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Updated Aug 6, 2022

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Found 259 of over 266 reviews
3.1
50% Recommend to a Friend
70% Approve of CEO

Found 259 of over 266 reviews

3.1
50%
Recommend to a Friend
70%
Approve of CEO
AKIRA Owner Erikka Wang (no image)
Erikka Wang
127 Ratings

Top Review Highlights by Sentiment

Pros
  • "Great people to work with(in 12 reviews)
  • "I had nice coworkers, and my managers were like friends.(in 10 reviews)
  • "Creative freedom(in 7 reviews)
  • "Flexible in scheduling, comfortable work environment (if your a dog person you're in luck), staff is helpful towards each other, experience was fun.(in 6 reviews)
  • "Great staff and great connections you build with clients.(in 5 reviews)
Cons
  • "The District Managers do not engage with the employees in a beneficial manner that can build the company as a whole.(in 18 reviews)
  • "Low pay Overworked Too demanding(in 18 reviews)
  • "The management was unprofessional and childish(in 15 reviews)
  • "I had absolutely no training.(in 11 reviews)
  • "There is absoutely no work life balance they will write you up for literally any reason.(in 10 reviews)
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  1. 5.0
    Former Employee

    I loved my job I love fashion !

    Apr 20, 2022 - Akira Stylist 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Getting to help others look good in a nice friendly environment!

    Cons

    There are none at the moment but bay I had a problem with .

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  2. 5.0
    Current Employee, less than 1 year

    Love it

    Apr 20, 2022 - Sales Associate - Stylist in Columbia, MD
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    It’s fast paced and you meet wonderful people

    Cons

    It’s commission based so your money depends on your effort

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  3. 5.0
    Current Employee, less than 1 year

    AMAZING COMPANY

    Apr 14, 2022 - Store Manager 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    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.

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  4. 5.0
    Current Employee

    So much opportunity!

    Mar 14, 2022 - Manager 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Growth opportunities, freedom, fast-paced, have a say, good benefits, be yourself, sales focused

    Cons

    Long days, lots of hard work

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  5. 5.0
    Current Employee

    Love it

    Feb 10, 2022 - Manager in Chicago, IL
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Fast paced and super fun

    Cons

    Low pay starting out with little room for promotion

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  6. 5.0
    Current Employee

    Akira workspace

    Nov 6, 2021 - Cashier in Columbia, MD
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Great team members all nice, working there is pretty nice you have to move a lot

    Cons

    Honestly just be responsible for your actions the managers do not play, they will find something for you to do always

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  7. 5.0
    Former Employee

    none

    Oct 27, 2021 - Sales Associate in Downers Grove, IL
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Doing something I love to do.

    Cons

    A lot of rude customers.

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  8. 5.0
    Current Employee

    A Fun and Supportive Environment

    Oct 12, 2021 - AP Associate in Chicago, IL
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Akira is incredibly supportive of your personal and professional growth; they are willing to invest in your success. You are bound to make life-long friends while working there, which helps make the days fly by.

    Cons

    Can be very fast-paced, which might not be a great fit for everyone.

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  9. 5.0
    Current Employee, less than 1 year

    Great work environment

    Jul 14, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    All employees are collaborative and work well with one another. The work environment is very positive.

    Cons

    Not the best work space, however it is easy to work with colleagues.

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  10. 5.0
    Former Employee, less than 1 year

    Stylist

    Jul 13, 2021 - Stylist in Schick, IL
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    I loved the job so much

    Cons

    They showed favoritism towards employees

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AKIRA Reviews FAQs

AKIRA has an overall rating of 3.1 out of 5, based on over 266 reviews left anonymously by employees. 50% of employees would recommend working at AKIRA to a friend and 39% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has decreased by -1% over the last 12 months.

According to anonymously submitted Glassdoor reviews, AKIRA employees rate their compensation and benefits as 2.7 out of 5. Find out more about salaries and benefits at AKIRA. This rating has improved by 2% over the last 12 months.

50% of AKIRA employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated AKIRA 2.6 out of 5 for work life balance, 3.2 for culture and values and 2.6 for career opportunities.

According to reviews on Glassdoor, employees commonly mention the pros of working at AKIRA to be workplace, culture, coworkers and the cons to be career development, benefits, management.

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