Guess? Reviews

Updated October 8, 2014
Updated October 8, 2014
308 Reviews
2.9
308 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 27 reviews)


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

  • They promote work life balance but don't really stand by it (in 9 reviews)

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  1.  

    Great stepping stone

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

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

    Pros

    Awesome learning experience and exposure to how a $2.5 billion business is structured.

    Cons

    Too much politics, too emotional

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Great company, great group of people working here!

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

    I worked at Guess? as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great team to work with! Growth within.

    Cons

    8-5 hours...but mostly will end up staying later than 5.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Hard work pays off

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Myrtle Beach, SC
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Myrtle Beach, SC

    I worked at Guess? full-time (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
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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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    • 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 (more than an 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.  

    Stock

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Stock Associate in Cabazon, CA
    Former Employee - Stock Associate in Cabazon, CA

    I worked at Guess? as a contractor (less than an 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
  7.  

    A pretty amazing place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Internal Auditor in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Internal Auditor in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at Guess? full-time (less than an 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
  8.  

    Good Company, Slow Growth

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Store Manager
    Current Employee - Store Manager

    I have been working at Guess? full-time (more than an 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
  9.  

    Fun and informative - Salary is not as fulfilling

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Bethesda, MD
    Current Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Bethesda, MD

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

    Pros

    Employee discount, good employers, ambiance

    Cons

    hourly salary is fairly lower than other retail companies

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great overall experience! Passionate people work for this company.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Store Manager
    Current Employee - Store Manager

    I have been working at Guess? full-time (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
  11.  

    Rewarding

    • Comp & Benefits
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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? full-time (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

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