Don't Plan on Supporting Yourself, or Advancing
Senior Remote Stylist (Current Employee) – Austin, TX – November 12, 2018
I was hired on when Stitch Fix was a startup. It was fun, flexible, and seemed like advancement was easy. Fast forward almost 5 years, and it's like working for a different company. Since the company went public they've lost their client focus. There is more emphasis on expansion which is leaving HUGE gaps in other areas, for example, inventory. When there is nothing to send clients our only option is to scale back our hours. Many of my fellow stylists don't do this as a hobby, we depend on it to pay bills and feed mouths. So, all this means to us is less work = less pay. Also, the pay structure is dismal. You receive one raise when you become a "Senior" Stylist, and nothing else. Ever. After 5 years, I'll get a pin. Not satisfactory. They need to learn to value their employees. There are no incentives to ever do any better. I style 3 lines and launched 2. I make the same amount as another stylist styling one line only. Also, they now limit our UNPAID time off. I'm not talking blackout periods, I'm talking total time off all year to 30 hours. Keep in mind, they are NOT paying us for this time. However, my direct supervisor or "Lead" easily spends 2 weeks of every month on PAID time off. Also, the extra meetings and activities they have implemented are just not necessary for long-term employees and make the job far less flexible than it should be. I have been actively looking for other employment, but as of yet haven't found anything that allows me to work when and where I can as much as Stitch Fix.