Anthropologie Reviews

Updated August 28, 2014
Updated August 28, 2014
438 Reviews

3.3
438 Reviews
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David W. McCreight
120 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great discount considering you are not required to wear the clothing at work (in 66 reviews)

  • Employee Discount was great and the work environment smelled nice with all the candles (in 39 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 27 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Awesome!

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Anthropologie

    Pros

    The company culture is unique and fun right off the bat!

    Cons

    Long hours and not a lot of direction given from management

  2.  

    Best Place I've Ever Worked

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate  in  Ann Arbor, MI
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Ann Arbor, MI

    I have been working at Anthropologie part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Anthropologie is easily the most enjoyable place I have ever worked. The environment is friendly and supportive, everyone really works together, and the managers are humble, helpful, and very approachable. The Anthro customer is so enjoyable that sometimes helping them doesn't even feel like work, it just feels like helping a friend. There is a creative atmosphere at Anthropologie like I have never experienced in a retail workplace. I love that Anthro is not solely focused on selling, but also puts a big focus on aesthetics and creativity as well as building relationships with the customers. I feel that I have grown hugely as a person and professional, and I've only spent three months here!

    Cons

    My biggest challenge has been not receiving enough hours. While it's clear that hours are earned, not given at random, and I have been receiving more hours slowly but steadily, it can be very frustrating to start out with only four or five hours a week.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be a little more open about what you want to see in an associate if they want more hours but haven't earned them yet! Sometimes I receive so much positive feedback from my managers, and then that praise isn't reflected in my hours whatsoever. It's nice to feel valued and complimented, but actions speak louder than words! If there's something I can do better, I would rather know than not know.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Average

    Current Employee - Sales Associate  in  Nashville, TN
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Nashville, TN

    I have been working at Anthropologie part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Decent pay, employers are welcoming

    Cons

    The hours are not very flexible.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Fun job, but upper management is like a clique in some areas

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Anthropologie

    Pros

    Great benefits, Fun atmosphere, Discount!

    Cons

    Some upper level managers do their hiring or promoting based on their own ego rather than the applicants qualifications

  6.  

    Sales Representative

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate  in  Natick, MA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Natick, MA

    I worked at Anthropologie part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Flexible hours, fun place to work.

    Cons

    Scheduling during holidays were tough because of the long hours.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Anthropologie Review

    Current Employee - Sales Associate  in  Reston, VA
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Reston, VA

    I have been working at Anthropologie part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Everyone has been incredibly nice and accommodating.

    Cons

    They aren't very consistent on standards.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Teach all new hires the same procedures for processing and closing store.

  8.  

    Not suitable for anyone looking to make a living wage

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate
    Current Employee - Sales Associate

    I have been working at Anthropologie part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    The discount is quite generous especially during employee appreciation. If you are a college student and you don't need steady income then you'll be satisfied working here.

    Cons

    The majority of the hours are on call so you if you like stability then this might not be the place for you. There also isn't much room for growth and promotions. You can expect to get your hours cut because the payroll is always so tight.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management seems to operate from position of who they like versus who they don't like. If you're not that well liked, prepare to work in the fitting room for most of your shifts. If they like you, you'll be a cash-wrap queen. They also never give you enough time to complete tasks.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    OCD

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate  in  Victor, NY
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Victor, NY

    I worked at Anthropologie part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    great discounts to free people ,anthro, and urban outfitters. The other associates were always really nice.

    Cons

    the closing was neurotic. I was so scared of messing up. There could never be a line at the cash wrap so you had to more quickly but never let the costumer feel rushing. It was very stressful.

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

    A beautiful place to work.

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    Former Employee - Department Manager  in  Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Department Manager in Minneapolis, MN

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

    Pros

    The atmosphere is one of a kind. The staff has a great spirit and the product is beautiful. It is a very inspirational place for artists and entreprenuers to grow.

    Cons

    The company does not put it's employees first. A salaried position equals no work/life balance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on turn-over. In my time I saw many disgruntled employees leave who could have easily been strong assets to the company but were not well-treated.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    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 for more than a 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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