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  • "low pay and no commission even though we were expected to give over the top service and essentially act as personal shoppers.(in 106 reviews)
  • "Upper management and corporate is hard to communicate with.(in 14 reviews)
  • "No commission and 'stylist' incentive is like pointless(in 14 reviews)
  • "Very little training for such a fast(in 13 reviews)
  • "it was hard to get time off(in 13 reviews)
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  1. 4.0
    Current Employee

    Not bad for part time

    Nov 7, 2018 -  
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Decent pay for a part time position in retail Awesome discount Free outfit when hired Cool staff

    Cons

    Limited hours- part time gets no more than 20 No set schedule Not enough hours worked to afford clothing

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  2. 4.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    Great company to work for!

    Mar 29, 2022 - Sales Associate in Pittsburgh, PA
    Recommend
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    Pros

    I loved this brand before working here. Great culture and amazing customers

    Cons

    Shorter hours, a pro for some but for part time positions there are many employees and hours each week for those you want longer hours can be challenging at times.

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  3. 4.0
    Current Employee, less than 1 year

    Cool company, pretty cool job.

    Sep 13, 2015 - Part Time Sales in Indianapolis, IN
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Pretty good discount of 30% off of full price items, 50% off of sale stuff, and a monthly allotment card that lets get you get 50% off of 6 full priced items a month. The discount excludes leather bags, high ticket items like leather jackets and outerwear, and a few items that are on the exclusion list. Overall, it's a great discount, but the clothes are pricey, so you're still spending money. You have to wear their denim if you're wearing jeans, and any Chambray has to be Madewell. Otherwise, you can't wear clothes with brand logos on them, but everything else is fine. They allow tattoos and you can have one facial piercing, at least at my store in Indianapolis. The shifts are good. Some are 4 hours long, some are 9. Just depends on your availability. They're really just looking for cool, trendy, genuine, and friendly girls.

    Cons

    The only reason I gave them 4 stars instead of 5 is because it seems like the only way to get into a management position is if you move out of state? Not a lot of opportunity unless you stay for 5 years or get hired outside of the company on a lucky whim, which is a bummer. At least at the Indy location. Also, the pay for part time sales here isn't great. It's under 10 bucks an hour. You can possibly take a stylist position and make a little off commission, but it's not that much of a raise.

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  4. 5.0
    Former Employee, less than 1 year

    Excellent Company

    Apr 4, 2019 - Retail Sales Associate in Huntington, NY
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
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    Pros

    - Part time/full time sales associates have lots of opportunities to win competitions and clothing. This gives initiative to work harder. - Professional and great work environment - Great discounts

    Cons

    - Didn't have any cons

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  5. 1.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    Don’t work here

    Nov 25, 2021 - Retail Sales Associate in Plano, TX
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
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    Pros

    Absolutely none to share, it is awful

    Cons

    •Environment is extremely toxic and body shaming is rampant amongst management. •size inclusivity within products is limited, corporate will send 1 XL per item and rarely sends jeans above a size 4US (27EU) •Pay is not equal amongst associates, raises were nonexistent until associates started talking to each other. Once management matched pay among associates, they went against company policy and asked associates not to share pay. Then management went on to lie and hire new associates without experience at a higher pay. •management lies •Time off requests are denied because it is a revolving door of associates •expect part time associates to be able to work 30+ hours per week, when availability changes with school schedule, they make it hard. •Associate discount policy contains many exclusions which don’t make sense. Even with the discount, products are not affordable. Target’s Universal Thread collection has the same styles that are more affordable •Company’s sustainability is nonexistent, not eco friendly whatsoever. •Management rude to customers and go against company policy at times

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    3 people found this review helpful
  6. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    Great part time job for students

    Oct 8, 2018 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    All the managers and part time employees are passionate about the brand. You learn a lot about customer oriented service. My managers are super flexible about my schedule! Really great employee discounts also. Management makes me feel valued!

    Cons

    Slow technology — there could he progress for faster inventory control apps

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  7. 5.0
    Former Employee

    Very good

    Apr 19, 2021 - Sales Associate 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Very nice environment to work in

    Cons

    Most workers are part time

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  8. 3.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    Good job to dip toes in retail fashion.

    Jan 11, 2021 - Wardrobe Stylist 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    People I worked with were nice. Discount is awesome! Clothes are really good quality. I still shop here though no longer an employee.

    Cons

    While I was working, there was a lot of competition for comission sales. I didn't like that, though I did well at sales. Not so great for part time hours. They gave part-timers very few hours at times (some times just 8 hours certain weeks) and you would also have to work on call. They would call day of work to verify whether you were working that day. So your schedule had to be super flexible as a part-timer. When it's slow u have to unfold folded clothes and re-fold over and over. This is typical for retail fashion but felt like a waste of my life.

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  9. 5.0
    Current Employee

    Easy Place to work

    Jan 7, 2020 - Sales Associate 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    chill environment and managers are cool

    Cons

    inconsistant hours, as part time expect less than 20 hr/week

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  10. 5.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    I miss it sometimes.. but not always

    Apr 30, 2018 - Sales Associate 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    -Flexibility with the schedule -Wonderful place to cultivate friendships -Supportive environment

    Cons

    -New shipment packaging is wasteful- needs a better, more eco-friendly system -Sometimes the hierarchy of management was felt -Low hourly rate and no incentives for part time -People take clothing too seriously at times

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    1 person found this review helpful
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