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Monsoon Accessorize Reviews

Updated Jul 10, 2019

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3.4
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62%
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70%
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Paul Allen
51 Ratings
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  • "Head office didn't care about their staff and expected uniform to come out of our own wages(in 9 reviews)

  • "Long working hours when in field still expected to work full day even if long travel hours and have to give up alot of evenings staying away(in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Great"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I have been working at Monsoon Accessorize

      Pros

      Great colleagues and small company to work with had a lot of fun!

      Cons

      No particular con but sometimes sales target can be unrealistic

      Monsoon Accessorize2015-10-05
    • "Keyholder"

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      Former Employee - Key Holder/Lead 
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I worked at Monsoon Accessorize part-time for less than a year

      Pros

      Very small store not much restocking at all. System was simple enough Worked with a few great people

      Cons

      They simply only care about their money. They give you tasks that will run past your work time but you have to clock out before. The entire system went down for a month so credit cards became manual , but the sales goals remained the same despite the fact that its 2017 everyone uses credit cards and no one wants to risk being scammed.

      Advice to Management

      It actually does matter WHO works in your store. Everyone that worked there had a specific goal in mind and it wasn't necessarily in the interest of the company because we know you dont care.

      Monsoon Accessorize2017-04-16
    • "Store manager"

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        Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

        I worked at Monsoon Accessorize

        Pros

        Growth opportunities, travel, great learning experience!

        Cons

        Company policies weren't clear and not enough hours for employees to get the store performance where it needed to b

        Monsoon Accessorize2016-10-26
      • "Sales associate"

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          Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
          Doesn't Recommend

          I worked at Monsoon Accessorize

          Pros

          Merchandise is cute that's all

          Cons

          Managers do not want to train employees, not paid well

          Advice to Management

          Have managers that want to train their employees instead of suggesting that this isn't the job for them (on the second day of employment)

          Monsoon Accessorize2016-10-28
        • "Great brand, HORRIBLE COMPANY"

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          Current Employee - Key Holder/Sales Lead in North Babylon, NY
          Recommends
          Positive Outlook
          Disapproves of CEO

          I have been working at Monsoon Accessorize full-time for more than a year

          Pros

          Great merchandise, great workers, good beginning brand

          Cons

          Company is horrible, corporate, head hanchos

          Advice to Management

          Learn to appreciate your employees and have manners for people.

          Monsoon Accessorize2016-03-16
        • "Eh"

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          Current Employee - Key Holder 
          Doesn't Recommend
          Negative Outlook
          Disapproves of CEO

          I have been working at Monsoon Accessorize part-time for less than a year

          Pros

          The products are really cute (but definitely overpriced). If you catch them on the 70% off sale, awesome deals. Semi generous pay.

          Cons

          So-so discount. Unrealistic goals that, if not met, will be pushed on you and they will make you feel inadequate. Upper management will do anything to save money so you end up with unqualified managers who are crazy. Huge work load on a very small group of employees. Stores not given enough hours to properly staff stores. Paperwork/online info is completely inaccurate and a pain. Employees/managers ask you to lie about...

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          Advice to Management

          Invest in good employees and reward good employees. Stop being so aggressive and rude. Offer stores more hours to properly staff.

          Monsoon Accessorize2016-01-30
        • "dont waste your time"

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          Former Employee - Key Holder 
          Doesn't Recommend
          Negative Outlook
          Disapproves of CEO

          I worked at Monsoon Accessorize part-time for more than a year

          Pros

          love the product. (too expensive though)

          Cons

          horrible upper management, will hire anyone off the street, will promote from within with barely any experience just to save money, Expectations are unrealistic and when not achieved will make you feel like its your fault--even though their items are ridiculously priced.

          Monsoon Accessorize2016-01-19
        • "Assistant Manager"

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          Former Employee - Assistant Manager in New York, NY
          Doesn't Recommend
          Positive Outlook
          No opinion of CEO

          I worked at Monsoon Accessorize full-time for more than 3 years

          Pros

          Great discount, great learning experience. Before they sold the company I felt like I was apart of a team. Got to give opinions to the Owners on what might be good in your store.

          Cons

          When company got sold in the USA it all went down hill. The new company hated gays and treated black men differently. No room for growth. They are more so concern with opening new stores then actually caring about what customers or employees wanted. It was no HR so management had to do everything.

          Advice to Management

          Get a better HR department! Watch how you treat gays and black men because you are asking for a lawsuit!

          Monsoon Accessorize2015-07-01
        • "Sales associate"

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            Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

            I worked at Monsoon Accessorize

            Pros

            Great family environment, ability to grow with regards to responsibilities

            Cons

            Growth in responsibilities takes time

            Monsoon Accessorize2015-03-29
          • "So much potential wasted"

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            Current Employee - Assistant Manager 
            Doesn't Recommend
            Negative Outlook
            No opinion of CEO

            I have been working at Monsoon Accessorize

            Pros

            The store employees are amazing and friendly to work with

            Cons

            Upper management(corp) does not care about the store level employees..no matter how much hard work or dedication you show,it's never good enough..no raises are given. No support from upper management team. Blamed for things out of your control. No balance of work and life. Your days off are still spent figuring out things in the store. Employees who are not personally liked by upper management,do not get promotions or...

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            Advice to Management

            Value your employees more. Recognize the good and loyal employees that you do have before it's too late. Properly train those you promote instead of making them figure out things on their own. Take responsibility for the errors you make before passing the buck onto the lower management. Focus on fixing the stores you have,instead of opening more and then complaining about theyre not making money. GIVE RAISES!!! Be a leader...

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            Monsoon Accessorize2015-01-28
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