Anthro Reviews

Updated September 17, 2014
Updated September 17, 2014
8 Reviews
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8 Reviews
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  1.  

    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

  2.  

    Family oriented, below market wage, great product

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Inside Sales  in  Tualatin, OR
    Current Employee - Inside Sales in Tualatin, OR

    I have been working at Anthro full-time for more than a year

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great company, miss it, but wouldn't return

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Tualatin, OR
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tualatin, OR

    I worked at Anthro full-time

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Fun environment, not a very inspirational cause

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Graphic Designer  in  Tualatin, OR
    Current Employee - Graphic Designer in Tualatin, OR

    I have been working at Anthro full-time for less than a year

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    How has this company stayed in business so long?

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

    I have been working at Anthro full-time for more than 3 years

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Anthro

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

    I have been working at Anthro

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    friendly co-workers, but micromanaged

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

    I have been working at Anthro

    Pros

    financially stable company and good at recognizing staff accomplishments

    Cons

    extremely micromanaged, advice and recommendations are ignored by owner

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    your staff is afraid of you. speaking up accomplishes nothing

    Doesn't Recommend
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Products and Employees. Lousy Oversight.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Anthro full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Awesome products, the best in the industry.
    Worker bees (non-management) are good people who work hard to get the job done.

    Cons

    Employees often work long hours to accomplish difficult goals with little managerial support.
    Product cost to consumer remains high on continual downward sales trend.
    No advancement opportunities.
    Lower than average industry pay.
    Owners are distant and unconcerned.
    Under qualified management with inflated titles.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The management here does not take advice.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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