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Ben Malka
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  • Not bad but needs work

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    Former Intern - Intern in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Intern - Intern in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at Halston as an intern (Less than a year)

    Recommends
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    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    I learned a lot while working at Halston. I love having the name on my resume and I know I got interviews for other jobs because of them.
    Everyone is super nice and even though you might be making coffee runs you can get a coffee or muffin for yourself on their dime.
    I did't feel like I was treated as an intern (only a couple of times but that was from a different department).
     They really gave me important tasks and jobs to complete and if I needed to come in late or leave early for anything it wasn't a big deal.
    The office is nice and the building has easy free parking.
    It's in the same building where a lot of filming is done so you might spot a celebrity or two.
    I was also able to have an expense account and I was paid back any gas or parking fees I paid while running errands. Great cafe downstairs.

    Cons

    I can't stress the long days. Even as an intern you are there eight hours a day for at least two days a week.
    Non-paid though if you intern a couple times and they need you for something outside the work day you MIGHT get paid. I know the actual workers get paid low wages.
    I've had a couple girls tell me not to work here after I graduate because it's long hours and you don't get paid enough for your degree/experience.
    It's still a relatively new company since it was risen from the grave a little over 5 years ago.
    Some workers don't complete their job making it difficult for you to do yours.
    They love their interns doing the extra work that their employees don't have enough time to get too.
    Always a few interns per department. This could be good and bad.

    Advice to Management

    Pay your employees more, they do a lot and sacrifice their love, family, and personal life to be there long hours.
    Hire more people for departments that need at least one more person so more can be accomplished in a timely manner.
    The upper level creative teams needs to get it together so the collection isn't constantly being redone, making every other department behind, missing their deadlines, and waiting for them. Make a decision and stick with it.


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    Shop Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
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    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at Halston.

    Interview

    there were 3 interviews. The first was with the ASM of the flagship location, then the GM (who would become Area Manager shortly after), then the VP of Retail. They asked how I sell, my visual experience, behaviors with associates, problem solving abilities, and my knowledge of fashion and trends. I asked several business related questions in regards to numbers and KPIs because it is a new company and I wanted clear expectations.

    Interview Questions

    • What do you think is the most important aspect of selling?   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    No negotiation.

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Website www.halston.com
Headquarters Los Angeles, CA
Size 50 to 149 Employees
Founded Unknown
Type Company - Private
Industry Manufacturing
Revenue $5 to $10 million (USD) per year
Competitors Prada, BCBG, Zac Posen

Designing a pillbox hat worn by Jacqueline Kennedy was the start of something big for Halston. The Halston fashion house is known as a disco icon in the 1970s along with its namesake late designer Roy Halston Frowick. The company has resurfaced in the fashion industry, designing women's eveningwear and men's clothing. A trendsetter at the time, Halston began to license his name early on. Halston generates most revenue through licensing efforts. Halston's name is on eyewear, sunglasses, denimwear, handbags, and watches, among other items. The fashion house, co-owned by... More

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