J. Crew Reviews

Updated April 12, 2015
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  1. great place to work, less great place to grow.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Associate Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Associate Manager in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at J. Crew

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Exciting brand, love the fashion element, amazing coworkers and generous discounts

    Cons

    Workload for managers was tedious. More time spent folding, cashiering than managing.

    Advice to Management

    More transparency with career and advancement opportunities, better identify high potential employees and create and follow through on a plan for development and advancement.

  2. Helpful (1)

    Unless you're a manager or an experienced stylist.. not worth it

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in San Francisco, CA

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Generous Discount
    Cute Clothes
    Employee Contests
    Occasional free snacks/food

    Cons

    strict dress code
    pressure to meet ridiculous sales goals and open cards. no incentives at all
    understaffed majority of the time
    clients usually have weird requests
    closing takes forever

    Advice to Management

    schedule more people if you don't want to struggle throughout the day & be stuck closing for an extra half an hour

  3. High Turn Over Rate

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Part Time Sales Associate in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Part Time Sales Associate in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at J. Crew part-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Discount, managers were all friendly, supportive and helpful. Great college job.

    Cons

    Long hours, minimum wage pay, poor work/life balance

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  5. Visual Merchandiser

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    Former Employee - Visual Merchandiser in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Visual Merchandiser in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at J. Crew full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    good work environment, great entry level visual merchandising training, amazing discounts, part-time health insurance

    Cons

    Low wages, very competitive and hard to move up the ladder

    Advice to Management

    Provide better compensation to employees

  6. J. Crew was a clique-y place to work

    Former Employee - Cashier in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Cashier in San Francisco, CA

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

    Pros

    The discounts are awesome! The people that shop there are friendly and pretty cool.

    Cons

    The management did not handle break-times or scheduling well. For example, a manager gave too many people 15 minute breaks. In turn, there were few associates on the floor and not enough room in the breakroom... but "that wasn't [her] problem." Another example, they would schedule those who commuted via public transportation before public transportation would be running. The environment of the managers was not as friendly as I had hoped.

    Advice to Management

    See above.

  7. Great part time job, however...

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at J. Crew part-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Lots of hours. I love the people i work with, we are always having fun.

    Cons

    Due to people leaving. They have extended our hours... So if your part of the opening team... Your shift starts at 5...AM.... And if your closing... you stay untill 12...AM... Meaning that people who do not live in the city physically can not get into the city by then. They also do not have enough support, and the stock room is unbelevible.

    Advice to Management

    Hire more support, at least 2 people working on go backs constantly. And organize the stock room, its crazy that we cant sell something just because we can't find it in the stock room.

  8. Great

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at J. Crew part-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great Pay, the discount is great.
    Great managers

    Cons

    They have bad hours occasionally

    Advice to Management

    None

  9. Review

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at J. Crew

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    fun people to work with at JCrew. Great Discount that you receive when you work there. Easy to work with customers

    Cons

    The hours are unpredictable and you have to work long hours on your feet. The breaks are really short and the lunches are short too.

    Advice to Management

    I think that management should have a more organized schedule for the sales people so they can plan there weeks accordingly with the assigned schedule.

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