Guess? Reviews

Updated September 9, 2014
Updated September 9, 2014
300 Reviews
2.9
300 Reviews
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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.  

    Hard work pays off

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    Former Employee - Store Manager  in  Myrtle Beach, SC
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Myrtle Beach, SC

    I worked at Guess? full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The people. The employees work together as a team to strive for goals and complete them .

    Cons

    In order to move up, you must be a top leading sales person

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  2.  

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

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    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
  3.  

    Stock

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    Former Employee - Stock Associate  in  Cabazon, CA
    Former Employee - Stock Associate in Cabazon, CA

    I worked at Guess? as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    The people were very nice and helpful.

    Cons

    The hours were long and the pay could have been better.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    A pretty amazing place to work

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    Former Employee - Internal Auditor  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Internal Auditor in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at Guess? full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Overall, it's the people you end up working with because no matter what, a job in corporate is a job in corporate. Guess had an amazing audit staff and everyone was always so willing to help out and answer any questions you may have had. The hours were pretty great and flexible except during the end of the month.

    Cons

    Difficult to move up or change positions unless someone decides to leave. Don't offer any plan or help for achieving your CPA so you're on your own for that one. Otherwise, everything was great

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider providing more intensive training for people at lower levels

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Good Company, Slow Growth

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    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
  7.  

    Fun and informative - Salary is not as fulfilling

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    Current Employee - Retail Sales Associate  in  Bethesda, MD
    Current Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Bethesda, MD

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

    Pros

    Employee discount, good employers, ambiance

    Cons

    hourly salary is fairly lower than other retail companies

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great overall experience! Passionate people work for this company.

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    Current Employee - Store Manager
    Current Employee - Store Manager

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

    Pros

    Structure and organization, Loyal employees, internal promotions,. If you are in management then you will have great benefits. Otherwise-as an associate it's a great job for someone who wants growth and development in retail. Be willing to put in the work to prove yourself.

    Cons

    Work-life balance. Constant changes that can be difficult. Hours for associates are based on sales per hour. If you cannot sell you won't get any hours. No commission. Heels encouraged so your feet will hurt.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Ensure you have great partnership with your SM and DM.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Rewarding

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA

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

    Pros

    Fast paced. Lots of perks. People here are great. We have a great gym and cafeteria.

    Cons

    Morale is low. Everyone her works with fear of their jobs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stay strong.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Loved working for this company

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    It's fun, has good energy, always felt it had a people first vibe (most days). There is a strong sense of loyalty found within the company, both to the brand and to it's people.

    Cons

    While most upper management was pretty fair, there was some politics that got in the way sometimes. You could actually feel the tension between some upper management and their direct reports during meetings or corporate visits at times. It should be about results, not personalities.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Wonderful working experience but a change in management gave the job a few pitfalls

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate  in  Oakbrook Terrace, IL
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Oakbrook Terrace, IL

    I worked at Guess? part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Wonderful employees and some very thoughtful managers and assisant managers.
    Not much way of personal growth. Office culture is very relaxed if you do what you are told. Management was not only friendly and made you feel like you fit in but was also aware of your situation at all times and made it fairly simple to become personal with. Family type of feeling.

    Cons

    Change in location caused a few problems, wished that the alarm didn't make it so awkward to do your job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make sure employees have independence because they know what they are doing.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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