J. Crew Employee Reviews about "call shifts"

Updated 22 Aug 2018

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  1. "Sales support"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at J. Crew full-time

    Pros

    Fun environment great people. Pay weekly

    Cons

    Too many on call shifts

  2. "Sales Support"

    5.0
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

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

    Pros

    Great Discount, Great Clothes, Fun Environment

    Cons

    There was On Call Shifts. So you wouldn't if you need to work that day or not until that day


  3. "Support Associate"

    3.0
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at J. Crew part-time

    Pros

    Great discounts on their clothing, valid at Madewell also. Managers at my store were pretty flexible with all the university students working there.

    Cons

    At the time I worked there you had on-call shifts, which could be a bit irritating

  4. "Typical Retail Job"

    3.0
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at J. Crew part-time

    Pros

    -Employees (part time and full time) get access to a "60s list" where merchandise is marked down 60%. -Employee discount is 30%, clearance is an extra 50% off. -Each month you can use a punch card to get 50% off five full priced items. -Paid every Friday -Commission

    Cons

    This is your typical retail job. You're on your feet all day, dealing with customers, and folding clothes. I was never trained to be at the register so I folded clothes for 4-6 hours straight. They are very intense about their appearance so there was a strict dress code, hangers were two fingers apart on the rack, and everything had to be folded perfectly. I felt like it was very cliquey and management did not seem to help. My biggest issue with being part time were the "on call" shifts. You call in two hours ahead to see if they need you. Sometimes I would get a whole week of on call shifts. I barely made any money, probably $50/week on a good week.

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  5. "good learning experience"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at J. Crew part-time

    Pros

    good discounts on their products

    Cons

    "on call" shifts

  6. "Sales Support"

    2.0
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at J. Crew part-time

    Pros

    - Discount (30%, lots of exclusions) - There is potential to move up - Managers are patient and reall ycare

    Cons

    - Strict dress code - Lots of on-call shifts... hard to plan around - If you want to buy clothes, you're better off buying when regular customer items go on sale

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  7. "Great place to work"

    4.0
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    Part Time Sales Associate 
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at J. Crew

    Pros

    J.Crew wants employees to look the part which means wearing J.Crew. They have one of the best employee discounts and offer "Crew Clothes", an allotment for new employees. The music played in stores was usually pretty good as well. If you buy into the brand it's a great place to work!

    Cons

    At our store, team morale was generally driven by management and there was a good amount of drama. There was a lot of turnover in the management team the last year I was there. They still had on call shifts too which were super inconvenient and some weeks you'd only have on calls.

  8. "Sales Associate"

    4.0
     
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at J. Crew

    Pros

    Great atmosphere, team, and discount.

    Cons

    On call shifts and limited staff on the floor.

  9. "Decline"

    2.0
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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Mostly friendly atmosphere, relatively good discounts

    Cons

    "On-call" shifts made it hard to plan, especially as a student

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  10. "Great benefits, questionable management at times"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Part Time Sales Associate in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The work environment and benefits that the staff received were great. Laid back co-workers, and flexible work schedules made the work place great for students.

    Cons

    Management could be overbearing and at times not in tune with what was going on in the store. The use of on call shifts was also a major negative.

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