J. Crew Reviews

603 Reviews
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J. Crew Chairman and CEO Mickey Drexler
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    The kind of job where going to work makes your day better, not worse.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Associate  in  Camarillo, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Camarillo, CA

    I worked at J. Crew part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    30% employee discount, including gift cards and 50% off clearance. I had to leave a few times for Army National Guard service, and each time I came back they were excited to bring me back on as soon as I wanted to come back to work. This is the kind of place where if I was having a bad day and thought about calling in sick, I always made myself go to work, not because I was afraid of getting in trouble for not coming in, but because I knew that going in to work would make me feel better. The store management actually cared about us, whenever I was having an off day I could always talk to my management about it and they would be there to listen and to offer advice, whether it had to do with work or personal life.

    Cons

    The Store Director left for another company, and her replacement (brought in from another company) was AWFUL. There were several people in assistant management positions within the company that wanted the position and would have been great at it, but they were passed up.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look for current employees to promote first rather than bringing in outsiders. J.Crew has so many amazing people already employed within the company that are more than willing and able to rise to the challenge.

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J. Crew Interviews

Updated Sep 17, 2014
Updated Sep 17, 2014

Interview Experience

Interview Experience

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Getting an Interview

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    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at J. Crew in June 2014.

    Interview Details

    I applied to J.Crew by calling the stores directly at first. I was then told that i would have to come in and apply by getting paperwork in-store. Took me a good 30 minutes to complete the application. I was given a call about 2 weeks later to set up a interview. The interview was group based. Questions were very general pertaining to the work environment and how one would react in a situation.

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    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

J. Crew Awards & Accolades

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Employees’ Choice - 50 Best Places to Work, Glassdoor, 2012
Bag of the Year - J. Crew "Edie", StyleBistro.com, 2012

Additional Info

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Website www.jcrew.com
Headquarters New York, NY
Size 5000+ Employees
Founded 1997
Type Company - Private
Industry Retail
Revenue $2 to $5 billion (USD) per year
Competitors Lands' End, The Gap, L.L. Bean

The crews depicted in the polished catalogs of the J. Crew Group are far from motley. The retailer is known for its preppy fashions, including jeans, khakis, and other basic (but pricey) items sold to young professionals through its catalogs, websites, and some 335 retail and factory stores in the US under the J. Crew, crewcuts (for kids), and Madewell banners. Madewell is a women's-only collection of hip, casual clothes. CEO Millard "Mickey" Drexler, recruited in 2003 from The Gap to revive J. Crew's ailing fortunes, has led a renaissance at the firm, marked by a public... More

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