Fossil Reviews

Updated September 30, 2014
Updated September 30, 2014
258 Reviews
3.4
258 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • great discount 50% and a great environment to work in (in 32 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 18 reviews)

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

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Employee Reviews

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Amazing company - very invested in their employees future and success.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Account Executive
    Former Employee - Account Executive

    I worked at Fossil full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    There were several levels of how they took the temperature of the workplace environment that ensured if change was needed it was executed quickly and with finesse. Immediate management team is invested in making sure that each person had the tools necessary for their job.

    Cons

    Sometimes some peers departments are only accessible through upper management. As the company has grown the collaborative environment/culture which made the company a dynamic place to be creative and unique has been lost due to the multiple layers of internal managers that has been added. Key managers do not always have an open to listen.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The company has moved away from telecommuting which has limited some great talent from being able to pursue and contribute to the future success. This used to be one of the great companies that believed in work / life balance. Not all creativity comes from being sequestered to a cubicle - work life/balance is key.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Key Holder

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    Former Employee - Third Key Manager  in  San Marcos, TX
    Former Employee - Third Key Manager in San Marcos, TX

    I worked at Fossil full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great work environment, and great coworkers.Over all a great company to work for. Company stands behind products that are made well and easy to sell.

    Cons

    Over all the it's a great place to wok. Company promote from with in, however they take advantage of those individuals promoted by offer much lower salary's to employees who are promoted then those who are recruited.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay higher salaries to in store middle management and you will be able to keep some very talented people

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Good company to work for

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Richardson, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richardson, TX

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

    Pros

    -great management
    - very laid back and fun work culture
    - good benefits
    - opportunity for growth

    Cons

    - some areas are more difficult to move into

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    A view from corporate

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Richardson, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richardson, TX

    I have been working at Fossil part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Excellent employee support - up to date tech, friendly environment, on site library, open space, on site gym, lots of parking, Cafe 54 provides wide variety of healthy options.

    Cons

    Women's apparel. Sizing is a mess, there is much to be desired in texture,silhouette, and quality.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find who you really want Fossil to be. While it's style has greatly improved, the company's identity crisis is very apparent.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Where is the Company going?

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    Current Employee - Store Manager
    Current Employee - Store Manager

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

    Pros

    This is truly a people orientated company. If you want to work for someone that truly cares about their people this company is for you. Internal promotion is huge until getting to upper management.

    Cons

    Operations. For such a major corporation, they can't seem to get basic operations down. "A" doesn't seem to talk to "B" etc. Therefore leaving stores doing double work and wasting payroll. Yet, then get "discussed" about over spending payroll.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get Corporate offices better aligned so that different departments know what someone else is doing. Stores spend way to much time doing double work because individuals at corporate don't inform each other of their decisions. Decide were you are going with this company and inform everyone. There is one thing to have change there is another when you have changed so much in the past 3 years that your employers don't even know the mission of the company anymore. Decide where your SM's are going next. I spoke to 5 individuals in upper management and what our next move was for promotion and no one could answer. In my 4 years here, not one SM has been promoted to DM. You keep hiring from outside.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Not bad, horrible upper management

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    Former Employee - MHP  in  Woodbury, NY
    Former Employee - MHP in Woodbury, NY

    I worked at Fossil part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Good middle management, not hard work at all

    Cons

    Upper management at my branch was basically a shell, only there for the $. Pay was not bad but hours were scarce

    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    It was an ok job

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    Current Employee - Store Manager  in  Myrtle Beach, SC
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Myrtle Beach, SC

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

    Pros

    Product, customer service atmosphere, great place to recruit college students, pay was ok for GM, employee discount on Fossil Merchandise, team like atmosphere among GMs and DMs at least in my district.

    Cons

    HR not doing there homework or researching enough when there were situations at store level. Also HR not doing background checks appropriately on members of management. Amount go pay for sales associates in competitive markets. Not allowing HS students to work at fossil unless they were 18yoa. Culture towards the end of my tenure there, it seemed to get lost.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    HR needs to do there job correctly and thoroughly.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company, but no room for growth

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate  in  Ontario, CA
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Ontario, CA

    I have been working at Fossil part-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great working environment, acquire excellent customer service skills, the discount is well worth it

    Cons

    The company does not provide room for internal growth and promotions.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Good

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Associate  in  Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Charlotte, NC

    I worked at Fossil part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    It was a regular retail job.

    Cons

    It had it's downs but all jobs do..

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have a suggestion box.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Mhe

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Fossil

    Pros

    50% off merchandise, and that is pretty much it.

    Cons

    Crazy store employees and overachieving annoying managers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You should have gone to college.

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