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Helpful (1)

"Great for early career/ college students"

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Former Employee - Team Leader in Vienna, VA
Former Employee - Team Leader in Vienna, VA
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

I worked at Urban Outfitters part-time (More than 5 years)

Pros

The people at Urban are generally great people. Really fun, creative individuals and know how to get things done. The atmosphere is generally very open and hip; management hires like-minded individuals and embrace individuality, uniqueness and personality.

Cons

Turnover is extremely high and commitment to the job is very low. The hours are extraordinarily taxing-:closing shifts go into the wee hours of the night and they have recently implement overnight shifts. Performance appraisals aren't taken seriously due to turnover and the majority of the demographic of the population that work for UO. Pay is low as is employee morale/ satisfaction.

Advice to Management

Management at UO need to be enforcers of the rules but need to find a happy medium to ensure high employee morale. If you trust your employees and give them responsibilities and hold them accountable, you will see measurable results in your workforce.

Other Employee Reviews for Urban Outfitters

  1. Helpful (3)

    "Don't work here."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Urban Outfitters part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The only pro is the discount.

    Cons

    No one gets a raise here ever, everyoe works long hours. Sales Associates leave at midnight or later every night, sometimes 3am.

    Advice to Management

    Have a heart.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "To get a promotion, you need to have drinks with your managers"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Department Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Department Manager in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Urban Outfitters full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    You get to meet different people and make great friends. The health benefits are awesome and often times, the paid holiday or vacations are a plus too.

    Cons

    You get overworked. You will be working til 2 in the morning and at times, you will then have to be in for the following morning shift. Individuals often get promoted too quickly within the company and are often times incapable of running the department or store.

    Advice to Management

    Make sure you have proper management training.

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