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Honey Birdette Reviews

Updated 18 October 2017
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Much more than a retail job, a career and a community."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Lots of opportunities to progress, will always hire in-house where possible.

    Amazing incentives company and year wide, nice to be rewarded for hard work.

    Uniform is a beautiful and it's very nice being able to dress glam for work.

    Big company which works on small business mindset, never feel like just a number.

    Very caring and involved Managing Director.

    Company of dedicated, hard working women who create a sense of community in the workplace and really practise what they preach when it comes to the message of empowerment.

    Cons

    High pressured sales environment, sales and budget closely monitored.

    Long hours, much more than a 9-5.

    Life/work can sometimes be difficult to balance.

    Zero hour contracts for non-management.

    Black out periods over Christmas and Valentines.

    Advice to Management

    Numbers are only a small insight into a store, sometimes more help needs to come from the top down in order to help stores better perform.

    Keep rewarding that hard work where due, making beautiful products and creating a community of amazing honey's, both customers and employees alike.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Best retail incentives ive seen in retail"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Honey Birdette full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    staff are highly incentivised - giftcards, trips abroad

    Cons

    high pressure retail environment - sales and budgets are closely reviewed on a weekly basis - everything is measures

    Advice to Management

    although your operation really tight - remember that sometimes the numbers dont have all the answers


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Working for Honey Birdette"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in London, England
    Current Employee - Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Honey Birdette full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Working alongside a driven and ambitious team. Major career growth and opportunities available for staff in all areas from retail to head office.

    Cons

    A lot of measurements and kpi's


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Full Time Staff"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Full Time Staff Member in London, England
    Former Employee - Full Time Staff Member in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Honey Birdette full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great company culture
    Amazing sense of 'team'
    Great NRM
    Close nit team of staff
    Inspiring Leaders from NRM, CEO, Area Managers and Head office staff
    Designs ahead of the trend
    Great staff discounts
    INCENTIVES oh my god the INCENTIVES better than any retail company. Overseas trips etc
    AMAZING job progression if you do your job well

    Cons

    Competitive sales job, but what sales job isn't
    Expected to look immaculate
    Black out periods for Annual Leave
    Short shifts for casual staff
    Big budgets
    Management does not tolerate non performance

    Advice to Management

    Keep making beautiful products and inspiring your team like you do


  6. Helpful (6)

    "Wheres the professionalism?"

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    Current Employee - Casual
    Current Employee - Casual
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at Honey Birdette part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    40% discount (NOT including sale items)
    30% toys
    great incentives
    dressing up

    Cons

    Company does not know how to run a bushiness internationally, was handed forms to fill out that were supposed to be filled out for Australian ''honeys'' whilst also having to fill out a time sheet so you get paid.
    They insist on their staff to wear their lingerie INCLUDING their bras- which are still expensive with discount even if they do not go up to your size!
    Catty environment, other staff try and take over your customers so they can reach their daily target (especially if you're new)
    0 hour contract, most shifts are late shifts, ( not ideal if you dont like eating dinner late) if you're a casual they will RARELY give you long day time shifts unless needed to cover.
    They insist staff have to wear their hosiery, which is very poor quality. You are unable to get refund or an exchange on them, Yet have to buy stockings or hold ups a countless amount of times
    Have to wear red lipstick, eyeliner, polished nails and also have to wear stiletto heels hours on end

    Advice to Management

    Prepare the company in order to progress internationally.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Step up and be rewarded"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Honey Birdette full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    - Managing Director is the most passionate person I have ever worked for
    - You never feel like just a number
    - You are recognized for your individual talent and contribution
    - Seriously amazing individual incentives for retail team
    - Beautiful product and discount (Yay!)
    - If you step up to the plate, this is always recognized and rewarded.

    Cons

    - Once your in, Honey Birdette becomes an obsession. It's hard to switch off.
    - Long hours. Lots of work to keep you busy. If you are after a 9-5 position, this is not the place for you.
    - Fast paced environment can be stressful at times.

    Advice to Management

    Honey Birdette has been one of the most challenging placed to work, but the most rewarding as well. I wouldn't change a thing. The small business mentality ensures that no one feel like 'just a number' and creates a real sense of team.


  8. "Extremely enjoyable and lots of fun!"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Casual in Indooroopilly (Australia)
    Current Employee - Casual in Indooroopilly (Australia)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Honey Birdette part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    • DISCOUNT! 40%!
    • Amazing employees and managers.
    • Always something to do - Never bored
    • If you know your toys youre in for a breeze! If not... You're a little screwed!
    • Very welcoming company.
    • Always feel appreciated.
    • Get to wear sexy lingerie all day, talk about sex, and play with toys.
    • Amazing, friendly customers.

    Cons

    • Feet get tired wearing heels all day.
    • Some real creepy men come in asking for sex/try on lingerie for them.
    • If you're not comfortable seeing breasts and bums all day, this is not the job for you.

    Advice to Management

    Amazing company to work for! Work is my happy place!


  9. Helpful (1)

    "50/50"

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    Former Employee - Store Manager
    Former Employee - Store Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Honey Birdette full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Fun work that's never boring, great staff discounts (40% off).

    Cons

    You almost never not get made to feel like the "little guy" when it comes to Area Managers and HQ. They see you as little clones who can be replaced immediately if you don't make as much money as they expect and always blame your selling skills for not preforming. You will get in trouble if your not wearing red lipstick and noticeable black eyeliner winged, as well as x5 pieces of their products on your body and black heels.

    Advice to Management

    No matter how hard you work or how much effort and greatness you put into the store, you will only be known for your mistakes and used as an example to other managers behind your back. If you take Managers role, do not let it get to you because it's the customers and your team who you work hard for and the beauty you make of your store that is truly rewarding.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "ups and downs"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Assistant in Sydney (Australia)
    Former Employee - Sales Assistant in Sydney (Australia)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Honey Birdette part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great incentives
    Great career opportunities for those who want to progress
    Awesome team members - I have made amazing friendships here!
    Work dinners and events are glamorous and fun
    Get to be creative
    Intimate relationship with customers which is very very rewarding
    Rewarded with promotions and incentives for high, consistent performance

    Cons

    Very high expectations from individual performance
    Expected to treat HB like a career
    Must make HB your life
    High competitive and no loyalty to staff
    High turnover rate
    No understanding for sick days or non-availability

    Advice to Management

    The way the company works is great for its customers and its business... its not great for the majority of your staff. You must know the high turn-over rate exists for a reason. Reward loyalty with loyalty. Think long-run.


  11. "Way more pros than cons"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Boutique Manager in Sydney (Australia)
    Former Employee - Boutique Manager in Sydney (Australia)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Honey Birdette full-time (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

    Advice to Management

    Love this company so much and will miss my regulars, I only left to return to my field of study.


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