Anthropologie Reviews

Updated March 27, 2015
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David W. McCreight
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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. Great work ethics

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    Former Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Tampa, FL
    Former Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Tampa, FL

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

    Pros

    Trained in multiple fields
    Never a dull moment
    Great staff
    Amazing discounts

    Cons

    Hours
    Ability for transition into a different position is limited.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2. overall, good experience

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Tysons Corner, VA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Tysons Corner, VA

    I worked at Anthropologie

    Pros

    fun working environment
    awesome employee discount

    Cons

    work can be tedious at times

  3. Sales Associate

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Anthropologie

    Pros

    Company and workers are very nice. Decent pay for a sales associate

    Cons

    sometimes hard to make sure you get days you've requested off, but overall not bad

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  5. Good sales associate experience, but not for wallflowers

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Anthropologie

    Pros

    Loved the Anthro discount, general work environment, and managers and sales associates were very friendly/ easy to work with. Everyone is very creative-- definitely a distinct culture of people and product.

    Cons

    As a self described introvert, the position was very demanding. I constantly had to be upbeat and chat up customers. Probably obvious to everyone but myself, but I figured that if I liked the product (which I did), selling would be easy. Not so...the position took a lot of energy out of me and I eventually had to quit & find a job with limited face-to-face customer service.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  6. In terms of retail its a great place to work.

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    Current Employee - Senior Sales Associate in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Sales Associate in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    The community in each store is very important to all of the employees and the managers.

    Cons

    Upper management has a tendency to ignore the smaller things that are very important to the associates.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take the time to notice the things going on around you aside from the customer. A kind word or a softer tone of voice can go a long way. Training newer associates should also have a higher priority.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. Sales associate

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Charlotte, NC

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

    Pros

    Loved working with the company for my design Internship.

    Cons

    I later worked as a sales associates. I discovered that the company expects A LOT from their employees and sales associates are very undervalued.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat sales associates with more compassion

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. Um....I guess it pays 1 bill.

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    Current Employee - Seasonal Sales Associate
    Current Employee - Seasonal Sales Associate

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

    Pros

    some people. the atmosphere. the smell. the discount.

    Cons

    bad training. there seems to be a clique, very hard to get in. judgmental people. no sense of urgency. lacks ideas for better performances. people seem to be in left field. no 'good jobs.' no personal growth. on call shifts. low hours.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep people involved....make them feel like they belong. Try new things.

    Doesn't Recommend
  9. All of your money goes back to the company!

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    Former Employee - Store Manager
    Former Employee - Store Manager

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

    Pros

    The company has many people who have been working there for years. There is a strong sense of family, especially at the corporate level. Every year the company strives to delight customers with dazzling displays and product that fulfills the whimsical brand. The discount is pretty good.

    Cons

    The company expects a high level of customer care but makes it difficult to ensure that the proper staffing is made available to make it happen. Store Managers constantly have to evaluate the level of their staff, paying them low wages, but bringing high demands. There is a constant flow of hiring and interviewing. Instead of building solid teams that are paid more and are trained to be future managers, they hire seasonally, and have high rates of turnover.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Speak up for everything you need to make sure your customers have the amazing experience the company expects them to have.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. Job satisfaction depends on what you're looking for.

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    Former Employee - Seasonal Sales Associate in The Woodlands, TX
    Former Employee - Seasonal Sales Associate in The Woodlands, TX

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

    Pros

    This is a great job for someone who wants a supplemental income and a great employee discount and isn't depending on good pay or a lot of hours. The store smells amazing, sweet snacks are readily available to stave off shift hunger, and most coworkers are helpful and have positive attitudes. A seasonal position is a good way to learn a lot in a short amount of time and is also a good way to see if you want to go further with the company.

    Cons

    Seasonal training is very basic and vague (many unanswered questions), employees are competing with other seasonal employees for a permanent position, and it's clear toward the end of the season who will become a permanent hire based on who receives more attention from management. Experience, education, creativity, and leaderships skills don't guarantee a permanent position, but rather who managers "like" the most, usually young and less experienced girls.
    Employees are always tempted, and encouraged, to shop, and often kiss their small paychecks goodbye.
    As with any retail job, it's a very physical, always on your feet and often climbing ladders.
    Bag checks upon leaving the store on breaks and end of shifts can be time consuming and intrusive. Tiny square locker was insufficient for purse, sweater, etc.,

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better training for seasonal employees saves time. Don't gossip with other managers or employees, especially in front of other employees. Store should be cleaner and more sanitary, not just pretty and organized.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. Wonderful

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Anthropologie

    Pros

    Incredible company culture. Great co-workers, fantastic energy and creativity.

    Cons

    long hours, not the best salary

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