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- "Staff can be really great people to work with and enjoyable." (in 86 reviews)
- "Coworkers are great and such hard workers!" (in 44 reviews)
- "great discount and flexible hours" (in 41 reviews)
- "Great benefits when you work full time." (in 31 reviews)
- "When I worked on the visual team it was great." (in 26 reviews)
- "Pay was low but it kept me from buying the whole store even with the discount." (in 84 reviews)
- "poor management and stressful environment" (in 60 reviews)
- "And now they want their managers have a sales goal?" (in 54 reviews)
- "No training and misleading job description." (in 51 reviews)
- "Upper management is awful, gossipy and without business ethics." (in 43 reviews)
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- 2.0Aug 25, 2021Assistant ManagerCurrent Employee, more than 10 years
Decent benefits Nice discount Nice dress code N/a
No work life balance No raises Pushes agenda down your throat Work load is constant increasing without the pay to back it up Very stressful Not enough coverage1
- 2.0Sep 2, 2016Design Studio SpecialistCurrent Employee, more than 3 yearsBirmingham, AL
Management at my store is excellent. She give us a great work life balance which is unheard of in this industry. We have a great working environment and all really enjoy what we do.
I have worked here for 3 years and just now make $10.00 an hour. Corporate greed is disgusting and they should start paying associates at minimum $12 an hour.7
- 5.0Dec 30, 2022ASM- Assistant Store Manager - visualFormer Employee, more than 3 yearsLos Angeles, CA
Great team and store leader. People first company! Great work life balance!
Little room to make a difference in design. Stress for corporate visits. Need a little bit more hands on deck in the stores.
- 2.0Jan 6, 2012General ManagerCurrent Employee
Love to work within my 4 walls as I truly am responsible for running my own business. The team is amazing and I am extremely fond of my peers.
Upper management is awful, gossipy and without business ethics. The behaviors and professionalism from the CEO to the RVPs to the DM level are inconsistent at best. Work/life balance is not appreciated and their motto of being 'people first' passed away with our old CEO. There is very little to no room for advancement after the GM level, which is a direct result of no further career training for the next level. HR is ridiculous and does not value anonymity which provides for a harsh workplace as it is widy known that you are retaliated against for voicing concerns. Workload is insane and not supported by staffing or corporate vision. Salaries are very low for expectations and bonus structure truly needs to be reworked to include hourly managers as well being their contributions are just as important to success.3
- 1.0Nov 3, 2023Assistant BuyerFormer Employee, more than 1 yearSan Francisco, CA
Company does hire good talent and good people. I worked at corporate and loved my direct co-workers. Best part of the job.
1) No career development. People only got promoted if their manager was getting married or pregnant, and assistants had to cover for that period of time. While interviewing, they really made you feel like there was momentum, but there isn’t. 2) I was let go because I purchased discounted items with another persons credit card besides my own. It was an odd way to go, they waited a few years to call me out and when they did the HR meeting was super unprofessional. They definitely made me seem like just a number and they did not have my best interest at heart. They still make a profit from the discount, business is bad so it is a way for them to let go employees. 3) Not a flexible work life balance. They gave us Friday was WFH, but still had us come into the office. Also, don’t give a lot of time off during the holidays. 4) Overall, there are just better places to work. They pay less than the market, only give 3% to your 401k when most companies like Gap give 5%. And work life balance is bad. Just go somewhere else.
- 5.0Apr 5, 2022Anonymous EmployeeCurrent Employee, more than 10 years
Career advancement Benefits Bonuses Work life Balance Took care of our team during COVID shutdown
Love the job so much its hard to switch off even when given the chance because of just being dedicated and loyal and wanting the company to succeed
- 2.0May 7, 2015Visual Merchandising ManagerCurrent Employee, more than 3 years
I've been fortunate enough to work with some amazingly talented people, from sales to creative to management. It really does take a village and the right people in that village do make it worth it on those tough days.
Corporate management is too hard on stores. Everyone on a sure level bears the brunt of all the issue trickled down from everyone above. You're expected to constantly perform at the top of your game without compassion for the toll that takes, and your only constant reward is a bunch of 'THANK YOUs' in over bearing emails and conference calls. Too much micro managing, not enough monetary compensation. We have to fight for our work life balance as opposed to it being given to us. No consideration for what working with the public can be like, just constant pressure to make your numbers and metrics.12