Compare Free People vs Madewell BETA

See how working at Free People vs. Madewell compares on a variety of workplace factors. By comparing employers on employee ratings, salaries, reviews, pros/cons, job openings and more, you'll feel one step ahead of the rest. All salaries and reviews are posted by employees working at Free People vs. Madewell. Learn more about each company and apply to jobs near you.
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Free People

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Madewell

Employee Ratings

  • Free People scored higher in 1 area: CEO Approval.
  • Madewell scored higher in 7 areas: Overall Rating, Career Opportunities, Compensation & Benefits, Work-life balance, Senior Management, Culture & Values and % Recommend to a friend.
  • Both tied in 1 area: Positive Business Outlook.
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.9
(based on 818 reviews)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
4.2
(based on 1014 reviews)
Madewell employees rated their Overall Rating 0.3 higher than Free People employees rated theirs.
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
3.4
Career Opportunities
3.5
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
3.2
Compensation & Benefits
3.5
Madewell employees rated their Compensation & Benefits 0.3 higher than Free People employees rated theirs.
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
3.8
Work-life balance
4.2
Madewell employees rated their Work-life balance 0.4 higher than Free People employees rated theirs.
Senior Management
Senior Management
3.6
Senior Management
4.0
Madewell employees rated their Senior Management 0.4 higher than Free People employees rated theirs.
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
3.8
Culture & Values
4.3
Madewell employees rated their Culture & Values 0.5 higher than Free People employees rated theirs.
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
Free People Ceo Meg Hayne
81%
81%Meg Hayne
Free People employees rated their CEO Approval 14% higher than Madewell employees rated theirs.
CEO Approval
Madewell Ceo Libby Wadle
67%
67%Libby Wadle
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
79%
% Recommend to a friend
84%
Madewell employees rated their % Recommend to a friend 5% higher than Free People employees rated theirs.
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
57%
Positive Business Outlook
57%

Salaries

Of the top 3 common jobs between the two companies, Free People salaries averaged $18,145 higher than Madewell.
Salaries for similar jobs
Salaries for similar jobs
Sales Associate60 Salaries
$11/hr
Stylist233 Salaries
$11/hr
Store Manager58 Salaries
$54,449/yr
Salaries for similar jobs
Sales Associate487 Salaries
$13/hr
Stylist47 Salaries
$12/hr
Retail Sales Associate106 Salaries
$12/hr

What Employees Say

  • Madewell had 55 more reviews than Free People that mentioned "Great discount" as a Pro.
  • Madewell had 33 more reviews than Free People that mentioned "Work environment" as a Pro.
  • Free People had 15 more reviews than Madewell that mentioned "Low pay" as a Con.
Pros
Pros
"Great discount"(in 116 reviews)
"Work environment"(in 60 reviews)
Pros
"Great discount"(in 171 reviews)
"Work environment"(in 93 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Upper management"(in 52 reviews)
"Low pay"(in 41 reviews)
Cons
"Part time"(in 43 reviews)
"Low pay"(in 26 reviews)
Featured Review
"Great Company"May 5, 2021

Former Employee - Stylist

I worked at Free People part-time for more than a year

Pros

Effective training, friendly management, great atmosphere

Cons

Can be stressful during holiday season

"Love it!"May 12, 2021

Current Employee - Sales Associate

I have been working at Madewell part-time

Pros

Fun environment with opportunities for growth.

Cons

None that I can think of.

Job Postings

Madewell has 36 more recently posted open jobs than Free People.