J. Crew Reviews

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  • Thorough training for first experience in sales

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
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    I worked at J. Crew part-time

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    Pros

    A great way to exercise interpersonal and sales skills. J.Crew is a great company that holds a good philosophy on how to treat its customers and workers, when properly practiced. You learn a lot on how to dress well and nail the "J.Crew look", which is helpful on so many occasions.

    Cons

    Depending on the store you work at, management may be cliquey and pretentious. It is retail after all but there are people who seem to work here just for the status and employee discounts.

    Advice to Management

    For managers who want to reach hourly, daily and monthly quotas be more personal with your staff and actually train them. Numbers don't mean as much to us as they do to you.

J. Crew Interviews

Updated Apr 8, 2015

Interview Experience

Interview Experience

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Getting an Interview

Getting an Interview

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Interview Difficulty

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    Sales Associate Interview

    Accepted Offer
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    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
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    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took a weekinterviewed at J. Crew.

    Interview

    It was a group interview, lots of people. You really had to make sure you stood out from the group. Made weeding out less friendly, quiet people easy. A little weird only because the interview was around other customers.

    Interview Questions

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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