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Altar'd State Reviews

Updated Jul 16, 2019

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Altar'd State CEO Aaron Walters
Aaron Walters
276 Ratings
Pros
  • "The culture of give back is also amazing(in 81 reviews)

  • "(in 32 reviews)

Cons
  • "There is a tough work/life balance(in 51 reviews)

  • "If you’re not in a click they don’t like you and don’t listen to you or pay attention to upper management(in 35 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    "Store Manager - Wilmington NC"

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    Current Employee - Store Manager in Wilmington, NC
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Altar'd State full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Altar’d State is one of the best and most passionate retail brands I’ve ever worked for! I started working for the brand back in 2016 and over the past couple of years, the company has grown more than anyone could imagine. The brand values all opinions of employees, all the way down to a brand representative level. I started as a Visual Assistant Leader and came from a very coroporate brand. AS really opened my eyes to...

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    Cons

    There aren’t many! Like any other retailer there are always struggles and frictions and that comes with learning and growing, not only within each store but as a brand. I have found that if you aren’t passionate about growth and dedicated to a bigger cause AS isn’t always the right fit. But if you have that passion, this brand is the right brand to work for.

    Altar'd State2018-11-08

    Altar'd State Response

    November 9, 2018SVP, Chief People Officer

    Thank you so much for your recent post. Its through passionate leader like you that we are able to stand out for good. always. We loved reading about your journey with Altar'd State and we are so proud at all that you have achieved to date and will accomplish in the years to come. ...

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  2. "If you want to leave work every day knowing you had an impact on someone's life... WORK HERE"

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    Current Employee - Corporate Employee in Knoxville, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Altar'd State full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Let me preface by saying this: There are two types of retail employees in this world- the ones who purchase the "break and bake" cookie dough when they want cookies, or the ones who make their cookies with love, effort, and care using scratch ingredients. Before I started my career with Altar'D State, I had spent nine years in retail working for companies who didn't trust me to run a business. They knew what was best....

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    Cons

    Cons for any position within any company are a matter of perspective. There are always processes and operations that an organization can improve upon, just as there are always areas of opportunity within each individual person who comprises said company. Altar'D State, unlike any other retailer I have worked for in 14 years, is a company that recognizes they aren't perfect, and continually looks for and proactively takes...

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    Altar'd State2019-07-16
  3. "Great Place to Work!"

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      Former Employee - Sales Associate 

      I worked at Altar'd State part-time

      Pros

      Nice Co Workers Good Enviornment

      Cons

      Managemt was a bit iffy

      Altar'd State2019-07-17
    • "Amazing Company"

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      Current Employee - Buyer in Maryville, TN
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Altar'd State full-time for more than 8 years

      Pros

      Giving back and making the world a better place are truly at the core of Altar’d State’s values. On top of that, our CEO cares deeply about the people that work for him and both their personal and professional growth. Employees are expected to be the best of the best, which is a very challenging and rewarding environment to work in. The people at Altar’d State all share in the same mission and really do feel like a family.

      Cons

      There are growing pains when working for a rapidly growing, young company but management consistently listens to employees and works to reduce friction.

      Advice to Management

      Continue doing what you are doing!

      Altar'd State2019-07-15
    • "So rewarding"

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      Current Employee - Store Leader 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Altar'd State full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      The owners truly know me and want to see me grow. Everyone is very supportive to one another. Freedom to really run your own business

      Cons

      Not many..maybe the 2 hour closes but to be honest the store is so big, it’s needed

      Altar'd State2019-07-15
    • "Great place to work"

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      Current Employee - Buyer in Maryville, TN
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Altar'd State full-time for more than 8 years

      Pros

      Missions. Work family. Creativity

      Cons

      Hard work, but very rewarding.

      Altar'd State2019-07-14
    • "Thank you Altar’d State! Best give back company!"

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      Current Employee - District Manager in Denver, CO
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Altar'd State full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      Talented People, beautiful store design and best real estate, open to feedback, product on point, creatives dream job, long term growth plan, pto.

      Cons

      Nothing keep doing what we are doing!!!

      Advice to Management

      Continue to keep growth deliberate and intentional like we are. Thank you Aaron!

      Altar'd State2019-07-07
    • "Great place to work!"

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      Current Employee - Guest Lead in Brookfield, WI
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Altar'd State part-time for less than a year

      Pros

      Amazing people to work with. Positive atmosphere. Encouraging leadership.

      Cons

      Only con for me is that you’re on your feet all day like most retail companies.

      Altar'd State2019-07-06
    • "Great Place To Work"

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      Current Employee - Home Office Employee in Maryville, TN
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I have been working at Altar'd State full-time for more than 3 years

      Pros

      Great associate discounts on merchandise, company truly cares about the associates, demonstrates the upside down pyramid, new and exciting benefits, competitive pay, always trying to get better in every department, Give Back is the Best!

      Cons

      Not really a con, but you must be willing to work hard and give 100% at all times.

      Advice to Management

      Keep up the great work!

      Altar'd State2019-07-07
    • "Different than other companies"

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      Current Employee - District Visual Leader 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Altar'd State full-time for less than a year

      Pros

      Leadership from top down are very receptive to feedback/new ideas and often make positive changes based on this feedback, leadership is easily approachable, people centric, company consistently gives back to the community and makes large financial impacts to 501c3 organizations, gives paid time for employees to volunteer to an organization of choice each month, unique benefits, freedom to make decisions that work best...

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      Cons

      Travel schedule for district leaders can be heavy at times based on market location

      Advice to Management

      Continue listening to your people and making positive changes, do not lose sight of your goal to give back and make consistent positive impacts on the world

      Altar'd State2019-07-06
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