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great environment crappy hours

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Sales Associate
Current Employee - Sales Associate

I have been working at Urban Outfitters part-time for less than a year

Pros

- fun work environment.
- 40% discount!!!!
- managers are amazing and helpful.
- coworkers are diverse and easy going.

Cons

- In order to get hours you have to bust your ass
  off and even if you do, it probably wont be much.
- Hard to get noticed if you want to move up.
- Having to pick up the slack of other Associates.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Stop hiring so many people if you can't afford to give everyone decent hours

Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    Fun environment

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    Current Employee - Register Aid  in  Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Register Aid in Indianapolis, IN

    I have been working at Urban Outfitters part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    -The friends I've made at my store are going to last a lifetime
    -When it's a busy day and there is more interaction with people, it can be a lot of fun in general
    -No dress code!
    -Good playlists
    -Discount
    -Good for college students looking for some extra money

    Cons

    Unpredictable hours- if you are on good terms with management, you can get up to 30 hours a week (very rarely) as a sales associate, but if you fall out of their favorite list, you are back down to 15 if you're lucky.
    -on call shifts
    -favoritism
    -the job is really really boring
    -sometimes you get scheduled to be in a greeting position for 4-5 hours straight and it makes you question your sanity and work ethic
    -no chance to move up in the company or get a raise
    -low pay

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat your sales associates as an equal part of your team, not as disposable employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Don't expect a promotion...ever.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Associate  in  Bloomington, IN
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Bloomington, IN

    I have been working at Urban Outfitters full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Discount
    Flexibility with schedule
    Great hands on experience in retail and fashion
    Excellent resumé builder

    Cons

    Pay
    Hours
    No movement in company
    Management is really good at playing favorites
    A crap ton of bitchy non fashionable prepsters

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try practicing what you preach about diversity. Do you think it's fair having 4 minorities in a store of 39 employees?

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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