Theory Reviews

Updated Jun 29, 2020

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3.0
38%
Recommend to a Friend
42%
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Theory Founder Andrew Rosen
Andrew Rosen
71 Ratings
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  • "Middle-Upper Management can sometimes be complacent(in 17 reviews)

  • "Be prepared to work long hours and have no work/life balance(in 7 reviews)

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  1. "Company Review"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at Theory full-time

    Pros

    The people are great at the company!

    Cons

    Sometimes people are unorganized at the company

  2. "First Job in Fashion"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assistant Account Executive in New York, NY
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Theory full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Ability to work across all facets of the fashion business with each department.

    Cons

    No work life balance and cliquey

  3. "Enjoyable and professional company overall."

    4.0
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Theory full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Clothing allowance every 3 months. Monthly bonuses if you make your numbers. Minimal aesthetic. Discount. Clean work environment. Requests (vacation) were almost always approved as long as someone did not request the same days. Team environment. Managers get a work cell phone to stay connected with people within the company and to help with outreach to clients. This company pushes you to learn all areas of operating a retail business. I was very fortunate to have a great team that made me happy to go to work! If you are looking for growth, this company will work with you to get you to the next step!

    Cons

    New manager was unprofessional. Marketing team was unprofessional on visits/ event requests were never approved that are required monthly. Very VERY operational company.

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  4. "Manager"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company cares for the employees. Amazing benefits! I applaud them as well for doing amazing things within the community!

    Cons

    I found the company culture a bit odd for having stores on the west coast, they feel very alienated and distant. Most SM and ASM within certain store divisions would agree. A lot of turnover in the west which was another turn off, as to why growth and development seems stagnate.

  5. "Okay"

    3.0
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Stock Supervisor in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Theory part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    If you get a good team, then it's good

    Cons

    It doesn't appreciate their employees.

  6. Helpful (2)

    "Okay place to work."

    3.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Designer in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Theory full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Clothing allowance and some great and talented people

    Cons

    Upper management is a complete joke

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  7. "Great Place To work Mostly"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Intern - Hourly 

    I have been working at Theory part-time

    Pros

    Lots of people work there

    Cons

    In a expensive area of NYC

  8. "Semi Appreciative to workers"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Phila, PA
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pay is nice and they have a good employee discount. Coworkers are friendly.

    Cons

    You will get stuck doing what everyone else does not want to do. You will also have to drop everything you are doing and run to do something else if someone asks you. You will be the only one restocking and running to get sizes because no one else wants to do it.

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  9. "Worst company I ever worked for"

    1.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Theory full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Nice discount, nice allowance, but same clothes over and over and over.

    Cons

    If you’re like me, you’re not lucky enough. I got to work with one of the worst leaders in the company. The company only looks into what you’re doing wrong. You get zero training from the company and they expect you to know when there is no training, support or someone there to help you. They only demands. I can't express enough how awful my experience at Theory was and I would not recommend to anyone to ever work there. I remembered when I had my first walk through, they never showed me what a walk through looks like, but then at the end of the visit they said it went horrible, you are just always set up for failure or expected to fail. And when you go on vacation there is no respect to your vacation time as they always harassing you with questions. Conference calls are waste of time, we talk about the same thing over and over and over. Then asked why people aren’t buying? Why would they buy when we have the same product over and over all year around, clients are sick of the same product. Most of the reviews on here are true. So many people leave the company and force sales associates to become Key holders so it looks like a promotion. In my year 80% of people left with in 6 months. Huge turnover rate which is symbolic of how they feel about their employees. No loyalty, everyone is disposable, and you know it My advise, stay away from Theory. They make it sound it is the dream job until you walk in and see the mess you get yourself into.

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  10. "Stagnet,"

    2.0
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    Former Employee - Manager in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Theory full-time

    Pros

    Great clothing allowance and that's about it.

    Cons

    Management is horrible. Everyone from the top has turned over. Old higher corporate employees taking the good ones with them. Conference calls were a joke and store visits meant nothing even if you were top in the company for business.

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