French Connection

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French Connection Reviews

Updated September 24, 2014
Updated September 24, 2014
43 Reviews
3.0
43 Reviews
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French Connection Chairman and Chief Executive Stephen Marks
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  1.  

    Great Experience

    Former Employee - Sales Associate
    Former Employee - Sales Associate

    I worked at French Connection part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great co-workers, easy going and fun environment.

    Cons

    Not a lot of opportunities to meet corporate

  2.  

    Learning experience, very draining

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    Current Employee - Assistant Manager  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in New York, NY

    I have been working at French Connection full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great fashion and great discount. Depending on the store there was great harmony with the staff and management.

    Cons

    Long hours, corporate breathing down your neck, a lot guidelines and outdated computer software that is seriously outdated.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Corporate needs to do a better job managing the two New York stores, it felt like we were against each other instead of being a team

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great experience. Super nice supervisor

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Intern  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Intern in New York, NY

    I have been working at French Connection as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Work-life balance. Nice people. Good discount

    Cons

    I feel like the culture is not for me.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    It was ok

    Former Employee - Sales Associate  in  Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Boston, MA

    I worked at French Connection part-time

    Pros

    They used to have employee spending allowances but not sure if they do anymore- great employee discounts, nice clothes.

    Cons

    They were 20 something stores during my time there made me feel insecure about the job.

    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Not a good experience if you are looking to further your career

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Jamaica, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Jamaica, NY

    I worked at French Connection full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great discount but not worth the experience

    Cons

    Everyone is on a power trip. No one cares about their employees, everyones out to protect themselves and get ahead.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do the opposite of "cons"

    Doesn't Recommend
  7.  

    Amazing company to work for

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Retail Store Manager  in  Las Vegas, NV
    Current Employee - Retail Store Manager in Las Vegas, NV

    I have been working at French Connection full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Short lines of communication
    Motivates, values and connects with employees
    Good benefits
    Trust in the management team on the particular needs of the business
    Constantly looking for ways to improve
    Promotes from within
    Positive outlook and attitude

    Cons

    No raises in three years but it's understandable considering the current economic situation
    Very few stores in the US market

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    French Connection

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

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

    Pros

    70 percent discount for sales associate, however there is a limit to how many items you can purchase
    additional 30 percent off sale items
    Small boutique style
    Small and can be family style and inviting with the right managment

    Cons

    No growth opportunities once you are a keyholder.
    Corporate and district managers are very condescending,petty and have indecent communication methods
    No training for any positions
    very unorganized

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work as a team instead of pointing the finger
    Get to know you associates
    You set the tone for the atmosphere of your store and depending on how well you treat your employees is how long they will stay.
    Balance and equal opportunity is also very important.
    Lastly, Do not judge a book by its cover, I think managers missed out on a lot of valuable team members because they were so caught up on appearances.

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

    Creating the Trends

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Associate  in  Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Washington, DC

    I worked at French Connection part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Feel very open and ready to be apart of what is next in fashion.

    Cons

    No true push for growth. Can feel stagnant in position.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Push for growth

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    was there for 5 years so i guess i loved it. lol

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate  in  Miami Beach, FL
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Miami Beach, FL

    I worked at French Connection full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great discount. 70% your first 3 items every month than 30% after that.
    loved the energy at the store
    great staff
    loved the clothing there!
    flexible schedule

    Cons

    customers trying on 11 dresses than buying 1....
    go backs were out of control sometimes

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Wish you would open more stores instead of closing them down like 2 years ago there was like 12 stores gone... :(

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    People oriented.

    Current Employee - Showroom Sales Intern  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Showroom Sales Intern in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at French Connection as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Lunch and parking expense included.

    Cons

    Not much opportunity to move up

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