Guess? Reviews

Updated September 11, 2014
Updated September 11, 2014
300 Reviews
2.9
300 Reviews
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Guess? Vice Chairman and CEO Paul Marciano
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great fashions, excellent employee discount and good athmosphere (in 31 reviews)

  • Everyday 40% discount regular priced items and 20% off sale (in 27 reviews)


Cons
  • No incentives if your store isn't top door, but high sales goals (in 21 reviews)

  • While most upper management was pretty fair, there was some politics that got in the way sometimes (in 16 reviews)

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  1.  

    It's fun but so fast paced and overwhelming!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Associate  in  Santa Monica, CA
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Santa Monica, CA

    I have been working at Guess? part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Everyone is super nice, Managers have the "Open Door" so you can talk to them about any concerns, it's a few blocks from the beach so if you need to relax after you get off its a good get away. you can get time off as long as you request ahead of time, salary isn't too bad

    Cons

    you have to pay for parking every time you work, required to wear heels at ALL times while on the clock unless closing the store (I've already lost feeling in my toes), you could be closing until 3 in the morning

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    No room for advancement

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at Guess? for more than a year

    Pros

    Fun events like "Oscar Parties" (photo booth & cotton candy at lunch), Gourmet cafeteria, sample store on site. One hour lunch, on-site gym w/ daily classes (yoga, spinning, kick-boxing...).

    Cons

    Very strict about being on time (heard ppl have even been fired for being 5 min. late). Few holidays off. Not much room for advancement, little internal promotion. Low pay for non-upper mgmt. Seems like a good place to learn/gather experience for work in fashion, it just stagnates after awhile.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Dramatic

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Visual Merchandising  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Visual Merchandising in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at Guess? part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Small shifts, entry level experience. Great brand awareness. Only a specific type of person will fit well here.

    Cons

    Drama, management changing time sheets, bullying, mafia-like behavior.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take a closer look at who you are hiring and make sure they are more than qualified not just available.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    I had a wonderful experience at Guess. They have a top notch internship program with a great environment.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Social Media Intern  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Social Media Intern in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at Guess? as an intern for more than a year

    Pros

    Great Internship program! Have learned so many thing I would not have been able to at any other company.

    Cons

    Not the highest paying internship.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Work Hard, No Play/Benefits

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Assistant in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at Guess? full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Working for well-known fashion brand

    Cons

    Work culture isn't that great, high turnover rate, barely any time off or benefits

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve work culture and flexible hours, more opportunities for title and monetary growth

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Volatile and Dramatic

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Guess? full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    This company has great discounts and benefits. The experience gained here is very helpful to anyone who wants to have a career in the retail industry.

    Cons

    Overall, working here is dominated by politics and drama. Word goes around the office like high school gossip, and everyone is scared of the CEO. Everyone has their own clique. People will only discuss certain matters depending on who you are and will put you in your place if need be. People are promoted based on favoritism and tenure.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Upper management should not have expanded to other brands if they are so concerned with product cannibalization. If the original GUESS? brand was priority, it should have been the only brand to focus on instead of hindering growth for the other brands.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    What makes a great company is people.

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    Current Employee - Co Manager  in  Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Co Manager in Miami, FL

    I have been working at Guess? part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Who does like fashion? And Guess is a great company to learn a lot more about trends, driving sales and customer service. Great discount.

    Cons

    Upper leaders like they like to call themselves think of themselves like aGod, so they like treating their associates with little respect ( at least in my store) there is no motivation and everyday they're are coming up with a different focus which takes away what we really need to focus which is customers and sales.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    People are what make companies, the way the feel where they work is important because good vibes make anything possible. A company shouldn't be ran by who is who's favorite but by who works and shows passion and dedication. I've worked with many great leaders but the ones I have now have just pushed me away we the disrespect and mistreatment of the store manager and one of the cos. it's sad because I thought I would be able to grow old with Guess since the company is great, the people hmmm no that much.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Okay...

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at Guess? full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Benefits, PTO, On-site gym, on-site cafe, on-site car wash.

    Cons

    No room for growth. Raises are rarely given, even when performing beyond expectations. Boring. Don't feel like you are working in fashion.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in your people before everyone leaves. Change product! Workload is overwhelming. there's only a few people in each department where other companies have an entire team dedicated.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Current Assistant Manager

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager  in  Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Miami, FL

    I have been working at Guess? full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great management. Great opportunities. Chance for personal growth if you exceed standards.

    Cons

    Work life. No holidays off.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Good Company, Slow Growth

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Store Manager
    Current Employee - Store Manager

    I have been working at Guess? full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    I like the people that I work with and the way they lay out everything for you. You are also able to switch a few things up when it is not working for your specific store.

    Cons

    Having to work weekends, but also 2 closing shifts. Whenever corporate are supposed to come visit the always bail on us. We are the factory store so we do get treated worse than all others. They do a lot for the retail stores and we just kind of hang in the background.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Bust your butt so that you can move up faster. Do not stop trying because once you do they will find a way to let you go.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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