The Jones Group

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The Jones Group Reviews

Updated November 18, 2014
Updated November 18, 2014
161 Reviews
3.0
161 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great work life balance- everyone leaves at 5pm on the dot and summer Fridays year around (in 10 reviews)

  • Learning Center when you were able to attend, good benefits, time off and discounts (in 15 reviews)


Cons
  • Upper management is aloof and not as involved in operations as they should be (in 12 reviews)

  • Not a healthy environment for anyone who values work/life balance (in 6 reviews)

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  1.  

    Amazing to work with upbeat and energetic people who really care about the clients, not just to make a sale.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Sales Associate in Hagerstown, MD
    Current Employee - Senior Sales Associate in Hagerstown, MD

    I have been working at The Jones Group part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Continued training and ideas to be the best in woman's fashion

    Cons

    Nothing negative to say on the company. I truly enjoy being a team member!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The Jones Group has Core Values that allow their employees to balance work and family. For retail I feel they compensate a little better than most as they truly look at the associates background to ensure they are offering suitable compensation.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    It was amazing

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at The Jones Group

    Pros

    Just be open tothe people

    Cons

    Dont hide anything to the people

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Share withthe peo ppl e there

  3.  

    Challenging fast-pace work environment

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - N/A in New York, NY
    Current Employee - N/A in New York, NY

    I have been working at The Jones Group full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits, discount, a lot of free clothes and holiday bonuses. Ability to balance work - life and personal life.The availability to apply for a different position or department with in a year. Work load manageable and training is available through the learning center.

    Cons

    Office culture is very unprofessional. Bullying and harassment is a comment accuracy and there is barely any reprimanding for those who are doing it. This creative a very uncomfortable work environment. Management very questionable and a lot for favoritism.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Mandatory yearly diversity and sensitivity in the workplace for management training classes.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
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  5.  

    I'm sure it used to be a great company, but now its just another fashion company looking for cheap workers...

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Technical Designer in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Assistant Technical Designer in New York, NY

    I have been working at The Jones Group full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Fairly decent benefits. Good place to learn a little before you can move on to your dream company that requires some years of experience before you apply.

    Cons

    Working at Jones right now or interviewing you will hear that the company is in the middle of a "transition", which they have been saying to justify the lower salary they will offer. You do not move up easily in the company, no matter how much of an "asset" you might be to your specific team. Jones is a place to build up skill and go, like younger people do, or settle in a mediocre environment, like the remaining group from the "old jones" when it was all good.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    When you have good employees, pay them well and treat them well. The bottom of the food chain is the actual power source, not the top. Without good employees there is no good work.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Left me wanting more

    • Work/Life Balance
    Current Employee - Marketing in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Marketing in New York, NY

    I have been working at The Jones Group full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good discount, generous benefits, generally relaxed atmosphere in Marketing Dept

    Cons

    Departments are very disconnected. Brands do not function as teams and as such you can expect to take direction from some one in another office you might have never even met in person. Ever since the buyout (by Sycamore) the company has made so many shifts and transitions. No telling where you or your brand will end up. Unsettling and impossible to have a positive outlook towards the future.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more transparent with changing company directives.

  7.  

    Long Hours

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate Designer in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Associate Designer in New York, NY

    I have been working at The Jones Group full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Upward scope for job mobility.

    Cons

    Long hours and low pay

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Overtime

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Since the company buyout Upper Management have been promoting themselves and increasing their salaries

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Production Coordinator in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Production Coordinator in New York, NY

    I have been working at The Jones Group full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Most co-workers are great and helpful team players. Makes your daily job responsibilities bearable along a good team

    Cons

    Favoritism at it's finest, speaking for the suit division upper management has promoted themselves and those of their favorites, ridiculous raises given to themselves, poor leadership, managers and directors lack knowledge but are experts on passing work to their staff, employees are under appreciated unless you kiss management's feet, sales team love passing blame and moral is low. Early Friday dismissal are a joke as not everyone leaves at 3pm as should. Will probably be a thing of the past as VPs breathe, eat and live for their positions and do not value quality of life. They expect others to do the same but don't show it come review time. Management very sneaky on letting their staff know about other employee promotions. Usually find out along the grapevine instead of formally.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn to train your employees for growth based on their strengths and not on their personal interests. You will be guaranteed hardworking loyal employees in return. I guess enjoy your higher titles and raises given because the suit division will belly up in less than 2yrs.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Awesome

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Shipping Clerk in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Shipping Clerk in New York, NY

    I have been working at The Jones Group full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The people you meet are wonderful. A lot of connections can be made if you want a career in fashion. Make sure you keep your eyes and ears open for that one opportunity.

    Cons

    Contrasting personalities and lack of attention to detail will frustrate you at times. With the buyout and radical changes taking place, it's impossible at times to know where you stand

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Trading experience for wealth will hurt severely down the road. Also, too many chiefs and too little indians are not good financially and productively

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Not so great

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Administrative in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Administrative in New York, NY

    I have been working at The Jones Group full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    good starting off point; get your foot in the door; get a big corporation on your resume; learn a lot

    Cons

    any real learning you might want (ie learning about the fashion industry) you really do on your own; i learned a lot about excel; the particular department i was in had a few bullies who talked down to you, were outright rude at times, and had been reported to HR multiple times but nothing was done; i reported her to my manager and she then stopped talking to me like she was a child. Not an enjoyable work environment but manageable until something better comes along

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    listen to your "lowest" assistants, they are getting the brunt of the bad vibes and can give good advice on improvements.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    great place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Retail Coordinator in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Retail Coordinator in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at The Jones Group full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    learning and training and great compensation, meet a lot of people

    Cons

    job security is incosistent a lot of restructuring in the company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep the people that are dedicated and hardworking

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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