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Smart people, good work-life balance, tiny office space

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

I worked at Chanel full-time

Pros

The people at Chanel USA are smart, talented and passionate about what they're doing. They love CHANEL and care about keeping it the best brand in the world. Especially when compared to other fashion and beauty companies, the people are friendly and welcoming to newcomers.

Cons

Things move fairly slowly, since everyone is worried about being a "steward of the brand." Since it's headquartered in Paris, you have to wait for headquarters to get a lot of things done - which means sometimes projects get scuttled. Most of the offices are on W. 57th Street and 5th Avenue so there's no more room for people. Interns moving into a full-time position seemed like the exception here. They're happy to use free labor, but there's very little chance you'll become full-time.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Create a creative hub in the US to develop some campaigns for this market.

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Positive Outlook
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    Luxury Standards for average pay

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    Current Employee - Retail Manager
    Current Employee - Retail Manager

    I have been working at Chanel full-time

    Pros

    Great creative innovation. Growth outpaces the industry. Marketing/visual campaigns and creative direction from France is strong. Privately held company allows for decision making to support artistic creativity and brand image preservation. Culture and values are starting to evolve into more competitive, modern business models.

    Cons

    Chanel tends to hire from outside the company, versus development, promotion and advancement. Work-life balance is not respected; this is a very demanding workplace! A dysfunctional disconnect between sales force and NY office is challenging to overcome. Change to processes and modernization is very slow.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Goals and promotional budgets to support goals should be given at the beginning of the fiscal year- not halfway through. Give more opportunity to veteran employees by creating work demand levels with which it is feasible to continue education; so that you can acquire the new skills you require and at the same time promote people from within.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    lead beauty advisor

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    Former Employee - Beauty Advisor/Freelancer in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Beauty Advisor/Freelancer in New York, NY

    I worked at Chanel full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    get to meet great people, free fragrance,makeup and discounts on clothes shoes bags and accessories if your cool with the people who work in the boutique. its great for your resume opens a lot of doors people respect you more. the pay can be good but you just have to prove that you deserve it

    Cons

    long hours, stressed to make the quota, in constant competitions with others, dealing with huge egos

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    i loved my manager still friends till this day

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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