J. Crew

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J. Crew Reviews

Updated 17 December 2014
Updated 17 December 2014
665 Reviews
3.8
665 Reviews
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J. Crew Chairman and CEO Mickey Drexler
Mickey Drexler
440 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • There was also a great discount for employees that was great during the holidays (in 92 reviews)

  • Flexible Hours, Great Employee Discount, Great brand image cultivated by Mickey Drexler (in 76 reviews)


Cons
  • On Call shifts, management that doesn't know how to properly schedule employees (in 38 reviews)

  • All part-time employees were required to work at least 8 hours on either Saturday or Sunday (in 21 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Disgusting working atmosphere

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Security Officer in London, England
    Former Employee - Security Officer in London, England

    I worked at J. Crew part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Nothing good to say about working here

    Cons

    Management treat you like dirt, they dont even care about you, all they want is their money. No benefits at all since ive worked there, most stuff are also stuck up and dont want to even talk to you unless your a customer. Didnt enjoy it at all.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Care for you workers as well as management team, they are just as important to the business

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Senior Software Engineer

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at J. Crew

    Pros

    * Great work life balance
    * Amazing management
    * Summer fridays, parties, events

    Cons

    * Nothing is bad in the company

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    pretty good place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Designer
    Current Employee - Senior Designer

    I have been working at J. Crew full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    nice people, structured, no crazy fashion divas

    Cons

    workload in design can be enormous, unorganized, no vision, no specific direction

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great Place to Work!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at J. Crew full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Friendly, customer-focused environment
    Fosters a great work-life balance
    Encourage growth
    Generous PTO

    Cons

    Because of the pros, management positions tend to stay filled for long periods and best opportunities tend to involve changing stores.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Sales Associate (Part-Time)

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Part Time Sales Associate in Tucson, AZ (US)
    Current Employee - Part Time Sales Associate in Tucson, AZ (US)

    I have been working at J. Crew

    Pros

    Love working for a company that is so passionate about their brand.

    Cons

    I wish I could get more hours.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Overall positive.

    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Bloomington, MN (US)
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Bloomington, MN (US)

    I worked at J. Crew

    Pros

    good training and good clothing discount. standard pay. friendly cowokers.

    Cons

    difficult to move up to management quickly.

  8.  

    Doesn't care about keeping employees happy

    Former Employee - Anonymous
    Former Employee - Anonymous

    I worked at J. Crew

    Pros

    Discount was good but that's about it

    Cons

    Managers didn't care or want to make employees happy

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Raise

    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great Retail Experience, left because of school work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Support Associate in Springfield, VA (US)
    Former Employee - Sales Support Associate in Springfield, VA (US)

    I worked at J. Crew part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Lovely Coworkers and honestly they made work fun and exciting, Fantastic and Helpful Management team, Corporation (770) is really involved and wants the best outcome for all of us. It was my first retail job and i had learned a lot. Honestly i would come back.

    Cons

    Low pay, training does not prepare you that well but you'll gain the experience, on call shifts could be an annoyance some time. Closing the store was a hassle and the workload could be high considering the hourly wage. Customers could be demanding but that is expected.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Perhaps higher pay, and just more training for the associates

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Good Company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Plano, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Plano, TX (US)

    I worked at J. Crew part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good clothes
    Good discount
    Nice employees

    Cons

    They do not give many hours. They over staff

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't over staff

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Associate

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Washington, DC (US)
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Washington, DC (US)

    I worked at J. Crew part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great job for those interested in fashion and customer service. Fast paced, great employee discount of up to 60% off on a certain amount of numbers of products a month.

    Cons

    Pay not fantastic, hours were highly variable, especially during summer hours. Some commission made which was a disadvantage if shift was on the register.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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