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Theory Reviews

Updated September 6, 2017
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Pros
  • Great discount, good benefits and a lot of nice people (in 9 reviews)

  • Great employee discount, great clothing allowance and good contests (in 8 reviews)

Cons
  • Upper management has no idea how to be effective leaders, rather they go about things shady when trying to find out about things (in 13 reviews)

  • None, it just seems like my store manager has a heavy load to take on and doesn't have too much of a work-life balance (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Innovative company with internal growth opportunities!"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Theory full-time

    Pros

    -Opportunities to create your own career path
    -Competitive compensation packages
    -Great benefits
    -Inspiring environment
    -Exposure to different departments
    -Great people
    -Amazing product
    -Access to senior management
    -Your opinion and voice matters
    -Passionate people
    -Moving to be sustainable and digital

    Cons

    You much be very entrepreneurial no matter what your role. If you are not a creative thinker or someone who can ask others for help this probably isn't the place for you.


  2. "Area Manager"

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    Former Employee - AREA SALES MANAGER in Miami, FL
    Former Employee - AREA SALES MANAGER in Miami, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Theory full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Discounts and working in an elevated environment even at the Outlet level . I believe the brand has high standards which is what brought me to accept the position .

    Cons

    Horrible camaraderie amongst corporate departments , breeds unhealthy competition and zero partnership enforcement .
    People work in fear of one another and their supervisors rather than together to grow .

    Advice to Management

    Stop contributing to the gossip amongst employees and breeding insecure environment . Leaders should lead by good example and encourage talent rather than fear it .

  3. "Chaotic and negative work environment"

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    Former Employee - Senior Technical Designer in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Technical Designer in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Theory full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Working with a group of very talented people

    Cons

    Disorganized upper management that has no regard for anyone's personal life or well-being. At one meeting, the VP told everyone "I wish you could have personal life, but you can't." Upper management refuses to hire enough people. I worked until after midnight almost everyday for over a year, until I realized the situation was not temporary. Then I left.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Unprofessional environment"

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

    I worked at Theory full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Discounts and clothing alllowance

    Cons

    Upper management has no idea how to be effective leaders, rather they go about things shady when trying to find out about things.

    Advice to Management

    Be upfront, don't be unprofessional and involving others into drama when you're supposed to be upper management. This company is dying fast and I'm glad I got out when I did.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "A Sinking Ship"

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

    I worked at Theory full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Company has been around for while and has decent resources

    Cons

    -Ruthless work environment and upper management-you are nothing but a number here and what you put into the company will not matter
    -sub par pay and benefits
    -job descriptions are ignored, you will do what they tell you even if it has no relation to your title
    -losing money -this company is in a downward spiral and all bow to the management as if they were kings

    Advice to Management

    Honor job descriptions. People are not slaves, to be constantly at the bidding of the poor decision making of the weak management.
    Increase salaries based on performance not favoritism
    Take a look at more then your bottom line, and maybe employees will want to stay


  6. "Assistant Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Theory full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great salary base and bonus
    The people, from the staff to management are nice
    Clothing Allowance
    Room for growth and opportunity

    Cons

    Long hours worked and on your feet most of the day.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Toxic work environment with no respect for human decency"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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 Theory full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Corporate job with basic benefits, good healthcare, dental, paycheck, discount etc

    Cons

    People here are unusually cruel and heartless, disrespectful, unwilling to change or admit they did something wrong, and only care about the bottom line. Regardless of work or product, there are some unshakable bad vibes that become glaringly obvious within a month of working at the company. The way people hold themselves and treat others at times left me speechless. The high turnover rate says it all. People routinely quit without giving the proper two week notice. Most employees that are likable have enough self-respect to leave as soon as possible (including this reviewer).

    Advice to Management

    Respect other people with basic human kindness and humility

  8. "Sales Supervisor"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Supervisor in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Sales Supervisor in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Theory full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great Clothing Allowence
    Great Coworkers
    Good employee discount

    Cons

    Hard to move up
    Management
    Ridiculously high sales goals


  9. "Full Time"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Key Holder in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Key Holder in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Theory full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Loved the clothing allowance. Coworkers where great not very catty like retail can be. We worked as a team to assist in making personal and store goals.

    Cons

    Management is terrible. Very high turnover and stores where never properly staffed. Corporate and district managers really need to look at getting the bad store managers out. Also very little room for movement with in the company.

    Advice to Management

    Really look at who you are placing in charge at the store level and district level


  10. "stock"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Theory part-time

    Pros

    great team and fun enviorment

    Cons

    some slow workers and some negativity.


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