Anthropologie Reviews

Updated June 28, 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)

  • Good employee discount and interesting environment (in 42 reviews)

Cons
  • On Call shifts--Totally abusive (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. Greatest Learning Environment For Passionate Workers!

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Anthropologie full-time

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

    Pros

    I've never worked for a company that promoted and celebrated their own people as much as this brand! Opportunity is available to those who work hard, apply feedback, and maintain enthusiasm!

    Cons

    There is a great deal of self-learning with company tools. I think greater investment in structured training should be a priority to the company's bottom line. I think they would see a higher level of buy-in and top level candidates for upper level positions.

    Advice to Management

    Consistency is the key to developing future leaders and affecting retention rates. Empower team members to do their jobs and they will not disappoint!


  2. Good job. Not great, not bad, but good.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Anthropologie

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

    Pros

    Pretty good for a retail job. I like the actual work itself and the people you work with are nice for the most part. Good pay for minimum wage job and rewarding work. Discount is pretty sweet. I like the job.

    Cons

    Hours are awful. 30 hours one week and 6 the next. There are so many people on the pay roll so the schedule is inconsistent and mostly on calls. If you are a seasonal worker you get significantly less hours than others. Some of the managers aren't very nice. There is a subtle pressure to put your paycheck into buying the clothes.

    Advice to Management

    Don't hire so many people, then you can give people more consistent hours. make sure some of your managers are a bit nicer.


  3. Great atmosphere and discounts!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in McLean, VA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in McLean, VA

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    discounts!!!!, working with fashion forward individuals, great management

    Cons

    sometimes you spend a good majority of your paycheck on the clothes there


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  5. Personal Stylist

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Creative inspiration everyday through displays and new clothes/accessories, talented and hardworking coworkers, finding outfits for customers is always fun

    Cons

    Retail inherently creates opportunities for long hours


  6. Pretty good job

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Anthropologie

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible hours, fun and creative environment. Some awesome customers and fellow co workers

    Cons

    A lot of the managers were rude/cliquey. Tiring work, sometimes customers were awful and entitled. Definitely a lot of racial profiling when trying to prevent shoplifting which was uncomfortable


  7. Love working with the people. Solid corporate structure

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Sales Associate in West Palm Beach, FL
    Former Employee - Senior Sales Associate in West Palm Beach, FL

    I worked at Anthropologie full-time (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    People working there are great. The discount is amazing even if you're a male. Thorough interview process so typically have good hires.

    Cons

    It's still retail it can be a bit of a drag. Clientele can be high end and we know what that means.


  8. Good Retail environment

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

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

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    I've worked at other retail companies before but none of them distributed the work the way that anthropologie does. It keeps the job fun and interesting. You are doing something different every hour so it doesn't get boring. Environment is pleasant.

    Cons

    Can't really think of many downsides that are not true in any retail environment. Favorites are chosen and you may not get stable hours for the work week. But prove yourself and you'll be fine.

    Advice to Management

    Let workers discover which role they play best and urge them to follow that.


  9. Best place to work!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Part Time Sales Associate in Henderson, NV
    Current Employee - Part Time Sales Associate in Henderson, NV

    I have been working at Anthropologie

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

    Pros

    -Super friendly and helpful coworkers
    -Patient coworkers and managers who don't mind helping a newbie learn things
    -Really nice customers (haven't met a snippy or demanding customer yet)
    -Good pay for pleasant work
    -closing is predictable - we always leave an hour after store closing time

    Cons

    -sometimes hours can be unpredictable (5 shifts one week, 2 shifts the next week)

    Advice to Management

    keep being awesome :)


  10. In's and Out's of Anthro

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Retail Sales Associate in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Retail Sales Associate in New York, NY

    I worked at Anthropologie

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

    Pros

    Great discounts at all Urban Outfitters company's
    Great start pay rate
    Beautiful products
    Friendly staff

    Cons

    Hours are not really evenly distributed as much as you would like
    They tend to play favoritism

    Advice to Management

    Be fare always


  11. Favorite retail environment!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in San Diego, CA

    I worked at Anthropologie

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Fun atmosphere, very inspiring! The discount was unbelievable, my wardrobe was wildly expanded, and my coworkers were pretty amazing!

    Cons

    Unavoidable in retail, but the on-call shifts were excessive here. Too many manager shifts in a day, there were often times I would have four or five different managers in a single shift, thus, making it hard to please them all. Too many chefs in the kitchen, if you know what I mean.

    Advice to Management

    Ease up with the on-calls, stop changing MODs every single hour, and talk to your employees like they are possibly long term, not disposable. This would radically improve your turnover rate.



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