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J. Crew Reviews

Updated 13 Feb 2020

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3.7
68%
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75%
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J. Crew Interim Chief Executive Officer Michael Nicholson  (no image)
Michael Nicholson
11 Ratings
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  • "For me there aren't really any cons to working here when you need a part time job(in 94 reviews)

  • "At the time I worked there you had on-call shifts, which could be a bit irritating(in 80 reviews)

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  1. "Great part time job!"

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate 

    I have been working at J. Crew part-time

    Pros

    Discount, friendly people, flexible hours

    Cons

    Can be tedious to work with customers

    J. Crew2019-10-21
  2. "Part time"

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    Former Employee - Associate in London, England

    I worked at J. Crew part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Fun working conditions and good discount

    Cons

    Late working hours and lack of leaderahip

    J. Crew2019-11-07
  3. "Good!"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in London, England
    Recommends

    I worked at J. Crew part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Nice colleagues and good vibes.

    Cons

    Communication could be better between managers.

    J. Crew2019-10-09
  4. "Too stressful"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at J. Crew part-time

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits e.g. discounts - good hours too.

    Cons

    If you are looking for a serious job that puts a lot of pressure on selling a certain amount each day, then this is the job for you. Managers put ALOT of stress on you as they get a lot of stress from their managers.

    J. Crew2019-10-05
  5. "Work at J.Crew"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in London, England
    Recommends

    I worked at J. Crew part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    The brand is cool and every sales associate will get free outfits for work. It was a good place to work part time while studying.

    Cons

    Working hours were not great, the store closes at 8pm but the last shift has two hours of folding to do afterwards.

    J. Crew2019-07-31
  6. "Avarage"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in London, England

    I worked at J. Crew part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    staff discount, good team, well-organized workplace

    Cons

    unpaid breaks, late shifts, a high workload during sale seasons

    J. Crew2019-08-07
  7. "Manager"

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    Former Employee - Associate Store Manager 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at J. Crew full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    You learn so much and you pretty much do everything Great team Great benefits

    Cons

    You don’t feel trusted Too many secrets In organised

    J. Crew2019-07-03
  8. "Visual"

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    Current Employee - Visual Merchandiser 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at J. Crew full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Uniform Nice people Famous customers Decent pay Premium brand

    Cons

    Horrible in store management Early hours If you’re visual you need to do way more then just your job

    J. Crew2019-04-28
  9. "Sales Associate"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at J. Crew part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great atmosphere. Informative meetings about seasonal trends and company updates. Brilliant discounts for employees. Supportive management (oftentimes they brought snacks to share).

    Cons

    Hectic schedule for part-time employees. No pay for on-call days. Cut hours due to slow sales days. Quality depreciation made it more challenging for customers to buy/keep the merchandise and harder to hit sales goals.

    J. Crew2019-03-04
  10. Helpful (1)

    "JCREW"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at J. Crew full-time

    Pros

    Get to work with some lovely people, staff discounts, big team, nights out

    Cons

    1. Shifts are way too late, long tedius hours, nothing to do on the shop floor but fold 2. Management are unrealiable and do not communicate well 3. Alot of double standards and unfairness in the store with managers and associates and favouritism 4. Gossipy and cliquey atmosphere, not nice at all 5. Too much focus on individual sale targets, very stressfull 6. Managers also need to be careful of how they address situations and comments/jokes they make about associates - some could be taken the wrong way (racially)!!!

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    J. Crew2019-03-14

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