Fossil

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Fossil Reviews

Updated January 28, 2015
Updated January 28, 2015
304 Reviews
3.5
304 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • great discount 50% and a great environment to work in (in 34 reviews)

  • Fantastic work life balance, great environment and nice people for the most part (in 11 reviews)


Cons
  • Upper management seems to be detached from the everyday processes of working in the store (in 19 reviews)

  • low pay structure and inconsistent performance for corporate center (in 8 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Family

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate
    Current Employee - Sales Associate

    I have been working at Fossil

    Pros

    Everyone felt like family. Great work environment.

    Cons

    No cons at this company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Excellent experience working for this company.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Fossil

    Pros

    positive atmospher promotes teamwork with sales

    Cons

    It was a rather small store

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    individual stores should be able to promote local merchandise using social media

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Product Coordinator

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    Former Employee - Licensed Brand Product Coordinator in Richardson, TX
    Former Employee - Licensed Brand Product Coordinator in Richardson, TX

    I worked at Fossil

    Pros

    Super fun office with lots of young people. Very creative environment.

    Cons

    Difficult to get promoted if not a designer. If you get stuck in a bad team it can be hard to make a lateral move. Upper Management product development is vastly unaware of what most product developers on teams do.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow subordinate reviews of managers. Make clear know known paths for promotions / career paths. Add mid level managers on the product side of the business. Having a design focused creative director does not allow product personnel to get proper recognition for their work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Overall it has been a great experience and I enjoy the company I work for.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Fossil full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Fossil has a lot of great perks and products. I like the people I work with and for. I like that you are empowered to feel in control of your business and for the most part the decisions you make.

    Cons

    I had to do a lot of self training which was difficult because I was very new to the position. I felt like I was being thrown into a situation where I was set up to fail with no support. Luckily I eventually got new upper management that helped me to really grow and learn beyond what the tools provided.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    It's not a great company to work for @all.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Merchandise Distributor in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Merchandise Distributor in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at Fossil full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The discounts, some great people works for the company, and the benefits are OK!

    Cons

    They promote people that's unqualified, and can barely speak English, no room for educated people to grow.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Maybe your company can grow in the future if you promote educated people.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  7.  

    Great company to work for.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Fossil

    Pros

    Loved the people I worked with.

    Cons

    Ranging hours from week to week.

  8.  

    Overall a Good experience

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Associate
    Current Employee - Sales Associate

    I have been working at Fossil

    Pros

    Fun environment
    Good Management
    Quality Product
    Easy to learn about product
    Work with a lot of repeat customers

    Cons

    Short shifts as associates
    Have to stand during entire shift
    Only 1-2 shifts per week
    Unfair scheduling

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    find a way to schedule more shifts for associates and still keep their hours below part time.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Fun product, weird and cult-like culture

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Designer in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Designer in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at Fossil full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    New office, modern technology, gym, if you're into brown nosing, you could go far. A good 2nd job.

    Cons

    Weirdest corporate head ever. Nepotism abound. Mid-level promoting and reviewing guidelines are unequal. CEO is a micromanager. Deplorable average salary. The corporate culture feels like college. It's the VPs (professors) and the workers (students). Mostly because the workforce is so young.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Clean house of leadership. Pay more than lip service for great work. Plan budgets according to LY performance, not this never-ending game of not catching up and no no using.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Good pay, horrible benefits

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    Current Employee - Management
    Current Employee - Management

    I have been working at Fossil full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Decent salary, discount, you can wear denim. that's about it..

    Cons

    Only 10 days pto a year, this includes sick time. So if you get the flu.. Kiss a week of vacay goodbye. If the store closes early due to weather you have to make up the time, no pay.. Or use pto
    No teamwork, store manager is cold as ice. Negative setting, company doesn't give many prizes or rewards

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If your team is unhappy.. Maybe you should look at yourself and try to change, don't just fire the team.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Very fun/engaging with great staff,

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at Fossil full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Strong core values that promote an active environment. Very great product that has strong quality. The training is very thorough however at times it can seem very disorganized

    Cons

    There is very little room to grow in the company if you wish to continue onwards. At times it can feel like little to no support from upper management on what is needed to get done/overall pushbacks

    Approves of CEO

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