G-III Apparel

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G-III Apparel Reviews

Updated February 16, 2015
Updated February 16, 2015
21 Reviews
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21 Reviews
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Outdated mess

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Contractor - Associate Designer in New York, NY
    Former Contractor - Associate Designer in New York, NY

    I worked at G-III Apparel as a contractor (less than a year)

    Pros

    - Putting a big name on your resume

    Cons

    - Incredibly inefficient management.
    - Very low salary.
    - The Calvin Klein division has extremely outdate PC's that have even older software of Adobe Creative Suite (CS2). I.T. is no help whatsoever in helping with frequent computer crashes.
    - The design managers are disorganized and guilt you into staying late hours every week.
    - Bleak opportunity for growth at best.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take some time to invest in the tools to make your employees more proficient and maybe the high turnover rate won't be as bad.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Calvin Klein Performance - don't expect work/life balance as a designer

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Fashion Designer in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Fashion Designer in New York, NY

    I have been working at G-III Apparel

    Pros

    - designers (other than the head of design) are cool - ended up commiserating with them

    Cons

    - terrible hours
    - sociopathic head of design
    - you are guilted if you don't stay late hours to finish up the mountains of work that exist because the design team is understaffed

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    you would have a lot less turnover if your head of design treated her employees better

    Doesn't Recommend
  3.  

    Company is experienced in licensing product, not maintaining/developing an in house design brand (e.g. Andrew Marc).

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

    I worked at G-III Apparel full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Time-off policy, health insurance, pay scale same as in many other companies.

    Cons

    Management didn't understand the specifics of the in-house brand, the differences between designed and licensed product. There was no strong/experienced creative director who would drive unified brand image, therefore each department designed product according to their own understanding of the brand.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Correct brand strategies will result in desired brand perception and increased sales. Stop muddling.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Overall GOOD!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Licensing Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Licensing Manager in New York, NY

    I have been working at G-III Apparel full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    -Good benefits- choose from 2 healthcare options, vacations (10 days), sick days (6 days), floating holiday (1). Early closing before a holiday (2:00pm). All major holiday (non religious).
    - Very good people
    - Casual at most times. You can talk to the VP of your division like a regular co-worker, no one is pretentious.
    -They do prefer to promote within
    -Early salary increments (very minimum, but it's something!)

    Cons

    -Sometimes there's no direction
    -in my division, they're scared of firing people, which means there's a lot of people there that shouldn't be there who are just screwing up or not really contributing the same as other
    -No real way to grow, in terms of position. A lot of people have been there for a long time, so unless someone quits or gets fired, you won't be moving on up

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -Get rid of anyone that is not really bringing anything to the table and open space for others to shine
    -Make sure everyone understands how the division works as a whole and not only what there department does, it will make everything flow better

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Internship Program

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Design/Sales in New York, NY
    Former Intern - Design/Sales in New York, NY

    I worked at G-III Apparel as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    The internship program allows for good work experience with people already in professional field. Hands on experience to real projects, market meetings. Flexible program for rotating to different departments.

    Cons

    Like any other fashion internship, it is paid minimum wage or just school credit.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Can involve interns more, or do a job shadowing event.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Design Intern

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

    I worked at G-III Apparel as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    flexibility, familial company nature, work-life balance, nice people, fast-paced

    Cons

    menial work, lots of errand running, unstructured intern program

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    add a focus on mentorship to intern program

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Antiquated systems but feels like smaller family based company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at G-III Apparel

    Pros

    The company has grown quite a bit over the past few years which makes you think there should be a lot of job opportunities. There is great potential.

    Cons

    Systems and process are not aligned between divisions and the only updated system is outlook emails. Design hands off sketches only to the factories without any spec or fabric/trim details. Areas and management are stingy with sharing information and best practices which would make the company a lot better overall.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Use human resources to better source people for job opportunities rather than hiring within each division/department and not advising human resources when there are open positions.

  9.  

    Part of Acquisition

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

    I worked at G-III Apparel full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    A family run business that although public is very much catered to those with blood ties

    Cons

    Unfortunately the credibility of the company is poor at best.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Success of their business model is applied consistently to all their brands

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

    I worked at G-III Apparel full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Success of their business model
    Culturally diverse
    Bonus driven

    Cons

    Company values practically not existent, promotions are not based on merit but "who belongs to the club"
    Executive level lacks of civilization, respect and diplomacy. HR calls it "G-III Managerial Style"

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have the executive level attend cultural sensitivity / behavioral training classes once a year to keep them in touch with their culturally diverse environment.
    **Intimidating management styles across executive level causes a nervous unproductive employee

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Shipping clerk

    Current Employee - Shipping Clerk
    Current Employee - Shipping Clerk

    I have been working at G-III Apparel full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Schedule is Monday through Friday. Nothing positive to say about this place.

    Cons

    Company does not value their employee's. No opportunity to grow. It squeeze's the life out of you.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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