Urban Outfitters Reviews

Updated March 30, 2015
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  1. Best of times..worst of times

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Houston, TX

    I worked at Urban Outfitters

    Pros

    Discount was amazing & my coworkers were also pretty great. It could be pretty fun!!

    Cons

    Management was a mess. If an employee is always late or doest bother to show up or hardly works.....why promote them? It sets a bad precedent. The schedule was never out on time and schedule requests are often ignored if you were not in with management. On call shifts get to be kind of annoying.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be consistant. Playing favorite's diminishes morale and sets confusing standards.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. I worked as a sales associate, easy job but pay rate is low.

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate
    Current Employee - Sales Associate

    I have been working at Urban Outfitters part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    They have a 40% off discount.

    Cons

    Hours are low & pay range is low.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Most of the managers that I've come across here have issues.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. Excellent growth experience.

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    Former Intern - Intern in Phila, PA
    Former Intern - Intern in Phila, PA

    I worked at Urban Outfitters as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Great mentor-ship, collegiate atmosphere, great company culture

    Cons

    long hours if you're willing to be one of the best

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    make company values more apparent

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. Great place, hard to get hours

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Urban Outfitters

    Pros

    -employee discount (40%)
    -awesome coworkers
    -good music
    -amazing products

    Cons

    -repeating music
    -no clocks to see time
    -hard to get hours in slow seasons

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -pay sales associates more once they've been with the company for 5 months

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6. Beautiful campus, poor compensation/benefits.

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    Former Employee - Summer Intern in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Summer Intern in Philadelphia, PA

    I worked at Urban Outfitters

    Pros

    Great work life balance, fabulous campus, great food

    Cons

    Work was not very interesting, very siloed and cliquy workplace

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. OK

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Urban Outfitters

    Pros

    It is not a complicated job, I got to do lots of new things. I enjoyed helping costumers

    Cons

    There's no chance for growth and people are treated unequally

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    give workers same opportunities

  8. LOVE

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    Current Employee - Buying Intern in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Buying Intern in Philadelphia, PA

    I have been working at Urban Outfitters

    Pros

    Amazing company and amazing people

    Cons

    I have no cons for this company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. Career path can be very entrepreneurial but all teams are run on very lean staff making workload unmanageable at times.

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    Current Employee - Category Manager in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Category Manager in Philadelphia, PA

    I have been working at Urban Outfitters full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    entrepreneurial lending more opportunities and flexibility in growth

    Cons

    lean staff making workload unmanageable
    upper management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    more flexibility

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  10. Varies from location to location

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Urban Outfitters part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    I work at Anthropologie. The discount is great and you usually have a good work-life balance. The employees are all really friendly and the store atmosphere is great. It's really nice to work in such a beautiful store. I also helped open a store, which was a ton of fun.

    Cons

    I worked in two separate locations in two different states and they were completely different. The first store had girls working there that were catty and two-faced. Many of them moved to higher positions not because of experience but based on how much they flattered managers or how much managers liked them. I would be working hard during a shift, while they stood around and talked all day. Managers would give their favorites more hours than other people. Also, if it seemed like you weren't committed to only working at Anthro, they would give you less hours.

    I recently moved states and transferred to another store location. The people here are so much nicer and friendlier. Managers don't play favorites. I moved up to a higher, senior position very quickly, which considering I had already been working for the company two years should have happened much earlier. The only thing that doesn't change store to store is that the hours they give vary. I wish it was more consistent but I don't get as many hours as I need. That being said, I really enjoy working here overall.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. Sales Assosciate

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate
    Current Employee - Sales Associate

    I have been working at Urban Outfitters part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    the discount, 40% off urban, free people, and anthro
    flexible with hours as a part time job
    easy to get the hang of... minimal taining

    Cons

    cliquey management, shifts tend to be boring and slow. Hard to work your way up in the company because it is so large. not much room for creativity and your own styling input.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    provide growth opportunities for sales assosciates

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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