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Guess? Reviews

Updated November 19, 2014
Updated November 19, 2014
316 Reviews
2.9
316 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Factory, you have 40% employee discount for regular price items and the markdowns are really good (in 32 reviews)

  • You get a 40% discount and they are very flexible regarding a schedule (in 28 reviews)


Cons
  • They promote work life balance but don't really stand by it (in 12 reviews)

  • While most upper management was pretty fair, there was some politics that got in the way sometimes (in 17 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Team great but felt like was in high school

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Guess? full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    loved my direct manager, great team to work with

    Cons

    strict regulations made it feel like we were children (certain break and lunch times, had to be in seat by certain time, etc)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Good for extra income

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Miami, FL

    I have been working at Guess? part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Is nice to work in GUESS? Factory, you have 40% employee discount for regular price items and the markdowns are really good.

    Cons

    Depends on the store (mine is a slow-paced store) you can have from 15hrs/weekkly to maybe 20-25hrs/week (shifts are 5hrs shifts). Just for an extra income.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More incentives...

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Graphic Designer Temp

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Graphic Designer in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Graphic Designer in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at Guess? as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Always busy, lots of work to do. Potential to do cool projects.

    Cons

    Takes the company a long time to make decisions as far as hiring.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Upbeat fun environment

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

    I worked at Guess?

    Pros

    Face paced. organized. great discount

    Cons

    Job growth. Black friday. payrate

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better work performance rewards

  6.  

    Okay to work for as a sales associate

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Windsor, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Windsor, CA

    I worked at Guess? part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Discount is great, and it's a nice environment, flexible scheduling. I'm sure alot of the positive/negative aspects will vary depending on each individuals experience (location of their Guess store, their management team)

    Cons

    Slow seasons (IE after Christmas) hours get cut, some managers I have had make the selling too pushy

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better sales training for sales associates to achieve their daily goals/quotas

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    It's fun but so fast paced and overwhelming!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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 (less than an 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
  8.  

    I really enjoyed the store management team, but felt unappreciated by district and regional management.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Charlotte, NC

    I worked at Guess? part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Fun environment, great training and they were willing to work around my class schedule.

    Cons

    Overworked and way under paid.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Part time sale associates need more training, not just the management team.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    No room for advancement

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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? (more than an 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
  10.  

    Dramatic

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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 (less than an 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
  11.  

    Place to build your skills

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Manager of Allocations in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Manager of Allocations in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at Guess? full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    The medical benefits are great. You also get good basic benefits 401K, ESPP and additional restricted stocks or stock options for management.

    Cons

    Work life balance is not the best. The work culture measures a good worker based on the number of hours he/she works. In addition some of the management does not like opinions that question the way things are done.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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