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J. Crew Reviews

Updated February 24, 2017
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  • On call shifts frequently during the week (in 75 reviews)

  • Since it was a sales associate job, the hours definitely weren't the best (in 61 reviews)

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  1. "Busy store"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Leesburg, VA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Leesburg, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at J. Crew part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    flexible availability, promotions, good pay, pleasant employees

    Cons

    busy, tiring, early hours for shipment


  2. "Best Retail Company To Work For"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at J. Crew full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    -great discount
    -flexible schedule
    -lots of contests to win free items
    -benefits are reasonable
    -company is invested in its employees and want them to grow
    -very high pay
    -great work/life balance

    Cons

    -work nights and weekends
    -turnover for management is low, so there doesn't seem to be a lot of room for growth
    -hourly management cannot go into overtime at all meaning busy weeks can get very stressful trying to get everything done

    Advice to Management

    allow for hourly management to get some overtime... sometimes, 40 hours a week just isn't enough time to get everything done.


  3. "Support/Stylist Review"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Support in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Support in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at J. Crew part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    great environment, flexible, great management

    Cons

    fluctuating hours, normal retail complaints


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  5. "Stylist"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at J. Crew part-time

    Pros

    Work environment is great as well as the benefits.

    Cons

    Hours aren't steady, because retail jobs can fluctuate depending on season.


  6. "Sales"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at J. Crew (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Nice managers. Okay hours.

    Cons

    Poor pay. Not enough hours scheduled.


  7. "Awesome Company with Operations Management Needs"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at J. Crew part-time

    Pros

    Very stylish, positive atmostphere. Great discount, easy to get time off.

    Cons

    No real incentive to try harder because promotions are non-existent and employees are viewed as replaceable.

    Advice to Management

    Incentivize selling performance, get rid of employees who constantly call out


  8. "Great company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at J. Crew full-time

    Pros

    Great people great company

    Cons

    None while I was there


  9. "JCrew Sales Associate"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in New Orleans, LA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in New Orleans, LA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at J. Crew (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good group of people to work with.
    Must be a fast paced worker.
    Good with people.

    Cons

    Long Hours on your feet
    Sometimes 4 hours shifts


  10. "Great part time job in college"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at J. Crew part-time

    Pros

    The discounts on merchandise is decent, and the company has a good foundation. The store is organized and the clientele is great.

    Cons

    As a part time employee and full time college student, they are not very conducive to time off.


  11. "Merchandising Coordinator"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Merchandising Coordinator in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Merchandising Coordinator in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at J. Crew full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Opportunities to move from one department to another. Very friendly coworkers. Summer Fridays. 5 weeks vacation as soon as you start. Week between Christmas and New years off. Great benefits and perks.

    Cons

    Hire more from outside rather than within the company.



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