Guess? Reviews

Updated July 29, 2015
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Guess? Vice Chairman and CEO Paul Marciano
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Pros
  • Employee discount on clothing - if you're into this brand of clothing (pretty much copying all the competitors in the market anyway) (in 32 reviews)

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

Cons
  • Work life balance is not the best (in 12 reviews)

  • HR & upper Management are not very understanding (in 17 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    Favorites

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Guess? part-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    I loved the fashion-forward vibe of the store. I loved dressing up on the weekends, and I loved the clothing discounts (of course). As in almost any retail job, having the inside scoop on sale items was awesome. Guess has good sales overall, and I loved being able to get awesome pieces before anyone else could.

    Cons

    So much favoritism! It was the reason I ultimately quit. My store was very cliquey. The “preferred” associates would get more praise for their accomplishments, more hours, and preference on time requested off. On one occasion, I won a sales competition and beat the runner up by doubling her sales, and I never got the prize. When the favorites would win, they’d get their picture taken, it would be posted all over the bulletin board, etc. Also, I love dressing up, but the managers would make comments about my appearance when I didn’t dress as girly as the other girls. It made me uncomfortable.

    Advice to Management

    Favoritism is absolutely unfair. The company is a lot of fun to work at, but please make sure that your store managers don’t take all of the fun out of being a Guess girl.


  2. Co Manager

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    Former Employee - Co-Manager
    Former Employee - Co-Manager

    I worked at Guess?

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Upbeat environment, motivating coworkers, able to express yourself in area of interest. Different types of managers such as visual manager, human resources, loss prevention, sales (although everyone is accountable for sales), store manager.

    Cons

    Didn't like when sales would be low and its out of your control it reflects on you. Long hours, sometimes back to back shifts, but its doable.


  3. Associate

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Guess? part-time

    Positive Outlook
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Fun coworkers/ team Great if you like people Employee discount

    Cons

    No benefits as a part-time. Not enough to pay. Ever changing management. Hard to move up depending on the management team.


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  5. Good job

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    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Wrentham, MA
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Wrentham, MA

    I have been working at Guess? full-time (Less than a year)

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Fun fast passed environment, decent pay, good discount, good benefits, good product makes it easy to bonus. Good music to listen to while working.

    Cons

    Long hours (late nights/early mornings), upper management outside of the store level don't have a clear understanding of what is happening in store (like in most retail).

    Advice to Management

    Distribute hours to stores differently spend more time in your stores understanding why each one needs to be.different and handled as such. And stop spreading distict and regional managers so thin by giving them such lager districts to oversee, its not fair to your storesz or your customers. And get the woman and payroll some help please.


  6. Helpful (1)

    Store Manager

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Guess? full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great clothes, Iconic brand, vacation, great discount, everyone really nice at corporate, fun manager meetings, district managers really seem to care about their people.

    Cons

    Larger stores need more payroll to operate properly, very focused on "brand image or the look of the worker" instead of the quality of the worker. This can lead to the wrong people on the team.


  7. Helpful (1)

    Great Employees

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    Former Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Las Vegas, NV
    Former Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Las Vegas, NV

    I worked at Guess? part-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great first job for newcomers. Excellent training offered to new and current employees. Management was great at motivating sales staff. Everyone I worked with was great.

    Cons

    The location was on the Las Vegas strip so the hours were very late for a retail location. In addition, they were many drunken customers. Sometimes they were aggressive and it was uncomfortable.

    Advice to Management

    Certain employees were favored over others regardless of their work ethic. In addition, depending on who was at the register, sometimes cashiers would give other employees' credit for sales to their friends.


  8. loved Guess!

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    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Florissant, MO
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Florissant, MO

    I worked at Guess? full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great discount, great hours! Very nice and cool people, loved my job! Was promoted to assistant in 9 months!

    Cons

    Pay wasn't the best but it was better than others

    Advice to Management

    Sell your butt off!


  9. Sales Associate

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Guess?

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    FUN Environment - Location = MALL. Lots of cool co-workers + meet plenty of friends at MALL. Dope Parties . Deep DISCOUT on GUESS gear. DJ spins at store on SPECIAL occasions

    Cons

    Low PAY- LOW pAY - LOW pay = Did i mention - Low pay. Minimum Wage. All MONEY from check was spent on clothes at the GUESS store. WIll work 4 clothes ? Holiday HOurs = late + Messy

    Advice to Management

    MANAGEMENT = COOL . Set Sales Quotas- if you did GOOD. Rewarded u with a GOOD SECTION with HIGH Profit items = EASY to hit #'s = Marcian0 = Cha CHING = SEll 10 things in 8 HOurs = well over Quota


  10. Salary

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Guess?

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    great environment, friendly staff, training

    Cons

    could pay more after commission cuts


  11. Guess

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    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Oakbrook Terrace, IL
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Oakbrook Terrace, IL

    I worked at Guess? full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    great structured company with nice managers

    Cons

    retail is long hours on your feet and its hard working around the holidays.



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