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Anthropologie Reviews in Los Angeles, CA

Updated December 17, 2014
Updated December 17, 2014
497 Reviews
3.2
497 Reviews
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David W. McCreight
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great discount considering you are not required to wear the clothing at work (in 84 reviews)

  • Employee Discount was great and the work environment smelled nice with all the candles (in 42 reviews)


Cons
  • On- Call Shifts ** This is perhaps one of my biggest gripes with Anthropologie (in 66 reviews)

  • If you are looking for anything beyond part time work I would give it a miss (in 30 reviews)

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  1.  

    Great idea

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    Current Employee - Customer Associate in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Customer Associate in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at Anthropologie part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Excellent niche for growth in an area where beauty and lifestyle has been set aside in favor of discounted merchandise

    Cons

    That beauty and lifestyle cones at the price of earnings .

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Recognize true talent when you see it. Remove manipulative individuals.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Satisfying

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at Anthropologie part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Personal growth, good discounts, very hands on, great place to learn about the industry

    Cons

    Rotating duties, Customers were sometimes rude, vary shift hours some were short but some were really long

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Current sales associate

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Newport Beach, CA
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Newport Beach, CA

    I have been working at Anthropologie part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Anthropologie is a great company to work for, focuses strongly on creating a very unique and personal experience for each customer. Great opportunities to grow with the company.

    Cons

    40-60% off discount makes it hard to walk away with a paycheck

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Sale associate

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at Anthropologie part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Like the company dont like the pay.

    Cons

    Feels a little like high school

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    creative and inspiring company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Operations Supervisor in Canoga Park, CA
    Former Employee - Operations Supervisor in Canoga Park, CA

    I worked at Anthropologie full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    working with passionate and creative people in a beautiful environment. Anthropologie is a great company to work for in the retail industry.

    Cons

    Difficult customers were probably the worst part of the job and with the customer service expectations of the company it was frustrating at times to deal with demands of difficult customers. The pay is not great although the employee discount is.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Work overload for retail managers, hours cut as needed, discount given doesn't make merch affordable

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    Former Employee - Manager In Training in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Manager In Training in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at Anthropologie full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Merchandise is great, interesting co-workers, ran some fun but juvenile contests internally. Company insurance plan is good, if you have time to use it! I only got to experience it as a COBRA plan once I had left.

    Cons

    They overwork you as a retail manager or manager in training to the point where many times you don't have backup if you need to make a Dr's appt. Also hours were cut as needed to make sales margins so higher up managers could get their bonus of making targets while people lower on the totem pole receive drastic unexpected cuts in their expected hours of 40/week to 32/week. When you're working for almost nothing that makes a huge difference in your paycheck- and even if you complain nothing changes. Lastly, in my time there I could only afford to buy 2 things, even with the discount, because the merchandise is so expensive and the pay is low. Very disillusioning overall.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat your lower management with more care and change the policy of having to cut lower management's hours and paychecks to make your targets and bonuses as needed. It cuts morale horribly.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Don't do it.

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at Anthropologie part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Discounts.
    Coworkers on your level and slightly above tend to be extremely friendly. I have made some of my best friends there.

    Cons

    The clothes are no longer worth the price. Tons of polyester, rayon, acrylic, and prices continue to rise astronomically. Dresses and jewelry rips apart after one wear.
    This is retail. Management tries to paint it as a fairy wonderland with exotic clothing and unique ideas, but it's retail.
    Management is nepotistic, and wants everyone to look exactly the same. Anyone who talks bad about the clothing, or doesn't buy the clothing and wear it, will be put in the back stock room or put in a less visible position.
    Company philosophies are abysmal, employees are treated poorly:
    Expect on-call shifts.
    Expect being classified as a part-time employee even though you work 40 hours a week (= no benefits).
    Expect being held for up to 10 minutes after your shift ends to be essentially strip-searched. Expect to remain until 2 or 3 in the morning for a closing shift because the morning managers don't feel like doing their job.
    This company never fires employees, you slowly just get written off the schedule. If you don't befriend the scheduling manager, you have zero chance of staying. If you ever cross the scheduling manager, your hours will be reduced.
    Training and organization are the weakest points of nearly every store. Management does not want to take the time to train employees, but will still criticize and punish you if you make a mistake.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get organized. Stop ripping off your employees and your customers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    the good is almost outweighed by the cliques and cattiness....

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at Anthropologie part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The discount is AWESOME (40% at most URBN companies and 60% about 12 items a month at Anthro), it is very easy to get shifts covered, the average Anthro customer is AMAZING to meet and work with, relatively easy work, never boring or monotonous due to constantly varying hours/responsibilities, the sales associates at my store are, for the most part, truly incredible and talented individuals.

    Cons

    everyone not in management = AWESOME, lovely people to work with.
    management = downright B*TCHY. don't even waste your time trying to impress them because they don't care. they form an opinion of you pretty quickly that probably won't be undone because they spend all day everyday together (probably gossiping a whole lot), whereas sales associates are in for a few hours a few times a week. women can be impossible to deal with so don't expect all the flowers and sunshine and empowerment and equality bullsh*t that anthro promises. that only goes to the girls (and boys) than your management team deems worthy after you say the right thing. also, the whole on-call system is rough. i completely understand why it's done and is necessary but 9 times out of 10 your on-call is not taken, but you had to plan your whole day around working. can't tell you the number of times i missed out on day trips, family events, or weekend vacations because i MIGHT have had to work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Check your feelings and your attitude at the door when you come into work and be fair and kind. Don't let your "gut feeling" about a new associate you barely know prevent you from giving them an honest shot to work hard and prove themselves. It's natural for some women to connect better than others but don't let your favorites be known - it crushes the morale of your staff and will affect their performance. You stress about numbers and payroll but you don't try anything to new to try to up numbers! Let some of the cashwrap girls hop off and do some suggestive selling, don't shove a girl in the back as stylist for 6 straight hours because you don't like her, and pay better attention to what your CC is doing! I saw some girls do FABULOUSLY as CC, they were probably responsible for the good numbers those days, but you wouldn't interact with them or even notice them AT ALL and would continually give priority for scheduling and who you're nicest to to the girls you had preselected as favorites based off some stupid thing like having a mutual interest the first time you met them. SO catty! Just get out of your own head for five minutes, get to know your employees, and encourage them a little. Seriously! Also - DON'T TELL A NEW HIRE THAT SHE CAN "ASK ANY AND ALL QUESTIONS, WE LOVE TO HELP AND TO ANSWER THEM!" AND THEN SH*T ALL OVER HER FACE FOR ASKING A "DUMB" QUESTION ON HER FIRST SECOND AND THIRD SHIFTS.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Great so far

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at Anthropologie part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great discounts and environment. Everyone there is motivated.

    Cons

    Might have to work longer without a break.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 5 people found this helpful  

    It's like I don't even work there

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    Current Employee - Part Time Sales Associate in El Segundo, CA
    Current Employee - Part Time Sales Associate in El Segundo, CA

    I have been working at Anthropologie part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    wonderful coworkers, 40% discount to urban and fp

    Cons

    on call shifts, no work hours, lack of training from management, broken promises from management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take time to listen to and train your employees. Employees can't upsell anything if they are never called into work, which means they never get to familiarize themselves with the product.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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