Sales Associate (Current Employee) – New York, NY – March 6, 2016
It was a decent job for what I wanted. Everyday consisted of customer service, great communication skills and persuasion skills. I've learned to stock items and how to visualize stores better and my manager is very understanding for the most part. The hardest part of the job is trying to give the customer what they wanted but they want something a little more specific than what we had. I always enjoyed interacting with people and showing them a big smile on my face. The reason I am looking for a new job is because the store is closing by the end of this month.
Part-Time Assistant Manager/Sales Lead (Former Employee) – Watertown, NY – February 3, 2016
If you are a fast learner and can adjust easily, than this is a great place to work. Things are always being changed left and right so you are always on your toes and tasks will always be thrown at you. One thing that I know could use some work is the human resource department. For having over 40 stores in the U.S. there needs to be more than one person running this department. Things had gotten a little hectic for a couple months and things within the business were a mess. Other than that it was a great place to work and value my time, experience, and education that I had gotten from there.
Sales Associate (Former Employee) – New York, NY – November 11, 2015
My manager and co-workers treated me like family and made working in a team environment a lot more enjoyable. In spite of working late nights or early mornings good management and discount made the job very rewarding.
Unprofessional management in a store that is going down hill.
Keyholder (Current Employee) – Savannah, GA – November 9, 2015
I worked here for a little over a year, and have watched the business go down with my own eyes.The management is overworked and thus stressed. They tend to let out their frustration with their employees. The products tend to be cheaply made but are over priced. The manager has little to no people skills and can be down right rude to customers that she feels did not come into the store to spend money. The only way I lasted so long is because my employees were awesome and it made working there less of a hassle.
Store Manager (Current Employee) – Long Island, NY – September 14, 2015
this company work their employee to death and does not have work life balance its always about being in the store and working even on your days off they dont want to listen to any thing the staff has to say and they are alway's yelling at the staff like they are children
Sales Associate (Former Employee) – Arlington, Virginia – November 19, 2014
A typical work day at work for me is arriving at work on time making sure all the merchandise in the retail store is well organized, and restocked in the correct areas so that I can make sure customers are comfortable to browse and shop. Working in retail I have learned better details on how to make a customer feel comfortable in there skin, having the confidence to wear which ever they desire to purchase. I have developed better sale skills, patients, creative ideas on fashion, meeting goals as a team, and helping others and communication skills. An Accessorize management team is very professional, organized with great structure on coming up with ideas improving the company on how to make customers feel comfortable, creative ideas on different fashion ideas to bring more customers inside the store with the team accomplishing the goal of the day. My co-workers made me feel comfortable, they are very creative, helpful and believe in getting the job done as a team. The hardest part of the job for me was coming in for work, my goal giving to me and me not accomplishing the sales goal for the store. The most enjoyable part of the job for me was waking up everyday arriving at work seeing the new merchandise for the updated season and putting a smile on customers face!!!
Used to be my dream job only to become my nightmare
Store Manager (Former Employee) – Washington, DC – August 30, 2012
When originally owned by Monsoon Accesorize it was very exciting and inspiring, although very unorganized and lacked structure. Once bought out by franchise RGA there was mass confusion and a lack of concern for current employees. The main focus seemed to be opening more stores and letting the original stores fall apart. The ironic part of it all was that the new stores never made goals while the older stores were the ones keeping the company afloat.