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Honey Birdette Reviews

Updated 12 Jul 2019

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2.6
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Pros
  • "40% discount on lingerie and 30% discount on poorly made vibrators(in 10 reviews)

  • "staff discounts on lingerie that was clearly plagiarized from small brands was good i guess(in 6 reviews)

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

  • "Constant abuse and pressure from upper management(in 12 reviews)

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  1. "You Drive your Success"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Area Manager in Melbourne
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Honey Birdette full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Creative Work Environment, Challenging duties, like minded employees.

    Cons

    Transparency! Communication isn't always clear.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in your teams development for longevity.

    Honey Birdette2019-05-30
  2. "Casual Honey"

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    Current Employee - Casual 

    I have been working at Honey Birdette part-time

    Pros

    Fun job and its entertaining

    Cons

    Work alot by yourself unfortunately

    Honey Birdette2019-07-12
  3. "The devil wears Honey Birdette"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Casual in Sydney
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    If you shift through the catty bullies hard enough there are some genuine team members , i can't think of anything else..maybe getting to dress up for work?

    Cons

    I was so excited too start at Honey Birdette , yet i was quick too realise trading your sanity in exchange for wearing red lipstick and stilettos for hours on end all for minimum wage simply isn't worth it... where do i begin? ALL employees are scared of the higher ups , The stories exchanged during working hours would leave fair trade in an anxiety spiral. I worked my literal butt off for this company , gave my...

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    Advice to Management

    Stop running a business young women are TERRIFIED too co-habit. You run a company that tears young women apart and leaves your "honeys" in constant state of anxiety

    Honey Birdette2019-07-13
  4. Helpful (3)

    "Daily Explotation"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Honey Birdette full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    40% discount on lingerie and 30% discount on poorly made vibrators

    Cons

    Company is run literally by teenagers and the culture certainly feels like that too. There are some very young girls in management positions who don't have the emotional intelligence to run a business, their under so much pressure to achieve ridiculous budgets and you're expected to invest YOUR OWN WAGES into the company to bring in more business. You're paid an average wage and expected to do public relations on...

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    Advice to Management

    There's nothing management can do, the toxic culture comes down from the top

    Honey Birdette2019-06-25
  5. "Avoid unless you you want sell your soul"

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    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Melbourne
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Good discount -Girls you work with can be amazing -You meet some interesting people and build relationships with customers

    Cons

    -Everything else -Ridiculous sales targets -Constant abuse and pressure from upper management -You work by yourself a lot and cannot close doors to go to the toilet or eat -Uncomfortable uniform, required to wear winger liner, red lipstick and stiletto heels all day If you’re thinking of working here, please listen to me and the countless other girls who were screwed by Honey Birdette - dont. You will cop abuse...

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    Advice to Management

    You see complaints and cries for you to do better constantly. Why has nothing been done? Why don’t you address this, “E”?. You do not care about your employees. The turnover for this company is INSANE, and I think you should ask yourself why.

    Honey Birdette2019-06-18
  6. "Don’t work here if you’re not sociopathic"

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    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Casual Sales Assistant in Melbourne
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    The discounts. The uniform and mastering winged eyeliner.

    Cons

    Where do I even begin? You’re bullied in line, head office sets ridiculously high expectations on not only management, but the causals too. If a store is doing bad, it’s the employees fault, not the actual demographic of people in the area who don’t want to buy. The constant harassment from male customers and the attempted phone sex from men. Not to mention the pressure to wear stilettos and the strain they have on your...

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    Advice to Management

    Listen to the girls who are begging to be heard. Don’t just fire people or demote them when a store is doing bad. Have some humanity. Yes this is a business but with poor ethics. If you want to thrive, stop culling honeys. Their regulars come in asking for them and it’s not a good look on the company when there’s a revolving door of new girls every 6 months. Don’t sweep the bullying under the rug either. The company claims...

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    Honey Birdette2019-05-30
  7. Helpful (4)

    "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 a year

    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
  8. Helpful (2)

    "Just once listen."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Retail Store Manager 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    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
  9. Helpful (2)

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

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

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

    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
  10. "Circumstantial"

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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - HONEY in Sydney
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    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
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