Anthropologie

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Anthropologie Reviews

Updated October 15, 2014
Updated October 15, 2014
458 Reviews
3.3
458 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 78 reviews)

  • Employee Discount was great and the work environment smelled nice with all the candles (in 41 reviews)


Cons
  • All associates are scheduled for multiple on-call shifts per week--no matter the season (in 60 reviews)

  • If you are looking for anything beyond part time work I would give it a miss (in 28 reviews)

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  1.  

    great company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Anthropologie full-time

    Pros

    discounts, leadership, advancement, culture, product

    Cons

    schedule, compensation, job growth, stress level, work-life balance

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Career move to Anthro

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Apparel Division Supervisor in Westport, CT
    Current Employee - Apparel Division Supervisor in Westport, CT

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

    Pros

    Work life balance, acceptable compensation, wonderful people, beautiful environment

    Cons

    Some truly awful customers, short staffing issues

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Train your people better beginning on their first day

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    MIT

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Company culture is fun. Made a lot of great friends. Encouraged to have fun and be energized on the job. Its an inspiring environment to work in because of the creativity and artistic vision.

    Cons

    Pay was low for the hours and amount of work required. I did not mind the hours but the pay should better reflect it.

    Recommends
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  5.  

    Great company to work for.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Anthropologie

    Pros

    supportive and dynamic company, generous in vacation days as a starting employee and awesome benefits. Great company to be promoted with and grow with.

    Cons

    Low compensation compared to other higher end retailers. Having an unreliable and monthly schedule makes planning ahead difficult and sometimes frustrating.

  6.  

    Great discounts!

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    Former Employee - Part Time Sales Associate
    Former Employee - Part Time Sales Associate

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

    Pros

    They only hire nice people, you may not click with all of them, but every associate I worked with was incredibly kind!
    You get a great discount with the company, as well as all other stores under the URBN umbrella. (Urban, Free People, BHLDN, etc....)

    Cons

    Management tries their best when it comes to communication, but on the whole falls short.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Great company to work for

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Part Time Sales Associate in Scottsdale, AZ
    Current Employee - Part Time Sales Associate in Scottsdale, AZ

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

    Pros

    I love everyone I work with-- including my managers. Great environment, and great customers!

    Cons

    The biggest problem I have with Anthropologie is the cutting of shifts. If they are low on payroll, they will either cut your shift all together, send you home early, or ask you to come in for only half of the shift. High turnover rate.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote your associates, and be compassionate with the shift cutting.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Seasonal Employee

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Seasonal Sales Associate in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Seasonal Sales Associate in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Flexible hours, amazing discount, fun people to work with

    Cons

    You are constantly busy during every minute of the day, it is hard to take a breather.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Creative haven or corporate quagmire?

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Part Time Sales Associate in Nashville, TN
    Former Employee - Part Time Sales Associate in Nashville, TN

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

    Pros

    -Beautiful, stimulating environment in which to work with ever-changing merchandise and displays
    -Opportunity to work alongside creative and inspiring people
    -Company encourages individuality and self-expression (no monotonous dress code)
    -Discount!

    Cons

    -Unpredictable and unreliable hours: Often "on call" which made planning extremely difficult. Also, shifts were cancelled regularly causing paycheck to suffer.
    -Corporate headaches: clock-punching, bag checking (to prevent internal theft), strict break times. Considerable competition among stores to lead in sales. Managers would often push their employees to make purchases to meet sales goals.
    -Number of employees: our store employed 50-70 people at a time, which made it a challenging to find hours and to form relationships with fellow employees.
    -Pay: poor compensation (even for retail).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -Consider hiring fewer people, training them well, and rewarding their hard work with hours! Quality over quantity. Your current system breeds flippant workers and high turn-over.
    -Make the office and the break room reflect Anthropologie's "unimagined experience," too. Dirty carpet, messy shelves, and drab colors do not fit the bill.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Working here was awful

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Sales Associate in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Sales Associate in San Francisco, CA

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

    Pros

    beautiful environment to be surrounded by, great discounts on clothing

    Cons

    management is often poor (naturally that depends on each particular store). The issue is between corporate and your particular store. There often seems to be a disconnect and you have to live up to silly quotas that don't necessarily make sense. At least it's not commission. The other issue is with visual and business communication. Visual has priority and it's hard to be on the business side when you have to adhere to stupid standards set by the visual team

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    if you're in management, visual is where the real power is.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Great business model, does not support it's employees

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Anthropologie

    Pros

    Pay isn't bad for retail

    Cons

    Annoying customers, Fitting rooms are a disaster.

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