Alex and Ani Reviews

Updated April 13, 2015
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  1. Key Holder

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    Current Employee - Key Holder
    Current Employee - Key Holder

    I have been working at Alex and Ani part-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Fun, positive work environment. Great product to sell and easy product to use to connect with customers. A company that gives back and does a ton for charity.

    For retail, the hours aren't too bad.

    Cons

    They are still trying to figure everything out in corporate and that trickles down to the stores. Get systems that do not rely on wifi and crash, as this creates customer dissatisfaction. There has to be a better plan in motion for the stores, it always seems like corporate is one step behind and still trying to figure it out.

  2. Sales

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Burlington, VT
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Burlington, VT

    I have been working at Alex and Ani part-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Fun people and an upbeat environment.

    Cons

    Can be slow with short shifts

  3. Great transitional opportunity for students or developing professionals.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Bartender in Emeryville, CA
    Current Employee - Bartender in Emeryville, CA

    I have been working at Alex and Ani part-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Personable. Flexible. Exciting. Philanthropic. Hands on.

    Cons

    High turnover rate. Few opportunities for growth. Limited skills acquired from employment.

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  5. Not Positive

    • Comp & Benefits
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Alex and Ani

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Pay was good
    Easy job
    Good hours
    Great customer experiences

    Cons

    Cult like atmospere, where you are not valued as an individual.

  6. Helpful (1)

    Assistant Manager

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager

    I have been working at Alex and Ani full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I love working at ALEX AND ANI it is the best retail job I have ever had. I am also hoping to get into corporate soon, which seems like a lot of people want to.

    Cons

    The company is a little disorganized, and sometimes felt as though I didn't even know who was running the show. But it works and the company is doing great

  7. Bartender

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Alex and Ani

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Positive environment, no sales pressuring, flexible work hours, exciting team opportunities

    Cons

    wish bartenders could get paid more or offered medical benefits (specially ones 26 yrs and up) or offer a full time position for those who want to move up in company

  8. Life Changing Work Experience

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Alex and Ani

    Pros

    -Some of the best coworkers and managers I have ever had
    -Positive is truly a value they stand by and it shows in every store atmosphere (I've worked at three different locations)
    -Great employee discount and benefits (they now offer part-time associates paid time off if they work 20+ hours/week!)
    -Monthly touch bases make you feel like they really care about your contribution to the company
    -Awesome message behind products

    Cons

    -Corporate lacks the ability to communicate effectively to retail locations
    -Little to no opportunity to advance within the company and it doesn't help that corporate is not in an ideal location
    -Rapid growth made it difficult for them to keep up with demand...but that seems to be improving now

    Advice to Management

    Improve corporate communication to retail locations! Some product launches and retail directions from corporate make absolutely no sense given your target market. Also, employee handbook and communications are embarrassingly littered with grammar and spelling errors! You instruct stores to have impeccable grammar and no spelling errors on social media yet you can't double check your own work?! I hope they start to realize that their retail employees sometimes feel corporate is a complete joke and begin changing some of their procedures.

  9. Alex and Ani in Bloomingdales

    Current Employee - Sales Lead
    Current Employee - Sales Lead

    I have been working at Alex and Ani part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    I think that the only pro for working for Alex and Ani in Bloomingdales is the awesome discount that we get.

    Cons

    I have spoken to employees that work in actual A+A retail stores and they get more benefits than us. If we are working for the sae company, why should we be treated differently?

  10. Great experience working with a growing company.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Alex and Ani

    Pros

    Room for growth, work-life balance, flexibility and the company was very mission oriented and giving back to the community. Great benefits.

    Cons

    Below standard compensation, Company would hire un-needed roles and not hire essential roles. favoritism.

    Advice to Management

    Pay attention to potential and evaluate staff accordingly

  11. Helpful (1)

    Great ideas but pushing out great followers

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Alex and Ani full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good benefits: 401k, bonus structure, discount, etc. Great product and message but needs to apply that message to their employees as well, not just their customers.

    Cons

    Corporate does not care about their employees. They do not get why they have such a high turn over rate but they keep pushing out good people and promoting negative ones.

    Advice to Management

    While the company continues to grow, strive and devote time into dedicated employees, the ones who care about the company and where it is going. Do not just focus on people who are coming in from bigger brand names, that doesn't mean the know or care more than people who have stuck around since the company was smaller.

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