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Anthro Reviews

Updated March 29, 2017
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Smart, Unique Employees; Micromanaging Managers"

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    Former Employee - Territory Sales Manager in Tualatin, OR
    Former Employee - Territory Sales Manager in Tualatin, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Anthro full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Anthro hires smart people. Lots of quirky personalities, some good quirky, some just plain odd. People stay a long time because the pay is slightly better than average and the benefits are good. Great desks! New management, Ergotron, is great!

    Cons

    Ugly, shabby offices. A few employees have power struggles and the instigators get away with it because they've worked there forever and ever. Makes lots of people miserable.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of people that don't work well on teams. Keep the people that have demonstrated an ability to support their coworkers. Also, trust your employees to do the jobs you hire them to do instead of micromanaging them.


  2. "Not every person who has a job has a TITLE idiot."

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

    Pros

    Nice people. Your five word minimum is moronic.

    Cons

    Poverty. The pay is so low that I live in my car. I am not the only homeless person working there.

    Advice to Management

    Stop thinking that people that didn't graduate from college are morons.

  3. "Really Friendly Place to Work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Anthro full-time

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, hard working team, and the company is located outside of Portland so it makes the commute easy. They also have a pretty fair rate of pay.

    Cons

    Since the acquisition, the company struggles with clear direction. Spends alot of time and resources on things that end up going nowhere.

    Advice to Management

    Be more decisive and selective in your decisions. You can't cover everything at once.


  4. "No advancement"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Anthro full-time

    Pros

    Manufacturing in house and can learn about processes first hand. Emplyees are very nice. 5 week vacation from start. Green concious. Shop is very cean.

    Cons

    No opportunities for advancement. Management is very bias towards certain empmoyees. Pay is not competitive. No room for expansion management does not allow employees to grow.

    Advice to Management

    Try to see the value in ALL of your employees. Dont be so favorable to certain emplmoyees. Treat all equally. Respect them so they can respect their job.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Not Recommended"

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    Former Employee - Graphic Designer in Tualatin, OR
    Former Employee - Graphic Designer in Tualatin, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Coworkers are friendly and down to earth.

    Cons

    Communication skills across upper management is very poor. Some of the mid-level managers clearly have some mental issues.

    Advice to Management

    Get professional training on interpersonal skills, communication and how to manage people.


  6. "Good company to work for"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I have been working at Anthro full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The people are great to work with, and everyone genuinely seems to care about each other.

    Cons

    Changes happen a lot and are not always well communicated. The new owning company management will make decisions that will be immediately contradicted on the next meeting.

    Advice to Management

    Keep the meetings to a minimum and ask for solutions from those on the floor.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Marketing"

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    Former Employee - Marketing in Tualatin, OR
    Former Employee - Marketing in Tualatin, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Anthro (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Some good people who value your input and help you succeed as part of a collaborative team.

    Cons

    Some not so good people who need mentorship and help honing leadership skills. Can be a meat grinder with high turn over for certain positions because of this reason.

    Advice to Management

    None - sold to Ergotron

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Don't work here."

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    Current Employee - Warehouse Worker in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Warehouse Worker in Portland, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Anthro full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Getting hired is really easy because they don't drug test or do interviews. If you want a bad job, you can get this one.
    When you go into Orientation, you get a cool pair of safety glasses for free.
    The bathrooms are clean.

    Cons

    This is a job that is constantly getting new temporary workers. Multiple times throughout the day, there are people coming in and out. They'll tell you it's "temp-to-hire", but they don't hire because then they have to give you benefits and raise your pay. Out of the 100+ people working in the warehouse, only about 10 had been there for longer than 3 months. To get hired is really easy, you basically walk in, you got it. A lot of people don't continue past the first day because it's not worth it. They'll tell you the hours are different from what they actually are because they want you to stay, and tell you it's not normally like this, but that's also a lie. It's 10 hour days, 6 days a week. They will move you every day into a new section, and expect you to be 100% perfect and make no mistakes, even if they just very quickly brush over the instructions and don't elaborate, or they don't speak English and you're still expected to know what they're saying. The workers talk way too much and don't get work done because they want to stay after and get overtime, but if one section is behind, everyone needs to stay. The workers don't waste time making friends or being nice to the new people, because they know you wont be there long enough for them to care. You don't get to request a section to be in, even if the section you're placed in is something you're not good at, and you're slowing everything down, because they want to stay longer. The pay is good, if you can get over waking up at 3:30 AM every day, and doing hard physical labor the whole day straight. You're also not allowed to be sick, because even if you ask the Shift Supervisor if you should keep working through the sickness, or go home, and she says go home and come back tomorrow, you'll get a call half an hour later telling you not to come in because of "attendance issues", because they likely got 5 new people that day anyway. All they want is the labor, you don't matter to them.

    Advice to Management

    Organize the way your warehouse works, the people there should not just be pawns that you treat like garbage, because there are 100 more where they came from. Understand that humans are humans and make mistakes, and need direction. Get people who speak English, or have someone who can translate, or instruction pages, because if this is a just-walk-in-and-you're-hired type of job, you can't be expected to know how to use all the new tools, or know how to do everything or read the tickets without being taught first. Your system is flawed.


  9. "Assistant home manager"

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    Current Employee - Assistant Home Manager in Oklahoma City, OK
    Current Employee - Assistant Home Manager in Oklahoma City, OK
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Anthro full-time

    Pros

    Appreciation days.
    Discount
    Environment and atmosphere

    Cons

    Customers
    Management staff work ethic
    Morning inventory, 5:30 am

    Advice to Management

    Do as you say, not say what you do.


  10. "Family oriented, below market wage, great product"

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    Current Employee - Inside Sales in Tualatin, OR
    Current Employee - Inside Sales in Tualatin, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Anthro full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    - They will not fire you, effort matters here. If your struggling they will try and help you success
    - 3 weeks off starting out
    - 4% retirement match
    - They are open to hiring everyone
    - Great family healthcare coverage
    - Product they sell is high quality product

    Cons

    - They do not develop their employees, a lot of employees have been doing the same job for a long time.
    - As the company makes more money, the result is more work. There is an overall feeling that someone is getting wealthier at the top
    - Their is very limited training after the first 4 weeks. Not recommended place for people wanting to perfect their skills
    - Company is moving in direction of removing commission for sales reps and account managers

    Advice to Management

    - Completely revamp Sales Structure and commission structure
    - Provide a work-from home option


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