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  1. "Good Employer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great company with a strong leadership team.

    Cons

    Did not do well in retail competition.


  2. "Sales Associate"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Corona, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Corona, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Anchor Blue part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Coworkers were nice, lifelong friends.

    Cons

    They dont care about you. Workers comp sucks. Hours suck. It was a horrible company no wonder they closed down.

  3. "Close corporate office suddenly."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Getting clothing discount was good.

    Cons

    Close corporate office without prior notice.


  4. "Happy I've moved on!"

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    Former Employee - Store Manager in Farmington, NM
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Farmington, NM
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Anchor Blue full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Had a bit of freedom to run my store as I wished without much micro managing. Conferences were fun, a big party.

    Cons

    Bad business decisions up top, work life balance suffered, bonus was difficult, staff was predominantly high school aged trouble makers.

    Advice to Management

    I think it may be too late for that. As a whole, I think retailers suffer by not investing enough on training and supporting their people.


  5. "Great Company to work with.Very warm kind hearted management."

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Valencia, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Valencia, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Anchor Blue full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great management and very polite staff to work with. Great flexible hours and good environment and good atmosphere to be around. All employees are relaxed and experienced to work with and learn from. Meetings every saturday to do better customer service and discuss red tag sales for the week.

    Cons

    They didnt budget well enough. Should of had more low priced sales and more networking advertisements to keep the company a float. Prices were too high for customers unless they had red tag sales which was once a month! They should of had red tag sales everyday and keep the money rolling in.

    Advice to Management

    Should of tried other options to do better sales and should of carried more stuff like electronics and cell phones and cell phone cases.


  6. "Great Company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good environment, good people to work with

    Cons

    The company went bankrupt so there are no more opportunities

    Advice to Management

    More one on one


  7. "Bankrupt For A Reason"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Had good product shipped to outlet stores when things were good financially.

    Cons

    Levi's product shipped to outlet stores was mostly damaged, stained, or worse and they expected customers to pay close to regular retail value for those products.

  8. "Fun work environment"

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Anchor Blue part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    All employees were very friendly and welcoming. Management was the same. I enjoyed going to work every day. Management recognized a job well done and rewarded accordingly.

    Cons

    Having to try on all of the jeans (including mens) was not fun.

    Advice to Management

    Thank you! Great experience.


  9. "great ride, gave me wings"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ontario, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ontario, CA
    Recommends

    Pros

    Allows and rewards creativity and new ways of doings things. Company has lots of history (Miller's Outpost) and plenty of respect for it's past.
    Employees are respected, leaders are the first to admit mistakes and learn from them. Fun culture in stores and home office.

    Cons

    Economic downturn crippled the company at a key turning point.
    Pay not very competitive.

    Advice to Management

    CEO (Tom Sands) is one of the most inspirational, forward thinking, creative, and personable leaders I have ever met. Unfortunately, some of the people he brought in from his former companies lacked most if not all of these qualities. His "right hands" did not behave in ways that were consistent with the culture he built. I don't think he was able to see that.


  10. "Great People work for this company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Corona, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Corona, CA
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The people that work for this company are amazing, everyone works well with each other. Employees are like a family.

    Cons

    benefit package used to be better.


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