Hugo Boss Reviews

Updated October 30, 2014
Updated October 30, 2014
43 Reviews
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43 Reviews
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  1.  

    Great Employee Discount

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Hugo Boss

    Pros

    great employee discount. great way to build a wardrobe

    Cons

    long hours, high pressure, holiday schedule

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    n/a

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Not so great

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT
    Current Employee - IT

    I have been working at Hugo Boss full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Discount on clothes, experience, looks good on resume

    Cons

    Horrible upper management, no career advancement, If you are not German you are not welcome there

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    give more to the workers listen more to the workers

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

    Demoralizing corporate culture.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Associate
    Current Employee - Sales Associate

    I have been working at Hugo Boss full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Employee discount is 60% but that will more than likely end soon.

    Cons

    Recently cut commission % and informed sales staff 2 weeks after the effective date. Pays $11 per hour for vacation, personal time and paid holidays when average hourly commission rate may be twice that amount. Eliminated annual employee wardrobe allowance which was $4000 per year. Now required to wear a uniform that makes employees look like waiters. Creates selling " incentives " offering merchandise as a reward and then changing the rules mid way through the process which disallows potential winners from receiving their due reward.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There are company's that inspire their employees. Hugo Boss is not one of them under this current regime. Entirely demoralizing.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    smoke and mirrors

    • Comp & Benefits
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I worked at Hugo Boss full-time

    Pros

    Flexible scheduling, good benefits, decent discount and clothing allowance.

    Cons

    awful management set up. low asst selling mgr and selling mgr salaries and required to sell to make up for the low salary. sales staff resents management honing in on their selling. high earners get away with whatever they want, manipulate management because they bring in $$ at the expense of proper practices and keeping up morale among entire team.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    take ownership and don't let the sales stuff dictate.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Horrible Upper Management and German RULED!!!!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Hugo Boss full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    It's a job and there is a good discount on overpriced gear which is mostly poor quality these days.

    Cons

    Director level and above HORRIBLE attitudes and even worse management styles with no HR input at all. The employees are miserable and jumping ship by the dozens.. and thats a fact. Lowest pay scale ever!!!!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The company is run like the they still make uniforms for the SS!! If its not German then they wont support it. Get your heads out of the sand.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Sales Manager

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Short Hills, NJ
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Short Hills, NJ

    I worked at Hugo Boss full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Excellent company with an excellent product.

    Cons

    Great company, but little growth potential.

    Recommends
  8.  

    Best company I've worked for.

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

    I worked at Hugo Boss full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great benefits, amazing employee discounts, and good pay.

    Cons

    Regular retail cons. Customer issues and hours.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    stressful

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Top Seller in Central Valley, NY
    Current Employee - Top Seller in Central Valley, NY

    I have been working at Hugo Boss full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    good benefits, pay, and discounts. Great customers and location

    Cons

    no communication, unhealthy enviornment, personal issues are always on display from upper management nothing is left confidential.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to communicate with the whole staff not just pick and choose staff members.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Very good company . Can make a lot !

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Orlando, FL
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Orlando, FL

    I worked at Hugo Boss part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Very good company, Good as a sales associates. Can make a lot of bucks !!

    Cons

    Not good to be a sales manager or store manager.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    treat everyone equal. and some management people take advantage over sales associates

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Absolutely shockingly bad

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    • 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 Hugo Boss as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    You get the name on your CV

    Cons

    Physical labour for all the interns in the NY head office - late nights - I came from England getting $100 a week - which I accepted for the experience; paid for my VISA, sorted out accomodation here - to discover a month in (leaving this week) that in fact you are the office skivvy... There is no job for you until the managers want you to lift a box or move some clothes. You are treated with no respect - I have had absolutely no experience in the area I thought I would be in - late nights for the sales people - and you treated like absolute rubbish. Ive had a few days where I have literally spent 9 hours on facebook and blogs. The office has no atmosphere and I have literally been bored to tears. The jobs you are given they expect you to know everything and when you ask you get attitude in return - Its got to the point where you have to answer back to self defend yourself and to remind them you've been there a month... and this is just a quick review I could go on and on. DO NOT DO IT!! Complete waste of money.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't take titles so seriously.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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