Free People Reviews | Glassdoor

Free People Reviews

Updated June 15, 2018
409 reviews

Filter

Filter

Full-timePart-time

3.5
StarStarStarStarStar
Rating TrendsRating Trends
Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
(no image)
Meg Hayne
155 Ratings

409 Employee Reviews

Sort: PopularRatingDate

Pros
Cons
  • "upper management isn't truthful about that upfront" (in 38 reviews)

  • "Low pay but not much else I'd say was a con" (in 24 reviews)

More Pros and Cons

  1. "Account executive fp movement wholesale"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Executive Fp Movement
    Current Employee - Account Executive Fp Movement

    I have been working at Free People full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    selling fp movement product out in the field has been an amazing experience with the free people brand - I love working with our accounts and building the brand. I love my job and my coworkers in this wholesale division. Our manager Natalie has been amazing to work with. She is genuine and lives and breathes the brand.

    Cons

    There are none at this time

    Advice to Management

    More marketing to support the growth of this division - it’s amazing!


  2. "Best part-time job I have ever had"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Stylist in Columbus, OH
    Former Employee - Stylist in Columbus, OH
    Recommends

    I worked at Free People part-time

    Pros

    The company has such a laid back environment but also works hard. I have worked retail in the past and did not enjoy it, but I truly enjoyed working here and the girls I worked with. This has by far been my favorite part-time job.

    Cons

    No cons at this location

    Advice to Management

    None

  3. "Stylist"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Stylist in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Stylist in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Free People part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Creativity, discount, co-workers, pay is good where I work

    Cons

    None, just long hours


  4. "Best work place environment ever"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Free People full-time

    Pros

    Similar lifestyle and goals as (most) of the other full time employees

    Cons

    Tendency to hire flakey college girls


  5. "You will decide how you want job this to go"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Designer in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Assistant Designer in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits are very good. Beautiful offices. The office encourages work/life balance. all in all friendly people.

    Cons

    Disorganized office. Very messy. Tough to be noticed for your achievements depending on your role. There is alway so much work that there is little time to be creative.

    Advice to Management

    Spend more time integrating new employees into how the office works. Management should spend more time talking to all employees and not just the higher ups. Establishing methods for organization. Encourage designers to problem solve as a team.


  6. "Stylist"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Fun environment. Making friends while working. Doesn’t feel like “work”

    Cons

    Poor pay. Management is disconnected from lower level employees. Catty.


  7. "Senior Stylist"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    Pros

    Great people, amazing discount, good place to work overall.

    Cons

    The pay is pretty low.

  8. "Stylist"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Stylist in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Stylist in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Free People part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    You meet truly amazing people, if you're at the right location/with right upper management you'll find yourself surrounded by driven, like-minded individuals with a passion for Free People

    Cons

    Hours are truly hard to come by, at both locations I've worked at upper management tends to over-staff and not give hours to employees who've been there the longest/are most loyal

    Advice to Management

    Stop overstaffing!!!


  9. "Fun environment, great company values, sub-par pay"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Free People part-time

    Pros

    -Great environment
    -Management is encouraging and involved
    -Incredible discount

    Cons

    -There was little opportunity for growth and advancement within the company, and when you do get promoted, there's only MAYBE a $0.50 difference in pay. On top of that there is NO commission--which is ridiculous because some of the regular sales I made were >$1000 and my co-workers who slacked off and didn't work as hard made smaller sales, yet we made the exact same--TOTAL BS.

    Advice to Management

    Compensate your workers better with more opportunities for advancement and COMMISSION!! THE ITEMS YOU SELL ARE SO EXPENSIVE THERE'S NO REASON NOT TO MOTIVATE YOUR WORKERS FURTHER. They're working so hard and selling so much.


  10. "FP"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Free People part-time

    Pros

    Company culture, Discount, Working with wonderful people

    Cons

    Pay, little opportunity for raises


Showing 409 of 414 reviews
Reset Filters