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Wonderful environment
Sales Associate (Former Employee), Boston, MAApril 17, 2015
Great atmosphere for college students looking to get their feet wet in the fashion industry.
Offered insight into the inner working of a private boutique with the advantage of a corporate mindset.
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love the clothing but no way up
Manager In Training (Former Employee), chicago, ILFebruary 20, 2015
CLothing is great, few will move up in this company due to wages and also dwindling payroll. Pay more attention to the talent you already have the outsourcing associates that haven't worked a day in their life!
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Working in a perfectly branded, well oiled machine at Free People
General Store Manager (Former Employee), Cambridge, MAJanuary 22, 2015
Pros: culturally stimulating, great feeling of ownership
Cons: heavy workload, sometimes slow growth opportunities
I have worked in retail management at various different companies and this division of Urban Outfitters, Inc stands out amongst the rest in its creative environment, love of culture, putting clients first and excellent procedures. I would recommend anyone interested in high end retail to work there. They treat their employees as the invaluable assets that they should be, treat their clients as top priority and give considerable compensation for hard work. It is a moderately heavy workload (each store runs as its own small business with employees doing everything from complicated display setups to training to its own marketing) but this fosters learning and responsibility wonderfully.
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Very Hard Place to work if you are a person of COLOR!
Assistant Store Manager (Current Employee), Arlington, VADecember 2, 2014
Pros: great hours
Cons: terrible upper management
Do NOT work here if you have any hint of unique-ness! They are a prejudiced company! They only look for people that "fit" their narrow-minded views and expect you to buy their expensive cloths with a horrible discount! Never ever work here, unless you are a trust fund baby!
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Not enough hours but good benefits!
Stylist (Current Employee), NJJune 4, 2014
I hardly have hours at this job and am on call a lot!

I love the clothes and the discount.
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Average Retail Company
Manager in Training (Current Employee), United StatesJune 3, 2014
Pros: good discount
Cons: you will work weekends and evenings.
Great company if you want to pursue a career in Merchandising.
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Fun Environment!
Visual Manager in Training (Current Employee), Chicago, ILOctober 9, 2013
Pros: generous discount, great peers, creative inspirational environment
Cons: shift variance, lots of long standing hours, low pay
I get to wear many hats at this job and there's always plenty to do in any given day! I get to meet people from all over the world due to our location being downtown. I'm on a great management team and have amazing stylists! The hardest part of the job is usually time management.
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Great Environment & Fabulous Fashion
Stylist (Current Employee), Atlanta, GAJuly 9, 2013
A great work environment that is fun, creative and full of fashion.
The store is a fun boutique atmosphere where customer service is highly important. They place high importance on atmosphere and decor, so they are always changing and creating new things. Never a dull moment and full of fun projects and high-end clients.
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Awesome environment with great co-workers
Stylist (Current Employee), Short Hills, NJJuly 5, 2013
Pros: discounts, awesome employees, great enviroment
Cons: short breaks, pay
Working at Free People has taught me a great deal about retail and the importance of the consumer. I've had the experience of working on busy holidays like Black Friday, while understanding the importance of store standards and product presentation. I've had to work longer than expected because of events like extra shipment and emergencies in back stock, and I was glad to do it. I also had and continue to have the opportunity to work with lovely people who make the work day fly by. I have wonderful managers who have all been sales associates themselves, so they understand the position I am in. The hardest part of my job is having too many tasks to accomplish when the store in understaffed or unexpectedly full of shoppers. The most enjoyable part of my job is working with my fellow co-workers and having the opportunity to speak with many lovely customers.
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Bad work environment
Store Manager (Former Employee), NYJune 24, 2013
Not team players, no constructive criticism, corporate not professional
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Extremely Creative and Inspirational
Store Manager (Former Employee), Palo Alto, CAMay 23, 2013
Great work environment with some great people. Lots of opportunity for growth. Sometimes favorites come into play, typical in a retail company.
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Great place to work
Customer Service Special Projects Associate (Former Employee), Philadelphia, PAMay 6, 2013
Beautiful home office. Friendly people. Great advancement opportunities.
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A hippie, fun loving environment and workplace.
Sales Associate (Former Employee), Glendale, CAFebruary 8, 2013
Free People was very fun to work at. The days went by fast because we were all like family. We were all there to help set up the store when it first opened in Glendale. My managers and co-workers were my friends and we were always together in and out of work. There was no hard part working there and everything about it was enjoyable.
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Great co-workers
Sales Associate (Former Employee), New York, NYNovember 26, 2012
Learned sales skills and visual merchandising skills

Excellent work environment
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Fun workplace
Planner (Former Employee), Philadelphia, PANovember 7, 2012
A fun place to work. A very young vibe with fresh ideas and new take on retail
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AMAZING company to work for!
Sales Associate (Current Employee), Brentwood, CAFebruary 27, 2012
been such a pleasure to work for Free People for the last 2 years.

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Free People Salaries

Store Manager
$47,000 per year