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The Buckle Reviews

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362 Reviews
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The Buckle President, CEO, and Director Dennis H. Nelson
Dennis H. Nelson
207 Ratings

    Great performance incentives as a manager

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Austin, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Austin, TX (US)

    I have been working at The Buckle full-time (more than 5 years)


    Great benefits, culture, performance compensation and amazing product. Flexible schedule for those looking for that and company matching 401k.


    Work life balance is a bit rough depending on who you work with and their management style.

    Positive Outlook
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The Buckle Interviews

Updated 23 Nov 2014
Updated 23 Nov 2014

Interview Experience

Interview Experience


Getting an Interview

Getting an Interview


Interview Difficulty


Interview Difficulty




    Assistant Manager Trainee Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 5 daysinterviewed at The Buckle in December 2014.

    Interview Details

    Interview process was fairly quick. I filled out an online application and received an email back the next day. We scheduled an interview for a couple days later, where I had a pretty casual interview on the sales floor with the store manager. She was really nice and the whole process was fairly easy going. She told me she would have to speak with her boss about me and would get back to me as soon as possible. She called me two days later saying that the job was mine if I wanted it.

    Interview Questions
    • Most of the questions were personality based, such as "tell me about a time you had to juggle multiple tasks at once," or "tell me about a time you had to work as part of a team."   View Answer
    Reasons for Declining

    While the job itself sounded like a really great opportunity, the pay unfortunately was too far from what I wanted. Pay there is commission based, so you are offered a base pay and are expected to make up the difference with how much product you sell. The base pay they offered me was $6.00 an hour, with 3% commission (they told me with my commission, I should expect to make $11.00 an hour) This was far too low to be able to pay my monthly bills and to start making payments on my student loans, so I had to decline the offer.

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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America's 200 Best Small Companies, Forbes, 2008

Additional Info

Headquarters Kearney, NE
Size 5000+ Employees
Founded 1948
Type Company - Public (BKE)
Industry Retail
Revenue £500 million to £1 billion (GBP) per year
Competitors Unknown

Buckle operates over 450 stores in 44 states. The key to Buckle’s consistent growth is the talent and dedication of its 8,000+ teammates working together with the primary focus on its mission – TO CREATE THE MOST ENJOYABLE SHOPPING EXPERIENCE POSSIBLE FOR OUR GUESTS. Exceeding $1 billion in sales, Buckle has grown to become one of America’s favorite denim destinations.

Mission: "To create the most enjoyable shopping experience possible for our guests."

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