Anthro Reviews

Updated July 24, 2015
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  1. Assistant home manager

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    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Home Manager in Oklahoma City, OK
    Current Employee - Assistant Home Manager in Oklahoma City, OK

    I have been working at Anthro full-time

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

    Pros

    Appreciation days. Discount Environment and atmosphere

    Cons

    Customers Management staff work ethic Morning inventory, 5:30 am

    Advice to Management

    Do as you say, not say what you do.


  2. Marketing

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Marketing in Tualatin, OR
    Former Employee - Marketing in Tualatin, OR

    I worked at Anthro (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    Some good people who value your input and help you succeed as part of a collaborative team.

    Cons

    Some not so good people who need mentorship and help honing leadership skills. Can be a meat grinder with high turn over for certain positions because of this reason.

    Advice to Management

    None - sold to Ergotron


  3. Don't work here.

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Warehouse Worker in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Warehouse Worker in Portland, OR

    I have been working at Anthro full-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Getting hired is really easy because they don't drug test or do interviews. If you want a bad job, you can get this one. When you go into Orientation, you get a cool pair of safety glasses for free. The bathrooms are clean.

    Cons

    This is a job that is constantly getting new temporary workers. Multiple times throughout the day, there are people coming in and out. They'll tell you it's "temp-to-hire", but they don't hire because then they have to give you benefits and raise your pay. Out of the 100+ people working in the warehouse, only about 10 had been there for longer than 3 months. To get hired is really easy, you basically walk in, you got it. A lot of people don't continue past the first day because it's not worth it. They'll tell you the hours are different from what they actually are because they want you to stay, and tell you it's not normally like this, but that's also a lie. It's 10 hour days, 6 days a week. They will move you every day into a new section, and expect you to be 100% perfect and make no mistakes, even if they just very quickly brush over the instructions and don't elaborate, or they don't speak English and you're still expected to know what they're saying. The workers talk way too much and don't get work done because they want to stay after and get overtime, but if one section is behind, everyone needs to stay. The workers don't waste time making friends or being nice to the new people, because they know you wont be there long enough for them to care. You don't get to request a section to be in, even if the section you're placed in is something you're not good at, and you're slowing everything down, because they want to stay longer. The pay is good, if you can get over waking up at 3:30 AM every day, and doing hard physical labor the whole day straight. You're also not allowed to be sick, because even if you ask the Shift Supervisor if you should keep working through the sickness, or go home, and she says go home and come back tomorrow, you'll get a call half an hour later telling you not to come in because of "attendance issues", because they likely got 5 new people that day anyway. All they want is the labor, you don't matter to them.

    Advice to Management

    Organize the way your warehouse works, the people there should not just be pawns that you treat like garbage, because there are 100 more where they came from. Understand that humans are humans and make mistakes, and need direction. Get people who speak English, or have someone who can translate, or instruction pages, because if this is a just-walk-in-and-you're-hired type of job, you can't be expected to know how to use all the new tools, or know how to do everything or read the tickets without being taught first. Your system is flawed.


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  5. Family oriented, below market wage, great product

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Inside Sales in Tualatin, OR
    Current Employee - Inside Sales in Tualatin, OR

    I have been working at Anthro full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - They will not fire you, effort matters here. If your struggling they will try and help you success - 3 weeks off starting out - 4% retirement match - They are open to hiring everyone - Great family healthcare coverage - Product they sell is high quality product

    Cons

    - They do not develop their employees, a lot of employees have been doing the same job for a long time. - As the company makes more money, the result is more work. There is an overall feeling that someone is getting wealthier at the top - Their is very limited training after the first 4 weeks. Not recommended place for people wanting to perfect their skills - Company is moving in direction of removing commission for sales reps and account managers

    Advice to Management

    - Completely revamp Sales Structure and commission structure - Provide a work-from home option


  6. GREAT!

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Anthro

    Pros

    Love the atmosphere, great people, energized place to work.

    Cons

    it is a fast paced work environment


  7. Helpful (3)

    Great company, miss it, but wouldn't return

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tualatin, OR
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tualatin, OR

    I worked at Anthro full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    VERY friendly, tight community, lots of opportunities to fill your resume.

    Cons

    No raises (except for cronies' peoples), Management more concerned with power than mentoring and raising up leaders (sometimes entire departments turn-over).

    Advice to Management

    Analyze departments without growth/high turn-over, replace those managers.


  8. Helpful (1)

    Fun environment, not a very inspirational cause

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Graphic Designer in Tualatin, OR
    Current Employee - Graphic Designer in Tualatin, OR

    I have been working at Anthro full-time (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    Bosses pugs run around (I'm a dog lover). Casual dress. Fun co-workers that are a tight nit group. Pay and benefits are pretty reasonable. Since you're working for a technology furniture company, the chairs and desks you sit at are pretty stinking nice.

    Cons

    For a creative, the work can get pretty monotonous. Get the feeling like the salesmen (and women) sort fo run the show and might be a little to prideful to take recommendations from the little folk. Again, for a creative, the branding is pretty weak, and not very "fun" to work on.

    Advice to Management

    Quit being so old school when it comes to branding. You've got a crazy expensive product, with very weak branding. Either the cost of your product needs to go down, or the quality of the look and feel of branding needs to go way up.


  9. Helpful (2)

    How has this company stayed in business so long?

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tualatin, OR
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tualatin, OR

    I have been working at Anthro full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Good benefits (healthcare, green commute reimbursement, PTO). Free fruit. Employee recognition at monthly company meetings.

    Cons

    Micro-managed to the nth degree. Management by fear and intimidation by owners and other leadership of company. Salaries way below industry standards. Employees that are so stressed out that they yell at each other like school children. Unclean office conditions. No cost of living increases in the last 3-4 years even though the company was/is profitable.

    Advice to Management

    Retire and hire new managers if you want the company to continue. You've hired some great people and then you don't allow them to do their job because of the need to micro-manage and control every move they make.


  10. Helpful (1)

    Anthro

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tualatin, OR
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tualatin, OR

    I have been working at Anthro

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    room for growth opportunities to influence/be involved in projects education reimbursement round table discussions (involvement) friendly environment family oriented green company communication between execs and lower level employees financially stable company

    Cons

    it is in Tualatin very fast paced (this is also a pro) direction on projects can change quickly current wage freeze

    Advice to Management

    Try to stay consistent with direction and not waver so frequently. Hear new ideas and be ready to embrace them.


  11. Helpful (1)

    friendly co-workers, but micromanaged

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tualatin, OR
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tualatin, OR

    I have been working at Anthro

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    financially stable company and good at recognizing staff accomplishments

    Cons

    extremely micromanaged, advice and recommendations are ignored by owner

    Advice to Management

    your staff is afraid of you. speaking up accomplishes nothing



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