Perry Ellis International

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Perry Ellis International Reviews

Updated July 28, 2014
Updated July 28, 2014
65 Reviews
2.4
65 Reviews
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Perry Ellis International Chairman and CEO George Feldenkreis
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38 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • This is a great place to learn from all aspect of design and production (in 3 reviews)

  • great place to learn, you have to wear many hats because of the limited amount of resources (in 4 reviews)


Cons
  • It's sometimes run too mom and pop for such a large organization (in 3 reviews)

  • Senior management like the gossip and like to micro manage (in 4 reviews)

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  1.  

    Not for creatives

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Perry Ellis International full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Decent benefit and stability, most of the people are good to work with.

    Cons

    It's great if you like to work with a lot of rules and guidelines, not for creatives. Very Sales and Merchant driven.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Think outside the box, do not only rely on reports and numbers. Take a moment to see reality and trust your team.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Good Luck

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    Former Employee - Merchandising  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Merchandising in New York, NY

    I worked at Perry Ellis International full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    They seem to hire qualified people with integrity and a strong work ethic. Co-workers were the best part of the job.

    Cons

    Owners do not care about their employees and treat them like they are disposable.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat your employees better and perhaps that would also reflect in your companies success.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Perry Ellis

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Miami, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Miami, FL

    I worked at Perry Ellis International full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    They paid a good salary. A very creative team.

    Cons

    Very disconnected supervisor. Unrealistic work load.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Mixed Messages

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Perry Ellis International full-time

    Pros

    Top management makes a point of knowing all executives and managers by first name and is accessible. Generally, a pleasant environment.

    Cons

    Large corporation run like a mom and pop operation. Poor follow-up. Need to chase incessantly for answers to questions. There is a fear of making decisions and those made are frequently reversed causing confusion.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide direction and leadership. Do not be a ship without a rudder. Stop the contradictions. Pay attention to what is occurring on the inside of your operation in a timely way rather than when it is obviously too late.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    good learning experience

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Perry Ellis International full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    tons of learning oppotunities if willing to take up more responsibilities

    Cons

    employee not being valued and most co workers are not happy at work

  7.  

    Planner

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    Former Employee - Retail Planner  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Retail Planner in New York, NY

    I worked at Perry Ellis International full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    good salary; if you end up in a good division, you will be okay. lots of different divisions give the opportunity to move to other areas

    Cons

    lots of nepotism- if you're not friends with family or people who have "in" then your life will be miserable and there will be no accountability for those who harass/ bully

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    improve communication & direction; address culture of favoritism/ nepotism

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    What you make of it

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Perry Ellis International

    Pros

    Clothing Discount
    Opportunity to learn different areas of the business, on your own

    Cons

    Poor salary
    Mico-management
    Poor employee development to prepare them for the next level

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

    Shakey

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    Current Employee - Associate Designer  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Associate Designer in New York, NY

    I have been working at Perry Ellis International full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    *many nice team members
    *great over seas office
    *always growing in product

    Cons

    *always changing... no continuity
    *very high turnover rate
    *longggg hours for many teams
    *horible office space
    *if you are not part of the "family"(people who were there since the company started) then you are treated poorly

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good Place to Start, it looks good on a resume but that's it.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Miami, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Miami, FL

    I worked at Perry Ellis International full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    great place to learn, you have to wear many hats because of the limited amount of resources

    Cons

    very boring after a while and no real growth opportunities

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop managing with fear, promote from within, train your employees and recognize their work.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Perry Ellis

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Miami, FL

    I have been working at Perry Ellis International full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Employees are pleasant to work with for the most part

    Cons

    No oppurtunities to move up in the company , high turnover ratio , to much interdepartmental fighting instead of working together

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote employees from within instead of looking outside , post positions available

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