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Guess? Reviews

Updated August 18, 2014
Updated August 18, 2014
294 Reviews

3.0
294 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great fashions, excellent employee discount and good athmosphere (in 31 reviews)

  • Everyday 40% discount regular priced items and 20% off sale (in 27 reviews)


Cons
  • No incentives if your store isn't top door, but high sales goals (in 21 reviews)

  • While most upper management was pretty fair, there was some politics that got in the way sometimes (in 16 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    You are not valued, your exploited.

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate  in  Miami, FL
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Miami, FL

    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
  2.  

    Always yelled at for no particular reason.

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate  in  Skokie, IL
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Skokie, IL

    Pros

    You get a 40% discount and they are very flexible regarding a schedule.
    Different contests for associate to make you more motivated

    Cons

    New ideas for improvement are never taken in consideration.
    As a part time associate you don't get a lot of hours.
    No commission.
    They don't follow up with their promises.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Sales Associates would be more motivated if they'll get a commission on their sales.

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

    Overall good work environment and learning experiences.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great people to help train and develop you.

    Cons

    Promotions and pay increases lacking.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Wonderful experience

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Overall you are exposed to Great opportunities

    Cons

    Time consuming on days off

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Guess creates a great retail experience for associates upholding customer service standards in a fun work environment.

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    Former Employee - Senior Sales Associate  in  Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Senior Sales Associate in Atlanta, GA

    Pros

    There are various opportunities to grow with the company (sales /merchandising /management /etc) and allows for a great work/life balance.

    Cons

    Salaries for senior associates and senior management employees may be low compared to economic standards in some cities. A company of such structure is in a position where they should consider increasing salaries.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    good work environment, could be a little more organized

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate
    Current Employee - Sales Associate

    Pros

    employee discounts,friendly people, good work environment, bonus days,

    Cons

    don't respect your schedule,no one covers for you

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Review

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Nice coworkers, decent discount, clean stores.

    Cons

    pushy managers, sales oriented obviosuly

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    give employes opportunity to grow within company. Raise Wage.

  9. 3 people found this helpful  

    Job Security? What's That?

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Brand name looks good on your resume, employee discounts are nice, company throws great parties, casual office attire at the corporate offices

    Cons

    No job security, anyone can be fired at anytime and it happens. Don't think that just because you have been around for a long time that you are safe. There is a lack of logic in most of the decisions that come down from the top. Working here involved a lot of long hours and they expect you to come in on Saturdays at corporate, too. You basically get one day off a week, if you are lucky.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Great if you're self-motivated with an interest and passion for the Guess? brand, but definitely not for everyone.

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate  in  Hollywood, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Hollywood, CA

    Pros

    -The employee discount is great and is a good incentive to buy the clothing to become familiar with it and have personal experiences to reference when customers have questions on quality, comfort, etc.

    -As a part-time employee, our hours were based on our sales, so if you met/exceeded your sales goals, you would receive more hours.

    -While the environment was competitive, the other employees cooperated well with each other to get things done when there was a lot of traffic in the store.

    Cons

    -As stated above, hours were based on sales, so if you didn't do well with sales, you'd receive less hours.

    -Although the store has individual sales goals for employees, the pay is NOT commission-based. So your base pay will stay the same regardless of meeting your goal for the day.

    -Despite having fairly open schedule availability, there were certain days/times on that I specifically stated I was unavailable to work; yet the scheduling manager STILL scheduled me to work either past my available time frame or on days that I had explicitly said I was unavailable on multiple occasions.

    -When I did work more hours it was usually because I was asked to come in on a scheduled call-in day. For those of you unfamiliar with call-in, you call the store two hours in advance before the clock-in time and they tell you whether they need you to work or not. Most of the days that I was scheduled as a call-in I did indeed end up working, so I would recommend avoiding making any important plans on those days for anyone interested.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Supplying water machines for your employees (rather than having them as "customers only") would be great.

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

    Guess? is a great job to start out but not to stay.

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate  in  Riverside, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Riverside, CA

    Pros

    Develop great sales skills and understand retail fashion industry

    Cons

    Customer service is mediocre.
    Concern was on sales not the customer.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Instill an organizational culture that promotes flawless customer experience.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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