J. Crew

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J. Crew Reviews

Updated December 17, 2014
Updated December 17, 2014
669 Reviews
3.8
669 Reviews
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J. Crew Chairman and CEO Mickey Drexler
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443 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • There was also a great discount for employees that was great during the holidays (in 92 reviews)

  • Flexible Hours, Great Employee Discount, Great brand image cultivated by Mickey Drexler (in 76 reviews)


Cons
  • On Call shifts, management that doesn't know how to properly schedule employees (in 38 reviews)

  • All part-time employees were required to work at least 8 hours on either Saturday or Sunday (in 21 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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    Senior Software Engineer

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at J. Crew

    Pros

    * Great work life balance
    * Amazing management
    * Summer fridays, parties, events

    Cons

    * Nothing is bad in the company

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Internship

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Retail Chief Executive Director in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Retail Chief Executive Director in New York, NY

    I have been working at J. Crew

    Pros

    Great Staff. Great environment. Amazing benefits. The discounts were pretty amazing too.

    Cons

    Hours were really boring and they didn't give us any breakfast. Overall it was a great amazing place to work. I would love to be part of the J Crew family in the future.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better Management.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    find it worth it

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Associate
    Current Employee - Sales Associate

    I have been working at J. Crew

    Pros

    depending on which store you work at everyone is super nice and has a lot of fun. That doesn't mean that there is a lack of work ethic. the reason why i enjoy working retail at jcrew so much is because it holds the perfect balance between work and fun.

    Cons

    the customers. easy job but can be super stressful at times

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    pretty good place to work

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    Current Employee - Senior Designer
    Current Employee - Senior Designer

    I have been working at J. Crew full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    nice people, structured, no crazy fashion divas

    Cons

    workload in design can be enormous, unorganized, no vision, no specific direction

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great Place to Work!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at J. Crew full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Friendly, customer-focused environment
    Fosters a great work-life balance
    Encourage growth
    Generous PTO

    Cons

    Because of the pros, management positions tend to stay filled for long periods and best opportunities tend to involve changing stores.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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    Sales Associate (Part-Time)

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    Current Employee - Part Time Sales Associate in Tucson, AZ
    Current Employee - Part Time Sales Associate in Tucson, AZ

    I have been working at J. Crew

    Pros

    Love working for a company that is so passionate about their brand.

    Cons

    I wish I could get more hours.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Overall positive.

    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Bloomington, MN
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Bloomington, MN

    I worked at J. Crew

    Pros

    good training and good clothing discount. standard pay. friendly cowokers.

    Cons

    difficult to move up to management quickly.

  9.  

    Doesn't care about keeping employees happy

    Former Employee - Anonymous
    Former Employee - Anonymous

    I worked at J. Crew

    Pros

    Discount was good but that's about it

    Cons

    Managers didn't care or want to make employees happy

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Raise

    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great Retail Experience, left because of school work

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    Former Employee - Sales Support Associate in Springfield, VA
    Former Employee - Sales Support Associate in Springfield, VA

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

    Pros

    Lovely Coworkers and honestly they made work fun and exciting, Fantastic and Helpful Management team, Corporation (770) is really involved and wants the best outcome for all of us. It was my first retail job and i had learned a lot. Honestly i would come back.

    Cons

    Low pay, training does not prepare you that well but you'll gain the experience, on call shifts could be an annoyance some time. Closing the store was a hassle and the workload could be high considering the hourly wage. Customers could be demanding but that is expected.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Perhaps higher pay, and just more training for the associates

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Good Company

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Plano, TX
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Plano, TX

    I worked at J. Crew part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good clothes
    Good discount
    Nice employees

    Cons

    They do not give many hours. They over staff

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't over staff

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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