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- 2.0Jan 27, 2014Anonymous EmployeeCurrent Employee
Really fun place to work! Great discount in the store (W Hotels the Store), also get a discount at all Starwood Hotels. Carry popular designers and some that are under the radar and very cool. There's a lounge where you can eat for free, sometimes good. Frequently see celebrities that are staying in the hotel. Good music and ambiance. Work by yourself (not micromanaged while you're there.)
Very stingy. Do not invest in their employees. Corporate has no idea what's going on in stores that are outside of NYC/does not know target market, as it varies with each location. Do not want to pay for parking, or office supplies. Extremely high turnover, in retail employees as well as corporate.
- 1.0Aug 25, 2010Anonymous EmployeeCurrent EmployeeNew York, NY
50% off as an employee discount
Unless you are a manager there are NO benefits, even if the hiring add implied there were. They qualify you as part time by scheduling you 32 hours per week (36 would mean you're eligible for benefits) but then they often over-schedule you for a full 40 hours, which is not something you have a choice about. They claim to promote from within the company and state that there is room to grow and move up the chain and that is a flat out lie. The store is open from 9 AM to midnight so expect to work the worst hours ever. Company sales are so low that your 3% commission of nearly zero sales is pretty useless. They tell you you'll get a great Starwood Hotels discount but rarely are there ever dates or locations at which you can use said discount
- 1.0Oct 26, 2011Anonymous EmployeeFormer Employee
The merchandise is fun and trendy!!
Upper management is absolutely terrible. Their management style in one word is: bullying!! They sell the idea of having your own store and being able to merchandise with your retail and high fashion knowledge, however, they in fact micromanage from NYC and have you take pics on your cell phone all the time and then never give you praise for you created even with knowledge to back it up. They look the other way with internal theft, and truly have no idea how to effectively manage people. It is a shame because I was excited at first to work with, now VP of wink retail ,from a high end retailer and come to find out that that person was incredibly unprofessional.
- 3.0Jul 22, 2014Assistant ManagerFormer Employee, more than 1 yearNew York, NY
Loyalty, hardwork, and consistency are valued traits to this company and can be rewarding overtime if you can prove you're irreplaceable. Compensation starts off very low but can quickly increase based on performance. Used to questionably only hire caucasians, but due to restructuring they have increased hiring of minorities. Agree to sell your soul and this company will Love you!
Unstructured. Currently restructuring, which benefits the company but not for employees. high turnover rate w/ employee's leaving due to aggressive management. Benefits are BS, they increased the percentage employees contribute from 15% to 50%. Uncomfortable work environment with creepy round the clock surveillance on employees. There is a questionable trend of withholding pay from those that choose to leave the company.
- 4.0Jun 4, 2014Sales AssociateFormer Employee
It was really enjoyable to work as a sales associate. The pay was good plus commission. It was very enjoyable to work with everyone there.
It is hard to say how much you can grow in the company. It seemed like they hired from the outside.
- 3.0Oct 19, 2010SalesFormer EmployeeNew York, NY
Good Discount, hotel discounts if in W hotels
late hours for retail, drunk people come in from hotel bars, only one person on at a time,not room for growth
- 1.0Oct 30, 2017Anonymous EmployeeFormer Employee
No pros, besides the fact it was a check.
Long hours, no benefits, little mobility in the company. Owner had a notorious temper and everyone was nervous around him.