Brooklyn Industries Reviews

Updated 3 Sep 2019

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2.7
31%
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47%
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Brooklyn Industries CEO & Co-founder Lexy Funk (no image)
Lexy Funk
18 Ratings
  1. "Terrible place"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - ASM- Assistant Store Manager 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Brooklyn Industries full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Management store team are great

    Cons

    The DM doesn’t know what she is doing. Owners don’t know how to market their company. Over priced items they want you to sell even though the materials get cheaper and cheaper every month.

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  2. "Brooklyn Indurstries"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Sales Associate 

    I have been working at Brooklyn Industries part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    -50% Employee discount -Smaller Company/get to know the all the people in the company -Get to work at other stores if needed -Can get bonuses

    Cons

    not really a con but your hours may vary each week


  3. "Not Bad"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brooklyn, NY

    I worked at Brooklyn Industries full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - Company lunch/ dinners - Easy to understand - Great clothing

    Cons

    - Tough to get promoted - Bad decisions

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  4. "lot of hats"

    3.0
     

    I worked at Brooklyn Industries

    Pros

    -very encouraging of new ideas -hands on experience

    Cons

    -very small team with overwhelming workload

  5. "Sales Associate"

    5.0
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends

    I worked at Brooklyn Industries part-time

    Pros

    Great Environment Staff is like Family

    Cons

    Low Pay for all of the responsibilities you have

  6. "Only good if you're fresh out of college with no experience"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Brooklyn Industries full-time

    Pros

    Great People Able to take on more responsibilities

    Cons

    Poor Company Direction High Turnover at all levels

  7. Helpful (1)

    "Fun and True to it's Roots"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Store Manager in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Brooklyn Industries full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    It's probably one of the very few retailers where you can actually enjoy your job. The brand definitely inspires a lot of fun and creativity where your opinions of your merchandise actually matter. You would get visits from the Lexy Funk and her husband Vahap and meet them in your store which is a rare occurrence in other companies with unreachable CEOs.. Enjoyed working for BKI.

    Cons

    Downside to the company is just the pay. At the time there were only 21 locations and revenue wasn't as plentiful as other retailers which then matches the pay.

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  8. "Manager"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
     
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Brooklyn Industries

    Pros

    Not much to say but that the brand is good abd what the owner believes in. Thats about it. Everything else is a joke

    Cons

    HQ is bull they are all unprofessional, yet they blame the in feild managers. None of the know what they are doing, that company is going to fail because of the head liners of HQ.

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  9. Helpful (2)

    "Sales Associate"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
     in Brooklyn, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Brooklyn Industries

    Pros

    Brooklyn Industries gives you a discount on clothes and the location was easily accessible from home

    Cons

    Keep Track of how much everyone makes (weekly sales goals) Clothing is poor quality (buttons fall at the seams) Hours are inconsistent and long You're forced to wear their clothes while working - no discount You need to follow customers and upsell, upsell, upsell!!

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  10. Helpful (4)

    "Unjust"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Floor Supervisor in Brooklyn, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Brooklyn Industries

    Pros

    - The discount is decent - Pretty simple job if you're an associate

    Cons

    There is no real way for me to express just how deeply my disdain for this company flows. Perhaps I have been jaded after constant abuse, and no not physical but emotional. Simply the fact that despite how hard, great, or efficiently you work you are attacked with neglect and shade. I started as an associate making my way to a floor supervisor and it became clear that this is as far as I, an African American female, could go. Dealing daily with theft (including one frightening ordeal that may or may not have included a gun) and a man defecating in my store became just too much to handle. I hold nothing against the four different managers I had to go through, they were all wonderful. I was great at adjusting since the constant rotation of teams at BKI would occur as people come and go often. This is all to say that in a nutshell BKI does not value their employees, period. If you're a great employee don't expect recognition or a promotion unless you are deep, deep, in the higher ups.

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