Guess? Reviews

Updated October 9, 2014
Updated October 9, 2014
307 Reviews
2.9
307 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.  

    Volatile and Dramatic

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

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

    Pros

    This company has great discounts and benefits. The experience gained here is very helpful to anyone who wants to have a career in the retail industry.

    Cons

    Overall, working here is dominated by politics and drama. Word goes around the office like high school gossip, and everyone is scared of the CEO. Everyone has their own clique. People will only discuss certain matters depending on who you are and will put you in your place if need be. People are promoted based on favoritism and tenure.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Upper management should not have expanded to other brands if they are so concerned with product cannibalization. If the original GUESS? brand was priority, it should have been the only brand to focus on instead of hindering growth for the other brands.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    What makes a great company is people.

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    • 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
  3.  

    Okay...

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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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  5.  

    A pretty amazing place to work

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

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

    Pros

    Overall, it's the people you end up working with because no matter what, a job in corporate is a job in corporate. Guess had an amazing audit staff and everyone was always so willing to help out and answer any questions you may have had. The hours were pretty great and flexible except during the end of the month.

    Cons

    Difficult to move up or change positions unless someone decides to leave. Don't offer any plan or help for achieving your CPA so you're on your own for that one. Otherwise, everything was great

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider providing more intensive training for people at lower levels

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Current Assistant Manager

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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
  7.  

    I would never go back.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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
  8.  

    Good Company, Slow Growth

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

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

    Pros

    I like the people that I work with and the way they lay out everything for you. You are also able to switch a few things up when it is not working for your specific store.

    Cons

    Having to work weekends, but also 2 closing shifts. Whenever corporate are supposed to come visit the always bail on us. We are the factory store so we do get treated worse than all others. They do a lot for the retail stores and we just kind of hang in the background.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Bust your butt so that you can move up faster. Do not stop trying because once you do they will find a way to let you go.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    its okay.

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

    I have been working at Guess? part-time

    Pros

    nice people to work with. good manager.

    Cons

    ask you to work like a high end job with a min salary.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Flexible, but outgrew my duties.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Visuals in Arcadia, CA
    Current Employee - Visuals in Arcadia, CA

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

    Pros

    Wonderful job when I was younger. Did not have to work weekends, I worked early in the morning and enjoyed not being a sales associate per my work personality.

    Cons

    More hours should be allocated to visual workers and stock associates so that they can keep par with company standard. I constantly found myself doing work and projects that would take 20 hours/week to complete yet I would only have two 4-hour shifts to complete. (8hrs). Not store management's fault, it's the district manager's.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management is good.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Eh.

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

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

    Pros

    Big discount on merchandise, nice co workers

    Cons

    No incentives to sell expensive merchandise other than possibility of layoff, incompetent managers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve/implement incentive programs

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