The Jones Group Reviews

Updated March 24, 2015
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  1. Good first job

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

    I worked at The Jones Group full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good with vacation/personal/sick days. Great manager. Great team of assistants to work with. Great sales account executives.

    Cons

    Promotional ladder lacks. I was there for almost 3 years and deserved to be promoted and never got it. The company, however, was sold and major layoffs happened. I left shortly after my department started to get hit for another job opportunity.

    One manager I worked with caused so much stress on my department that a lot of people, even who didn't report to her, left because of her. HR was notifitied of the behavior and never did anything. She is still there and still causing stress.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your unhappy employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. It was a great company until the currently buy-out

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at The Jones Group

    Pros

    great benefits nice perks work life balance

    Cons

    not very competitive compensations in comparison to other local companies

  3. A company with an unstable past present and future

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at The Jones Group

    Pros

    Met a lot of great individuals and the customers were amazing. Great inexpensive benefits

    Cons

    Poor company structure from top to bottom, lack of training, lack of consistency, working 44 hrs plus per week

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communication, consistency and holding people accountable is a major opportunity for upper management.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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  5. Once a great place to work but due to so many corporate changes and challenges it is no longer the company I once knew.

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    Former Employee - Assistant Technical Designer in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Assistant Technical Designer in New York, NY

    I worked at The Jones Group full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Met a lot of great people who were very friendly and helpful. Design, production, trim, pattern area and sales all shared a common goal.....a good product.

    Cons

    New owners and management rely on Directors for input on workers. Unfortunately loyal hardworking people lost jobs to favoritism.
    If you wanted to improve and learn a new skill there was never the right time to take advantage of the in house JAG learning Center and if skills were not upgraded you eventually were fired.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay attention to HR complaints although some of them play favorites too and will side with the boss no matter what is said during a meeting.
    You have lost hardworking people who were interested in product and maintaining quality due to bosses playing divide and conquer.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful

    Challenging work, friendly atmosphere

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    Current Employee - Assistant Web Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Assistant Web Manager in New York, NY

    I have been working at The Jones Group

    Pros

    Promotes from within, tons of job opportunities with other brands within the company, great benefits, friendly work environment. Really understanding with taking days off for sick kids, death in the family, etc.

    Cons

    Long hours, not enough employees, I'm basically doing two people's jobs, just moved our office from Westchester to NYC and they are not increasing our salaries by enough to cover the cost.

    Recommends
  7. Good learning experience

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    Former Employee - Textile Assistant in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Textile Assistant in New York, NY

    I worked at The Jones Group full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    You learn a lot of things.

    Cons

    Too many changes within the company

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. Production

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at The Jones Group full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Work life balance is great and they hours are consistent

    Cons

    Hardly growth available, over promised and under delivered

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  9. Very Creative

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at The Jones Group

    Pros

    Found it to be a creative environment -- everyone had a lot of inspiration and ideas, and were tied closely into the fashion industry.

    Cons

    So many of the employees had been there for a long time, could have stifled new thinking.

  10. 1 person found this helpful

    Terrible Pay

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    Former Employee - Account Services Coordinator in Bristol, PA
    Former Employee - Account Services Coordinator in Bristol, PA

    I worked at The Jones Group full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Good benefits
    Laid back work environment
    Lots of paid time off even for the low level positions, at least at the corporate office
    The tend to hirer management from within but there is a low percentage limit in which your salary can increase, even with the promotion
    Lots of office parties
    Offer various business related training courses in things including Microsoft Office
    Good for a first job right out of college to get some real world office experience and then move on

    Cons

    Pay is very low
    Turnover is very high, due to the low pay
    You will not have the highest level of intelligence among your co-workers, again, due to the low pay

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay your employees more if you want to lower the very high turnover. During my last week, when I let the accounts that I worked with know that I was leaving, I had multiple accounts say something relatively close to "you have been great at your job, so I knew you would be leaving the company pretty soon." When your customers have those sorts of opinions of most of your employees, it is a pretty bad sign of the way your company is run.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. Long Hours

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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 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

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