Chanel Reviews

Updated March 30, 2015
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Chanel Président-Directeur Général Maureen Chiquet
Maureen Chiquet
46 Ratings

Pros
  • Work-life balance was great, with most of the office working from 9-5 (in 4 reviews)

  • Discount, bragging rights, nice view from the 44th floor (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • a lot of executives did not seem to have much work/life balance (in 5 reviews)

  • Senior Management is totally out of touch with the front line issues of the business (in 4 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1. Top of the Line

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    Current Employee - Fragrance Model in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Fragrance Model in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at Chanel

    Pros

    In the past, I have worked for niche fragrance companies. All of the niche fragrances that I represented in the past were great product but required a lot of effort. I love representing Chanel because their fragrances are quality products and the brand is still the #1 selling fragrance over the world. Representing and selling Chanel is effortless..

    Cons

    No perks, no gift with purchase and rarely any sampling.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More event planning

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. GReat

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

    I have been working at Chanel part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    being a part of chanel

    Cons

    lots of work put into the hours

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Interns work the same amount for no pay while trying to juggle a second job for income and school

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. it is fun i really like it

    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern

    I have been working at Chanel as an intern

    Pros

    it is really fun yes

    Cons

    i really do like it so much

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  5. High Jewelry advisor

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

    I worked at Chanel full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Great benefits, good pay, low stress, great employee perks

    Cons

    unstable hours, little room of learning and improvement

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    motivate employees by caring about their future but not by just talking about moeny

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6. Internship Review

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    Current Intern - Intern in New York, NY
    Current Intern - Intern in New York, NY

    I have been working at Chanel as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    This is a great name to show on your resume and you could gain some industry experience depending on your department.

    Cons

    There's no compensation at all for interns, nothing. And you don't get any employee discounts.

    Negative Outlook
  7. The Retail Manager was nice and fair

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    Current Employee - Counter Manager in Salinas, CA
    Current Employee - Counter Manager in Salinas, CA

    I have been working at Chanel full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    The training on the product is great. The customer service expectations were great too.

    Cons

    No room to move higher in the company. My Retail Mabager had been in her position for about 10 years.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Loved the brand but no opportunity to move up

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. Freelance rss

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Chanel

    Pros

    Great company. Professional staff. Progressive culture. Fabulous products!

    Cons

    I would love to work more in and off season.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. The name doesn't reflect the experience.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Chanel

    Pros

    Networking and discounts aplenty.

    Cons

    Stifling culture, little room for growth.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to the voice of your employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. Very Professional and Friendly

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    Former Contractor - Telecommunications Technician
    Former Contractor - Telecommunications Technician

    I worked at Chanel as a contractor (less than a year)

    Pros

    The project I was involved with ,which went smoothly was very well run from the plans to the completion
    The people involved were very friendly and professional It seemed to be their Standard
    The exec VP went out of his way to be friendly

    Cons

    some office politics but that is everywhere you go

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Its always good to monitor your vendors and keep them accountable

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  11. 2 people found this helpful

    Great gratis

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Chanel

    Pros

    amazing company, people, mentors. The pay and gratis are the best; lots of bonuses, makeup and counter ensembles for your makeup.

    Cons

    the work was very tedious and they do work you hard. Sometimes there is no recognition for your work.

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Paris - Avenue Montaigne - Chanel (Photo thanks to Flickr user Wally Gobetz, Some Rights Reserved)
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Chanel boutique @ 31 Rue Cambon, Paris (Photo thanks to Flickr user Rose Trinh, Some Rights Reserved)

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