Guess? Reviews in Miami-Fort Lauderdale, FL

Updated October 9, 2014
Updated October 9, 2014
308 Reviews
2.9
308 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 27 reviews)


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

  • They promote work life balance but don't really stand by it (in 9 reviews)

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  1.  

    Good for extra income

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Miami, FL

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

    Pros

    Is nice to work in GUESS? Factory, you have 40% employee discount for regular price items and the markdowns are really good.

    Cons

    Depends on the store (mine is a slow-paced store) you can have from 15hrs/weekkly to maybe 20-25hrs/week (shifts are 5hrs shifts). Just for an extra income.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More incentives...

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Sales Associate in Miami, FL

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Florida City, FL
    Former Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Florida City, FL

    I worked at Guess? part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Good Discount on clothes. While working here, you get 40% everything in the store. On one weekend a month, that discount gets raised to 50% a month. This discount applies to any of the Guess stores. Fun work environment. Most people working there were very nice to one another. High variety of foreign clientele visit this branch, and it is interesting to interact with people of so many cultures.

    Cons

    Pretty mundane and boring work... All you do is fold clothes all day until someone asks you to look for something in the back. Lunch breaks are only 15 minutes long, every 4 hours for part- time employees. 15 minutes is hardly enough time to get food anywhere if you forget to bring your own. Employees of the higher end branches can be very snobby. Hardly got any hours working as part-time, even though I was out-selling the full-time employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Plan hours for part-time employees more efficiently.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    What makes a great company is people.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Co Manager in Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Co Manager in Miami, FL

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

    Pros

    Who does like fashion? And Guess is a great company to learn a lot more about trends, driving sales and customer service. Great discount.

    Cons

    Upper leaders like they like to call themselves think of themselves like aGod, so they like treating their associates with little respect ( at least in my store) there is no motivation and everyday they're are coming up with a different focus which takes away what we really need to focus which is customers and sales.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    People are what make companies, the way the feel where they work is important because good vibes make anything possible. A company shouldn't be ran by who is who's favorite but by who works and shows passion and dedication. I've worked with many great leaders but the ones I have now have just pushed me away we the disrespect and mistreatment of the store manager and one of the cos. it's sad because I thought I would be able to grow old with Guess since the company is great, the people hmmm no that much.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Current Assistant Manager

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Miami, FL

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

    Pros

    Great management. Great opportunities. Chance for personal growth if you exceed standards.

    Cons

    Work life. No holidays off.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    I would never go back.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous in Miami, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous in Miami, FL

    I worked at Guess? full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    If you're lucky, the people you work with will be cool. The discount is nice.

    Cons

    Having to push people to buy was annoying. Being on top of them to make sure they don't steal is worse. Your floor sets are over night; once or twice a month and it really messes with your sleep schedule. And if you don't finish, you're expected to keep working even though you've been work since 9pm the night before and haven't had a break.
    You have to mathematically brake down your business results every night and leave a voice mail. Very antiquated system. They don't care about their people. There is no training program to help move you up. Favoritism is the name of the game.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You need to take care of your employees. Cultivate and have a consistent talent pipeline. Enforce an open door policy. Have better training. Upgrade your technology.

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

    Horrible

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Miami, FL

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

    Pros

    Good workers, meet new people every day

    Cons

    Managers don't care about their customers or employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fire everyone and hire people that care

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    You are not valued, your exploited.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Miami, FL
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Miami, FL

    I worked at Guess? part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    There are friendly co workers, the discount is very good, bonuses at times if you reach sales goals.

    Cons

    There is favoritism where scheduling is concerned, sales competition from managers, company contest winners are not rewarded like promised.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management needs to leave the selling to the sales associates, they need to diversify the scheduled hours of associates.

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

    Professional in a fun way

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sale Associate in Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Sale Associate in Miami, FL

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

    Pros

    Fun environment, good quality, and good incentives and employee discounts.

    Cons

    Theres nothing negative for now.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Guess by Marciano

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sale Associate in Boca Raton, FL
    Former Employee - Sale Associate in Boca Raton, FL

    I worked at Guess? part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Decent discount on clothes i guess.

    Cons

    Everything else! You have to wear their clothes everyday, so pretty much you are working to buy their clothes. Many times they had me in the back by myself in my 120+ Marciano dresses and heels, steaming garments. Like really i had to spend money to wear clothes to come here then you stick me in the back all day. NO!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Employees should not be forced to wear Marciano everyday! And dont be so pushy towards your employees to sell, i can sell alot better when your not pushing me into peoples dressing rooms to sell sell sell!!

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

    People company but not people oriented.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Co Manager in Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Co Manager in Miami, FL

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

    Pros

    a people company, nice fun

    Cons

    very disorganized and the upper management will promised things but they will not deliver. need more training structure. and careers classes and pay more to the co managers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    very high turn over company. keep people to keep legacy

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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