Madewell Employee Reviews about "low pay"

Updated 23 Sep 2020

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  • "Fewer hours than desired (as part-time associate)(in 41 reviews)

  • "Low pay relative to other employers in the industry(in 24 reviews)

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  1. "Better than most retail gigs"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Sales Associate 

    I worked at Madewell part-time

    Pros

    Great discount Flexible hours Good managers Good work environment Easy job

    Cons

    Low pay Not a lot of hours

  2. "Pretty good"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Carlsbad, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Madewell part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    big discount on clothing, flexible hours, easy

    Cons

    drama/gossip, low pay somewhat poor management


  3. "Fun Place to Work"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Santa Monica, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Madewell part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great discount- 40% off everything and 6 items at 60% off per month

    Cons

    Very low pay rise, not much opportunity to rise up within company.

  4. "Cares less and less about associates every year"

    3.0
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    Current Employee - Sales Support Associate 
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Madewell part-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Decent discount; used to be much better, but the program got restructured and now we've lost half the benefits and customers get the same or better discounts than associates. Generally a good group of girls to work with Open Talk hotline

    Cons

    Low pay (minimum wage) Doesn't stand up for associates Uneven distribution of hours due to favoritism Hiring practices for in-store management are clearly prejudiced

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  5. "Nice place to work if you can afford it."

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Assistant Production Manager in Long Island City, NY

    I have been working at Madewell full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good work-life balance and relaxed company culture.

    Cons

    Low pay relative to other employers in the industry. Opportunities for financial growth are limited.

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    "Working at Corporate"

    2.0
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    Former Employee - Production Assistant in Long Island City, NY
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    -flexibility working from home -bring your dog to work friday -22 days of PTO

    Cons

    Honestly, the cons outweigh the pros TREMENDOUSLY. -extremely low pay. Working in fashion is already an industry that does not pay well but here at Madewell, it is shameful. While i was there a request for a raise had been made 4 times within a year and still never received a clear answer or direction on when that would happen. -Upper management is not held accountable for structural failure. -there is serious favortism in this company, very caddy-like environment -you are expected to work long hours yet are reprimanded when managers ask why you are working so late as an assistant -there is a huge disconnect between merchandisers and production. Production is expected to answer all emails immediately when merchandisers will go weeks without proper response or updates Overall, an unpleasant work environment masked by "cute decorations" and "lifting women up" marketing. Hardly being lifted up by

  7. "hit or miss"

    3.0
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    Former Employee - Visual Associate 
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Madewell part-time

    Pros

    there is a good discount

    Cons

    low pay, a lot of expectations, favoritism in workplace

  8. "Overall positive experience at high volume locations"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Sales Support Associate in Boston, MA

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

    Pros

    Coworkers were mostly awesome, management generally good

    Cons

    Long hours on feet, work isn’t meaningful, low pay, customers can be stuck up as and difficult

  9. "Fun place to work"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Stylist 

    I have been working at Madewell part-time

    Pros

    Great working environment and awesome coworkers

    Cons

    Low pay and inconsistent hours

  10. Helpful (1)

    "Assistant Store Manager"

    3.0
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Madewell full-time

    Pros

    good discount, lovely team, love the brand

    Cons

    low pay compared to competitors, corporate not responsive to store feedback

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