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  1. 2.0
    Former Employee

    Lots of very unprofessional fun

    Sep 13, 2016 -  
    Recommend
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    Pros

    You will either love or hate your coworkers. It's never a boring day at Akira. If you are a people person, being a stylist will be perfect for you since your job is to greet each customer that walks into the store and be their best friend for the entirety of their visit. You get a 30% discount off of full-priced items and 10% off of sale items. Any position (stylist or tasker) is essentially an all-encompassing retail experience since they basically teach you to do everything if you've been there for long enough. Opportunities exist for moving up from tasker to stylist to displays to corporate.

    Cons

    If you have a loose personality, you will get along with everyone but if you're at all uptight, you will not like the people you work with AT ALL. The staff from corporate to in store management are all very immature and unprofessional. They gossip about each other and the customers 99% of the time and it's all about selling, selling, selling even if you have to shove it down their throats or give them a discount so they'll buy that extra item. Depending on where your store is located, you may receive more unpleasant customers than others but expect some of your clientele to be demanding low-class citizens.

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    AKIRA Response

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

  1. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    Love my job

    Nov 16, 2022 - Ops Manager in Beachwood, OH
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Great coworkers love that I can be myself here

    Cons

    No downside here for me love my job

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  2. 2.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    I Wouldn’t Go Back

    Oct 27, 2022 - In Store Manager 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    - Discount on purchases - The CEOs are really great, fun and loving people - Commission - Fun environment (dancing, singing, pranking, etc.) - There’s no dress code so you can wear whatever you want - Very fast paced most of the time so you will not be bored most of your shift - Get to meet new people - Current music plays in the stores - You get to pretty much play dress up all day, but you’re getting paid for it

    Cons

    - High school environment meaning there’s a lot of gossip, childishness, pettiness, talking about eachother and employees taking sides which divides the employees causing “cliques” - There’s WAY TOO MANY MANAGERS IN THE STORE. There can be a total of 8+ Managers (not even counting keyholders) which creates a management conflict because no one thinks the same which causes a lot if back and forth - You can’t have your own mind you pretty much have to be a yes man - People turn on you to save themselves a lot - Favoritism is a HUGE FACTOR - If you don’t sell you don’t really make any money because it is a commission company - If you are not a manager your hours aren’t guaranteed - High turnover. Way more than most companies (People are always quitting or getting fired) - I’ve seen more people leave the company who said they will never come back vs the ones who leave and actually loved the job - Managers are REQUIRED to work a MINIMUM of 45 hours a week on salary - No work life balance if you’re a manager

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