Honey Birdette Boutique Manager Reviews

Updated 13 Nov 2019

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  1. "Way more pros than cons"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Boutique Manager in Sydney
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Honey Birdette full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great co-workers and teams, I have made heaps of friends. Very intimate customer service experiences, the relationships you build are very special Very passionate and inspiring environment, surrounded by people who work hard and try their best. Great product, incentives and discount Best managers I've ever had from the top down, AMs and NRM very friendly and supportive Good learning opportunities

    Cons

    Sometimes the training nights run too late Would prefer to work at stores closer to home, this isn't listened to always Rosters could be out earlier Would have been good to see team based incentives not individual based Would have liked more hours

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    "Glamorous and Sophisticated from the outside, stressful and nasty on the inside."

    2.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Boutique Manager in Perth, Western Australia
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Honey Birdette full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - Great incentives if you are really good at your job including international trips, Louboutins and money to spend on product in store ( - Some amazing work mates - Beautiful stores to work in - Getting dressed up for work every day (looking and feeling amazing)

    Cons

    - Getting dressed up for work every day (having to get up an hour early to put on a full face of makeup and wearing heels all shift). I wasn't able to feel the bottoms of my feet while working here and had to invest in a foot spa. You also have to constantly spend money as you're expected to show off current collections. Dress code is very strict down to what hair colour you have and what nail polish you wear - and of course, ALWAYS with a red pout. - HORRID upper management including a CEO who verbally abuses staff and rather than support them when an incident happens in store (whether theft or an unfair and undeserved customer complaint) sends passive aggressive or even just outwardly aggressive emails. Pressure on Area/State Managers who then put pressure on Store Managers and staff to perform and staff are fired if they aren't performing with no attempts to help them improve - Western Australia had around 5 or 6 AMs within a year of the time that I worked there. - Massive pressure to meet personal sales targets (and store-based for managerial staff) - both of which are very unrealistic - which results in sales stealing and huge amounts of stress with girls constantly obsessing over numbers. Also resulted in customers saying they felt pressured to buy and refusing to shop in some stores or with certain girls. - Very little formal training and support from management and then abuse when you don't know what they expect you to know without having actually taught you. - A rotating door of staff because of the horrible culture and being sacked for meeting unrealistic targets. On the upside it means you can go from casual to store manager in weeks because everyone either quits or is fired. - A stupid amount of unpaid expected overtime - you are expected to be there 15 mins early to open the store (unpaid) and only get 10 mins after official close time to shut up shop, but if customers are in the store you cannot close the doors and they can stay as long as they want. I had customers keep me 2 hours after close time and bought nothing but I couldn't tell them to leave and you do not get paid for this. Regular staff meetings/training (which is mostly just state managers ranting about how you need to sell more because they are stressed out) most of which are not paid. 5 hour shifts with no toilet breaks. Often left in store alone for 4 hours and not allowed to close the doors if you need to pee. Mostly working alone unless you are in a flagship (usually the capital cities) store.

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  3. "I never loved work so much"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Boutique Manager in Melbourne
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Honey Birdette full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Supportive management team Great sense of fulfillment & empowerment High energy work place. Great staff who are passionate about their jobs Opportunities to advance Amazing incentives Boundary pushers. Movement makers. Pro equality

    Cons

    High turn over of staff Occasional hostile customers Personal results are public to all employees

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    "Boutique manager"

    2.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Boutique Manager in Sydney
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Honey Birdette full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great co workers. Decent product discounts

    Cons

    No support from upper management. Lots of immature gossip. No stability. If targets weren't made jobs were threatened.

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    "Not My Favourite Cult"

    1.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Boutique Manager in Kotara
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Honey Birdette full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Being a part of this cult will turn your soul into rich, supple leather. This is excellent preparation for most corporate industries also specialising in staff mistreatment and flagrant thirst for blood. A Pro and a Con: You will be well trained in the art of manipulation by the most sociopathic females in the business. Your moral compass will be ceremoniously obliterated along with your integrity, dignity and sense of self-worth.

    Cons

    If you are one of the few, like me, who were never all that interested in getting “HBHONEYS” tattooed on your forehead, then you may think you can get through this job unscathed. You’re dead wrong. Everyone gets screwed. I’ll repeat it for those in the back, EVERYONE gets screwed. If they can’t beat you into submission then they will intimidate and bully you into eventually quitting. This is if they can’t simply fire you if you’ve outlasted the probation period. This is not a challenge. Do something better with your life.

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    "Toxic Company"

    1.0
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Boutique Manager 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Honey Birdette full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Discount on products & lovely store fitout

    Cons

    Extremely focused on sales and making money for the company's "owner" Eloise. She has a very "my way or the highway" attitude towards the business. In my time at Honey Birdette (1+ year) I witnessed the most disgusting displays of unprofessionalism by all upper management. Including making fun of staff members for how they look, laughing at recruitment videos candidates had sent in and openly suggesting employees lie to customers about all their products being made in China.

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