Hard culture to work within
Manager Candidate/Assistant Manager (Current Employee) – New York, NY – 31 March 2015
Working as a Uniqlo manager takes a lot of hard work and mental toughness. A normal day averages between 10 and 14 hours a day. You are expected to work those hours (which is fine considering you have so much to do anyways). Through this job, you will work the hardest you ever have in your life. The store dynamic is based off of the culture your manager has created, like every other retailer, but if the Japanese culture has been created, expect a harsh environment. The 6 month UMC program is one that is challenging yet very rewarding. You will grow and blossom into a tough person and an even hard working associate. The management team is mostly Japanese expats, who were store managers in Japan and have come over to the United State's to help run the stores. They are very strict and adhere to the "Uniqlo standards." You will be expected to work as hard and as long of hours as them. You must follow these standards or you will not make it far in the company. This job is very rewarding but at times also very challenging.
Large growth, Huge potential to move up the ladder
Long hours, too much expected of you, Hard management