Esprit Reviews

Updated July 27, 2015
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Esprit Executive Director & Group CEO Jose Manuel MARTÍNEZ GUTIÉRREZ
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  1. Merchant

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I worked at Esprit full-time

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Modern office, great mid-level management, loved my team so they really did focus on hiring people that were a good fit for the office environment. Management was eager to help internal employees move up with in the business.

    Cons

    As with many global brands, it was very difficult managing the North American business when give direction by a corporate team in Germany -- very different styles worked and didn't work in the various regions of the world but with one line to select from, buying and merchandising appropriately for your country was difficult. Strict travel rules and PTO rules.

    Advice to Management

    The management in the North American office was great. It just seemed there was a disconnect between the global headquarters and the regional offices in terms of product assortment that would ultimately be successful outside of Germany. A bit more freedom in the area of product and style recommendations would have been ideal.


  2. Decent Part-Time Job

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Esprit part-time

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

    Pros

    • Easy work. Cleaning and cashier tasks.

    Cons

    • Management did not create an environment that made one want to succeed. • Job security based on rewards card sign ups.


  3. Very fast paced

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in New York, NY

    I worked at Esprit part-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Met some great people there and the location was amazing (columbus circle)

    Cons

    Typical retail qualms - very long hours, especially if you close. There's no place to really sit and take a break

    Advice to Management

    Refine the employee break "area" for the hard working employees


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  5. life style

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Esprit (More than 8 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    life style, co workers, creative, industry leader

    Cons

    constant change in management. long hours. don't value employees


  6. Sales

    Former Employee - Sales Associate in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in New York, NY

    I worked at Esprit part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Fun work experience and discounts

    Cons

    Managers pushed too hard for sales


  7. Good store environment, but experience depends on fellow sales associates.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Esprit

    Pros

    Managers are sensible and easygoing.

    Cons

    Customers can sometimes be unreasonable and demanding.


  8. The Best, of The Worst.

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Visual Merchandiser in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Visual Merchandiser in New York, NY

    I worked at Esprit full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    offers a professional, but friendly, work environment to cultivate talent. Building on your initial skills you will be trained in our methods of sales, communication and company culture

    Cons

    This company started off nice, but things went left....the stores all closed down! we all lost our jobs. I seen it coming though.


  9. No consistency in Corporate office

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Management in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Management in New York, NY

    I worked at Esprit full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    New company with opportunity to grow. In the process of rebranding itself in the US.

    Cons

    Corporate Managment new. Heavy turnover. US overseen by Germany.

    Advice to Management

    Dont expect longevity in the US.


  10. A very enjoyable experience as a first time sales associate.

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in New York, NY

    I worked at Esprit part-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Company will not overwork you and goes by the books in regards to hours and wages.

    Cons

    You do not get many work days as a part-time employee.


  11. Helpful (1)

    Fair pay, good managers.

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in New York, NY

    I worked at Esprit part-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    This is the rating for the Esprit store in NYC (not sure if it's still there anymore). Work environment was pleasant and professional compared to other retail experiences. Pay was also a little above average in comparison to other sales associate positions at this time. Managers were professional and pleasant to work with. Hours were fair.

    Cons

    A lot of pressure to help everyone in the store even when they do not want help. Store can get very messy at times and understaffed on certain days. Commission bonuses- could be bad or good.

    Advice to Management

    Trust that your employees have already asked customers if they need help when they say they did, not all customers need help, some just want to be left alone.



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