The Jones Group

www.jonesgroupinc.com
Profile Unclaimed
There are newer employer reviews for The Jones Group

 

Top-heavy, company grew too large, nice people

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

I worked at The Jones Group full-time

Pros

Good benefits, company-match, average pay, trying to set itself apart from others by offering classes. Company values feel like words the marketing team made up. However, people are nice to work with and many are very hard-working.

Cons

Numerous changes in management and downsizing creates an uncertain working environment. Management comes down to individual people and their skill sets. Too many people and too many levels slows down the development process. Having multiple people doing the same things does allow you to take your vacation time. Little growth. HR seems to be making up their own titles (probably to set their cap on salaries) so be aware when comparing with other companies. As in many places, some people are favored for unknown reasons. Office politics? Hope you have an office with a door for your own sanity.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

If you are still there and not beaten down, try to recognize people for the extra effort they are putting in. Even if the upper echelons of management have sold their souls to the Board or whoever will get them their next position, we do look to you for leadership. What you DO provide, we see and appreciate.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

170 Other Employee Reviews for The Jones Group (View Most Recent)

Sort: Rating Date
  1.  

    Great place to start out (and then move on), super corporate.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Production Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Production Manager in New York, NY

    I have been working at The Jones Group full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good work/life balance.
    Mgmt and culture vary by division, but overall a sometimes fun, sometimes dull work environment. Mgmt can be very supportive and encouraging in letting associates take on new projects/tasks.
    Great training and learning opportunities for entry level.

    Cons

    Takes forever to get raises and promotions. Previously had a culture of bringing in outsiders to fill positions instead of promoting from within. Getting somewhat better at this.
    Company is under new ownership, so a big re-org is going on. Layoffs will continue until it's finished.
    The job can get somewhat prefunctory, so many depts and everyone focuses on their silo.
    Salary, vacation, benefits are pretty average.
    HR Dept is worthless.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create more incentives for retaining talent. Cut out the fat paychecks at the top level. Hire better leaders!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Stay Away from "Gloria Vanderbilt" division

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Production Coordinator in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Production Coordinator in New York, NY

    I worked at The Jones Group full-time (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
There are newer employer reviews for The Jones Group

Work at The Jones Group? Share Your Experiences

The Jones Group

 
Click to Rate
or

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.