Guess?

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Guess? Reviews

Updated January 24, 2015
Updated January 24, 2015
340 Reviews
2.8
340 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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Guess was OK

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Guess?

    Pros

    Everyone was nice and the work wasn't hard

    Cons

    never really got any hours

  2.  

    Retail

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Guess?

    Pros

    Discounts, great merchandise, team spirited

    Cons

    Overall a great place to work

  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Overall good company

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

    I have been working at Guess?

    Pros

    Discount, more advanced skills needed to be successful therefore helps to make you a better employee /manager. Good people.

    Cons

    Blurred company vision, lack of communication from top to bottom, weak training and developmental implementation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be leaders, not just operational managers. Know your business and be confident in the people you've hired to run it.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Working at Guess was a learning experience

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

    I worked at Guess?

    Pros

    Where I was, 80% of the customers spoke another language, and it was invaluable to practice conversationally without having to leave the country; there were many employee appreciation days, 40% off most items, bonuses for working most holidays, there is a strong sense of brand pride, there were opportunities to be promoted

    Cons

    There are inconsiderate customers on a daily basis, you are required to work holidays, for a while transgender people were suspected as shoplifters and associates were supposed to "keep an eye" on them and I think that's ignorant.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    be more lgbt friendly, have the product be made in the USA.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6.  

    More than just folding clothes and selling

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

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

    Pros

    Good company to grow a foundation under your feet, great group of people, always teaching you new things.

    Cons

    Trying to get a raise is like pulling teeth
    Folding lol and closing is the worst ..

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    It Feels Like Prison

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Retail Merchandising Assistant in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Retail Merchandising Assistant in Los Angeles, CA

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

    Pros

    They have a food court… The frozen yogurt was a great perk.
    They have a gym. It's not that nice, but they do offer spin and yoga classes.

    Cons

    I guess it's kind of like a prison. They told us to walk quickly in the hallways so that they know we're always doing something. You get 3 breaks a day. 15 minutes between 9:45-10:15 (I think that was it), 1 hour between 12-2 and another 15 between 3-3:30. If you were caught on break outside one of those times you were put on a "list". If they schedule a meeting during that time, you're just SOL. I don't really take breaks at my current job, not even lunch, but that feeling of imprisonment will make you want to get out.

    I had constant job insecurity at Guess. It was one of the most stressful, depressing times during my life. Maybe I got stuck with a bad team, but I would highly suggest staying away.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Properly train your employees. Create a happier, less fear-ridden work environment.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to grow career

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

    I have been working at Guess?

    Pros

    Lots of opportunities to take on new projects, you just have to be willing to make the time for it and speak up. This is definitely a place for doers to express interest in an area and speak to their supervisor about it. If you want to come in for just and 8 to 5 that works too, but don't expect to get promoted any time quickly this way. Company has fun little perks too. Gym, cafe and always doing raffles.

    Cons

    The culture can get to people. Direction is constantly changing, so be prepared to operate in the grey. There's a rigid start time for pretty much everyone and lots of politics between upper management who aren't on the same page.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There's a lack of communication all around the organization. I don't know if it's done on purpose, but it's frustrating for all associates when nothing or very little is communicated. People just feel left in the dark.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    not the best, but not the worst retail job

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

    I worked at Guess?

    Pros

    a lot of room to grow into a management position
    great training program
    helpful staff

    Cons

    barely any break time
    little pay for all the work that is done

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Clothing store

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Livermore, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Livermore, CA

    I worked at Guess?

    Pros

    cool people, competitive pay, lots of training

    Cons

    hard to get time off, poor pay

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

    Terrible company, little to know hours and very little hourly pay

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

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

    Pros

    Meet new people and dress up everyday

    Cons

    Hours are solely based on how much you sell, and even then hardly an hours are given. If your not working during the holiday time especially you can forget about recieving good hours. 4.5-9 hours a week is all, and the most thats typically given is 13.5 which is still ridiculous. They make you work like crazy for very little pay. Trust, this company is NOT worth your time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give better hours, and don't hire a ton if people if you can't give good hours to begin with.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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