J. Crew

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  1.  

    Great company and culture. Store-specific experience could be improved upon.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Seasonal Sales Associate in Napa, CA
    Former Employee - Seasonal Sales Associate in Napa, CA

    I worked at J. Crew part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great team at the time I was there which made working in retail much more enjoyable. My manager was also great and was very fair in her treatment of our team. She also very clearly knew how to do her job well and that reflected in the organization of the team and the store processes.

    Cons

    I noticed that in between seasons we went through periods of time where the store looked very empty as we waited for the next roll out. I'm wondering if that has to do with the fact that it was a factory store, but it didn't look great for prospective customers walking in the door.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Great Place to work

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

    I worked at J. Crew

    Pros

    Great Place to work. Good associates and managers

    Cons

    Not enough hours during off season.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great way to learn organic marketing! You get to build your own business within a business.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Personal Stylist in Burlington, MA
    Current Employee - Personal Stylist in Burlington, MA

    I have been working at J. Crew part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The discount is absolutely amazing. I'm a marketing major and it was a great opportunity to learn how to market myself. You get to work with clients on a 1 on 1 basis and develop relationships.

    Cons

    Sometimes the "team" isn't a team. People who often work within the store are in it for themselves and do not care about other coworkers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    My location had poor management. They often hire young adults who are "learning" and their "title" makes them superior.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
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  5.  

    Good place to work part-time

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    Former Employee - Part Time Sales Associate in Beachwood, OH
    Former Employee - Part Time Sales Associate in Beachwood, OH

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

    Pros

    There is a fun energy here. The discounts on certain items are good. Customers are loyal to the brand

    Cons

    Schedule issues which include your manager not listening to your availability. Some play favoritism and will have certain employees work all weekends. If you are attractive and personable- you will not be put behind the cash rap/kind of like reverse discrimiation

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    overall good place to work- just be fair to all.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at J. Crew

    Pros

    Fun environment, especially if you like dealing with people, college students

    Cons

    Somewhat dramatic, hours get cut a lot

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire managers that can get along a little bit better.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Company environment can be great depending on management and worker relations

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Deer Park, IL
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Deer Park, IL

    I have been working at J. Crew

    Pros

    Great discount
    Great for working with people and customer service

    Cons

    Raises don't happen (unless minimum wage goes up)
    If fellow workers are unfriendly, the job becomes competitive
    Low season will affect hours greatly

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay more

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Good company but less hours

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    This is an amazing company. Everyone is down to earth as far as coworkers and carry themselves professionally.. Management was real nice as well.

    Cons

    Not enough hours especially depending on location. Got to a point where u got about 4 hours a week.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Just better time management and scheduling would be great

  9.  

    Was doing stock

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Good reasons to work here because the store hours for both employees and customers are fair. They close relatively early. The employees get paid weekly.

    Cons

    Challenges of working here was having to work and lift boxes in a button down shirt and tie even though you were a stock boy and not a sales person on the floor. Not much to really do in a small stock room. J crew located at soho. Trying to write people up for wearing no button down shirt and tie on the job even though manager said it was okay.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management in the j crew in soho needs to be more professional and not use so much profanity around the employees. Try to set a good example.

  10.  

    Great clothes, mediocre summer job.

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    Former Employee - Part Time Sales Associate
    Former Employee - Part Time Sales Associate

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

    Pros

    The discounts available to employees are awesome and it's great having first access to new style or new sales. It was fun learning more about the company and its particular style. Good sales experience!

    Cons

    Very hard to get a normal schedule or enough hours, lack of structure, poor training/communications and overly high expectations. Very strict dress code that was slightly ambiguous, making it difficult to live up to their standards.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide better training to new sales associates, especially if they've never worked retail before. You can't expect someone to know exactly how to hang a skirt when you haven't showed them how.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    J.crew

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in New Brunswick, NJ
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in New Brunswick, NJ

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

    Pros

    friendly
    always had something for you to do

    Cons

    disorganized, hectic. Staff was all over the place. Security guard would have to sometimes step in and help customers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    devise jobs amongst employees and make sure everyone has a clear understanding of what they are doing.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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