ESCADA Reviews

Updated May 12, 2015
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  1. Not the best, but not the worst either

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    Former Employee - Technical Engineer in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Technical Engineer in New York, NY

    I worked at ESCADA full-time (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    Working on the corporate IT team, I had a cool manager, who showed me the ropes, and was willing to teach me & let me do various projects. I got to travel to a few stores to setup the back office equipment, registers, firewall tunnels, and audio equipment.

    Cons

    A lot of the store had old POS systems, and were always breaking down, or losing connection. Had to always get that back up and running instead of just replacing the equipment with new stuff, but that was due to monetary issues, and the bankruptcy filing at the time prior to the purchase. Aside from the technology, the brand is like a dinosaur. Bankruptcy & monetary issues led to several corporate members leaving for something new, or being laid off.

    Advice to Management

    Escada's designs are what is killing it now. The designers are still living on the glory days when the rest of the world has moved on. Bring some liveliness to the brand, and you'll attract younger buys with money.


  2. My worst experience in my many years in retail. The regional biggest contribution was watching staff on camera

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    Former Employee - General Manager in Miami, FL
    Former Employee - General Manager in Miami, FL

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Salary was decent ,wardrobe was decent . The culture was in the store was set in their way.

    Cons

    all the superiors were incompetent, uneducated ,unfamiliar about the markets and unwilling to listen to the front line...the store level employees

    Advice to Management

    learn to listen, too much structure is not conducive to good business


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

    I worked at ESCADA full-time (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


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  5. 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 (More than 5 years)

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

    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 Management

    less mico-management


  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 (More than 3 years)

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

    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 Management

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


  7. Need to take care of the salespeople better

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    Former Employee - Management
    Former Employee - Management

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

    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.


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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

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

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


  9. fulfilling and engaging

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at ESCADA

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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.


  10. Worst place to work.

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate
    Former Employee - Sales Associate

    I worked at ESCADA

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

    Pros

    High hourly rate. Bonuses when sales goals are meet or exceeded.

    Cons

    Major fraud and lying from management. When reported to corporate offices they were dismissive. Managers were allowed to take sales credit, and often did so.

    Advice to Management

    Implement a concrete policy manuel.


  11. BA

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at ESCADA

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    gute kolleguinen, interesantes welt, gleitzeit

    Cons

    schlechte organization, keine karrieremöglichkeiten, ort



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