Theory Reviews

Updated 16 April, 2015
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  1. Merchandise Coordinator

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Theory full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Beautiful location in NYC. Nice people and very creative work environment.

    Cons

    Bureacratic. They were bought over by Fast Retailing and are changing a lot.

  2. I had a great experience working as a intern at Theory.

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    Former Employee - Intern - Hourly in New York, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Intern - Hourly in New York, NY (US)

    I worked at Theory

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Informative bi-weekly intern meetings with executives that gave great career advice

    Cons

    Sometimes had too much down time as an intern

  3. Amazing company, just needs to evolve

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Theory full-time (more than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Passionate people
    Decent salary
    Freedom to be creative

    Cons

    Lack of growth
    Product needs to evolve
    Upper management needs to listen to front line-store workers

    Advice to Management

    Listen to staff
    Offer more growth

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  5. 4 years and got nothing...

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    Former Employee - Key Holder in Central Valley, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Key Holder in Central Valley, NY (US)

    I worked at Theory full-time (more than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    received clothing allowance once every 3 months and got a great discount.

    Cons

    there was no employee appreciation, i went above and beyond for the company worked for 4 years called out 3 times even volunteered to work on my days off, yet not one thank you. being talked down to, like i was worthless and did nothing for them. any ideas to increase profit were shot down.you cant trust anyone you work with because at the end of the day they only care about themselves, and will throw you under the bus if they have too. TERRIBLE SENIOR MANAGEMENT STAFF. completely unprofessional.

    Advice to Management

    treat your employees with respect. change senior management staff, they are unprofessional and dont know how to do their job.

  6. Design Internship

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    Former Employee - Design Intern in New York, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Design Intern in New York, NY (US)

    I worked at Theory

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    You get to work very closely with the design team, and everyone there is very nice. It's paid which is nice.

    Cons

    The company has been going through many changes and I think it's understaffed.

  7. Good internship

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    Former Employee - Intern - Hourly in New York, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Intern - Hourly in New York, NY (US)

    I worked at Theory

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great discount
    Lucky if you have a good team
    Great office
    Paid internship

    Cons

    Communication between management is not great
    Unfriendly upper management

    Advice to Management

    Communication needs improving

  8. Intern

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    Former Employee - Intern - Hourly in New York, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Intern - Hourly in New York, NY (US)

    I worked at Theory full-time (more than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Some of the people were very interesting to learn from.

    Cons

    They treated you like you didn't matter. You didn't get paid fair- although I've heard they have changed the pay due to lawsuits.

    Advice to Management

    Pay your interns and remember they are people too.

  9. Unprofessional and treat employees like crap!

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    Former Employee - Sales in Los Angeles, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Sales in Los Angeles, CA (US)

    I worked at Theory full-time (more than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The discount and clothes are pretty good. You only get the good discount on 5 pieces per season though.

    Cons

    Horrible hourly; management; micro managing; misplaced responsibility; no employee appreciation; over worked employees; being talked down to; no incentive for doing over and beyond your expectation, but definitely penalties if you don't; senior employees are treated and paid like new employees; no trust; attitude is given when you ask to go on a 10min break or lunch break; favoritism is ramped; misplaced aggression from management; job threatening is constantly spewed by management... I could go on!

    Advice to Management

    Grow up and take responsibility for your store and don't all the blame and pressure on your under paid and over worker employees.

  10. Worst Worst place I ever worked at. I wouldn't work there for a million dollars!!!!!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY (US)

    I worked at Theory full-time (less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great "BRANDING"
    Great "NYC DISTRICT" HQ are located in the Meatpacking district ....
    Amazing Facilities Manager :)

    Cons

    Pretty much everything else is bad. They have no cubicles so everyone is exposed. NO privacy.... You are cramped up in one area sitting 2 or 3 inches away from a co-worker that is involved in a completely different role then you are. I have counted 5
    Supervisors do not train you. Supervisor will make decisions for your on your career without even letting you know what their plan is for you. They don't consult with you to advise to you that they will be moving you to a different location. Upper management is simply stated in one word: MESS
     IT SUCKS!

    Advice to Management

    Reward your employees and Appreciate them. Don't treat them like crap! Upper Mgmt needs to have "CLEAR Communication" and respect other people's time. Have better time management.

  11. Great experience

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    Former Intern - Design in New York, NY (US)
    Former Intern - Design in New York, NY (US)

    I worked at Theory as an intern (less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The atmosphere of the company is great. Everyone is friendly and helpful. Overall it is a great working environment.

    Cons

    There were a lot of instances where the days felt long because there wasn't anything to do.

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