CASH SPECIALIST (Former Employee) – Tysons Corner, VA – June 7, 2018
The hours suck, they HATE giving you time off, management sucks, work as hard as you like but a promotion is a rare occurrence. The pay sucks more than everything else combined. The most enjoyable thing was my coworkers. The vibe of the actual store is great but the people they hire to manage are always terrible.
Sales Associate (Former Employee) – Torrance, CA – August 10, 2018
Enjoyed working for the company. Fun atmosphere, surrounded by fashion enthusiasts. At the time urban outfitters was at their prime (2009/2010) so the products were obsessively addicting, the sales were great, the mannequins were styled effortlessly trendy.
Customer Service / Beauty Specialist (Former Employee) – Baltimore, MD – August 8, 2018
I had a great few years at urban. I would have stayed longer but poor management lead to my decision to leave the company. I think longer break times and more consistent hours would have also helped my situation.
Material Handler-Line Leader (Current Employee) – Reno, NV – August 2, 2018
i love working here however i feel like since ive been there i work overtime when asked i have run the prep area being in charge of ten or less employees, prepping work keeping them all on task, printing labels and ensuring proper paperwork goes with proper purchase order. I also run cuba scanner ensuring all merchandising has the correct weight and measurements, i do final sorting, stowing making sure all merchandise goes in proper bins and also labeling and printing paperwork, and i feel like i should be compensated for fast learning. the people are amazing however one of the HR staff took it upon herself to tell my daughters dad i work there which i tought there was client confidentiality..
Sales Associate/Cashier (Current Employee) – Garden City, NY – August 2, 2018
Good for college students who need a part time retail job. Met great people and learned a lot about customer service. Fun and lax work environment with unique individuals who are all usually striving creatives.
Department Manager (Current Employee) – McLean, VA – July 30, 2018
Working, as a department manager for UO, has been quite the experience. Although, there have been many ups and downs, I am glad to have been through them all, for they have molded me into the person who I am, today. During my experience, I learned proper time management, working strong under pressure, communication, and leadership. A typical monday would consist of walking my department with the store manager. We would discuss how business went last week, what were the top sellers, what were the bottom sellers, etc. After, I would be provided my "To-do" list for the week. The tasks, at hand, were always very long and somewhat tedious. Tasks would consist mainly of making sure new product hit the floor, maintaining top sellers, find ways to increase profit of bottom sellers, re visualize the sales floor, train the team, uphold backstock integrity, and most of all, focus on overall business. As overwhelming as it may seem, I certainly got a kick out of it. Strategizing and executing a plan in order to do the impossible was always a driving force, for me. There was no better satisfaction than fulfilling weekly goals with help from a strong team. The only aspect of this job that I did not favor were the hours. Having a very sporadic schedule has made things difficult for sustaining a fun personal life. It's a miracle I ever graduated from college, all while working full time. We make many sacrifices, working in retail, and I just want to be able to do more with my life. The most enjoyable part of this job was the people. I stayed for so many years because I had the opportunitymore... to work and collaborate with some amazing individuals. I could have the worst day of my life; but as long as I have my fun and super awesome team with me, I had nothing to worry about.less
Health benefits, discounts, staff, eligibility for relocation
Long hours, sporadic schedule, pay for the amount of work
They promote workplace favoritism if your over 25 your not going to move up or be treated with respect the managers and leads treat people like garage they also ask you to perform unsafe acts to do your job They also hire young supervisor who have never worked your area and they change your whole dept setting you up to fail and get hurt there supervisors and leads also lack any ability to handle any kind of problems at all and if you only speak English they surround you with bilingual workers who refuse to speak English making you feel completely out of place and not wanted Also the pay there is by no means enough to live in the area
I enjoyed working at UO. The other employees were great. Management could learn a thing or to how to treat others. There was no respect or any kind of decency. They push you so hard for something half the time you can't control. Packing orders you do Not have. So on and so forth. Other then that. You do what you do and its a good day.
Disrespectful management. Human Resources that don't know how to do anything