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AKIRA has a positive Business Outlook of 36%.

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How is management perceived at AKIRA?

36 English reviews out of 36

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March 15, 2021

Pros

I believe the people you meet you there coworkers/clients is what helps make the job fun and worthwhile even thought the pay and foot traffic but not be the best

Cons

management is highly persistent when it comes to selling like its obvious numbers have to made but it becomes too much and too forced to the point it makes customers and employee(s) feels uncomfortable

Advice to Management

Train people on selling skills etc, most of the time its someone first job or they do want to learn but are not given the training or resources

management is highly persistent when it comes to selling like its obvious numbers have to made but it becomes too much and too forced to the point it makes customers and employee(s) feels uncomfortable

March 15, 2021

Reviewed by: Sales Associate in Chicago, IL (Former Employee)

October 5, 2021

Pros

Fun music, vibrant atmosphere,, mostly friendly coworkers, and cute clothes

Cons

Extremely fast paced work, low wage, short breaks, and strict management

Extremely fast paced work, low wage, short breaks, and strict management

October 5, 2021

Reviewed by: Retail Sales Associate in Paramus, NJ (Current Employee)

June 7, 2021

Pros

Very hardworking and close knit staff. Inclusion and diversity. Nice coworkers, no dress code, fun music, beautiful selection of merchandise. Praises team for accomplishing goals daily, monthly, etc. Large staff allows room for growth. Great networking opportunities. Customers become clients or even friends. Can maximize every paycheck with commission and monthly bonuses due to high traffic and sales volume. Celebs shop there sometimes. Managers are always strategizing on how to improve.

Cons

Little organization or structure, though not at fault of the team. They are doing the best they can with the resources provided and manage to keep a great attitude. Severely understaffed store and overworked employees across the board. No rotating Saturdays, you work every Saturday unless requested off. Seems as though the money being made came into this location very fast and no one was prepared. This role is task focused even though you are expected a certain amount of sales each month (very hard to balance), not the role for managers with a more operations or visual focused background, that is a completely different department with this company. If that is your interest inquire about every position available during the interview process! It was not clearly communicated to me upfront that my role was solely that of a selling manager, as my background is more broad. I believe this was due to the management setup being similar to that of a department/big box store where as I come from a more boutique like environment. I’m sure it was assumed that I was aware. I have 10 years of retail experience, 5 of those years in management and felt like a brand new associate working for this company. So many managers made it difficult to show my true skill set. I really wanted to like this job, the people there genuinely want their people to be successful and have fun but are struggling to build a solid staff. If you thrive off of an extremely high paced, hectic environment you’ll love it, not so much of you need a bit more control over your environment day to day.

Advice to Management

Set your high volume store teams up for success. Giving your managers freedom to set up their own structure is amazing, but allocate hours properly to do so. Managers should not have to choose between stepping off of the floor during the busiest times of the day (for paperwork, recruiting, etc) and customer servicing. Could be more balanced. Streamline the channel of communication. Texts, emails, and a separate app for communicating essentially all of the same information seems unnecessary and time consuming. Put your new managers on a strict training schedule, don’t wait until a month in to start training them. Audit/purge paperwork monthly, quarterly, yearly.

This role is task focused even though you are expected a certain amount of sales each month (very hard to balance), not the role for managers with a more operations or visual focused background, that is a completely different department with this company.

June 7, 2021

Reviewed by: Assistant Manager (Former Employee)

June 20, 2021

Pros

laidback work environment and parties from time to time

Cons

No communication or management support. Manger will not take escalations nor do they care about their team.

Advice to Management

Show the data for self improvement. Show staff support by handling escalations. Have weekly meetings about ways to improve.

No communication or management support.

June 20, 2021

Reviewed by: Customer Service Representative (Current Employee)

August 28, 2022

Pros

Supportive and flexible management, high energy positive environment

Cons

I am not getting paid even half of what I need to pay my bills.

Advice to Management

Management is great, but corporate doesn’t provide reasonable compensation (or break time, or a break room).

Supportive and flexible management, high energy positive environment

August 28, 2022

Reviewed by: Cashier in Atlanta, GA (Current Employee)

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36 English reviews out of 36