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New York & Company New York City Reviews

Updated July 5, 2017
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  • They shove credit cards down people's throats (in 146 reviews)

  • there is no respect for people's time or any kind of work life balance now a days (in 36 reviews)

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  1. "Great Career Opportunity"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Technical Designer in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Assistant Technical Designer in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at New York & Company full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great work environment and culture.

    Cons

    Some changes come at the last minute from other departments that negatively affect productivity.


  2. "It was great until it wasn't"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Store Sales Manager in Babylon, NY
    Former Employee - Store Sales Manager in Babylon, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at New York & Company full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good employee discount great team to work with
    Health Insurance
    Growth for internal advancement
    Get to interact with a lot of different people

    Cons

    No quality of family life because your expected to be available whenever they need you
    Tremendous workload with lack of payroll to support task

    Advice to Management

    Definitely should investigate why there management turnover is so high

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Hard to work for"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at New York & Company (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The discount is sometimes 40%
    Lots of locations
    Great client

    Cons

    Promotions change daily, and not slight changes
    Unrealistic expectations
    CEO is moody
    Hard to have an outside life
    Pay is low for how much work is expected
    Dress code changes constantly and is super limited
    Metropaks call for unrealistic visual standards for an open, day to day business to keep
    Closings can be until the morning. If it isn't right you have to stay
    In store orders take much longer than the company thinks, sometimes it's overwhelming how many you get in a day

    Advice to Management

    Make an effort to get to know your lower management teams. They see what's needed in the day to day and can help make the company more successful in the long run.
    Pay people for their effort. They can give up their personal lives to make the store successful and get very little in return.


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Store Manager"

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

    I worked at New York & Company (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great pay and decent benefits

    Cons

    Low wages for associates, which made it difficult to stay staffed. Long hours, and a disorganized corporate structure.

    Advice to Management

    With it being difficult to hire people for such low wages, just be prepared work long hours. You will have little time to focus on magement responsibilities, and fall behind.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Paycheck Amount Dependent on Company's "Mood""

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    Former Employee - Part Time Sales Associate in East Brunswick, NJ
    Former Employee - Part Time Sales Associate in East Brunswick, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at New York & Company part-time

    Pros

    Generous store discount; Offers an accessible conflict-resolution process

    Cons

    Company cannot handle criticism; Company treats hourly and part-time employees like disposable tableware; Failed to pay hourly workers for the hours they worked and ignored taking responsibility when confronted

    Advice to Management

    You are only a leader by job title. Your employees and third-party coworkers will not look up to you just because you think you are important and deserve respect. It doesn't matter if you are dirt poor or drive a Tesla, competence is not something you assert to others. Your competence will be understood naturally by your community especially when you actually do your work.


  6. "WORST RETAIL EXPRIENCE EVER!"

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    Former Employee - Retail Sales Associate in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Retail Sales Associate in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at New York & Company part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    You get paided EVERY FRIDAY!
    Co- workers are very friendly and make the long hours a bit more bearable.

    Cons

    Very meticulous with how the store should look. (Finger spacing racks, sizing, tying the bows and dresses to a certain look, buttoning tops, etc)
    Don't expect to ever leave on time. They will make you stay till 12-1 if the store dosen't meet the managers likes.
    Managers (Lexington ave store) are not nice at all. Very rude and they will write you up for any little thing!

    Advice to Management

    Treat your employee's better and maybe have more staff meetings on how your workers feel and come to an agreement.
    STOP with the above and beyond standards when the store looks great already.


  7. "Store Manager"

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    Current Employee - Retail Store Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Retail Store Manager in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at New York & Company full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The senior leaders who lead the brand invest in those whom are willing to invest in their selves and want to add to the ongoing success of the brand!!

    Cons

    We change our promations way to much! However at the end of the day we are a brand that caters to the everyday working women that is looking for a great quality at a awesome price point that dose not brake her bank.. So I guest it all worth it in the end.

    Advice to Management

    inorder to work with the New York and Company brand you HAVE to love the sales floor, developing your team, hold your self and your team accountable and adapt to change very quickly.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Coordinator"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at New York & Company (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Not stuck up or stuffy, friendly, and you will learn a lot. Most directors are flexible and understanding of schedules.

    Cons

    Salary increases are extremely low if you are not favored or a high level exec.

    Advice to Management

    Take care of all employees, the ones that do the work of 2-3 people va the directors and above that are in meetings 24-7 .


  9. Helpful (15)

    "Do not recommend New York and Company HQ"

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    Former Employee - Assistant Buyer in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Assistant Buyer in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at New York & Company full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    -car service home if you stay past 9pm (which is multiple times a week if you are on the merch team)
    - lots of exposure to upper management at all levels. CEO Greg Scott is at every, single meeting

    Cons

    I had heard people tell me to stay away from this place before I got there, but I didn't listen. Take my advice - if you want a life, steer clear.

    Cons
    -assistants treated like animals - expected to arrive at 6am on Mondays or work Sundays from home and week nights until past 8pm every single night. You need to put a reminder on your manager's calendar if you would like to leave before 8pm
    -meetings always start late and therefore they end late. If you work on the outlet or online team... forget it! You are not respected what so ever and your portion of a meeting could START at 8pm even though you attend the entire meeting with all the other merchants
    -every single person at this company is miserable and you can feel the energy walking around the office
    -the buy process happens monthly, or more, so there is a lot to juggle
    -upper management lacks respect for one another. Everyone walks around in fear of the CEO and if something goes wrong... they devise a plan of who to point the finger to and blame so its not their own fault or problem
    -CEO needs to trust his teams. There is no reason an Executive Vice President can not hold a meeting without the CEO present
    -bad quality clothing and only getting worse

    Advice to Management

    respect your employees! Work life balance is so important and NYCO has 0. Turnover is incredibly fast as people can not do it anymore.


  10. Helpful (5)

    "associate merchant"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Merchant in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Associate Merchant in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at New York & Company full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    most people are nice.
    You get a lot of face time with the CEO Greg Scott which is good when in the start of your career.

    Cons

    THAT PLACE IS CRAZY

    there is no respect for people's time or any kind of work life balance now a days.
    Meetings always start 30-45 mins late and run well over schedule.
    No such thing as a lunch break if you work on the merchandising team

    Advice to Management

    respect your team's time and life.


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