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Esprit Reviews

Updated January 25, 2015
Updated January 25, 2015
28 Reviews
3.2
28 Reviews
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    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

  2.  

    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.

  3.  

    The Best, of The Worst.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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)

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
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  5.  

    No consistency in Corporate office

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

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

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Dont expect longevity in the US.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  6.  

    A very enjoyable experience as a first time sales associate.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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)

    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.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Fair pay, good managers.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    A lot of goals and very stressful.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Danbury, CT
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Danbury, CT

    I worked at Esprit part-time

    Pros

    Good team to work with. Discounts, you know all the sales that goes on.

    Cons

    Some managers were strict about neatness of clothes in stores, slow and draining, hard to accomplish goals.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Set lower goals.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Amazing

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Virginia Beach, VA
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Virginia Beach, VA

    I have been working at Esprit

    Pros

    Ability to be creative, great DM, continued training for managers, succession planning, great pay,generous discounts

    Cons

    Advancement opportunities do not exist

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the great job

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Stressful

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in New York, NY

    I have been working at Esprit

    Pros

    There's base plus a small commission

    Cons

    stressful and associates can get very catty with one another

    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    For a part time job, it was a good learning experience.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Round Rock, TX
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Round Rock, TX

    I have been working at Esprit

    Pros

    Our manager was willing to teach us about how to do better and just about work life in general. Our store wasn't too successful, but she was encouraging and helpful. She was really supportive of us as people, not just employees as well.

    Cons

    Our store catered to people who were only looking to buy discounted items, which was really discouraging at the end of the day when we were looking at our numbers. It was hard to gain really good experience with selling because of our customer base.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Realize that at least some of us are there to learn and gain experience as well as support the bottom line. Help us grow as well as critique us.

    No opinion of CEO

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