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Former Employee - Production Coordinator  in  New York, NY
Former Employee - Production Coordinator in New York, NY

I worked at The Jones Group full-time for less than a year

Pros

- Benefits are good
- 3PM leaves on Friday year round
- Salary is reasonable

Cons

- Upper managements are all devils and control freaks
- OT everyday, very long working hours. (12 hours avg.)
- Horrible office culture and they treat ppl very rude. Lots of politics going on
- high turn over rates, the ppl working there are either stay for 20 years or less than 2 years. Upper managements have no clue what's going on outside the world. They are like communist.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Former Employee - Anonymous
    Former Employee - Anonymous

    I worked at The Jones Group for more than 10 years

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    A LESSON LEARNED

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

    I worked at The Jones Group full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    if seeking to learn what a monster corporation that is all about making money is like, this is the place to be.

    Cons

    Loyalty, hard work and creating a good wholesome environment for the REAL workers in the company are not something they are concerned with.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Set up a SOP for your departments to follow and STOP modifying it without making your entire department aware of these changes. We work under you and if you keep changing/ adding or assuming we know what you are thinking it makes it impossible to follow you. Your incompetence makes the entire department look and act sloppy. Also, all the finger pointing when things don't run smoothly, only lowers morale and doesn't help anyone. Here is a thought for upper management... how about considering stepping aside and allowing the new talent to flourish instead of getting rid of it every few months when the balance sheets don't add up? I think this is worth considering, since the company's present situation happened under your watch I think someone should be taking a long, hard look at your performance instead.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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