Working for Madewell (J. Crew Group) is one of the best things I could have done for refreshing my career. I had the privilege to not only practice and improve my selling skills, but I was also given an opportunity to manage my peers. They gave me constructive, respectful feedback that has prepared me for my future positions.
Basic retail management job; company discount was good plus discount was applied to JCrew as well. Some issues with lack of support from upper management when it came to customer complaints, but overall a decent company to work for.
You are expected to be part of the "culture" of madewell which is fake. I was lucky enough to get along with some of my coworkers and stay out of the drama, but there was always drama at the work and I saw many, many people leave madewell on bad terms.
Madewell was such a great place to work. I met so many fun, passionate people and management truly care about you as a person. There is a great balance between working hard and enjoying the work you do. Customers were amazing and so fun to work with. There are also wonderful discounts offered.
Working for Madewell has only changed my life for the better! My upper management consistently supports, encourages, and strengthens me. I couldn’t be more fortunate to be in the hands of such a great company.
Working at madewell was even better than I expected, though that job I better learned how to handle stressful situations in the moment and be able to multitask whilst still remaining calm and collected.
Whether you are opening or closing the team members really support one another to get tasks done. Management can be supportive, really depends on the individual. Overall, you are either recovering the store or styling customers, not a bad place to be.
Great management at Seattle university village location. Easy to get time off work or find someone to cover your shift. This location was particularly busy, especially on weekends. Expect to be running around for most of your shifts on weekends. Tasks included cashier, folding clothes, pulling clothes from the back for customers, creating send sales, packaging items, steaming clothes, and helping customers in the fitting room.
The staff and a few of the assistant managers are very cool. Can be a great job if you are starting out in the work field/ in school. When helping costumers of other ethnicities, their vibe tends to come off rude/racist as if every persons $ isn’t important as the next. The store manager her self can come off rude, micro-manage, mean towards some new employees, and very stereotypical towards certain people and situations. The store itself cuts hours so much yet is always hiring people when they have employees who are willing to work for more hours. They show favoritism towards certain employees who are giving more hours then others.
The discount. Flexible (sometimes) when needed to take off. Paid Weekly.
Little to no hours are given. Some managers micro manage
I loved working at Madewell. I love fashion so this was a fun place to work for me. It was a small store so it wasn't hard to maintain. You become denim certified and they always do fun things for employees.
From the management to the product, Madewell made me fall in love with working retail. Management was always patient while I learned and invested huge amounts of trust in my creativity. I also thrived here because we were taught to be honest with the customer, we were never told to lie just to get a sale. Management valued honesty and building relations with customers. I not only recommend the product, but I also recommend a job with Madewell.
Day to day, Madewell is an awesome place to work. As with most retail jobs, weekends can be busy and extremely stressful, but coworkers continue to work together and stay positive. Discounts are among the best in the industry and you can score tons of great pieces that aren't good enough to be sold to the Madewell customer base but are fine for employees such as pieces that are worn and washed by customers and returned or pieces with small rips or snags that can be easily fixed at home. The team is so supportive and there's a strong vibe of "girls supporting girls." Sundays are shorter work days, rollout shifts are tiring but fun and infrequent. Madewell is a great place to work for a college or high school kid, not the best if you're looking for a full time position as a sales associate.