Urban Outfitters FAQ

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34 English questions out of 34

28 August 2020

What is health insurance like at Urban Outfitters?

Pros

good health insurance, employee perks,

Cons

Racist Culture, production teams are under staffed, dont allow room for growth.

Advice to Management

get your departments the help they need regardless of budget. stop having office parties if we dont have the budget to hire people

good health insurance, employee perks,

28 August 2020

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28 February 2020

Does Urban Outfitters offer sponsored degrees?

Pros

Brought dog to work, flexible hours,

Cons

No room to grow, poor training, miscommunications, few vacation days, no tuition reimbursement, low pay

No room to grow, poor training, miscommunications, few vacation days, no tuition reimbursement, low pay

28 February 2020

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26 November 2019

Does Urban Outfitters offer housing assistance?

Pros

Had the freedom to explore different departments.

Cons

Did you subsidize summer housing.

Did you subsidize summer housing.

26 November 2019

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23 January 2019

What is the retirement plan like at Urban Outfitters?

Pros

Dogs at work. Walks along river.

Cons

Similarly to the only pro: woof. I am laughing as I write this because of how utterly ridiculous this place is. Not to knock working at the stores—I have heard good things about the teams there. But if you're trying to go to the Navy Yard and make something of yourself or feel good about your career or be respected and treated fairly and valued and recognized for your talent... think again. Between FP, UO and Anthro, I wasted 4 years of my professional life here. They're manipulative; they lie to you about being promoted to get you to stay, then finally promote you with a measly 10% bump which, if you started at a standard living wage in Philadelphia is standard, but you're not. They start you as low as the possibly can, which may be industry standard for some jobs. Mine was when I started. But the maximum raise WITHOUT a promotion is 3%. So. You get a maybe $200 EOY bonus. Horrible 401k match. They do not value or respect employees. They will work you into the ground until you feel worthless and then kick you while you're down some more and make you feel like it's normal to work 60+hrs a week for barely a living wage. Like you should be thankful you even have a job. This is not just my experience; it's well-known. But employees put up with it because they want to work in fashion/lifestyle and because it seems "cool." The alternative is retail or restaurants. And truth be told, I considered returning to the latter and multiple points during my "career" at URBN. Don't get me wrong... they have money to spend on employees. It's all just tied up in the Directors and above who they bring in from NY or LA to eat up the budget with hefty salaries. And good for them! But where the money stops, so does the respect. Mid-entry level employees are treated unfairly and poorly. Their made to feel like their ideas don't matter. I went to my manager with an issue and she said "It is what it is." Is that the type of environment you want to be in? One that doesn't question its corporate practices or engage with its employees to see how they could make working there better? I didn't. I left and within 3 months at my new job was promoted. I doubled my salary. I have flexible work hours. I'm respected and valued. All within the Philadelphia region. THERE IS LIFE OUTSIDE URBN. And if you're talented, smart, respectful and nice, I encourage you, no, implore you to look elsewhere. This company stole 4 years of my life and made me feel worthless. I'm not worthless and neither are you.

Advice to Management

Richard and Meg Hayne: Do the city of Philadelphia a favor and sell. We deserve better. Company meetings should not be brainwash sessions. A company should put its employees first so that its employees can put the customer first. You have never had that right and it's a real shame, because these brands could be special. Lower management: Try to make some changes. Try to get your employees voices heard. Alt option: revolt.

Horrible 401k match.

23 January 2019

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9 October 2020

Does Urban Outfitters offer dental insurance?

Pros

benefits were good dental and medical

Cons

low pay unfair pay 80 hours per week

benefits were good dental and medical

9 October 2020

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