Anthropologie

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Anthropologie Reviews

Updated January 23, 2015
Updated January 23, 2015
523 Reviews
3.3
523 Reviews
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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 place for part time work

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate
    Current Employee - Sales Associate

    I have been working at Anthropologie part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Fair compensation; not commission based which puts less pressure on you. Great community of people, many of which have been with the company for years and years.

    Cons

    Can be kind of a grind, hours are not always ideal. They sometimes prioritize someones look when hiring over hard skills.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More thoughtful hiring

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    An Exceptional Company with great atmosphere and benefits

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    Former Employee - Senior Sales Associate
    Former Employee - Senior Sales Associate

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

    Pros

    Having worked on both sales and visuals, I can say there is a camaraderie across the board that is unprecedented to any other retail environment. When they say it is an Anthro "culture" it is totally true, a whole store of individuals who share a lot of your tastes, hobbies, interests, etc, which makes coming to work not feel like work. Because it is under the URBN corp too, the benefits are incredible!

    Cons

    Slightly lower pay than competitors

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    An open door policy is always nice, and while it can be difficult, stay out of the "politics"

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Empowering, aesthetically nurturing work environment!

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

    I worked at Anthropologie part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    You learn a ton about designers, fits, and styling techniques.. and you get to use what you learn to continue improving your own personal style. The employee discount is AMAZING and your life and closet will become so much more beautiful! The people who work here are pretty cool, as it attracts a creative, people-oriented, and open-minded crowd. They rotate your jobs during the day so you typically don't get stuck in one place all day. They ask you what you enjoy the most and try to accommodate your work day around it. You have meetings every opening and closing time and feel really in the loop and on the same page. Management wants you to succeed, and they don't treat you as lower than them!

    Cons

    Because it's high-end fashion and we're capable of doing almost anything for our customer, the clientele can be really demanding and entitled sometimes. There were times I had to step off of the floor and regain composure for a while, because some people were so incredibly rude. But, management always supports the associates and had our back!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5.  

    lovely

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Anthropologie

    Pros

    Lovely store, fun co-workers, amazing discount!

    Cons

    decent pay, on-call shifts, flooring is all wood so wear good shoes.

  6.  

    Sales Asociate

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Anthropologie

    Pros

    Beautiful store, incredible co-workers, great discount, and fun store activities. This was the perfect part time job while I was in school.

    Cons

    Exhausting if you're trying to work here part time and work full time at another job. You constantly need to be "on" and ready to be conversational (which for some is not a con), this is just a forewarning for some that may think this is an easy job to just past time time. This job requires high energy and enthusiasm!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  7.  

    Loved working here, everyone is so welcoming and dedicated to making you feel comfortable and prepared.

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    Current Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Irvine, CA

    I have been working at Anthropologie part-time

    Pros

    wage is decent, people are happy and caring and very flexible with hours.

    Cons

    not always the best at communicating or responding to requests in a timely manner

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Just keep creating a great learning environment that encourages communication amongst employees and management.

    Recommends
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  8.  

    Worth it for the discount!

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    Former Employee - Senior Sales Associate in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Senior Sales Associate in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Anthropologie

    Pros

    Not a bad part-time job. I've always been a fan of the clothes and home goods, so working there was worth it for the discount on those items. I had great co-workers, too.

    Cons

    Pay was only OK; I made about $12/hr. after working there almost 3 years. Closing down the store during the holidays can be quite an ordeal.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The word among staff is that current employees rarely get hired for jobs at home office. I would think hiring from within would be a good move for the company.

    Recommends
  9.  

    Great Part-time job

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    Current Employee - Part Time Sales Associate in Little Rock, AR
    Current Employee - Part Time Sales Associate in Little Rock, AR

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

    Pros

    It's a company that for the most part values its employees. The management of the Little Rock location are very down-to-earth and considerate of their employees

    Cons

    While they have systems in place to thoroughly train all employees, they are not followed. Often times I was left to learn things on the fly.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make sure everyone in upper management knows how to lead people authentically.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Company where growth can happen.

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    Former Employee - Management in Madison, WI
    Former Employee - Management in Madison, WI

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

    Pros

    You can definitely move up in this company. I started as a part-time position while at another job and was able to move quickly into management and up from there. The opportunities are they're if you want them.

    Cons

    This company lacks black and white policies. While the customer often benefits from the store policies, it was hard to be a manager there trying to enforce policies that the company would back down from when challenged by individual customers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Workers need a good amount of training and payroll should be put in place for this purpose alone during high hiring months. Policies put in place by the company should be expected to be followed at all levels and not bent on a store to store basis in order to keep expectations clear for workers and associates.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Very nice place

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in New Orleans, LA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in New Orleans, LA

    I worked at Anthropologie

    Pros

    Friendly management
    Flexibility
    Desirable work environment

    Cons

    Pay, parking, long hours on feet.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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