Carrières chez Urban Outfitters (Kingston, ON)
Urban is great because they really truly do hire like-minded, genuine people. I haven't hated a single sales associate and I have worked at a couple different Urban Outfitters locations.
However, they are very rare to promote from within the company. They are more likely to hire an outside individual who has less experience/knowledge than you do. It's frustrating, and the manager turnover is FAR too high for such a big company. In fact, turnover in general is high. If you stay for a year, you'll be working with completely different people within 4 months. Plus, working with different managers (who know less than you do) really affects the work environment and your ability to actually get things done. You'll probably spend more time training your managers.
The work environment though is generally very fun and carefree. Not stressful at all!
I was a department manager for Urban Outfitters for 3 years and this was my second role as management in retail.
I learned a lot about merchandising and how to motivate and encourage staff for excellence.
The hours were very long and demanding but this helped me in my future roles in management.
Easy going - mostly involves folding/running clothes onto the floor. Little push for customer involvement. Fun management and employees.