.
    Reimburse your staff when they purchase stock for work- not reimbursing them is illegal under federal law.
    Allow your staff proper breaks and don't expect your staff to work a ten hour shift at short notice during Christmas Trading. A Sunday shift without a break for the toilet is uncomfortable and dangerous to your health.

    Advice to Management

    Be kind to your staff and pay them properly.
    Remove the policy of "find your own replacement" for shifts that causal's who may be sick and cannot work.
    Get a store budget and stop naming and shaming your staff in the weekly report, people have bad sales weeks, doesn't mean everyone in the company should know about it.
    CEO needs to quit playing favourites with a small and select group of staff.
    Appreciate your staff when they cut their holidays short, are called in at short notice and stop manipulating them into working when they're not available.
    Listen to your staff when a complaint of sexual harassment or mental health issues are made. Working with so much pressure when suffering from anxiety is bad enough without being ridiculed.


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Soul destroying, not worth it. Worst company ever"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Assistant in Melbourne
    Former Employee - Sales Assistant in Melbourne
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    The best reason I can think of to work at honey birdette is so you are able to warn others not to work there

    Cons

    Everything, managers and CEO are completely useless, they bully, they put you in extremely difficult moral positions. There is no support in this job, make 1 mistake like speak up and they watch you like a hawk. Before they even hire you they are plotting your replacement, even though you're probably replacing someone. If you're sexually harassed or bullied you will get no support and only harassment for asking for any. No cameras instore, I heard of staff being assault in store luckily I wasn't. Check out #notyourhoney if you're thinking about working here.

    Advice to Management

    Install cameras. Stop bullying staff, share store targets instead of individual targets. Update policies, educate staff about your products please!

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