Diesel USA Reviews

Updated April 16, 2015
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  1. Extremely Disorganized but that

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

    I worked at Diesel USA

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    clothing allowance, great people, great health insurance, very laid back and casual office environment. so much fun in this office every day because it's a small set up and most of the people here are amazing. depending on your boss, could be very easy to get promoted / move around in the company.

    Cons

    extremely disorganized, no systems, horrible horrible IT capacities - the people in IT are cool, but we never have any funding for good computers, so computers and systems crash at least once a week - extremely frustrating. also a lot of the people in the corporate office (as well as global people like nicola formichetti) are paid too much for doing too little for the brand.

    Advice to Management

    get rid of people and departments you don't need! reestablish your premium image by stopping the massive discounting structures. get better talent by raising expectations of daily work.


  2. Cool company to work for!

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    Former Employee - Assistant Manager
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager

    I worked at Diesel USA

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Amazing company culture, it feels like you are part of a family. Great training and product knowledge. Believe in promoting from within. Fun and laid back atmosphere.

    Cons

    Pay for sales associates may be reasonable but for management and support pay rates are not so favorable.

    Advice to Management

    Consider better pay and training for stock and support. Ensure proper coaching and development is happening within management.


  3. upper management hasn't got a clue what they are doing

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    Former Employee - Sales Supervisor in Pottstown, PA
    Former Employee - Sales Supervisor in Pottstown, PA

    I worked at Diesel USA full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    flexible scheduling, personal growth, in store management showed genuine care for their employees, great atmosphere in store

    Cons

    overwhelming amount of projects to do in a limited amount of time, corporate doesn't about it's employees, constant changes from upper management


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  5. A rollercoaster

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    Current Employee - Sales Stylist in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Sales Stylist in New York, NY

    I have been working at Diesel USA full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    For a sales associate the money is great.You make your own check.

    Cons

    The company change is rules and regulations every three to four months.It lacks communication and sense of direction.It treats it's employees like puppets.The employees only follow until they figure out somewhere to go.Eventually respects is better than a paycheck.The brand itself has been trying to elevate itself but it contradicts itself by having a premium brand Diesel Black Gold along with Diesel itself having similar styles.


  6. Worst corporate operations!

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    Former Employee - Supervisor in Garden City, NY
    Former Employee - Supervisor in Garden City, NY

    I worked at Diesel USA full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Decent discount and employee clothing allowance. Laid back, cool vibe.

    Cons

    Corporate in NYC forgot about our little store on Long Island, even though we constantly made and beat our sales goals. No recognition for all of our hard work. Complete lack of corporate presence. Then they closed our store location right after Christmas and only gave us one month's notice. Poor hourly pay and very low commission 3%. Holiday hours were insane. Very overworked and under-compensated employees. Very disorganized company. Nobody ever knew what they were doing at corporate. Very hard to move up within the company unless you knew someone.


  7. sales associate

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Diesel USA part-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    discounts were half off and clothing free at times

    Cons

    low salary, under min wage, bad commission, rude people staff

    Advice to Management

    be nicer and treat us with respect and act professional and not a drunk at work


  8. Supervisor worked at Diesel for over 2 years.

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

    I have been working at Diesel USA part-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great discount, great clothes, great employees who are very down-to-earth & not catty. Commission will help you with your paycheck, which makes up for the lack of an hourly wage. Great managers to work for who aren't strict. Allows you to express yourself & wear whatever you want. Lets you show off tattoos.

    Cons

    Terrible pay. Wish they gave us a budget so all of the staff could go to dinner monthly rather than every year.

    Advice to Management

    Nothing. You're a great company to work for.


  9. Sales Assosciate

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

    I worked at Diesel USA part-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    free clothes 2x year, 50% discount off of all clothes, even sale

    Cons

    low hourly wage (below minimum) because you make .03% commission

    Advice to Management

    management cut hours a lot towards the end of my time there. promotions seemed impossible


  10. Great people, non-existent rewards system at outlet level.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Diesel USA full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    co-workers, clothing allowance, management PTO and benefits, more personalized dress code

    Cons

    unattainable sales goals, no raise system, not enough internal hiring

    Advice to Management

    Implement a raise system for the people who stand out amongst others! Hiring internally needs to be focused on more. The turnover rate wouldn't be so high if just a little more effort was put into keeping the good workers. If there was even a bonus structure for associates at outlet level it would be better, though the goals aren't usually attained even for management. Also, the store manager's bonus shouldn't be as high as it is in comparison to others on the management team since the supervisors tend to be on the floor more with the associates, also selling themselves and helping the store meet its daily, weekly, and monthly goals. I love that I can wear clothes that fit my style and not feel like I'm putting on a front when I go to work. The people I work with are almost always interesting characters as well, and make my day much more enjoyable. If the compensation and support of those actually selling the denim was better, Diesel would definitely get a higher review from me.


  11. Great Job and Great Benefits

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    Current Employee - Visual Merchandiser in Tampa, FL
    Current Employee - Visual Merchandiser in Tampa, FL

    I have been working at Diesel USA full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Pay, Employee Discounts, Good crowd of people

    Cons

    Management needs to learn how to work harder and play less.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to eachother and make up your minds.



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