J. Crew

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  1.  

    Experience May Vary... Quite a Bit

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Hanover, NH
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Hanover, NH

    I worked at J. Crew

    Pros

    When the store is busy, it can be very exciting and fulfilling to help customers. You will have a lot of opportunity to meet and work with different people and solve unique problem.

    Cons

    Management can play an instrumental role in your experience. When there is downtime or low customer volume, your experience can sometimes feel like you are doing unimportant or menial labor (stocking). Management can sometimes breathe down your neck and be unnecessarily hands on with relatively simple tasks.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Staff separate jobs for working on the floor and stocking shelves, or merchandising in store.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    J.crew

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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
  3.  

    Great times

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at J. Crew

    Pros

    Fun and exiting work. It was my first time doing retail so I came in a little more unprepared, but I got adjusted very quickly

    Cons

    The hours are not too bad at all, but the company takes a lot of pride in its product and this can lead to overpriced items

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Great job

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  5.  

    Very busy - not enough hands on deck

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at J. Crew

    Pros

    They have really good health benefits

    Cons

    Management really sucks here

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat people like u would want to be treated

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Good First Retail Job

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Chicago, IL

    I worked at J. Crew

    Pros

    I worked part-time at the Mag Mile store in Chicago, the pay was about average but in general I prefer commission. The managers weren't terribly flexible on scheduling, but again, no worse than any other chain store. The biggest perks were the clientele, mostly tourists but the occasional celebrity, and the major discounts on clothes.

    Cons

    Like any retail job it was a bit boring and repetitive, scheduling could be a nightmare, no commission means the pay is relatively low, but stable, and there didn't seem to be any effort to give associates responsibility that could lead to a management position.

    Recommends
  7.  

    Fun workplace but LONG hours and snobby customers

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

    I have been working at J. Crew

    Pros

    -Employee discount
    -Good rate
    -Fun environment
    -60's list (Items you can get for 60% off!)
    - Flexible schedule
    -Good work and school balance
    -Management is really nice

    Cons

    -LONG hours( Even when you shift if short they always ask you to stay longer!)
    -VPS's(Very Personal Stylists) are extremely rude and always steal your commission and make you do the crappy work like folding and go backs
    -They often have sales where the customer get the same or MORE of a discount than employees!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    When there are in store sales and promotions employees should get their discount ON TOP of the sale price!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Sales Associate

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at J. Crew

    Pros

    employee discount, nice co-workers, busy

    Cons

    variable schedule, not paid very much

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    more regular scheduling

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Good company to work for.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Inventory Control Analyst/Junior Planner in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Inventory Control Analyst/Junior Planner in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Good vacation time even for new hires.
    Good benefits
    Corporate office is a good location in New York City. Good discount on clothes.

    Cons

    Vacation time and sick time are rolled in to one, so usually end up losing time because you need to save time for sick days. People working there can be immature and "don't read books, only magazines"

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  10.  

    Not a great place to work.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Supervisor in Lynchburg, VA
    Current Employee - Supervisor in Lynchburg, VA

    I have been working at J. Crew full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Excellent benefits, including 5 weeks of paid time off when hired. Great health and dental insurance.

    Cons

    Lots of favoritism, no development or opportunity for growth. Managers are not knowledgeable, and long time employees can be moved to any shift at any time without warning

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Offer more opportunities, provide constructive feedback.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  11.  

    so so

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at J. Crew part-time

    Pros

    Discount (it's pretty incredible on sale items) , Flexibility with scheduling, Also my co workers were pretty amazing

    Cons

    Transparency, Business Practices, selling the credit card.

    No opinion of CEO

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