Anchor Blue

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Anchor Blue Reviews

Updated December 1, 2014
Updated December 1, 2014
21 Reviews
3.2
21 Reviews
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  1.  

    Great Company to work with.Very warm kind hearted management.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Valencia, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Valencia, CA

    I worked at Anchor Blue full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great management and very polite staff to work with. Great flexible hours and good environment and good atmosphere to be around. All employees are relaxed and experienced to work with and learn from. Meetings every saturday to do better customer service and discuss red tag sales for the week.

    Cons

    They didnt budget well enough. Should of had more low priced sales and more networking advertisements to keep the company a float. Prices were too high for customers unless they had red tag sales which was once a month! They should of had red tag sales everyday and keep the money rolling in.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Should of tried other options to do better sales and should of carried more stuff like electronics and cell phones and cell phone cases.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Happy I've moved on!

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    Former Employee - Store Manager in Farmington, NM
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Farmington, NM

    I worked at Anchor Blue full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Had a bit of freedom to run my store as I wished without much micro managing. Conferences were fun, a big party.

    Cons

    Bad business decisions up top, work life balance suffered, bonus was difficult, staff was predominantly high school aged trouble makers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I think it may be too late for that. As a whole, I think retailers suffer by not investing enough on training and supporting their people.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great Company

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Anchor Blue

    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

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  5.  

    Bankrupt For A Reason

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Anchor Blue

    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
  6.  

    Fun work environment

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at Anchor Blue part-time (more than a year)

    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
  7.  

    great ride, gave me wings

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ontario, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ontario, CA

    I worked at Anchor Blue

    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
  8.  

    Great People work for this company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Corona, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Corona, CA

    I have been working at Anchor Blue

    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
  9.  

    A decent job.

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

    I worked at Anchor Blue

    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
  10.  

    A Nice Place to Start.

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Milpitas, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Milpitas, CA

    I worked at Anchor Blue

    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
  11.  

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

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    Former Employee - Store Manager
    Former Employee - Store Manager

    I worked at Anchor Blue

    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

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