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Great launch pad to other areas of planning, exposure to cross-functional teams

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Former Employee - Replenishment Analyst in New York, NY
Former Employee - Replenishment Analyst in New York, NY

I worked at The Jones Group full-time (More than a year)

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

Pros

Employee discounts for most brands under the Jones umbrella; great team & management; Summer Fridays

Cons

Long hours and minimal work-life balance

Advice to Management

Need to create more opportunities to advance from within

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    Former Employee - Anonymous
    Former Employee - Anonymous

    I worked at The Jones Group (More than 10 years)

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

    Pros

    Discount 40 percent, even on sale items

    Cons

    They used to be a good company to work for, but after the restructuring in 2009 the company made serious cuts to jobs and benefits. This contributed to loss of morale and didn't feel like a family company anymore. Those in higher management positions expected more, but hardly recognized those who went beyond company goals/standards. There are DSM's who showed lack of leadership, hardly did proper store visits (some even went shopping instead of performing a proper visit), there was lack of communication between upper and lower management. The idea now that corporate perceives to retail workers is, they believe any one who's with the company to long is 'complacent' and would rather bring in new people, instead of believing in the tenured employee's.

    Advice to Management

    Believe in the worker's you do have, motivate them, give incentives, promote within. Stop trying to format your company like the rest of retail; listen to the workers, they know what works and what doesn't, they are the ones who get to know what the customer's need and want.

  2. In turmoil at the moment but still worth considering

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    Current Employee - Sales
    Current Employee - Sales

    I have been working at The Jones Group full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Big well-respected company, professional atmosphere, lots of smart talented employees. Great support given to Sales by Production and Design.

    Cons

    Some inability to get things done to due red tape or "this is the way it's always been done" attitude. Upper management is aloof and not as involved in operations as they should be.

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