DKNY Reviews

Updated September 21, 2014
Updated September 21, 2014
28 Reviews
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  1.  

    incredible experience interning in sales

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    Former Employee - Sales Intern  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Sales Intern in New York, NY

    I worked at DKNY as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    DKNY has a great office culture and even though I was only an intern, I got to experience so much within the company, attending countless meetings and being given a lot of responsibility.

    Cons

    There was some downtime where I had not much to do.

    Recommends
  2.  

    Great place to work

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at DKNY full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Supportive environment with great benefits and potential for career movement. Management very knowledgeable on the industry and had excellent relationships and contacts with clients.

    Cons

    Business fluctuates greatly based on each season and economy. Creativity sometimes suffers because fashion has become so much more numbers oriented.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    overall a good company to work for

    Recommends
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  3.  

    I was an intern and had an amazing experience

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

    I worked at DKNY as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Great company culture, positive attitude, easygoing and stress-free environment, benefits and compensation

    Cons

    I can't tell much about the cons because the company atmosphere is very pleasant. The only con as an intern would be that there is very little or no further career opportunities and you feel it during your internship, that may decrease the motivation for many.

    Recommends
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  5.  

    Pretty great company!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    I'm super impressed with the quality of the products and the company is definitely focused on the customer while still caring for its employees.

    Cons

    Management outside of the stores micromanages like crazy but as long as you do your job and are focused on the sales, you should be fine.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have a little more faith in your employees and understand that circumstances arise that are beyond their control. One bad day does not warrant panicking.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6.  

    No ethic code of business

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

    I worked at DKNY full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    great discount and benefits. coworkers aren't so bad either

    Cons

    unfairly and overworking employees. Senior management staff no management experience

    Doesn't Recommend
  7.  

    Its was a gateway job to the world in the sale associate industry that has gave me a strong set of fundamentals.

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate  in  Miami, FL
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Miami, FL

    I worked at DKNY part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Paid is decent for a entry level in retail. The hourly are pretty flexible, and is forgiving for when you have an emergency for any reason.

    Cons

    The personal growth in the company isn't there, and trying to work your way up is almost impossible.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to motivate your employers more.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8.  

    DKNY will definitely prepare you for any sales commission job.

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate  in  Cypress, TX
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Cypress, TX

    I worked at DKNY part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Working here the staff is friendly yet determined and everyone has the same goal in mind.

    Cons

    Some cons can be the emphasis on greeting every customer right as they come in and not allowing them to naturally towards an item of purchase.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I actually had a great experience with my manager. She was super friendly and was able to work around my school schedule which was always great. No problems at all. Wish as my experiences working were like that one.

    Recommends
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  9.  

    Too Young of a Management Team

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate  in  Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Charlotte, NC

    I worked at DKNY part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    You get the experience to work for a high fashion label and that'll look great on your resume. Also, depending on your experience, you get paid probably a quarter higher than your co-workers.

    Cons

    Too often of a varied schedule. DKNY does not perform well in small cities such as Charlotte and Bluffton because of the fact no one really knows the brand. It isn't popularized like Michael Kors or Coach, therefore, no one thinks that the brand has value behind it.

    Also, the management teams can be good, but then biased and show favoritism. Also, they were catty and showed fake-ness, something that the store did not need. If you're in dire need of a positive environment, lots of hours, and actual work to do, don't apply.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I feel like management should incorporate more training within themselves as opposed to having "experience" and going off of that. Just because you have the experience does not mean that you're capable of doing the job as expected. Just as the sales assoc. are supposed to do training, I feel like management should have it at least once a month to learn new techniques and skills on how to exactly make and close a sale, and not LIE to customers about the product because that's creating a bad rep for them, and providing false information, which will result in high returns and loss of sales for the store. I was always honest with my customers about the way things fit them. I rarely had returns and it was because I was true to my word and knew what the customer needed instead of trying to sell just to make a profit.

    Doesn't Recommend
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  10.  

    If you love fashion you will get exposure to every aspect of it: styling, photo shoots, models, etc.

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    Former Employee - E-Commerce Intern  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - E-Commerce Intern in New York, NY

    I worked at DKNY as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Great immersion into the fashion industry. Lots of hands on experience. Meet so many people in the industry.

    Cons

    Unpaid, and they make you work full time. Can often be daunting since it is located in NYC.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better HR communication

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  11.  

    I loved working for DKNY as a company it's some of DM's I particularly didn't enjoy working with. Awesome HR Dept.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at DKNY

    Pros

    Great pay and benefits, great product, great HR dept, great visual staff, great corporate office staff

    Cons

    Dm's were not interested in development of staff only making the numbers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You catch more bees with honey than with vinegar. Have an interest in your people you will get so much more out of them.

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