Guess?

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Guess? Reviews in Los Angeles, CA

Updated November 19, 2014
Updated November 19, 2014
325 Reviews
2.8
325 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Factory, you have 40% employee discount for regular price items and the markdowns are really good (in 32 reviews)

  • You get a 40% discount and they are very flexible regarding a schedule (in 28 reviews)


Cons
  • They promote work life balance but don't really stand by it (in 12 reviews)

  • While most upper management was pretty fair, there was some politics that got in the way sometimes (in 17 reviews)

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  1.  

    Great stepping stone

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at Guess? full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Awesome learning experience and exposure to how a $2.5 billion business is structured.

    Cons

    Too much politics, too emotional

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Too Corporate

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Planner in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Planner in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at Guess? full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    I had some great like-minded teammates. Our cafe was very good. Spin, Yoga, and a fitness room was added benefits.

    Cons

    Extremely structured. Everyone worked from 7-6pm where we had 2 scheduled breaks. I couldn't get coffee at a random time unless it was on a scheduled break. Work-Life balance was not ideal. Exec team had a few great members, but one was very intimidating and could be downright mean. It would make your job very stressful and ALWAYS doubting your work. Overall atmosphere made me very unhappy. Long hours, the room we worked in had no windows, LOTS of pressure.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Graphic Designer Temp

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Graphic Designer in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Graphic Designer in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at Guess? as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Always busy, lots of work to do. Potential to do cool projects.

    Cons

    Takes the company a long time to make decisions as far as hiring.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    It's fun but so fast paced and overwhelming!

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Santa Monica, CA
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Santa Monica, CA

    I have been working at Guess? part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Everyone is super nice, Managers have the "Open Door" so you can talk to them about any concerns, it's a few blocks from the beach so if you need to relax after you get off its a good get away. you can get time off as long as you request ahead of time, salary isn't too bad

    Cons

    you have to pay for parking every time you work, required to wear heels at ALL times while on the clock unless closing the store (I've already lost feeling in my toes), you could be closing until 3 in the morning

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    No room for advancement

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at Guess? (more than an year)

    Pros

    Fun events like "Oscar Parties" (photo booth & cotton candy at lunch), Gourmet cafeteria, sample store on site. One hour lunch, on-site gym w/ daily classes (yoga, spinning, kick-boxing...).

    Cons

    Very strict about being on time (heard ppl have even been fired for being 5 min. late). Few holidays off. Not much room for advancement, little internal promotion. Low pay for non-upper mgmt. Seems like a good place to learn/gather experience for work in fashion, it just stagnates after awhile.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Dramatic

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Visual Merchandising in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Visual Merchandising in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at Guess? part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Small shifts, entry level experience. Great brand awareness. Only a specific type of person will fit well here.

    Cons

    Drama, management changing time sheets, bullying, mafia-like behavior.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take a closer look at who you are hiring and make sure they are more than qualified not just available.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Place to build your skills

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Manager of Allocations in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Manager of Allocations in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at Guess? full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    The medical benefits are great. You also get good basic benefits 401K, ESPP and additional restricted stocks or stock options for management.

    Cons

    Work life balance is not the best. The work culture measures a good worker based on the number of hours he/she works. In addition some of the management does not like opinions that question the way things are done.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    I had a wonderful experience at Guess. They have a top notch internship program with a great environment.

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    Current Employee - Social Media Intern in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Social Media Intern in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at Guess? as an intern (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great Internship program! Have learned so many thing I would not have been able to at any other company.

    Cons

    Not the highest paying internship.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Work Hard, No Play/Benefits

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    Current Employee - Assistant in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Assistant in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at Guess? full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Working for well-known fashion brand

    Cons

    Work culture isn't that great, high turnover rate, barely any time off or benefits

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve work culture and flexible hours, more opportunities for title and monetary growth

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

    Okay...

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Los Angeles, CA

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

    Pros

    Benefits, PTO, On-site gym, on-site cafe, on-site car wash.

    Cons

    No room for growth. Raises are rarely given, even when performing beyond expectations. Boring. Don't feel like you are working in fashion.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in your people before everyone leaves. Change product! Workload is overwhelming. there's only a few people in each department where other companies have an entire team dedicated.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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