Calvin Klein Reviews

Updated August 27, 2014
Updated August 27, 2014
77 Reviews

3.3
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Calvin Klein President and COO Tom Murry
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34 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great discount and decent management (in 9 reviews)

  • Employee discount is pretty good compared with other companies (in 6 reviews)


Cons
  • Long hours, over-worked, under compensated (in 3 reviews)

  • No free items of any kind, no commission, no movement within the company, no raises/promotions, low pay (in 3 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Professional Retail Job

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    Former Employee - Floor Supervisor  in  Aurora, IL
    Former Employee - Floor Supervisor in Aurora, IL

    I worked at Calvin Klein full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good pay for a retail job with little stress

    Cons

    Retail environment, angry customers, and long hours

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Typical Retail Store

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Calvin Klein

    Pros

    Worked with people who enjoyed what they were doing

    Cons

    No real cons other than few hours.

  3.  

    Sales associate

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate  in  Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Washington, DC

    I worked at Calvin Klein part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Very easy job, routinely checked maintenance and filled displays to look full. Must know basic math to work the register.

    Cons

    Had a great employee discount, but now owned by PVH and the discount has gone down tremendously. Not worth buying anything from them.

    Recommends
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    Sales Associate

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate  in  Las Vegas, NV
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Las Vegas, NV

    I worked at Calvin Klein part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Awesome discount, flexible dress code.

    Cons

    The joke of a salary. they cut hours like crazy, the don't give you the two 15 min breaks you were supposed to receive.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop picking favorites.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    It was okay.

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate
    Former Employee - Sales Associate

    I worked at Calvin Klein part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Interacting with customers was good for me to become more social and be better at customer service.

    Cons

    Training wasn't what I expected. I pretty much had to learn as I went along. Hours were getting cut, schedules were changing. Always on-call which was stressful. Management was horrible.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Care more about your employees, don't get irritated when new employees ask you a question.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Sales Associate

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate  in  Washington, PA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Washington, PA

    I worked at Calvin Klein part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    You get 30% off of the product in the store. I helped open up a store and it was a very good experience. It is an easy job and the atmosphere was very good. Calvin Klein holds you to a high standard and they expect you to represent the brand well. World class service is very important to this company.

    Cons

    You have to work late hours. The way i was scheduled was every exhausting because my shifts were long hours.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give raises to good associates. Make more room for advancement.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    I worked in a good store

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate  in  Cabazon, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Cabazon, CA

    I worked at Calvin Klein part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    laid back part time job. fast-paced. Average pay. I worked in a store with a good general manager and good managerial crew, which is the most important thing in a retail environment.

    Cons

    Only part time. I shopped in other Calvin Klein stores in other cities and have seen bored employees and messy merchandising, so the job experience is very store-dependent.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make sure you keep good management around and good employees in other areas will stick around also.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Wonderful Benefits

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    Current Employee - Floor Supervisor  in  Aurora, IL
    Current Employee - Floor Supervisor in Aurora, IL

    I have been working at Calvin Klein full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Benefits, The People, Customer Service Focused

    Cons

    Hard Work. Hours are never the same. Long weekends

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your people like you're doing right now

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Decent Starter Job

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate
    Current Employee - Sales Associate

    I have been working at Calvin Klein part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    -Great Employee Benefit (40% off all PVH stores)
    -Pays a bit over minimum
    -Can get a good amount of hours depending on availability
    -My store hired me with no work experience, only a small volunteering experience

    Cons

    -Overnight shifts don't pay extra
    -Very grueling work, but that's pretty much expected of retail
    -Being "on call" can be extremely vague, and missing one is very detrimental.
    -We don't get a discount from GH Bass anymore. That was a good store.
    -The music in the store makes it feel like a Euro dance club. Maybe you're into that.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Corporate has some bad ideas. Use good judgement.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Say No to Retail

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    Current Employee - Floor Supervisor
    Current Employee - Floor Supervisor

    I have been working at Calvin Klein part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    - great staff members
    - nice discount (40% off all PVH companies, and Speedo)
    - really no reason to work overtime

    Cons

    - middle management is terrible... no sense of communication with them, and they play favorites.
    - never seem to have proper inventory, then wonder why sales are so low
    - difficult to move up the company
    - start off employees at minimum wage; pay raise feels like chump change
    - multimillion dollar company is too cheap to fix physical damage at our store

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No advice to management-- too stubborn and snobby to care.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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