Athleta Reviews

Updated August 31, 2015
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Pros
  • Athleta provides a great discount of 50% off, Athleta also gives you a sizeable merchandise card to help get your wardrobe ready for the job (in 18 reviews)

  • The best perk of working at Athleta is you get a 50% discount at Athleta, GAP and Banana Republic (in 7 reviews)

Cons
  • Not much room for a promotion and low pay (in 5 reviews)

  • Lack of consistent hours on a week-to-week basis--mostly only the management is given consistent, full time hours (in 4 reviews)

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  1. Assistant Manager

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Athleta full-time

    Pros

    Great company! Clear vision and mission!

    Cons

    Still figuring things out operationally.


  2. Helpful (1)

    Sales Associate

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate
    Current Employee - Sales Associate
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    It's a fun environment. Management is there to help you grow and learn the culture. I've been with Gap inc for almost 4 years now, and made the transition over to Athleta a year ago, it was completely different. Sales goals are still there but it's not pushed. It's more about learning about the product , brand and our fit girl. It makes a difference when you understand what you're selling and makes you fall in love with it. Plus, you get to wear fabulous product every day and get to be completely comfortable!!!!!

    Cons

    Sometimes you don't get your regular customer. You get someone who shops at lulu or another brand and they're not use to people actually being interested and helping them find the perfect fit. It's a struggle. But hey,it's retail!

    Advice to Management

    Add in some managerial training for some associates who want to move up. It honestly makes a better associate when introduced into how management woks. Overall, keep doing what you're doing!


  3. Amazing!

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Skokie, IL
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Skokie, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Athleta part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    50% discount at gap banana republic and Athleta, 25% discount at old navy Great environment Awesome sales team Fair management- breaks whenever needed, easy to talk to

    Cons

    Only get your schedule a week in advance and sometimes they have to cut hours or have you work really long hours


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  5. Helpful (1)

    I would recomend as a first job

    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Boca Raton, FL
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Boca Raton, FL
    Recommends

    Pros

    Fun place to work , nice staff.

    Cons

    Weak training , not very organized.


  6. Great place of employment.

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    Current Employee - Retail Sales Associate
    Current Employee - Retail Sales Associate
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Athleta (owned by Gap Inc.) provides a wonderful line of performance and everyday apparel and accessories for any type of woman. The company strives to make sure all women are comfortable and confident in their everyday, busy lives. I enjoy working for a company that strongly cares to increase the confidence in women. Besides the company at large, I work with an incredible group of people. I look forward to going into the store and being with my now friends each day. I highly recommend Athleta for a place to work.

    Cons

    I very much enjoy working for Athleta, my only complain right now with my store is that I work part-time and would very much like to be working more hours. Other than that, I do not have any complaints or "cons" about the company.

    Advice to Management

    I would recommend outside-of-work staff get togethers where we can all bond together when it isn't about business and selling.


  7. Sales Associate

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Athleta is a great company to work for. It is under Gap Inc. which supports and promotes many great causes. The store really tries to focus on the healthy lifestyle and giving back to the local community. Within Gap Inc there is also many really cool opportunities like volunteering abroad or tuition reimbursement programs. There is also a great discount and if needed it is really easy to transfer (even to other Gap Inc brands).

    Cons

    Is a new brand and therefore is constantly trying new strategies and planning for the business. This leads to a lot of different standards and changes to keep up with.


  8. Sales Associate

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Athleta part-time

    Pros

    Great co-workers, room to grow, love the company culture, awesome discount

    Cons

    Inconsistent schedule, some grueling tasks (but not too many)


  9. Typical Hourly Job

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Athleta (More than a year)

    Pros

    - Great Discount. Casual environment. Fun employees. Great patrons. Community Involvement.

    Cons

    Inexperienced leadership. Poor handling of disciplinary actions. Poor Scheduling.

    Advice to Management

    Learn to take feedback.


  10. Growing company

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate
    Current Employee - Sales Associate
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people and fantastic atmosphere! There is a really great work/life balance that they promote and live by. Live by their products.

    Cons

    Some growing pains as transitions happen to keep up with changing market

    Advice to Management

    Keep open and honest communication


  11. Some good/some not so good

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    Current Employee - Assistant Marketing Manager in Petaluma, CA
    Current Employee - Assistant Marketing Manager in Petaluma, CA
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at Athleta full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible wok schedule, on site fitness classes, employee discount

    Cons

    Lack of diversity Limited work/life balance Lack of accountability

    Advice to Management

    If you are going to promote work/life balance as a value, stand behind it.



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