ESCADA Reviews

Updated April 27, 2014
Updated April 27, 2014
11 Reviews
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11 Reviews
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  1.  

    Terrific Company, Talented people.

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    Former Employee - Marketing Director  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Marketing Director in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Creativity was everywhere. People were hard working- but knew how to have a good time as well. we were challenged, but also rewarded for our work and skills.

    Cons

    unrealistic sales targets. otherwise, it was a great company to work for. would recommend it to anyone. the clothing is quality- and always great to market quality.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    less mico-management

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Horrible

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

    I have been working at ESCADA as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    It's good to have on your resume and its paid, it's def gets your foot in the door and you can make connections that are useful. Interns also come from good backgrounds, they can help land you future jobs/internships.

    Cons

    fake environment, too much gossiping, and employees make you feel incompetent. You can't ask questions or else they'll get annoyed. You always feel like you need to walk on eggshells. I have heard so many employees talk about each other and then act all nice to their faces. I'm sure they did the same to the interns. I literally dread going in everyday, and it's a horrible environment to learn in.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make an actual internship program and have some type of rules on how supervisors treat the interns. Have the mentors of the interns actually MENTOR and not treat them like a personal slave.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Bit cold and uppity

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    Former Employee - PR/Special Events Intern  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - PR/Special Events Intern in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    great brand to have on your resume

    Cons

    Very cold and unwelcoming environment, esp if you are not an offspring of a super rich family. very click-ish, and snotty bunch.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Shipping

    Former Employee - Shipper  in  Las Vegas, NV
    Former Employee - Shipper in Las Vegas, NV

    I worked at ESCADA full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Monday through Friday schedule, gained knowledge/learning experience

    Cons

    GM wanted to be involved with decisions in my personal life

  6.  

    A fashion company that knows nothing about fashion

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    People are nice but most don't have a clue how to turn things around.

    Cons

    No management. Clothes are for old people. Constant cost cutting. Need a real designer

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Sell to someone who knows what they are doing. Hire a designer and invest instead of cutting costs and people all the time.

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

    Good environment - nice people - nice management

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

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

    Pros

    Nice people - sample sale discounts - friendly environment

    Cons

    A lot of change going on - needs more communication

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Need to take care of the salespeople better

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    Former Employee - Management
    Former Employee - Management

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

    Pros

    I can't speak for the company as it is now because I've been gone for over a year, but they used to try to take care of their staff as well as possible. Through a series of management changes and an ownership change, they did their best to work with what they could.

    Cons

    Because of those changes in ownership their operating capital was lowered substantially. That created turmoil in the company as each part needed funds to drive business but there was none. Ownership ran it as if they think businesses can stand on their own with absolutely no direction, no relatable vision and no marketing. They were aggressive cost cutters and that affected quality.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    My advice is to the owners. I fear that you may have irrepairably damaged the brand. It used to stand for luxury, color and quality in the fabrics and in construction. Since you've taken it over, you tried to turn it into cookie cutter, lower quality merchandise that mimics luxury. If I were management, the first thing I would do is to take much better care of your sales staff. They ALL look tired and like they live on minimum wage. Give them a small salary so that they know they can live until the commission check arrives. Let them select from items in the collection but made in black, if you prefer. Find ways to reward them and make them feel valued. Management is next. Listen to what they need in their markets. I think this may now be happening which is a step in the right direction.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Loved it!

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

    I worked at ESCADA

    Pros

    ESCADA is a great place to work because even as an intern the team respects you and expects you to hold the same responsibilities that an employee would. They treat you like you are an employee and are very good at communicating what is going on with the company.

    Cons

    Not enough job openings, unfortunately.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire more people who are not somehow connected to the inner circle of people working there already.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    fulfilling and engaging

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at ESCADA

    Pros

    My computer skills were greatly improved.
    The environment was very comfortable yet energizing.
    Their willing to teach is high and caring

    Cons

    The only con is that you will be constantly sitting at your desk, although I'm the type of person to have to roam around from time to time in order to stretch out.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Just another experience

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at ESCADA as an intern

    Pros

    Great manager! I was lucky though, but the other employee might have experienced it differently.

    Cons

    It can get quite boring at time, and there's not really much room to grow with the company in the long term.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more open to new ideas! Think what have made you at where you are in the current situation and change!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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