Anthropologie

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Anthropologie Reviews

Updated September 19, 2014
Updated September 19, 2014
438 Reviews
3.3
438 Reviews
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David W. McCreight
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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.  

    okay

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    Current Employee - Part Time Sales Associate  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Part Time Sales Associate in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    flexible hours
    friendly co workers
    beautifully decorated store

    Cons

    preferential treatment
    no seniority
    senior "status" based on people they like, not based on time there

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    too obvious about favorties

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Very disorganized, passionate staff

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    Former Employee - Seasonal Sales Associate  in  Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Seasonal Sales Associate in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    -No commission- this is both a pro and a con. On the one hand, it is not a very "competitive" environment, which is nice starting out. However, the pay remains consistently quite low because of this.
    -Team members very willing to help others- quick to assist in dressing room, fitting room, etc if you have any questions
    -Passionate about the companies' products. People really love the products and this is clear to the customers. Generally a positive, upbeat feeling in the store
    -Seems to be plentiful opportunities for advancement- can advance to a mid-manager position in 6ish months. Seems like it happens if you stick around long enough
    -Overall a nice work environment- comfortable store, nice music, aesthetically pleasing
    -Overall good camaraderie between coworkers, even with new employees

    Cons

    -Managers condescending at times
    -No commission
    -Hectic, disorganized scheduling- requests for days off rarely granted, very difficult to find a sub. Certainly not very "flexible" as far as retail goes. Could benefit from digital scheduling instead of manually submitting conflicts to manager.
    -Too many on-call times and frequently released very early...even received last-minute phone calls telling me not to come in. Could never plan ahead and got paid significantly less than it appeared I would on weekly schedule.
    -Everything so disorganized- I didn't get my employee discount card for months and my family never got their card to take advantage of the discount

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Switch to digital scheduling or find a way to be more organized and accountable. Greatly reduce on-call times as it is extremely unattractive for such low wages.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    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
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  5.  

    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
  6.  

    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

  7.  

    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
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    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
  9.  

    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.

  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    I learned a lot from this company.

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    Former Employee - Apparel Department Manager  in  Birmingham, MI
    Former Employee - Apparel Department Manager in Birmingham, MI

    I worked at Anthropologie full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great aesthetic, awesome benefits, good discount, opportunity for growth, constantly evolving and learning.

    Cons

    As a manager, it can be a bit demanding, making it difficult to sometimes have a life outside of work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow your managers a bit more flexible schedule.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great experience!

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

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

    Pros

    The people, discount and overall atmosphere

    Cons

    Late night closing shifts and just working in the retail world in general

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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