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6 English questions out of 6

June 7, 2021

What is a typical working day like at AKIRA?

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.

No rotating Saturdays, you work every Saturday unless requested off.

June 7, 2021

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April 28, 2021

What is the work environment like at AKIRA?

Pros

Friendly work environment, meet different departments of the job, advancement oppurtunities

Cons

Disorganized, low pay, some managerial issues

Friendly work environment, meet different departments of the job, advancement oppurtunities

April 28, 2021

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April 28, 2021

How do employees feel about working conditions at AKIRA?

Pros

Friendly work environment, meet different departments of the job, advancement oppurtunities

Cons

Disorganized, low pay, some managerial issues

Friendly work environment, meet different departments of the job, advancement oppurtunities

April 28, 2021

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June 16, 2022

What are working conditions like at AKIRA?

Pros

Dog friendly office People are nice

Cons

Salary is below average Office surround area is not that safe although it has own parking lot

Advice to Management

Improve the salary please!

Office surround area is not that safe although it has own parking lot

June 16, 2022

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April 14, 2022

What is typically worn or allowed to be worn at work at AKIRA?

Pros

Not corporate, lots of feedback, competitive pay, communication, no dress code, higher management works on the floor with you which is amazing, so many opportunities to move up in the company, paid meetings in Chicago (including hotel and mileage) and great music!!

Cons

9 hour shifts and only 30min breaks. I don’t have many cons.

Not corporate, lots of feedback, competitive pay, communication, no dress code, higher management works on the floor with you which is amazing, so many opportunities to move up in the company, paid meetings in Chicago (including hotel and mileage) and great music!!

April 14, 2022

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6 English questions out of 6