The Culture At Buckle

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Buckle Overview

The Buckle, Inc. (NYSE: BKE) operates as a retailer of casual apparel, footwear, and accessories for young men and women in the continental United States. Buckle's casual apparel products include denims, casual bottoms, tops, sportswear, and outerwear. The company also sells its products through the web sites As of April 30, 2011, it had 422 stores located in 41 states under the "Buckle" and "The Buckle" names. The company was formerly known as Mills Clothing, Inc. and changed its name to The Buckle, Inc. in April 1991. The Buckle, Inc. was founded in 1948 and is headquartered in Kearney, Nebraska.
The staff at Buckle come from unusually diverse demographic backgrounds. The company is 61.1% female and 33.4% ethnic minorities. Buckle employees are more likely to be members of the Republican Party than the Democratic Party, with 61.0% of employees identifying as members of the Republican Party. But those numbers could change quickly because the turnover rate at Buckle is relatively high. Employees at Buckle stay with the company for an average of 2.4 years before leaving. The average employee at Buckle makes $40,808 per year, which is competitive for its industry and location. Some of its highest paying competitors, PacSun, Tradehome Shoes, and Tailored Brands, pay $43,244, $42,833, and $42,108, respectively.
A large retail company with 9,000 employees and an annual revenue of $900.3M, Buckle is headquartered in Nebraska.

The Organization’s Mission

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







Founded in



Kearney, NE


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Buckle Employee Reviews

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What Do You Like About Working There?

I loved how helpful everyone was to lead you on the right path to success.

What DON'T You Like About Working There?

I just wasn't a fan of face to face sales and retail

What Are Your Favorite Benefits/Perks?

Favorite part was being apart of the internship program. I learned so much through there
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What Do You Like About Working There?

I love helping people no matter how ridiculous the request. I love being able to merchandise the store and see all of the new merchandise.

What DON'T You Like About Working There?

There is too much competition between teammates for sales and not enough hours.

What Are Your Favorite Benefits/Perks?

The discount is amazing and making friends with teammates is a plus too!
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What Do You Like About Working There?

I enjoyed being able to help each guest and make sure they were taken care of the way THEY wanted to be treated. Buckle has a stigma to be known as having pushy sales people people.

What DON'T You Like About Working There?

I didn’t like how political the company is. It’s all about who you know. If you aren’t a favorite in your district, don’t expect feedback or tools from your management to help you. You won’t last long.

What Are Your Favorite Benefits/Perks?

My favorite perk was the 40% discount.
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The Team At Buckle

    Dennis Nelson (President/CEO)

    Daniel Hirschfeld (Founder)

Buckle Company Rankings

Buckle is ranked #24 on the Best Retail Companies to Work For in Nebraska list. Zippia's Best Places to Work lists provide unbiased, data-based evaluations of companies. Rankings are based on government and proprietary data on salaries, company financial health, and employee diversity.

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Buckle Salaries

How much does Buckle pay?
The national average salary for a Buckle employee in the United States is $40,808 per year. Employees in the top 10 percent can make over $68,000 per year, while employees at the bottom 10 percent earn less than $24,000 per year.
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Buckle Salaries By Job Title

The average employee at Buckle earns a yearly salary of $40,808 per year, but different jobs can earn drastically different salaries. Some of the job titles with high salaries at Buckle are Sales Representative, Assistant Manager, Store Manager, and Visual Merchandiser. A typical Sales Representative salary at Buckle is $67,944 per year. Some of the other roles at Buckle are Cashier and Customer Service Representative. A worker with the title Cashier at Buckle earns an average salary of $24,277 per year.
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Sales Representative
Salary Range62k - 74k$68k$67,944
Assistant Manager
Salary Range47k - 63k$55k$55,012
Store Manager
Salary Range44k - 63k$53k$53,159
Visual Merchandiser
Salary Range48k - 58k$53k$53,022
Associate/Team Lead
Salary Range44k - 60k$52k$51,759
Management Trainee
Salary Range46k - 54k$51k$50,697
Warehouse Lead
Salary Range45k - 52k$49k$48,823
Freight Coordinator
Salary Range40k - 47k$44k$43,894
Salary Range28k - 49k$38k$37,838
Team Leader
Salary Range28k - 41k$35k$34,657

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Buckle Careers

On average, employees at Buckle stay with the company for 2.4 years. Employees most commonly join Buckle after leaving McDonald's. When they leave Buckle, they most frequently get their next job at Walmart.

