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Helpful (1)

A wonderful place to work in a pleasant environment.

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Sales Associate in Denver, CO
Former Employee - Sales Associate in Denver, CO
Recommends

Pros

Unique work environment, especially for a mall! The store itself feels like a different world with the visuals and scents. Very asthetically pleasing.

Cons

Spending all of your paycheck on merchandise!

Advice to Management

Use excel to make the schedule and save yourself some time.

Other Employee Reviews for Urban Outfitters

  1. Helpful (3)

    A job that exceeds expectations while breaking the negative perception of retail jobs.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Register Aid in Paramus, NJ
    Current Employee - Register Aid in Paramus, NJ
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    While it would probably be expected that I would list the discount as the overall best reason to work at Urban Outfitters, I'm more inclined personally to say that the overall best reason to work at Urban Outfitters is the work atmosphere. It has by far exceeded my expectations as the perfect part time job. The management is friendly and encouraging, a varied group of different personalities, styles and lives. While some may dislike our store manager for his rather difficult to adjust to strict attitude, I'd hope that someone in such a position would have such values. My coworkers have been pleasant to work with, as management has an eye for those who would not only fit in personally but also work hard at the job. Not only that, but they also allow even sales associate to give their assessment of potential employees, and give their opinions that are (GASP) actually considered! This fact is baffling to some, as Urban Outfitters is actually a store that respects and considers the opinions of it's employees. The starting pay for someone with not much retail experience is pretty nice also, and should be sufficient for those looking for a good part time job.

    Cons

    Management is willing to give chances to applicants and give them the benefit of doubt, and this kindness sometimes allows for the less than preffered individual to slip through and get hired. This is especially true at times when a store is very busy, and anyone who has been to urban outfitters knows that it can be quite a high traffic store on varying days. Because of this, management may lower their standards slightly, which results in the hiring of those who dont exactly reflect the idea the store is trying to portray, and does not live up to the standards we would normally uphold. It becomes frustrating to try helping someone who simply wants to get the day over with and collect their paycheck without doing their job to the best of their ability, as management is very forgiving with chances and does not single people out when scrutinizing the work enviroment to see who is doing their job and who is not.

    Advice to Management

    Continue doing what you're doing. As hard as it is adapting to the change from a calmer atmosphere to such a busy one, you've done a good job so far. The only criticism I would give is for you to extend the friendlier side of your personality more often, and attempt to integrate that into your criticisms and suggestions. They can often come off as harsh even when you do not realize it, resulting in employees feeling scolded rather than being advised and guided. Though this is not a criticism that makes you a bad store manager, it does make it sometimes difficult for employees to see you in a favorable light and boost morale.


  2. Helpful (1)

    A great company to work for depending on management

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Woodcliff Lake, NJ
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Woodcliff Lake, NJ

    Pros

    The discounts are great and it is a successful company. It always carrys great merchandise and the atmosphere is better than any other store. Each Anthropologie store is unique and uses a lot of creativity for the display of the store. It revolves around a lifestyle, not just fashion and trends.

    Cons

    It is very hard to get a raise and there is a high turnover rate of managers and employees. Many times, bad managers and employees are hired - there needs to be better screening of who they employ.

    Advice to Management

    People work better when there is encouragement and constructive criticism as opposed to being told what they're doing wrong and never being praised for doing what's right.


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