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How is management perceived at AKIRA?

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October 27, 2022

Pros

- Discount on purchases - The CEOs are really great, fun and loving people - Commission - Fun environment (dancing, singing, pranking, etc.) - There’s no dress code so you can wear whatever you want - Very fast paced most of the time so you will not be bored most of your shift - Get to meet new people - Current music plays in the stores - You get to pretty much play dress up all day, but you’re getting paid for it

Cons

- High school environment meaning there’s a lot of gossip, childishness, pettiness, talking about eachother and employees taking sides which divides the employees causing “cliques” - There’s WAY TOO MANY MANAGERS IN THE STORE. There can be a total of 8+ Managers (not even counting keyholders) which creates a management conflict because no one thinks the same which causes a lot if back and forth - You can’t have your own mind you pretty much have to be a yes man - People turn on you to save themselves a lot - Favoritism is a HUGE FACTOR - If you don’t sell you don’t really make any money because it is a commission company - If you are not a manager your hours aren’t guaranteed - High turnover. Way more than most companies (People are always quitting or getting fired) - I’ve seen more people leave the company who said they will never come back vs the ones who leave and actually loved the job - Managers are REQUIRED to work a MINIMUM of 45 hours a week on salary - No work life balance if you’re a manager

There can be a total of 8+ Managers (not even counting keyholders) which creates a management conflict because no one thinks the same which causes a lot if back and forth

October 27, 2022

Reviewed by: In Store Manager (Former 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)

August 24, 2021

Pros

-Decent hours -Wear whatever you want -Good insurance

Cons

-Poor management style -No manager support -Lacks structure -Manager took no escalations

Advice to Management

Care about your employees and listen to their concerns and don't be lazy. Have meetings and let employees share their thoughts.

No manager support

August 24, 2021

Reviewed by: Customer Service in Chicago, IL (Former Employee)

October 25, 2022

Pros

AKIRA has been fun and has definitely been a place where you create your own path. You show up for AKIRA and AKIRA will show up for you! I have enjoyed my tenure here, have experienced opportunity to grow, and have grown in my management career as well. Expect to work hard but have a lot of fun while you are doing it. But hey, its retail. What retail place do you not work hard?

Cons

Not necessarily a con, just a fact. It is a fairly newer company than some of those giant companies out there so if you are looking for a company with set SOPs, that isn't necessarily there in all aspects. The cool thing about this though is that you can bring your expertise and build that structure in your particular store and this could possibly be adopted at higher levels. Very open to ideas and working to new levels.

I have enjoyed my tenure here, have experienced opportunity to grow, and have grown in my management career as well.

October 25, 2022

Reviewed by: Store Manager (Current Employee)

June 30, 2022

Pros

Been sitting for an hour can't think of one.

Cons

Poor management, no pto, no paid holidays, employees smoke weed at work, discrimination, sweatshop, no "real" HR, favortism, unprofessional, high turnover rate, good workers not valued, (unless your of a certain race) fake management pretend to care will stab you in the back.

Advice to Management

No advice for management. That would be a waste of time. They have no one to hold them accountable to anything.

Poor management, no pto, no paid holidays, employees smoke weed at work, discrimination, sweatshop, no "real" HR, favortism, unprofessional, high turnover rate, good workers not valued, (unless your of a certain race) fake management pretend to care will stab you in the back.

June 30, 2022

Reviewed by: Warehouse Associate in Bolingbrook, IL (Current Employee)

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46 English reviews out of 46