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bebe stores – Why Work For Us?

bebe is a global lifestyle brand that believes feeling sexy and looking great instills confidence. Our expert designs and personal service help our clients achieve this confidence across all aspects of their lives.

Founder Manny Mashouf opened the first bebe boutique in 1976 in San Francisco. Recognizing a demographic that was neither junior nor bridge, Manny created the first contemporary fashion brand. Over 35 years later, bebe has established itself as one of the world's top fashion retailers. 

Within its stores and on bebe.com, bebe seeks to create an upscale, visually stimulating boutique environment while providing top-notch service to ensure an exceptional shopping experience. Stylists are knowledgeable, passionate about fashion and skilled at addressing clients' styling needs.

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bebe - Voted One of the Best Places to Work

At bebe we celebrate women every day. Our brand and marketing speak to women and to their independence, power and confidence. Female representation in our executive team is broad, including finance, planning, merchandising, marketing, design and, of course, our stores. As a company that hires women and serves women, our policies and programs have always been designed to address the needs of our largely female employee population.

SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY & COMMUNITY INVESTMENT

As a nationwide retailer, we are committed to creating opportunities that promote corporate citizenship, philanthropy, volunteerism, and cultural diversity in communities where we live and do business; women’s and children’s causes as well as supporting the development and integration of an environmentally aware & responsible culture in the workplace. In each region there are opportunities for our stores or offices to participate in bebe fundraising efforts to support the designated charities. We have created the Regional/Local Event fund to encourage involvement in the community. 

COMMUNITY

50% of theGiving budget serves this initiative by sponsoring localized events such as Team in Training and AIDS Walk. We also promote gifts of time by our associates by supporting local and regional food banks.

WOMEN

As a nationwide women’s retailer, bebe is dedicated to women’s causes that teach life skills empowering women to strive to their fullest potential. We are actively engaged in the fight against breast cancer through our support of Susan G. Komen For The Cure. We also demonstrate our commitment to women through our support of Dress for Success and other women’s organizations.

YOUTH

We are committed to making a difference in the lives of underserved children and the wellbeing of families; and providing opportunities for fashion and career readiness. We demonstrate our commitment of youth through our partnership with local schools and various youth services charities.

EARTH

begreen is a chain-wide initiative chartered with the development and integration of an environmentally aware & responsible culture in the workplace; decreasing the amount of waste we produce, making smarter decisions in our daily activities, and reducing the impact on our Earth. begreen is a component of the bebeCares program which is committed to creating opportunities that promote corporate citizenship, philanthropy, volunteerism, and cultural diversity in communities where we live and do business.

 

INTERVIEWING AT BEBE

Want to make a great impression?  So do we! Your interview is an opportunity for you to showcase your talents and accomplishments as well as learning how your skills fit our “design for success.”

  • Review the job description and bring a list of questions you may have about the role for which you're applying.
  • Spend some time looking over our site to learn more about bebe's culture, history, benefits, news, our product, etc.  There won’t be a test but bebe is a special brand and it would be a little awkward if you knew less about us than we will you.
  • Dress like one of us!
    • At Corporate and the Design Studio, we are a business casual environment.
    • At our stores: As one of the industry’s fashion leaders, we expect our associates to represent brand image by observing high standards in their personal presentation, dressing in a manner which conveys an image of fashion and good taste.
  • Be punctual.  We respect your time and are sure you will get the most out of your experience here but please be patient if the schedule is as dynamic as we are.
  • Be sure to have a completed application (or arrive about 15 minutes early to complete it), multiple copies of your resume, and relevant work samples or projects (if applicable).

CORPORATE JOBS

 

Corporate Office

400 Valley Drive | Brisbane, CA 94005

 

 

LA Studio

10345 West Olympic Blvd | Los Angeles, CA 90064

 

As a company, we have earned our place as a leading retailer in women’s apparel due to our commitment to offer high quality merchandise and outstanding service. It is your energy and integrity that has enabled such rapid and successful growth. As we move forward as a company, our shared goal to exceed this excellence is achievable only through the hard work and dedication of our people.

