While I returned to Anthropologie with a specific career path in mind, the company made some drastic changes. With these changes, the management roles shifted and the visual positions almost halved. I am all for change, I believe it's necessary in order to stay relevant, but their lack of communication has completely turned me off of the company. My position was a steady M-F 7a-4p position, but with these changes I now work mids periodically, and a handful of weekends throughout the month. There is also no visual path within the company; once you've become the Visual Merchandising Manager there is no promotion (unless you decide you want to become a store manager). There is also very little concern for a healthy work-life balance. Corporate says there is, but you're expected to do anything your manager asks of you, no matter how it affects your personal life.
management, lack of communication, maturity of management