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AKIRA Employee Reviews about "work life balance"

Updated Oct 7, 2021

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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)
  • "Great staff and great connections you build with clients.(in 6 reviews)
  • "Friendly work environment, meet different departments of the job, advancement oppurtunities(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 17 reviews)
  • "The management was unprofessional and childish(in 14 reviews)
  • "There is no training whatsoever.(in 10 reviews)
  • "There is absoutely no work life balance they will write you up for literally any reason.(in 9 reviews)
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  1. 2.0
    Former Employee

    Akira

    Aug 15, 2022 - Area Manager 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    lots of self realizations can happen with this company you stay very busy culture is what you make it

    Cons

    little to no training, with high expectations. no work/life balance - and the owner is proud of that. communication is not mainstreamed in the slightest.

    2 people found this review helpful
  2. 4.0
    Current Employee, more than 3 years

    Working at AKIRA

    May 4, 2022 - Retail Store Manager 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    You can be authentically yourself. Fast paced work environment. Fashion forward. Open and honest communication from leadership and employees. Servant Leadership. Support from leadership. Travel.

    Cons

    Lack of work/life balance. Your work email is connected to your personal device so you always feel like you're working, even when your off. Long hours. Normal retail struggles.

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  3. 1.0
    Former Employee, less than 1 year

    Not worth it!

    Sep 10, 2021 - Store Manager in Baltimore, MD
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Making new connections with client.

    Cons

    -Pay does not match workload - Work life balance (absolutely none). - Favoritism and the company pride itself on it. - Literally every rule has a contradiction in a company with no handbook. - Horrible with training. - No Real HR! - Exploitation of the LGBT community.

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  4. 3.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    Revolving door of talents

    Aug 22, 2018 - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Meet some cool people. Great stepping stone for experience.

    Cons

    Unorganized. No work life balance. Sorority type culture. Poor compensation and benefits.

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    1 person found this review helpful

    AKIRA Response

    Hey ! I’m sorry that was your experience, please reach out to recruiting@shopakira.com with more details. Thanks for the feedback !

  5. 3.0
    Current Employee

    Great job if you don’t value work life balance

    Oct 21, 2020 - Store Manager in Chicago, IL
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Fast paced Sense of ownership Close relationship with owners Opportunities to try new things other than your given role

    Cons

    Long hours Can be a bully culture Low pay for high expectations No work life balance

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  6. 1.0
    Former Employee, less than 1 year

    Horrible company to work for.

    Feb 25, 2018 - Store Manager 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    40% discount, allowed to come to work under the influence, inappropriate workplace relationships are encouraged, and you can wear whatever you'd like to work.

    Cons

    Severely underpaid. Absolutely no work/life balance. Unable to ever get weekends off even during slower months. Required to work open-close with no breaks. Company invest very little money in marketing/advertising and expects the store to do it all. Everyone is very unprofessional. They treat people as if they're disposable. Required to travel for work meeting once a month without meal allowance and proper room and board.

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    1 person found this review helpful

    AKIRA Response

    Hey ! I’m sorry that was your experience, please reach out to recruiting@shopakira.com with more details. Thanks for the feedback !

  7. 1.0
    Former Employee, less than 1 year

    Run!

    Sep 2, 2021 - Store Manager 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Great salary, meet a lot of amazing people while selling and many great people in the company

    Cons

    Absolutely no work life balance! They are very disorganized and nobody trains you or gives you a straight answer on anything. They lied to everyone and told them exactly what they wanted to hear to get them hired, many people were unclear about their salary, job title, or even what their day to day expectations are.

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    2 people found this review helpful
  8. 3.0
    Former Employee

    Fashion Stylist-seasonal

    Aug 14, 2016 -  
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Some of the pros is that there is pretty good pay, it is $2/hr plus sales commission (make sure all of your customers know your name). My checks came to around $700. Management always pushes you to do your best and reach your sales goal for the day. They gave us a training packet where we learned how to style for different body types so that was nice. If you do good with sales then you will receive good hours which obviously leads to more money. It is extremely fast paced, the number one thing I learned is to run between clients that can really increase the amount you are able to sell. It is required that you dress fashionably to work which I actually really liked. Management was super fun and down to earth and they are there to help you in any way necessary with clients, so don't be afraid to ask for help when needed.

    Cons

    You absolutely cannot make any customer upset or there will be consequences, I feel this is so unrealistic especially in retail, you are always going to encounter a customer that you cannot satisfy. Working with 3-4 customers at a time can be tricky because you have to remember their names and the events they are going to etc. I also hated that we had to constantly talk in our microphones to update managers on our customers because we were already extremely busy plus it is distracting when you are working with a customer and they're in your ear like 'what's she saying?' We also always had to approach every single customer who walked in and try to get them into a room which was fine and most of the time you could but some customers genuinely were just looking around and did not want to be bothered so I feel like us nagging them kind of drove them out the door. There is hardly any work life balance. I could be working until 1am one night and have to work the morning shift the next day.

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    2 people found this review helpful
  9. 1.0
    Current Employee, less than 1 year

    WORST JOB EVER

    Jun 12, 2022 - Manager 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    - discount - Great clothes and styles are on point - location was great and easily accessible

    Cons

    - Upper management is extremely rude and unprofessional. They curse at you and continously criticize you. - There is absoutely no work life balance they will write you up for literally any reason. you are not allowed to take breaks or leave at your scheduled times - They harass you and say that this is a work place where you can talk or communicate but NOPE ITS NOT. - SHAINA IS A BULLY BEAWARE. - The company needs to have training on equality and harrassment. I have beenin retail over 19 years and this was by far the worst company i ever worked for

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    2 people found this review helpful
  10. 1.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    Not Safe

    Jan 14, 2022 - Returns Processor in Chicago, IL
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    OT available employee discount events friendly but fake not professional on any level

    Cons

    not being heard harassement over-worked no work/life balance pressure to meet numbers no raises

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    2 people found this review helpful
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