MISSION STATEMENT

   To satisfy the fashion needs of the modern, sexy and sophisticated woman.

VALUE SYSTEM

   Integrity

   Each member of our team is committed to achieving the utmost principles of honesty and respect.

   Service

    We are here to serve our Clients’ needs first and above all else.

   Passion

    We love what we do. We do it with passion, enthusiasm and dedication.  Together we can do anything.

   Quality

    Quality in all that we do - in product, service and people. Each one of us is an important link to our success.

WANTED:
PASSION | CONFIDENCE | STYLE | SOPHISTICATION 
This is our design for success. Bring us these qualities and take your fashion career to new heights.

Are you Suited for Style? Now Hiring Sales Managers, Co-Managers, and Store Managers for the following locations:

Opening Fall 2014
bebe - University Town Center, Sarasota, FL
bebe - South Shore, Bay Shore, NY
bebe - Freehold Raceway, Freehold, NJ

Opening Winter 2015
bebe - South Beach, Miami Beach, FL

Opening Spring 2015
bebe - Mall of San Juan, San Juan, Puerto Rico

 

What does bebe culture mean to you?

 

bebe's culture means exemplifying the company's core values at all times. Personal and corporate integrity, excellent customer service, passion, and quality are key success factors. Alexis H. Associate Since May 2008

 

Culture is working in a professional, friendly, and cooperative environment that motivates you. Alicia P. Associate Since October 2007

 

bebe's culture is cutting edge and high fashion. A step above the rest with quality and fit. The employees represent the brand and wear it well. Each one being a fashionista. bebe is sophisticated and sexy and is great for the working woman that goes out at night. Alicia M. Associate Since November 2005

 

bebe culture means passion and commitment to the company. It also means a true dedication to each client. Alissa A. Associate Since October 2000

 

The culture here is about inspiring women's confidence and giving them power through how they feel about themselves. When a client has her fashion needs met, she feels great about herself, and we feel just as satisfied knowing we helped. Amber M. Associate Since March 2009

 

bebe culture means a positive work environment and selling atmosphere to produce success in every employee’s lifestyle. Anique F. Associate Since January 2011

 

bebe culture means inspirational designs, trendy styles, great employees that give World Class Service, and a great working environment. I can honestly say when I used to shop here as a client, I dreamt of working with this company, and here I am today. Brittney W. Associate Since August 2009

 

bebe embraces a diverse workforce with stability to retain any attractive talent who displays passion for the brand. Christy S. Associate Since February 2003

 

bebe culture is brand conscious, very diverse, extremely sophisticated, and exclusive. We changed with the times, but still maintained our identity. Diane C. Associate Since June 2001

 

bebe culture means the belief that we are the leading retailer in women’s contemporary fashion and this is evident in all people that represent bebe. Also, bebe has the ability to adapt to a rapidly changing retail environment. Doug R. Associate Since November 2008


What’s different about bebe culture that makes us successful?

 

bebe is very clear about its direction and expectations.  I like how the mission statement is always on the home page of Storenet. bebe accomplishes what other companies wish they could. Customer service is always stressed, encouraged, rewarded, and recognized. Bebe is also very 'mobile,' in that the company is very quick to react and adjust to business trends. James F. Associate Since June 2010

 

bebe is a family. We have the ability to make all of our clients feel like they are part of the bebe family and lifestyle.  Not only does bebe love their clients, but staff are respected and treated as one big family. Jezette P. Associate Since March 2010

 

bebe really cares and listens to the feedback given by the field. This is truly amazing because it makes you really feel like you are a part of the success. Krista T. Associate Since November 2000

 

Our comparable sense of fashion and making every woman feel confident with our style are the services we provide to our clients. The quality of our merchandise is exceptional, and this is what makes us different. Margaret R. Associate Since September 2010

 

We have a closer relationship with our customers. We know what they want, what they like, and are better prepared to help them. We treat our clients as people, not just a sale. Sandy L. Associate Since April 2009

 

The difference between our culture compared to other companies is that we have passion for what we do. Yusra S. Associate Since February 2011

 


What do you love about our culture?

