J. Crew

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J. Crew Reviews in San Francisco, CA

Updated November 20, 2014
Updated November 20, 2014
665 Reviews
3.8
665 Reviews
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J. Crew Chairman and CEO Mickey Drexler
Mickey Drexler
440 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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  1.  

    High Turn Over Rate

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    • 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 an year)

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Visual Merchandiser

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    • Career Opportunities
    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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Provide better compensation to employees

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    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 an 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 ManagementAdvice

    See above.

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  5.  

    Great part time job, however...

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • 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 an year)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    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 an year)

    Pros

    Great Pay, the discount is great.
    Great managers

    Cons

    They have bad hours occasionally

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Review

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • 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

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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