G-III Apparel Reviews

Updated September 5, 2014
Updated September 5, 2014
13 Reviews
2.7
13 Reviews
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G-III Apparel Chairman and CEO Morris Goldfarb
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  1.  

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

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    • 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 for 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
  2.  

    Shipping clerk

    Current Employee - Shipping Clerk
    Current Employee - Shipping Clerk

    I have been working at G-III Apparel full-time for 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
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not all it's cracked up to be

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Account Executive  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Account Executive in New York, NY

    I have been working at G-III Apparel full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Decent benefits that are in line with other similar companies, and a generous holiday schedule that includes days like Christmas Eve and the day after Thanksgiving.

    Cons

    Lack of personal growth due to being micromanaged, makes it difficult to focus on actually doing your job. There is no sense of team unity, rather more of a competitive atmosphere where you're constantly watching your back. Management is threatened by strong employees so will constantly look for ways to keep you down and make you feel inferior.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Definitely Worth an Internship or Two

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    • 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 as an intern

    Pros

    Prestigious company and labels such as Calvin Klein. Easy commute from anywhere, right between Times Sq and Penn Station on Fashion Ave. Learn a lot about the fashion industry and get to intern in a lot of different departments. Work with important buyers from Sak's Fifth Ave, Macy's, etc.

    Cons

    Company culture is very Devil Wears Prada. Compensation often very low because of competitive fashion industry.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat employees like people and increase communication. Try to weed out the gossip and negativity.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Garmento run

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at G-III Apparel

    Pros

    Knows how to capitalize on brands that are licensed and leverage licensor to grow business

    Cons

    Lack of understanding how to build brands- in the dark ages re retail today. Not good people- period.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    CAD artist / print and pattern development

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at G-III Apparel

    Pros

    There are large volumes of work.

    Cons

    Long hours / micro managing / you are not compensated for late hours and everything is a RUSH

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take a class in business management.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not what they make it out to be

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manager  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Manager in New York, NY

    I worked at G-III Apparel full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Decent benefits, 401K, Healthcare, decent discount on items.

    Cons

    Lack of training. Management is impossible to contact. HR can't seem to get benefits straight. They threaten your job when you don't make your numbers. Don't ask questions or complain to HR or they will fire you. Serious lack of leadership. You can make your numbers for a month straight and not hear a peep, but miss a day and expect to answer questions. I have a feeling I was let go because they wanted to make an example of me to frighten other associates.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Your expectations are too high with the tools and products you provide stores with. Fear is a terrible motivator, so telling managers that they will be fired if they don't produce isn't going to make them want to work harder. If you want better results talk to your people like they are actual people. Some of your tactics are borderline illegal, and you know it. You sell a good product, so empower your people, treat them with respect and you really could have something great.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Employed as result of takover

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Operations  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Operations in New York, NY

    I worked at G-III Apparel full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Upper management is cutthroat, but the rest of the staff is nice to work with. If you get employed directly by them, it's a good place to work. If you get employed as a result of a merger, start looking for a new job.

    Cons

    Company tends to expand by acquisition and then get rid of most inherited employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat new, inherited people with more respect.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    i'm really appreciating the seasoned marketing and branding executive & G-III is a leading manufacturer and distributor

    Current Employee - Food Safety Hygiene Manager  in  Jakarta (Indonesia)
    Current Employee - Food Safety Hygiene Manager in Jakarta (Indonesia)

    I have been working at G-III Apparel full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    G-III’s business outlook or future economic performance, anticipated revenues, expenses or other financial items; product introductions and plans is completely amazing and takes the best care of its employes .

    Cons

    No one is perfect and it is this imperfection which develops the organization and G-lll's is really showing its talent and crosses its barriers .

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    work with honestly and keep in mind G-lll is our bread and butter .

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Pleasant and casual. No structure for growth in salary or title.

    • 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 full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Friendly and supportive co-workers. Job stability.

    Cons

    No annual review. Company doesn't like to have job titles therefore they pay less than the average.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Put your employees on an action plan for growth. Have annual reviews and keep it at the same time each year.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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