Free People Reviews

Updated 17 Sep 2020

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3.8
71%
Recommend to a Friend
79%
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Free People President Meg Hayne (no image)
Meg Hayne
226 Ratings
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  • "impossible to ever get into upper management outside of the store(in 48 reviews)

  • "low pay AND you are expected to spend your money on their clothes to look the part(in 32 reviews)

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  1. "Good Company"

    5.0
    Former Employee - Stylist in Cincinnati, OH

    I worked at Free People part-time

    Pros

    Great Employee discount for the workers

    Cons

    Management was sometimes tough to work with.

  2. "Free people"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Stylist in Jersey City, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Free People part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great staff, fun environment, great clothes and I’ve made friendships throughout my years working here!

    Cons

    Pay wage is slightly higher than minimum wage so that being said it’s hard to live off a salary here


  3. "PT- Keyholder"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Keyholder in Costa Mesa, CA
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Free People part-time

    Pros

    Great Discount Creative Exciting company to work for

    Cons

    Some management can be overbearing

  4. "Great retail job"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Providence, RI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Free People full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    I've been working here for two years, the skills I've learned are priceless, and the friendships I've made are lifetime

    Cons

    long hours, no room for raises

  5. "Review"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Free People part-time

    Pros

    The best culture I've ever been in

    Cons

    Truthfully do not have any cons!

  6. "Fun discounts, comical pay"

    3.0
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    Former Employee - Stylist in The Woodlands, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Free People part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great discounts on all URBN stores, cool co-workers

    Cons

    Very low pay, no commission even though it's commission-style selling, poorly organized management

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  7. "Great"

    5.0
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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Victor, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Free People part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    great people that you work with, easy job

    Cons

    Not to much room for growth within stores

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  8. "Great for a short time"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Retail Sales Associate in New York, NY

    I worked at Free People part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    I learned a lot about how a retail store runs and what goes into from interfacing with customers to back of house opperations

    Cons

    If your store manager isn't great, then the whole store suffer

  9. "Work at Free People!"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Manager In Training in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Free People part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Flexible hours, work culture, usually placed within an upscale shopping center

    Cons

    Management hires based on hiring team (which usually consists of 1 to 2 people) - can lead to new hires exemplifying unfavorable aspects of hiring employees

  10. "Good"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Stylist in New York, NY
    Recommends

    I worked at Free People part-time

    Pros

    Very fun place to work at, everyone is so nice

    Cons

    Management hired to many people so I didn’t get a lot of shifts

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