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Guess? Reviews

Updated Jul 14, 2014
Guess? – Edmonton – “GUESS? Inc. West Edmonton Mall”

All Employees Current Employees Only

2.9 278 reviews

68% Approve of the CEO

Guess? Vice Chairman and CEO Paul Marciano

Paul Marciano

(173 ratings)

45% of employees recommend this company to a friend

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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    Eh.

    Sales Associate (Former Employee) Cambridge, MA

    ProsBig discount on merchandise, nice co workers

    ConsNo incentives to sell expensive merchandise other than possibility of layoff, incompetent managers

    Advice to Senior ManagementImprove/implement incentive programs

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    Horrible

    Sales Associate (Current Employee) Miami, FL

    ProsGood workers, meet new people every day

    ConsManagers don't care about their customers or employees

    Advice to Senior ManagementFire everyone and hire people that care

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    No Room for Growth

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Los Angeles, CA

    ProsThe only good things about working at GUESS is the laid-back environment and some of the nice people that work there.

    ConsNo room for growth--promotions seem like they're based on how long a person's been working there rather then experience.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPromote people with qualified experience, not based how long they've worked there or favoritism. Sometimes the person with the longest time working there is still in adequate at their job.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Great Opportunity, but overworked and never recognized for contribution

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    Prosmoney is ok, people are great, and opportunity is there

    ConsCan't talk to HR because they are friends with most managers. Long time established company that you need to suck up to the right people and keep your mouth shut and if you don't they will can you. As I was told, anyone could do my job, and my worth is not was currently making. Very degrading and hard to get motivated once you know that you are not worth anything to the company before 8 months and still after that you are worth nothing because they can can you and get someone else in an instant. No loyalty and no regards for the employers. They will pay you out to keep quiet.

    Advice to Senior ManagementValue your employees. Give recognition for the work that they do. Never tell them they are worth less than what they are currently making. Get more golf carts. To walk a mile to work and still get reamed for being 5 minutes late when you arrive at 7:50 (and clock in) is a little ridiculous. Employees are scared to speak with HR and managers as there is no point in doing so due to the outcome of possible discharge from employment. That needs to change. Also, the work load is insane and if recognized, then employee should be compensated accordingly. Have a anonymous drop box for suggestions and concerns. Keep in mind the other employees that are affected by the discharge of employment as that was not a consideration as I can tell, and the poor person taking over responsibility of what i was doing now has an entire job to put in his work load until training for another employee happens. This can become frustrating for that employee to keep training someone and then it not work out. Especially when the last employee that was trained was up to speed and knew more about the line of expertise then the trainer. Think before making final decision. We are people rying to better ourselves and better the company as well. We shouldn't be treated like just another person on the street because we said something that our manager didn't agree with. If an employee has a legitimate concern, and your manager can't help, then we should be advised to go to HR to get out answer rather then being canned. Not lawfully correct and a good way to get a law suite.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Was fun at one time

    Sales Associate (Current Employee)

    ProsGood discount on the clothes. Employee bonus days almost once a month also good.
    Get to interact with variety of people, play with fashion and style customers.
    Learn a lot about retail/sales industry and basic inner-workings of a corporate structure and business procedures.
    Managers can be very understanding, it really all stems on communicating with them.

    ConsLittle to any recognition or appreciation shown to high performing employees.
    A lot of politics come into play whether for receiving hours, getting promoted or in how one is treated by management.
    Pay is HORRIBLE with high expectations; this is NOT a high end luxury store yet, company would have you wanting to act as if it is. For barely above minimum wage, one cannot log the hours necessary to perform the way they expect individuals to perform or to have this store presented on the level that they want it to be considered.
    No commission or opportunities to receive increased pay; even if you are a top performer if you cannot log at least 30 hours weekly (which is impossible if you have bills and expenses to pay for and don't live with your parents) you become "invisible" and "ineligible" for advancement or raises.
    Managers can be highly hypocritical with "rules and regulations" and disrespectful to employees; extension of high school with the "have's" and the "have-nots"; can be a toxic environment as a result, employee morale is low.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTake more of vested interest in your employees and their needs.
    Corporate needs to be more realistic with what is ACTUALLY taking place in their stores, not just looking at numbers and statistics and putting undeserved pressure on lower management teams.
    Should be more opportunities for growth and advancement especially for those who demonstrate talent and potential.
    If no widespread commission then perhaps some sort of incentive whether it be bonuses for certain people that stay with the company for longer periods of time or some types of bonuses for top performers.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Climbing the ladder has never been harder.

    Retail Sales Associate (Current Employee)

    ProsGenerous discount on store clothing and accessories.
    Exposure to international fashion brand.
    Fashion forward individuals will enjoy creating new outfits and looks with Guess merchandise for customers.

    ConsPromotion process is lengthy if existent at all.
    Managers and the company do not treat associated well. If your an employee the constantly goes above and beyond for the company expect no recognition, swift pay raise, or special perks for your hard work.
    Commission has been removed from stores, so don't look forward to a boost in your minimum wage check.
    Monthly contests and associate promotions only provide more money for Guess. Instead of providing me with a check that will basically is a gift certificate for Guess why not give me that money as a bonus in my check for me to decide what to do with.
    Time-off/Sick days are non existent if YOU and I do mean if YOU, can not get suitable coverage for your shift.

    Advice to Senior ManagementValue your employees a lot more in order to keep the high performing ones around. I have seen so many amazing performing associated and even mangers quit or move on from the company in the pursuit of something better. This is a job you most certainly can not live off of. For those looking forward to living on your own and moving forward in a career in retail the climb up the ladder seems to stretch on forever.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsLoved interacting with the customers and the close relationships with my team

    ConsDistrict manager was a nightmare.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBe nice to the people that are killing themselves for you on a daily basis. There is a nice way to give people constructive criticism without tearing them down.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Always yelled at for no particular reason.

    Sales Associate (Current Employee) Skokie, IL

    ProsYou get a 40% discount and they are very flexible regarding a schedule.
    Different contests for associate to make you more motivated

    ConsNew ideas for improvement are never taken in consideration.
    As a part time associate you don't get a lot of hours.
    No commission.
    They don't follow up with their promises.

    Advice to Senior ManagementSales Associates would be more motivated if they'll get a commission on their sales.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

     

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    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsNice coworkers, decent discount, clean stores.

    Conspushy managers, sales oriented obviosuly

    Advice to Senior Managementgive employes opportunity to grow within company. Raise Wage.

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    Job Security? What's That?

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsBrand name looks good on your resume, employee discounts are nice, company throws great parties, casual office attire at the corporate offices

    ConsNo job security, anyone can be fired at anytime and it happens. Don't think that just because you have been around for a long time that you are safe. There is a lack of logic in most of the decisions that come down from the top. Working here involved a lot of long hours and they expect you to come in on Saturdays at corporate, too. You basically get one day off a week, if you are lucky.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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