Donna Karan

www.donnakaran.com
Profile Unclaimed

Donna Karan Reviews

Updated March 1, 2015
Updated March 1, 2015
21 Reviews
3.3
21 Reviews
Rating Trends

Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
(no image)
Mark Weber
9 Ratings

Employee Reviews

Sort: Popular Rating Date
  1.  

    Intern

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Intern in New York, NY
    Former Intern - Intern in New York, NY

    I worked at Donna Karan as an intern (more than a year)

    Pros

    Team Collaboration
    Excellent Teaching
    Nice Working environment

    Cons

    Not many cons at all. I was just an intern so life was great at Donna Karan!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Upward mobility is tough

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I worked at Donna Karan

    Pros

    The team was fun and the discount is good

    Cons

    There is no upward mobility. People aren't motivated and panic when a deadline arrives.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote your talent and weed out the people who have been there for 20 years and have no outlook on the future for the company

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    intern

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Intern in New York, NY
    Former Intern - Intern in New York, NY

    I worked at Donna Karan as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    learned a lot on the job. it was like going to work everyday

    Cons

    no job offer and very unorganized

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    better tech systems and more growth in bussiness. and maybe pay interns.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  4. Is this helpful? The community relies on everyone sharing – Add Anonymous Review


  5.  

    Task oriented store

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager

    I have been working at Donna Karan full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Decent pay, good benefits, promote from within.

    Cons

    Claim they are all about customer, but are about tasks.
    Managers feel pressured into buying merchandise to make sales goals.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop putting managers in a position to buy product to keep their jobs.

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

    A great experience, Loved it, Highly Recommend!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - DKNY Sweater Design in New York, NY
    Former Intern - DKNY Sweater Design in New York, NY

    I worked at Donna Karan as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Very friendly team and working environment.
    Very Supportive Team!
    Great learning and hands on experience into the industry.
    Able to experience and learn the entire design process from start to finish.
    Constant Learning and training with numerous intern development workshops.

    Cons

    Unpaid
    Not a lot of job opportunities post-graduation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create opportunities for Graduates

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Best place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate Retail Planner in New Delhi, IL
    Current Employee - Associate Retail Planner in New Delhi, IL

    I have been working at Donna Karan full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    good salary package. Best environment to work in

    Cons

    no cab facility. Need to improve the infrastructure

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    best management

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Friendly, pro-learning work environment

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Design Intern
    Former Intern - Design Intern

    I worked at Donna Karan as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    I got real tasks, even as an intern. Not just getting coffee and filing.
    We were let out early if there was no work for us to do. Some bosses kept their interns for no reason, sitting there.
    LMVH also does events with all the interns, which was different and nice

    Cons

    It would have been nice for discussion of further job/full-time opportunities there.
    Even more work to do would have been nice too.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Still some things to improve on with the internship program

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    "Friendly environment in high-fashion world"

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in New York, NY
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in New York, NY

    I worked at Donna Karan as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Most people are very friendly, want you to learn, able to do"interesting" activities in addition to office work such as field trips to Allure magazine and events at Bergdorf's.

    Cons

    Some people can be demanding and short but that is expected, doesn't seem like their are a lot of opportunities because it is a very small company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Would have loved to interact with other departments and had more intern activities

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Very demanding

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

    I worked at Donna Karan as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Hands-on experience, treated as an employee, good environment

    Cons

    overworking almost everyday, demanding, you have to be basically a super hero who could do anything except design-related tasks.

  11.  

    Good Company but needs cultural overhaul!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Donna Karan

    Pros

    -Good company with good compensation
    -Great industry to be in

    Cons

    -Communication lacks amongst employees
    -The culture lacks

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

Work at Donna Karan? Share Your Experiences

Donna Karan

 
Click to Rate
or

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.