J. Crew Reviews

Updated July 31, 2015
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Pros
  • There is a great discount on clothing (in 92 reviews)

  • The employee discount was really nice as well (in 76 reviews)

Cons
  • On call shifts can be frustrating (in 38 reviews)

  • part time even when I switched departments (in 21 reviews)

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  1. J.Crew

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at J. Crew

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    A great company with great people, and also great perks. It is a lot of fun to work at J.Crew

    Cons

    Sometimes work requires very long hours, but this is common in all jobs, and it was not all the time, only on occasion.

    Advice to Management

    My only advice would be to keep up the great work and perhaps move to a building with a few more windows.


  2. Love this job

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at J. Crew

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    -able to run the store as your own business -get to work with very talented people -get to be a part of a growing company -

    Cons

    -you get a different experience when shopping at different locations -that is really my only 'con' - i enjoy going to work every day

    Advice to Management

    -more training of managers so that customers get the same "J Crew experience" at every location -offer more timely feedback to management


  3. great place to work

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Scottsdale, AZ
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Scottsdale, AZ

    I worked at J. Crew

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    If you like their product, then it's fun to see all of the new things that come in. The store is busy so there's no time for boredom.

    Cons

    there was a time that the assistane managers were micromanaging while they stood around, but things have changed.

    Advice to Management

    :)


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  5. Good part-time job if you don't need a consistent income but love clothes

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    Current Employee - Sales Support in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Sales Support in Pittsburgh, PA

    I have been working at J. Crew

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great discount on clothing, customers are generally really nice. The customer service training is excellent, and the company does a great job of communicating exactly what it wants from its employees. The product is of good quality, which makes it easy to sell.

    Cons

    Hours are really inconsistent both in terms of schedule and in the amount you get per week. Rather than distribute by seniority or performance, they are sort of given at random. There is little communication from management in terms of when hours should increase, or how long slow periods will last.

    Advice to Management

    Management has gotten much better after they instituted a new performance review format, as it really clarifies a lot of things that the company is looking for. The local store director is a little petty, unfortunately, when it comes to giving employees hours and recognition, but hopefully the new policy will help.


  6. Sales Associate

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Michigan City, IN
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Michigan City, IN

    I have been working at J. Crew

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    JCrew is a great place to work.

    Cons

    Jcrew does not offer benefits to part time.

    Advice to Management

    Jcrew has great managers that lead the stores.


  7. my job

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    Former Employee - Retail Salesperson in Gilroy, CA
    Former Employee - Retail Salesperson in Gilroy, CA

    I worked at J. Crew

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    i loves the employees and the clothes were great

    Cons

    there was no hours for all the employees

    Advice to Management

    you guys are great dont change a thing


  8. Great Place to Work

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

    I worked at J. Crew

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    There are a lot of opportunities for growth and learning. Employees are treated very well and the pay is very high for retail.

    Cons

    Hours can be limited and unpredictable

    Advice to Management

    I found that the managers at J.Crew were very insightful and knew how to properly operate the store.


  9. Great place to work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lynchburg, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lynchburg, VA

    I have been working at J. Crew

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits, fun people, amazing leadership. Easy to transfer to other departments after 60 days. Great open door policy for employees and management.

    Cons

    Building needs to be updated with new chairs and carpet. DC people tend to be rude. Management does play favorites - just make sure you are able to make friends quickly.

    Advice to Management

    Offer better pay for employees, not much else to say here besides keep up the good work! Great benefits for everyone!


  10. Exceptional! Very rewarding if you perform to the standard you were hired at.

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    Former Employee - Lead Cashier in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Lead Cashier in Boston, MA

    I worked at J. Crew

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great discount on regular and sale items. Management makes quick promotions to asscociates if you show you are a hard worker.

    Cons

    Scheduling is often a major conflict for most all employees. You are given few hours during summer months, and expected not to have another life during busier months.

    Advice to Management

    Strive to be the best! If you can, visit a top 10 store or two, and get a feel for how flawless they close the store, stay tight on inter loss-prevention, and make your associates feel proud of the product and the jobs they are doing.


  11. yes

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    Current Employee - Sales in Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Sales in Miami, FL

    I have been working at J. Crew

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    yes i do like it

    Cons

    yes it is great here



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