Guess? Reviews

Updated July 29, 2015
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Guess? Vice Chairman and CEO Paul Marciano
Paul Marciano
240 Ratings

Pros
  • Employee discount on clothing - if you're into this brand of clothing (pretty much copying all the competitors in the market anyway) (in 32 reviews)

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

Cons
  • Work life balance is not the best (in 12 reviews)

  • HR & upper Management are not very understanding (in 17 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    An exciting, sexy place to work.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at Guess?

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    If you know how to work the system and play office politics, you can move up very quickly here. In general, GUESS employees are very passionate about their work, and they usually have the power to implement change without very much red tape. Entry level employees are not generally expected to work long hours, although managers and above are. Plus, it's fun to work for a sexy and fashionable company that all your friends know of. Benefits are pretty generous, and perks include an on-site gym, cafe, casual dress code, and 40% discount.

    Cons

    If you're not comfortable with a political environment, you won't succeed here. There's not much teamwork; it's a very competitive place to work. Paul and Maurice Marciano can be very difficult to work for if you have a lot of interaction with them, and, yes, they have been known to make decisions based on a whim or personal feeling. They are brilliant business people, but tend to get into the details of the business, instead of focusing on the bigger picture.

    Advice to Management

    To Paul and Maurice, please step back and let your very talented management handle the day-to-day business.


  2. Helpful (1)

    Good company, fun environment and great perks!

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Coordinator in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Coordinator in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at Guess?

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great Managers, face time with managers, developed employees, employee recognition, fun work environment, associate discount (corp office store!!).

    Cons

    sometimes the politics of the corporate environment

    Advice to Management

    continue to develop your team


  3. great

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales in Washington, PA
    Current Employee - Sales in Washington, PA

    I have been working at Guess?

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Awseome.. Loved every minute of it. The new management is great. discount is better than most. I love the brand. Close to home.

    Cons

    Retail is hard. It takes someone with a think skin to be able to put up with some of this crap.

    Advice to Management

    The new mamagement is doing a great job. The store was bad, but lately it is the best store at the outlets. I always go there first. great discounts lately.


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  5. Fun Young Atmosphere

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at Guess?

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Wonderful atmosphere, Fun young people working there. Fashion forward thinking from all employees. Room for growth within in the company is prevalent

    Cons

    Driving 30 minuted to work everyday through all of the crazy traffic in LA. I would recommend living closer to where you work.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees as they are the ones driving the business and putting all of the hard work into the brand.


  6. Great company with good core values

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Guess?

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    great company, good perks, ability to move around company. It is a great atmosphere if you are a college or high school student

    Cons

    No real room for advancement not a career job

    Advice to Management

    Just make sure you keep your employees first, customers second and that will in turn create profit for all. Nice


  7. great

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Atlantic City, NJ
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Atlantic City, NJ

    I worked at Guess?

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The people really make it a good environment to work in; because of that, it made me want to go to work even more.

    Cons

    There really wasn't any downsides of working at Guess, except for cleaning/closing/opening, but those come with any job. So I can't complain.


  8. A great place to be.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Williamsburg, VA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Williamsburg, VA

    I worked at Guess?

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The people that you encounter, and the people you work with make it a great place to be. Those are the most important factors, I feel.

    Cons

    It can be extremely busy, so if you're lazy - you should not work here. There are sales, and numerous things that draw the consumer in.

    Advice to Management

    Be more proactive and interactive with the employees. Overall I think that they do a great job. I couldn't complain. I still love the ones I worked with.


  9. I love my job!

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Denver, CO

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I love that I get to come to work and have fun every single day! While for some, the intense selling environment may not be their cup of tea, I find that my customers and peers don't really feel like we are selling as much as I am serving as their personal stylist. This is a great place to work if you are outgoing, love fashion and have a desire to win.

    Cons

    Sometimes the workload and amount payroll don't necessarily align so you have to be creative and find ways to run a profitable business without sacrificing service or operations. Also, with such a selling based culture, it is disturbing that managers are not paid more or at least given any commission on their sales as they are expected to do most of the store's volume.

    Advice to Management

    Commission, commission, commission!


  10. Great fun place to be and friends turned family

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager

    I worked at Guess? full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    understanding caring individuals short shifts flexible discount online and in store

    Cons

    i dont really have any


  11. Great place to work during college

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Guess?

    Pros

    Flexible schedule for busy young students

    Cons

    Very few available hours, might need a second job



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