Anchor Blue

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  1.  

    Great Company

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good environment, good people to work with

    Cons

    The company went bankrupt so there are no more opportunities

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More one on one

  2.  

    Bankrupt For A Reason

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

    Pros

    Had good product shipped to outlet stores when things were good financially.

    Cons

    Levi's product shipped to outlet stores was mostly damaged, stained, or worse and they expected customers to pay close to regular retail value for those products.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Fun work environment

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Associate  in  San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in San Diego, CA

    Pros

    All employees were very friendly and welcoming. Management was the same. I enjoyed going to work every day. Management recognized a job well done and rewarded accordingly.

    Cons

    Having to try on all of the jeans (including mens) was not fun.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Thank you! Great experience.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    great ride, gave me wings

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Ontario, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ontario, CA

    Pros

    Allows and rewards creativity and new ways of doings things. Company has lots of history (Miller's Outpost) and plenty of respect for it's past.
    Employees are respected, leaders are the first to admit mistakes and learn from them. Fun culture in stores and home office.

    Cons

    Economic downturn crippled the company at a key turning point.
    Pay not very competitive.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    CEO (Tom Sands) is one of the most inspirational, forward thinking, creative, and personable leaders I have ever met. Unfortunately, some of the people he brought in from his former companies lacked most if not all of these qualities. His "right hands" did not behave in ways that were consistent with the culture he built. I don't think he was able to see that.

    Recommends
  6.  

    Great People work for this company

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Corona, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Corona, CA

    Pros

    The people that work for this company are amazing, everyone works well with each other. Employees are like a family.

    Cons

    benefit package used to be better.

    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    A decent job.

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Cashier/Floor Sales  in  Valencia, CA
    Former Employee - Cashier/Floor Sales in Valencia, CA

    Pros

    Awesome co-workers
    Nice customers
    Good Discount (40 percent)
    Assistant manager was pretty cool
    The hours and days I requested were usually the hours and days I got

    Cons

    District manager was a thorn in the store's side
    No opportunity to promote upward, left after three years for assistant manager at another chain

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start promoting from within. I busted my butt in TWO locations (a NorCal location before transferring to Valencia) and worked at those stores for over three years combined, never once did I nor anyone else working at the store get promoted.

    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    A Nice Place to Start.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Associate  in  Milpitas, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Milpitas, CA

    Pros

    A very relaxed environment.
    People are always willing to help you.
    Relaxed dress code.
    Good hours.
    A good employee discount.

    Cons

    Sometimes upper management don't help you when you ask them.
    Inferiority & superiority.
    The people who already work there think they're better than you and treat you like crap.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More upper management help.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Anchor Blue is not a place to work for long term growth.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Store Manager
    Former Employee - Store Manager

    Pros

    Excellent work/life balance.
    Very good people in the field.
    Comfortable work environment.

    Cons

    Poor decisions by senior management.
    Target customer was ill-defined, and initiatives were rolled out with very little communication to support them.
    Compensation seemed below industry standards.
    Little regard for those below store manager.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pick a customer, and try to sell to that person.
    Do more to include your staff in new initiatives.

    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Nice place to get a start.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Associate
    Former Employee - Sales Associate

    Pros

    Nice Enviornment, Decent Pay for Sales Associates (Based on Expierence), Taking Time off wasn't a big issue, Frequent staff meetings to keep employees up to date with changes.

    Cons

    Management feel superior to associates, Lack of decent Communication between staff, No warnings before being laid off, Seasonals- If they tell you they will keep you if you do well- Their lying! When i came in for the interview, they told me that the few seasonals hired will be tranferred to part time depending on work performance, yet around the end of December, without warning, I get a phone call saying there is a "meeting" at the store.. I go in and come to find out, there is no meeting! I've been fired. (My job performance was superior by the way!) It just so happens that ALL seasonals were laid off!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better staff. Stop giving seasonals hope for part time, knowing they will be laid off!

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Anchor Blue a great place to get your retail start.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager  in  San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in San Jose, CA

    Pros

    It would have to be the people that are in the company. In addition the relationships between stores is great. Also the company has all the latest technology. For the most part the DSM's let store management do their jobs. Also the product was great, and of a high quaility.

    Cons

    The lack of advancement opportunities. Also there was a real problem with un-clear expectations. Also the pay was not up to the industry standard. This would have to be my biggest complaint. Assistant managers were only paid on aveage between 10-12 dollars per hour. The average store manager was paid in the 14.50-20 dollar per hour range.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get a strong promotion plan in place so that hard working employees can move up through the ranks.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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