Anthropologie

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Anthropologie Reviews

Updated November 26, 2014
Updated November 26, 2014
483 Reviews
3.3
483 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 Company and employees, hard room for growth

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in West Palm Beach, FL
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in West Palm Beach, FL

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

    Pros

    Fun, upbeat company. Offer benefits even for part time,

    Cons

    Pay not the best. Hard to move up.

  2.  

    Love the discount!!!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Associate
    Current Employee - Sales Associate

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

    Pros

    Great discount if you like shopping there. 60% off a limited amount of items for you only. Your family and a friend get discount cards also. Love the sales associates. Great group of girls! Shifts are fun. Usually they switch you around every hour so you're never bored. I really enjoy working here!

    Cons

    TONS of on-call shifts!!! Which get pretty annoying right away. If you are scheduled Saturday/Sunday morning on-call shifts you are supposed to call the night before which totally gets in the way of LIFE. On a Friday and Saturday night the last thing you want to do is call to see if you have work the next day! Management unexperienced. Turnover in management and associates is high. GO-BACKS, need to be ran during the day so that closing team doesn't get stuck with them.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire good managers. Set the tone at the top. Lead by example. Less on-call shifts, maybe 2 at max. Overall I think the company has great potential.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Great working environment based on location

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Anthropologie

    Pros

    Great discount. Great people. Beautiful clothes

    Cons

    Customers can be a bit snobish

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  5.  

    Exciting and engaging workplace

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Apparel Department Manager in Chestnut Hill, MA
    Current Employee - Apparel Department Manager in Chestnut Hill, MA

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

    Pros

    Working with almost all women is great, and overall it's a very supportive environment. It's very fast-paced, which I really enjoy. The environment is beautiful and definitely a source of pride for employees.

    Cons

    For the salaried positions, they have no problem keeping you after hours and definitely expect you to stay late, often to work on special projects you are not given time to complete on the clock. I don't mind working, but I need to be getting paid. Manager scheduling/hours are also pretty rough. You get two days off but they are not consistent and are usually not even in a row. You are often schedule to leave the store at 10pm one day and be there at 7am the next day.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I think management could use more training throughout the year. We are often training associates/other employees but are rarely learning new things together in a formal setting.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    A very nice Retail Job

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Associate - Stylist
    Current Employee - Sales Associate - Stylist

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

    Pros

    For what the job is, working retail, Anthropologie (URBN) is probably one of the best companies you could work for. Of course some stores are better than others. My store has lovely ladies who are passionate about customers and the fashion industry. The best and most outgoing girls have stuck around for 2+ years like me. Our managers are great, we had one of the sweetest store managers (everyone's boss) ever and her successor is just as good.
    -Great discount (Urban Outfitters, Terrain and Free People
    -Great smell from the candles
    -Fun atmosphere
    -Company perks for you and friends/family
    -The company is very understanding
    -Good pay/raises
    -Make your own schedule, don't have to work weekends.

    Cons

    -It's hard to get hours every week when you are just part-time especially if it is off season (not summer or holiday time).
    -On-call shifts are used as back up in case there are call-outs, might have to plan on working but be used.
    -Major turnover with managers, only 2 of our original 6 managers are still at the store.
    -Hard to advance
    -Within the last 6 months-a year the merchandise quality and appeal has decreased, everything seems like a repeat or cheap and not our customer.
    -When you are new you tend to spend your whole check at the store.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more willing to advance talented employees and pay them for it. Also give consistent hours to the seasoned employees when possible. Just because some new associates are hired doesn't mean they should get all the hours.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Satisfying

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    • 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
  8.  

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Anthropologie

    Pros

    wonderful place to grow with the company

    Cons

    poor communication between the store managers

  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    A great experience with great benefits

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in San Antonio, TX
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in San Antonio, TX

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

    Pros

    - Friendliest staff
    - Great discounts
    - Duty rotations - dressing room, cash wrap, go backs, restock

    Cons

    - Working the welcome zone
    - As in all retail jobs, holiday hours

  10.  

    Enjoyable Company Environment

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Austin, TX

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

    Pros

    Coworkers work together as a team during shifts, easy training, position is NOT commission, good compensation, great discount.

    Cons

    It can be challenging to pick up additional hours. Most times of the year people are trying to pick up shifts, but it can also be difficult to schedule time off. If you switch a shift with someone your training must be interchangeable. Request off calendars (not guaranteed) have 4 slots and are put up in the office 2-3 months in advance. The four slots are quickly filled.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Terrible

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Anthropologie

    Pros

    Decent employee discount. Always smells nice.

    Cons

    Rude co workers. Sobbing customers. Terrible hours

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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