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Buckle Employee Demographics

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Buckle Employees Education

Of the 9,000 employees at Buckle, 14.4% attended University of Nebraska - Kearney. Employees at Buckle most frequently majored in Business, and most employees’ highest level of education is a Bachelors.

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Buckle Employee Political Affiliation

Buckle employees are most likely to be members of the Republican Party. The largest donation made to a political party by a Buckle employee was by Kyle Hanson. Kyle Hanson donated $3,150 to the Republican Party.

Employee Political Donations

NameJob TitlePartyDonation
Kyle HansonAttorney
AttorneyRepublican Party
$3,150Republican Party
Marsha NelsonMarketing
MarketingRepublican Party
$2,000Republican Party
Tonya RobinsonStore Manager
Store ManagerDemocratic Party
$1,000Democratic Party
Gary LaloneVice President
Vice PresidentRepublican Party
$1,000Republican Party
Dennis NelsonRetailer
RetailerRepublican Party
$1,000Republican Party
Samantha SorgeSoftware Developer
Software DeveloperDemocratic Party
$792Democratic Party
Toni HarveyParalegal
ParalegalRepublican Party
$300Republican Party
Cristian VasquezRetail
RetailDemocratic Party
$257Democratic Party
Kari SmithExecutive Vice President
Executive Vice PresidentRepublican Party
$250Republican Party
Jackie KeeneyServer
ServerDemocratic Party
$250Democratic Party
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Buckle Financial Performance

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Buckle Competitors

Some of the competitors of Buckle are PacSun, Tradehome Shoes, and Tailored Brands. Employees at PacSun earn more than most of the competition, with an average yearly salary of $43,244. The salaries at Tradehome Shoes average $42,833 per year, and the salaries at Tailored Brands come in at $42,108 per year.
Average Salarydesc
Salary Range30k - 61k$43k$43,244
Tradehome Shoes
Salary Range33k - 54k$43k$42,833

Tailored Brands

Salary Range29k - 59k$42k$42,108
Chico's FAS
Salary Range29k - 56k$41k$41,113
Salary Range28k - 59k$41k$41,024
Eddie Bauer
Salary Range27k - 54k$39k$39,027
Salary Range24k - 55k$37k$37,094
Salary Range26k - 52k$37k$36,818

Rack Room Shoes

Salary Range27k - 46k$36k$35,551
Chinos Holdings
Salary Range25k - 47k$35k$34,604

Frequently Asked Questions about Buckle

When was Buckle founded?

Buckle was founded in 1948.

How many Employees does Buckle have?

Buckle has 9,000 employees.

How much money does Buckle make?

Buckle generates $900.3M in revenue.

What industry is Buckle in?

Buckle is in the retail industry.

What is Buckle's mission?

Buckle's mission statement is "To create the most enjoyable shopping experience possible for our guests."

What type of company is Buckle?

Buckle is a public company.

Who are Buckle's competitors?

Buckle competitors include American Eagle Outfitters, Nordstrom, The Children's Place, DICK'S Sporting Goods, PacSun, Chico's FAS, Ross Stores, Tailored Brands, Dillard's, Forever 21, Kohl's, Jos. A. Bank Clothiers, Eddie Bauer, GUESS, Gapkids & Baby, L.L.Bean, Chinos Holdings, Rack Room Shoes, Tradehome Shoes, Tillys.

Who works at Buckle?

Dennis Nelson (President/CEO)

Daniel Hirschfeld (Founder)

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Buckle may also be known as or be related to BUCKLE INC/THE, Buckle, The Buckle, The Buckle Inc and The Buckle, Inc.