Anthropologie Reviews

Updated April 28, 2015
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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. Delightful coworkers, lousy pay

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Anthropologie

    Pros

    Great customers, wonderful product, and lovely coworkers. Management (in store and district) tends to micromanage, which happens when a brand is super focused on its image and perception by consumers. Excellent health benefits, mediocre vacation time.

    Cons

    Like all retail, lousy pay unpredictable hours and a schedule that doesn't allow for planning more than a month or two ahead of time. Little to no room for growth, and a difficult atmosphere for a work/life balance.

    Advice to Management

    Inspire, rather than micromanage employees. Release schedules on time, support employees and stand up for their collective rights.

  2. Helpful (1)

    Senior Customer Associate

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

    I worked at Anthropologie part-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    start at above minimum wage, great discount, great company culture, opportunities for promotion from within, visual display assistance, no commission

    Cons

    There isn't much I would tell Anthro to change after my own experience. While I don't work there, I never feel like I left the family. It was nothing but a positive experience, and I feel that I grew and learned things that have helped me in my career now.

    Advice to Management

    Team building and positive reinforcement was key in my store. We were all very close. We had "family dinners" on Sunday nights after closing, did selling contests with prizes, and did group training exercises. We all wanted to help each other succeed, and our store was one of the best in the west coast. Management needs to be on the floor, not stuck in the office.

  3. Sales Associate/VSA/MIT

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Anthropologie part-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Really great people, really great product, really great benefits

    Cons

    Sometimes unpredictable hours, moving up can seem a little hit or miss

    Advice to Management

    Be as open as possible with employees about what is expected of them and what they can expect in terms of advancement.

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  5. Sales Associate

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Anthropologie part-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great environment, fun atmosphere, great product, customers are easy and happy to be there

    Cons

    On call shifts, low pay, not a lot of flexibility with hours, can get boring at times- standardizing is super boring!

  6. Creative, fun, workplace

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate
    Current Employee - Sales Associate

    I have been working at Anthropologie part-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    -creative and inspiring people within the company
    -able to make the store displays
    -fun clientele to help
    -fast paced work environment

    Cons

    -low pay
    -hard to get promoted
    -fast turn around with coworkers

  7. Not worth it!

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    Current Employee - Department Manager in South Florida, FL
    Current Employee - Department Manager in South Florida, FL

    I have been working at Anthropologie

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Great product
    Discount
    Flexible scheduling
    Fun environment

    Cons

    Long hours
    Working holidays
    Management structure
    Little opportunity for growth
    Customers

  8. Helpful (1)

    Sales Associate

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    Current Employee - Part Time Sales Associate
    Current Employee - Part Time Sales Associate

    I have been working at Anthropologie part-time (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    The work atmosphere is amazing and management really takes the time needed to assist you in being successful at your job. You become close with your co-workers and meet interesting people from all ages.

    Cons

    The on call shifts can be a bit tedious at times especially if you aren't used. It is hard to plan your day when you may or may not have to go in.

    Advice to Management

    Possibly making more of an effort to garner relationships with stores on a personal level. Higher up management seems out of reach and far away- like it is another corporate entity of it's own away from the store level.

  9. Helpful (2)

    Inspiring, challenging, fast-paced, high-pressure environment.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Anthropologie

    Pros

    Some very creative and interesting people work for this company.

    Cons

    Very little regard for work/life balance. Politics govern promotions and growth opportunities. Do not operate with transparency.

  10. Department Manager

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Anthropologie full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great fellow manager and even better associates.

    Cons

    Late hours most nights

  11. Sales associate

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Anthropologie part-time

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Great product and great quality

    Cons

    Management wasn't always professional

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