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35 English questions out of 35

December 30, 2021

What are perks and other benefits like at AKIRA?

Pros

fun culture , upbeat music , that's it really

Cons

terrible benefits , low wages, low bonuses compared to other companies, you have to use your own car, no mileage reimbursement, they give you only $25 for cash. it was weeks to get reimbursed sometimes 2 weeks .

Advice to Management

pay your top tier talent or they will walk.

terrible benefits , low wages, low bonuses compared to other companies, you have to use your own car, no mileage reimbursement, they give you only $25 for cash.

December 30, 2021

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October 7, 2021

What is health insurance like at AKIRA?

Pros

Employee discount Fun co workers Healthcare benefits

Cons

Work/life balance Favoritism Pay (at least for my role) Lack of development

Advice to Management

Treat your keyholders better. You basically give them all the responsibilities of being a manager except for decent pay yet you have no problem "rewarding" the people who actually don't do anything and even STEAL from you.

Healthcare benefits

October 7, 2021

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September 4, 2021

Does AKIRA offer tuition reimbursement?

Pros

Lots of creative freedom, easy to learn a lot in a fast-paced retail environment.

Cons

Small company, not good benefits, low pay, does not invest much in visual.

Small company, not good benefits, low pay, does not invest much in visual.

September 4, 2021

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April 26, 2021

Does AKIRA offer unlimited time off?

Pros

Discount on merchandise that is already overpriced.

Cons

Horrible training. No organization. You are treated like property. If you work for Akira, you live for Akira. They make you believe you're one purpose in life is to make them money. They will keep you in the store late, past closing, and expect you to call people to make sales over the phone to make your days budget. Your job is threatened and held over you if you don't do what they ask. The entire company culture is a cult. Monthly unpaid, meetings in their warehouse, which for some is a good 2-4 hours away, and you're expected to be there on time at 7am. Again, they don't pay you for those hours, or reimburse you for the travel. Its a toxic environment, with greedy owners and delusional DM's. They all play favorites, and allow employees to steal and cheat from them, as long as they are making sales. The entire dynamic of this company is like a middle school playground. I can't say a single positive thing that I've learned from working there, other than it showed me how much better life could be out of retail, and that you should never let a company take advantage of you like they do.

Advice to Management

Sell the company.

4 hours away, and you're expected to be there on time at 7am.

April 26, 2021

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January 26, 2022

What is the retirement plan like at AKIRA?

Pros

AKIRA has a unique workplace atmosphere that is dog friendly, has hundreds of clothing samples in the office and an overall cohesive work atmosphere. There is no dress code in the office which is great especially if you use public transportation everyday! The company is continuously growing - lots of growth opportunities

Cons

401K benefits could be better

401K benefits could be better

January 26, 2022

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35 English questions out of 35