Mission: Our goal is to make shopping fun, effortless and empowering for busy women on the go. We believe that if you feel confident in how you look, it affects your life in positive ways. From leading a meeting to laughing with loved ones, confidence has a way of boosting everything and ...
Highest Rated CEOs: 2017 (#100)
Today we take the next step in our journey! Thank you to all those who believed in us and supported us over the years—we couldn’t have done it without you!
We are only a little bit excited to win the 2017 Workplace Communication Award and be named a top employer in the Lehigh Valley by the Morning Call! #nochill #stitchfixproud http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vQuhV
Stitch Fix was founded in 2011 by Katrina Lake. After consulting for retailers and having a fashionable sister as her personal stylist, she dreamed up the idea while attending Harvard Business School. Katrina believed a new retail concept could help busy women discover and explore their personal style, and make it easy to find figure-flattering clothing. Inspired to help women look and feel their best, she shipped the very first Stitch Fix packages out of her apartment on 41 Hawthorn Street in Cambridge, MA.
The secret to Stitch Fix’s success has been a balance of art and science. Our personal stylists are armed with the best tools and technology to help them hand-select clothing and accessories that fit your lifestyle and body shape. Some of the pieces we recommend come from tiny jewelry vendors in San Francisco, others from the same vendors you’d find at larger department stores; and some are exclusive to Stitch Fix, designed based on knowledge from our clients. What’s more, we’re able to use your feedback to create a more customized and delightful retail experience with every single delivery. It’s like a trusted friend shopping for you – without the hassles of a mall.
So ‘Why Stitch Fix?’: In addition to all of our wonderful benefits and perks, no matter what department you work within Stitch Fix, everyone makes an impact on improving our service that helps our clients be their best selves.
We are a team of bright, kind, goal-oriented individuals who care deeply about achieving the exceptional. We know our individual strengths, but believe that we are strongest together. Our company is transforming the retail experience as we know it, and we are as dedicated to our people as we are to our clients.
Our mission is to inspire our people to be their best selves. We strive to generate a culture that is authentic and flexible through the embodiment of our core values:
We have a feedback driven culture, where feedback is given in real time, with real thought. Feedback to us is a capability essential to achieving our client and people mission. It is what we value, expect, and reward.
Being on the Engineering team at Stitch Fix means partnering closely with teams across all of Stitch Fix on projects and building products that help impact each part of our business. Conversations with our business partners don’t start with a solution, they start with asking what is the problem we’re trying to solve?
Our engineers have built unique, innovative software for merchandising, warehouse and inventory management, remote styling, and logistics. They like to move quickly and ship lots of code, but in a considered way. Stitch Fix engineers believe in using whatever tools, processes, and products are pragmatic and get the job done.
Our engineers believe that they are only scratching the surface of our opportunity, and we’re looking for incredible people to contribute!
View Stitch Fix Engineering opportunities.
Stylists are the heartbeat of Stitch Fix. Our Stylists are a close-knit community who work remotely part-time. They love the flexibility to set a work schedule that fits into their daily lifestyle.
As employees of Stitch Fix, our Stylists stay connected to their talented team through ongoing education and training, social and company-sponsored events. So while they may work remotely, Stylists are immersed in a community of friends and like-minded colleagues. Check out our Stitch Fix Styling opportunities here.
Hear from some of our Stylists on what they love most about working at Stitch Fix!
I have been working at Stitch Fix full-time (More than a year)
You couldn't ask for better coworkers than our team. People are smart, friendly, interesting, not overly stressed out. There's a lot of knowledge sharing and a healthy amount of joking around. There's also a lot of freedom to work on problems that interest you, and to have significant control over the direction of your projects. It's pretty easy to have big business impact. I've been here quite a while and am still having a good time.
There are also general perks like 4 month paid maternity and paternity leave, unlimited vacation, and not overly long hours.
There are times when it's a little too corporate-y. But I think that's a little inevitable at our size, and I think management is really well-intentioned and tries hard to make the company a positive place to work (and succeeds, for the most part).
Advice to Management
I think there could be somewhat better management and organization of people in different parts of the business. All the interconnections can feel a little overwhelming and wild west at times. But on the bright side, I think it happens because of how many cool projects we do.
I applied online. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at Stitch Fix (Minneapolis, MN).
I applied in November of 2017 and received an email inviting me to interview in early December about 2 weeks later. I needed to reschedule my original interview date the day of due to an unforeseen circumstance. I received a new invite to interview a week or so later and scheduled my interview for early January 2018. I was asked to prepare a style board on Pinterest for a sample client that included 5 pieces (4 of which were clothing). I also was asked to bring a lap top to my interview to use to present my Pinterest board. I arrived about 30 min early to my interview- mostly because I wasn't sure how long it would take to find parking and get to the interview location. The Lead Stylist brought to the interview space about 10 min before my scheduled time and I was asked to sign a confidentiality agreement due to the possibility that they would disclose proprietary information. They also asked me to write a short note for the client that I styled. We then moved into a separate conference room and started the interview. It was very casual and really was more of a conversation than an actual interview. They asked me 4-5 questions and then they asked me to explain how I would style three pieces that they had hanging. Finally, they asked me to present my Pinterest board and note for the client. I was able to explain my rationale to why I picked each piece. They gave me feedback about my board and note, which was helpful. The final question was if there was anything I wanted to make sure that they knew about me, which is a favorite question when I interview in my full time life. I used the time to recap why I would be a good fit and emphasized that I would love the opportunity to be on the styling team.