 

I love that we're not afraid to be bold and try new things and we're constantly changing with the times. Alina K. Associate Since December 2005

 

I love that our company culture is based on people - people being our employees and clients. Ashley K. Associate Since December 2010

 

I love the one-on-one service we provide. I love that we address our clients by their first name and make them feel important in our stores. Elisa K. Associate Since July 2010

 

I love being a part of a very diverse team in all aspects and yet we all come together to represent the bebe woman. Kellye T. Associate Since July 2001

 

I love growing in the company and believing in your future. Mini W. Associate Since September 2009

 

I love that we are all so passionate about coming to work every day. We value everyone from clients to our peers. Qui T. Associate Since September 2008

 

I love the fast pace and high energy in our stores. Clients pick up on our passion for what we, do so they keep coming back. Sarafina J. Associate Since July 1999

 

I love the people, ranging from our dedicated, inspiring, and motivated leaders and staff to our wonderful clients.  In retail, it is so different from office jobs, as you are interacting with clients every day face to face. It's all about that first and long lasting impression. Tony P. Associate Since March 2010


What inspires you and drives your passion for bebe?

 

What most inspires me and drives me toward success at bebe is knowing that my efforts are not wasted. That I'm able to climb the ladder into success! Alondra G. Associate Since May 2011

 

Personally, I love to be in the KNOW. Meaning knowing everything that I need to about my role at bebe. It will make me better. My clients drive me too because I love seeing them happy after I have fulfilled their fashion needs. Antonette C. Associate Since September 2009

 

What inspires me are the leaders. They are passionate.  This passion is nurtured, molded, and shared. This inspires me to do my best everyday. Elizabeth O. Associate Since August 2002

 

My leaders truly care about me, the way I care about my staff, and the way my staff cares about their clients. Heather H. Associate Since January 2006

 

I look up to leaders within the company. Their practices and teachings help me mold my own personal success. Jimmy M. Associate Since July 2008

 

People! I love how bebe is all about people and their success. Everyone's hard work is always celebrated; not only in the store, but company wide! It pumps everyone up and inspires others. Nadia R. Associate Since October 2010

 

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bebe stores Interviews

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    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at bebe stores.

    Interview Details

    Dress professional, smile and be excited to about the interview. Some interview questions were based off my resume, asked to give more detail about previous employment, education, goals. As far as previous employment what were my job responsibilities, did I have sales experience, how many hours I wanted to work. I was also asked to put together a outfit for a wedding weekend. Just be ready to build a outfit for any occasion. Just shows you will be willing to think outside the box for customers and offer more ideas for clients to try on in the fitting room. Try to pick items at the front of the store, usually newer shipment is upfront. Also add lots of accessories to your outfit, shoes, handbag, jewelry.

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    Hourly employee plus commission- no discussion.
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bebe stores Awards and Accolades

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San Francisco Bay Area Healthiest Employers, San Francisco Business Times, 2012
Fit Friendly Company (Platinum), American Heart Association, 2012
100 Best Retailers to Work For, The Retail Life, 2012
Ranked #2 for continued commitment to incorporate women into key leadership roles, UC Davis Study of California Women Business Leaders, 2012
San Francisco Bay Area Healthiest Employers, San Francisco Business Times, 2013
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Additional Info

Website www.bebe.com
Headquarters Brisbane, CA
Size 1000 to 5000 Employees
Founded 1976
Type Company - Public (BEBE)
Industry Retail
Revenue £100 to £500 million (GBP) per year
Competitors Guess?, Forever 21, BCBG

bebe is a global lifestyle brand that believes feeling sexy and looking great instills confidence. Our expert designs and personal service help our clients achieve this confidence across all aspects of their lives.

Founder Manny Mashouf opened the first bebe boutique in 1976 in San Francisco. Recognizing a demographic that was neither junior nor bridge, Manny created the...
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