Compare J. Crew vs Madewell BETA

See how working at J. Crew 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 J. Crew vs. Madewell. Learn more about each company and apply to jobs near you.
J. Crew company icon

J. Crew

Madewell company icon

Madewell

Employee Ratings

  • Madewell scored higher in 8 areas: Overall Rating, Career Opportunities, Compensation & Benefits, Work-life balance, Senior Management, Culture & Values, % Recommend to a friend and Positive Business Outlook.
  • Both tied in 1 area: CEO Approval.
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.8
(based on 2652 reviews)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
4.2
(based on 733 reviews)
Madewell employees rated their Overall Rating 0.4 higher than J. Crew employees rated theirs.
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
3.1
Career Opportunities
3.4
Madewell employees rated their Career Opportunities 0.3 higher than J. Crew employees rated theirs.
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
3.2
Compensation & Benefits
3.5
Madewell employees rated their Compensation & Benefits 0.3 higher than J. Crew employees rated theirs.
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
3.6
Work-life balance
4.2
Madewell employees rated their Work-life balance 0.6 higher than J. Crew employees rated theirs.
Senior Management
Senior Management
3.2
Senior Management
3.9
Madewell employees rated their Senior Management 0.7 higher than J. Crew employees rated theirs.
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
3.7
Culture & Values
4.2
Madewell employees rated their Culture & Values 0.5 higher than J. Crew employees rated theirs.
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
J. Crew Ceo Jan Singer
89%
89%Jan Singer
CEO Approval
Madewell Ceo Millard Drexler
89%
89%Millard Drexler
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
73%
% Recommend to a friend
83%
Madewell employees rated their % Recommend to a friend 10% higher than J. Crew employees rated theirs.
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
28%
Positive Business Outlook
62%
Madewell employees rated their Positive Business Outlook 34% higher than J. Crew employees rated theirs.

Salaries

Of the top 3 common jobs between the two companies, Madewell salaries averaged $0 higher than J. Crew.
Salaries for similar jobs
Salaries for similar jobs
Sales Associate651 Salaries
$11/hr
Retail Sales Associate179 Salaries
$11/hr
Stylist106 Salaries
$12/hr
Salaries for similar jobs
Sales Associate312 Salaries
$12/hr
Retail Sales Associate63 Salaries
$11/hr
Stylist40 Salaries
$12/hr

What Employees Say

  • J. Crew had 136 more reviews than Madewell that mentioned "Great discount" as a Pro.
  • J. Crew had 58 more reviews than Madewell that mentioned "Part time" as a Con.
Pros
Pros
"Great discount"(in 289 reviews)
"Employee discount"(in 273 reviews)
Pros
"Great discount"(in 153 reviews)
"Work environment"(in 76 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Part time"(in 95 reviews)
"Call shifts"(in 80 reviews)
Cons
"Part time"(in 37 reviews)
"Low pay"(in 22 reviews)
Featured Review

Former Employee - Sales Associate

I worked at J. Crew part-time for less than a year

Pros

- Enjoyable work environment - Friendly coworkers - Management is approachable and willing to work with your availability - Merchandise discount is generous - Fair pay - Part time employees... eligible for 401K after one year of employment - Paid weekly - Direct deposit available - Weekly schedule can be viewed, and shifts can be swapped, online/on an app

Cons

- Hours can depend on how much revenue the store is bringing in, so you may be asked to leave early or your shift may be taken off the schedule - Part time associates are only scheduled up to 28... hours per week

Advice to Management

Keep hiring great people!

"Great Place"Aug 10, 2020

Former Employee - Sales Associate

I worked at Madewell part-time

Pros

I enjoyed working at Madewell. I feel like the company cared for its employees.

Cons

Retail always has cons that involve rude customers

Job Postings

J. Crew has 2,033 more recently posted open jobs than Madewell.