Pookie and Sebastian Employee Reviews about "clothing"

Updated Oct 4, 2018

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  1. 4.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    Exciting, Trendy, Hip Working Environment to work in...

    Sep 10, 2013 - Sales Associate in New York, NY
    Recommend
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    Pros

    I loved working at pookie and sebastian because every day I had something to do. I was never left with out a duty to finish. Loved the staff and the owners are very supportive of your creativity. If you love working in fashion, then pookie is the place for you. I loved working at their 794 location. Also love the trendy music. Always would wake me up and put me in a good mood.

    Cons

    Downsides are: If you are lazy then pookie is not for you. There is always something fun to do with in the store. If you do not like hip trendy clothing then pookie is not for your. If you do not like to talk to customers and greet them, then pookie is not for you.

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  2. 1.0
    Former Employee, less than 1 year

    Do. Not. Work. Here.

    Aug 6, 2013 - Anonymous Employee 
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    Pros

    You become close with your coworkers

    Cons

    - absolutely atrocious communication; each and every decision -- from hiring, to firing, to employee hours -- is dictated by the owners at the last minute each week, but when something goes wrong they blame it on the managers or other employees and pretend to know nothing about it. Everything is done at the whim of the husband and wife duo who run this store and if you displease them in some way, you are humiliated in front of your colleagues. - there was way too much gossip amongst employees; at first this was a turn off for me and I pulled away from other employees so as not to be gossiped about, but after I transferred to the store attached to the home office, I realized that it was all generated by the owners/senior management who choose to have conversations with fellow employees regarding termination, payment, disability, etc. in front their colleagues (and sometimes customers as well) - they were late to deposit my pay check EVERY week and still have not paid me the commission that I'm owed - though the owner told me that commission was paid monthly, rather than biweekly. - owners are condescending and rude to employees; disrespectful of sexuality, age, disability factor, as well as time spent out of the store (i.e. refusal to comply with notified changes in availability or neglecting to notify sales associates of weekly hours with appropriate notice) - quality of clothing is cheap at best; most is damaged purposely by the owners to be able to send it back to the vendors and/or get it for free

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  3. 1.0
    Former Employee

    Owners are thieves! They will steal your money!

    Mar 19, 2015 - Manager in New York, NY
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Decent employee discount (even though the clothes are completely over priced

    Cons

    -Owners are horrible at running a business -They illegally change hours to pay out less money to employees -They change commission for sales associates (basically stealing money) -They change tags on clothing and try to pretend that its their brand -The corporate is a joke. they're basically glorified stock associates -Managers are forced to work over 45 hours every week while being micromanaged

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    8 people found this review helpful
  4. 1.0
    Former Employee

    Sales Associate

    Apr 27, 2016 -  
    Recommend
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    Pros

    The 50% off employee discount (not even worth it)

    Cons

    Everything. Even thought there was a discount, the clothing was still HORRIBLE quality. Like forever21 and h&m quality... There are countless things that I could say about this company, but I will stick to the main ones. Requesting days off was required a month in advance by filling out a form. Even when you did all that, there was a chance you'd never get put back on the schedule after your requested day off. Having to take a day off for personal emergencies such as family members in the hospital or a funeral could get you fired. The owner by the way, never professionally fired employees. She never had a legitimate reason (like i mentioned before. if you have a legitimate emergency you'd just be fired). So how did she "fire" people? She just stopped putting people on the schedule and when they'd call to ask why, she ignored them and eventually would just block the number and tell other employees to ignore this person too. Extremely unprofessional, hurtful, and financially damaging for people that relied on this job for their income. We ALWAYS had to check our hours and commission because whoever works with the payroll likes to mess around. Multiple times, multiple employees had hours cut for no reason and pay checks were randomly short and commission was not always included. We had to take pictures of the computer screen when we would clock out for the day for proof that our paychecks were messed up. When the owner worked in the store, employees had to be on top of their sales. She loved to steal employees' sales so that she would not have to pay them commission. And then after she stole your sale, she would yell at you for not doing your job. Honestly the woman is nuts. So many former employees just walked out on her because she is so beyond rude and disrespectful.

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    4 people found this review helpful
  5. 1.0
    Former Employee, less than 1 year

    previous bad reviews are extremely accurate

    Feb 29, 2016 - Assistant Manager in New York, NY
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Hiring process was pretty easy, co-workers are fun and pleasant. lots of great personalities. atmosphere is nice, some great customers

    Cons

    very bad upper management with terrible professionalism. No room for growth, along with the worst gossip. No benefits and very long hours. over priced, cheap clothing.

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    5 people found this review helpful
  6. 1.0
    Former Employee, less than 1 year

    staff /floor

    Oct 4, 2018 - Staff in Manhasset, NY
    Recommend
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    Pros

    no pros except my manager was great

    Cons

    meanowner who docent care for her employees. She treats employees like garbage. expecting me to scrub and clean. her quality of clothing is not good. You can find the same items on forever21 for much cheaper. total scam

    3 people found this review helpful
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