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"Very educational, very open place focused on creativity and growth"

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  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Intern in Philadelphia, PA
Former Employee - Intern in Philadelphia, PA
Recommends

Pros

Met with many different levels of employees and went on sponsored learning activities with interns. Great communication, wonderful working environment.

Cons

Interns are not paid. All women for the most part.

Advice to Management

More communication between direct boss and employee, great communication with head trickling down to lower employees.

Other Employee Reviews for Free People

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Decent summer job for a high school student, not a career."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Stanford, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Stanford, CA
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Fun clothes, hefy discount, regarded as a "cool" place to work by teens.

    Cons

    Pressured into spending much of paycheck on the merchandise. Too many associates hired, not enough hours.

    Advice to Management

    Have a better understanding of how to run a profitable business, more than just getting clothes off the rack.


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Not very rewarding unless you count the discount."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in McLean, VA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in McLean, VA
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    40% discount for Free People, Anthropologie, and Urban Outfitters. This is a perk as long as you don't have bills to pay, and your parents still give you an allowance.
    Co-workers are nice for the most part, and you might end up with some good friends.

    Cons

    You are pressured to work hard and be a top seller, but the pay is very low. You're better off in a commission-based job selling the same thing at a department store.
    Managers can be very patronizing and act like they have the most important job in the world.
    Gossip is a constant issue, but it mainly comes from the managers who talk behind the associates' backs.
    Managers also pick favorites. There is not much opportunity for advancement unless you are one of the favorites.
    Customers can be demanding and therefore annoying. The worst ones like to stay in the store forever long after closing.

    Advice to Management

    If you gossip or say something mean about almost everyone who works in the store, I assume you've talked behind my back as well.
    Just because you're in a slightly higher job position, it doesn't mean that you are more superior.


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