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  • "The heels are a killer if you are a larger size 14 like myself(in 13 reviews)

  • "Pretentious newsletters and memos that seem to praise upper management and spit people actually doing the work(in 10 reviews)

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  1. "Amazing place"

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    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Honey Birdette part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The new management is very supportive and provide excellent support networks if you ever have issues both personally and professionally

    Cons

    None that I can think of

    Advice to Management

    Keep providing the excellent support to workers

    Honey Birdette2019-03-09
  2. Helpful (3)

    "Soul Crushing Job For Minimum Wage!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at Honey Birdette part-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    - 40% discount - Get to help women explore their sexuality and find confidence - Incentives such a Christian Louboutin vouchers, free toys and store credit

    Cons

    - What you are expected to do vs what you are paid to is phenomenally unfair. You are working for barely minimum wage, while expected to meet near impossible targets, manage entire teams, and endure constant sexual harassment/abuse. - Bullying culture, the management will routinely demote, embarrass and single out anyone who remotely sneezes out of line. A newsletter is circulated around the company ranking every single...

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    Advice to Management

    - For the love of god, treat your staff like human beings. If a store is not performing well, odds are it’s not the employees fault, it’s that the store is in an area where expensive lingerie isn’t going to sell. - When you do “store visits”, it’s VERY obvious you’re not coming to meet the people peddling your overpriced products, you’re coming to scare employees into line. - Randomly firing employees because a store/area...

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    Honey Birdette2019-04-20
  3. "Just once listen."

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    Current Employee - Retail Store Manager 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Honey Birdette full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Decent discount. Depending on your store, area managers and state managers great support network. You can actually help people. Psychology of sex. The power to empower people. Great incentives

    Cons

    You are required to go above and beyond for customers and the stores budget while still getting paid ‘normal retail wages’. The communication between state, areas and store managers needs work. There needs to be training in this aspect. Unless you are a store manager you will never be taken seriously. Even if you do have an education, or experience.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your honeys that have been on the floor for years. And no, I am not just trolling, because I’m frustrated with the company. I love the company, but things need to change. You have 2ics, that are amazing. That for whatever reasons cannot step up to store manager but you do not allow them the chance to be involved with any real responsibility. The company as a whole does not train their store managers in conflict...

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    Honey Birdette2019-03-26
  4. Helpful (1)

    "If you’re thinking of working here, do yourself a favour and DONT!"

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    Former Employee - Part Time Team Member 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Honey Birdette part-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    I literally can’t think of any. Maybe getting to dress up nicely everyday?

    Cons

    Literally don’t even know where to start. -You get harassed by disgusting old men and propositioned like it was a normal day to say thing. -If you don’t make your store or personal budget your job is threatened. There is no stability and there is always a feeling that you’ll get fired. -Forced to wear heels. I now have arthritis in my toes and never want to wear heels again. -It’s soul crushing. -It’s boring, because...

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    Advice to Management

    Run your company better. Don’t be so ‘cliquey’. Train your staff. Make it a nice place to work. I could go on with more choice words but I’ll leave it at that.

    Honey Birdette2019-04-27
  5. "Circumstantial"

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    Former Employee - HONEY in Sydney
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Honey Birdette full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Make money, meet targets, get involved, buy the product, position social media, support others and you will flourish.

    Cons

    Extreme pressures, long hours, toxic workplace culture, huge expectation while on regular retail salary

    Advice to Management

    Restructure the entire upper management - hire externally.

    Honey Birdette2019-03-13
  6. "Graphic Designer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Honey Birdette full-time

    Pros

    I met some lovely people who are still my friends

    Cons

    Underpaid, over worked and gaslit into thinking you are the worst person. Was like being in an abusive relationship. I would be praised one day and then called on a Sunday and yelled at for a social facebook post that i'm not even responsible for and can not control. I would start work at 8:30am and work until 10pm during christmas. I was under loads of stress and pressure. It was the worst place i have evenr worked in...

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    Advice to Management

    get new management. care for your employees.

    Honey Birdette2019-04-16
  7. "Honey pot"

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    Former Employee - Casual Sales Associate 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Discount Stylish look Confidence building Getting to help women feel comfortable in their skin

    Cons

    Unreasonable expectations Disregard for employees All staff are disposable

    Advice to Management

    Stop hiring under trained staff to run stores Stop going through staff so quickly just because there's a lull in the store

    Honey Birdette2019-03-05
  8. Helpful (1)

    "When did you lose your virginity?"

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    Former Employee - Manager in Sydney
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Honey Birdette part-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    You get to make really great connections and bonds with customers

    Cons

    They view staff as replaceable and disposable. They also asked if I was a virgin and when I lost it in my interview. Which is completely unprofessional and illegal. The company gives away lost of incentives but this is a smokescreen for how badly they treat their staff and to manipulate them into selling people overpriced poor quality products they do not need. There is basically no training provided however, they...

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    Advice to Management

    If you want your staff to make budget stop telling them to turn up the music and call their VIPs this means nothing if you say it 10000000 times. Actually look into the problem and give helpful advice instead of blowing smoke.

    Honey Birdette2019-03-20
  9. Helpful (1)

    "Boutique manager"

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    Former Employee - Boutique Manager in Sydney
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Honey Birdette full-time for more 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.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your staff like actual human beings. Empathy is needed.

    Honey Birdette2019-02-19
  10. Helpful (3)

    "Dont do it to yourself"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Melbourne
      Doesn't Recommend

      I worked at Honey Birdette full-time

      Pros

      - 40 % discount on items - really good incentives - the people in your immediate team are generally very nice

      Cons

      I dont even know where to start. Made to make ridiculous individual budgets and shamed if you dont make them, hours on end alone in a store and not allowed to go to the bathroom, no security measures to look after the girls, encouraged to flirt and force people into buying products. I mean thats not even the worst part. Im going to give everyone a piece of advice and i know there are girls at HB currently reading this,...

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      Advice to Management

      Stop hiding behind a facade of glamour and red lipstick. Stop turning a blind eye to girls who are asking for help. You are supposed to protect these women not bring them down and turn them into your little puppets. Oh and another thing Stop moving girls around from store to store expecting them to succeed and then firing them or demoting them when they fail it honestly has the same logic as throwing an iphone into a...

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      Honey Birdette2019-02-07
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