J. Crew

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One of the hottest retailers to be working for at the moment

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Current Employee - Sales Associate in Denver, CO
Current Employee - Sales Associate in Denver, CO

I have been working at J. Crew part-time (less than a year)

Pros

Fast-paced environment that allows you to meet and help a variety of different personalities. Management really emphasizes that we all work together as a team and communicate effectively, which makes everything run pretty smoothly, even during holiday. I was able to move from support to associate within 6 months, which was a great way to go. Knowing how the back/stock and register end works has really helped me as a seller. I have one of the greatest management teams, and they've been extremely accommodating with my college class schedule.

Cons

The holiday season can be really, really tough to get through. I worked the four days before and two days after Christmas without a break, and it was pretty brutal. And immediately after holiday, hours drop off almost completely, which I didn't mind with my homework, but it really hurt some of the other employees.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

It's amazing how smooth everything has been running thus far! Keep doing what you're doing, but make sure to keep an eye on support and sellers, because they're the absolute backbone of a store. In the grand scheme of things, we're seen as slaves, but it's better than most retailers ever treat their employees

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729 Other Employee Reviews for J. Crew (View Most Recent)

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    Fun job with great training, although low pay

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Indianapolis, IN

    I worked at J. Crew part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    They really have implemented an amazing 'sales associate' training program. I had worked in sales before, but after 15-20 hours of paid training, you gain a deep understanding of the product you're selling, and a number of extremely transferable sales skills. The company also clearly wants frequent feedback from the employees, and the managers at the store I worked at definitely had my back. I felt valued as an employee.

    Cons

    Pays not great. Otherwise pretty good work environment. I only left because I was going back to school.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Great company keep doing what you do.

    Recommends
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    Retail is the worst

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Bethesda, MD
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Bethesda, MD

    I worked at J. Crew part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Amazing discounts. Regular priced items all 30% off, sale stuff is 50%, and every week there's a list of stuff that's 60% off. The employees there are good people too.

    Cons

    On-call shifts. You can't plan to do something on a scheduled on-call shift day because you might work and you'll only know 2 hours ahead of time (of your shift). The hours are sooo inconsistent. Part time I was hoping for ~20 hours, instead some weeks I'd only work 6 hours others only 12. They don't care about part-time employees. Horrible commission too. Only .05%!

    Doesn't Recommend
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