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Madewell Employee Reviews about "low pay"

Updated Jan 14, 2021

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Madewell CEO Libby Wadle
Libby Wadle
22 Ratings
Pros
  • "Great discount, usually approved time off requests(in 171 reviews)

  • "Co-workers are very friendly making the work environment fun(in 93 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Not so great for part time hours(in 43 reviews)

  • "Low pay, Sometimes couldn't get enough hours(in 26 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Former Employee

      Sales Associate

      Oct 16, 2016 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      great experience in selling clothing, positively competitive environment that is motivating, the discount is amazing

      Cons

      very low pay and having to be "on-call"

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    2. 3.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      It was alright

      Jan 4, 2021 - Sales Associate in Tysons Corner, VA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good discount on clothes You get like 5 clothes off a month for 60% off

      Cons

      Low pay Too much work for the low pay The store got cluttered fast and it gets exhausting Some managers were stuck up

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    3. 4.0
      Former Employee

      Flexible and Caring

      Jan 14, 2021 - Part Time Sales Associate 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Flexible Hours, Understanding of School Schedule

      Cons

      Low pay, Sometimes couldn't get enough hours

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    4. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Cares less and less about associates every year

      Jun 24, 2020 - Sales Support Associate 
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
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      Pros

      Decent discount; used to be much better, but the program got restructured and now we've lost half the benefits and customers get the same or better discounts than associates. Generally a good group of girls to work with Open Talk hotline

      Cons

      Low pay (minimum wage) Doesn't stand up for associates Uneven distribution of hours due to favoritism Hiring practices for in-store management are clearly prejudiced

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    5. 2.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Working at Corporate

      Feb 19, 2020 - Production Assistant in Long Island City, NY
      Recommend
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      Pros

      -flexibility working from home -bring your dog to work friday -22 days of PTO

      Cons

      Honestly, the cons outweigh the pros TREMENDOUSLY. -extremely low pay. Working in fashion is already an industry that does not pay well but here at Madewell, it is shameful. While i was there a request for a raise had been made 4 times within a year and still never received a clear answer or direction on when that would happen. -Upper management is not held accountable for structural failure. -there is serious favortism in this company, very caddy-like environment -you are expected to work long hours yet are reprimanded when managers ask why you are working so late as an assistant -there is a huge disconnect between merchandisers and production. Production is expected to answer all emails immediately when merchandisers will go weeks without proper response or updates Overall, an unpleasant work environment masked by "cute decorations" and "lifting women up" marketing. Hardly being lifted up by

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    6. 4.0
      Former Employee

      Better than most retail gigs

      Sep 23, 2020 - Sales Associate 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great discount Flexible hours Good managers Good work environment Easy job

      Cons

      Low pay Not a lot of hours

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    7. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Pretty good

      Sep 17, 2020 - Sales Associate in Carlsbad, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      big discount on clothing, flexible hours, easy

      Cons

      drama/gossip, low pay somewhat poor management

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    8. 4.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Fun Place to Work

      Jul 7, 2020 - Sales Associate in Santa Monica, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great discount- 40% off everything and 6 items at 60% off per month

      Cons

      Very low pay rise, not much opportunity to rise up within company.

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    9. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Nice place to work if you can afford it.

      Mar 2, 2020 - Assistant Production Manager in Long Island City, NY
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good work-life balance and relaxed company culture.

      Cons

      Low pay relative to other employers in the industry. Opportunities for financial growth are limited.

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    10. 3.0
      Former Employee

      hit or miss

      Nov 18, 2019 - Visual Associate 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      there is a good discount

      Cons

      low pay, a lot of expectations, favoritism in workplace

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