Izod Reviews

Updated May 14, 2015
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  1. Intern

    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern

    I worked at Izod as an intern

    Pros

    helpful, kind, knowledgable, caring, motivated

    Cons

    there are no downsides to working here


  2. Sales Associate

    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Flemington, NJ
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Flemington, NJ

    I worked at Izod (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Nice summer job. Easy place to work. Great first experience running a cash register.

    Cons

    Long shifts on your feet. Managers were not the smartest people.

    Advice to Management

    Make the work environment more comfortable. A simple retail job does not need to be that stressful.


  3. Great First Retail Job

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Izod part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    -Very laid back work environment -Easy-going, compliant Customers(for the most part) -Solid hours for part-time employees -Good experience with customer service/relationship -Great experience with retail employment in general. (Managing a cash register, learning about taking inventory, etc.)

    Cons

    -Work can be mundane/Boring -Little window for salary increase(especially as Part-time employee). -Co-workers could be difficult to work with, but it is all dependent on where you work and who works there at the time.

    Advice to Management

    Can't really think of any advice to give as I have only worked part-time as a Sales Associate.


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  5. Working at the retail level of this company was enjoyable and provided a lot of communication development

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

    I worked at Izod part-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Learn how to deal with POS systems, learning to develop communication skills and customer service skills, build relationships with team members to ensure the best advice is given.

    Cons

    Wage could be higher for the work being done.

    Advice to Management

    Provide more incentives for store associates to perform at their best.


  6. New Job And Not Optimistic

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

    I have been working at Izod part-time (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    So far the people are nice.

    Cons

    The company has policies in place that promotes treating their workers like criminals. I understand that they have had employees steal from them in the past, but that is true with customers as well, and they don't check their bags before and after they leave. I find this both degrading and insulting. The hiring process could improve as well. It took a long time before the manager of the store could even hire me because she needed approval from higher ups that are not directly involved with the store. At least, that is my understanding from what she told me.

    Advice to Management

    You could build employee loyalty if you treat them better. I don't mean increasing the discount or adding more perks, I mean treat them like human beings who are capable and trustworthy.


  7. Not a bad place to work.

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

    I worked at Izod full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The discount was great. Certain managers really understood the work life balance.

    Cons

    Very clickish, felt like high school all over again. If you fit in you will not have any problems there.

    Advice to Management

    Pay attention to what is going on around you. Morale is poor and needs to be addressed. They recently have had some management changes and hopefully this will help the company get back on the right track. If not I am not sure about the future.


  8. Basic retail sales position with an ever-changing and growing company.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Allen, TX
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Allen, TX

    I have been working at Izod full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Generous associate discount, exciting new company direction, excellent 401(k) benefits, amazing dental plan, sky rocketing stock prices.

    Cons

    Izod provides a typical retail establishment. Focusing on the Outlets, traffic is high and sometimes unmanageable. Stores are allotted hours to schedule based on sales achieved for that week - and they are always neck and neck. Having a small staff and not being able to schedule everyone for their desired (or hired) weekly hours creates a tense working experience. The Human Resources department in Bridgewater, NJ are helpful when it comes to basic questions, but confused when facing challenges. Daily direction from the company used to be back and forth, but now that PVH (parent company) has acquired Warnaco, each division seems to have a clear focus on their individual directions in upholding their brands.

    Advice to Management

    Train Human Resources more on one-on-one challenges : i.e. an associate is being harassed, multiple offenses to policy associates, when there is an injury on the job - seeing that corrections have been made to prevent this from happening again, etc. It almost feels like there is an underlying union with this company. Create a No-Retaliation policy - employees almost feel threatened and/or that their job is on the line when coming forth about an issue that needs immediate assistance. Also, promote within via face-to-face interviewing and qualifying for positions. Way too much hiring outside of the company while others are passed up and left sitting in their positions for years on end. Do not rely solely on word of mouth from direct supervisors - their advice is not always made between two agreeing parties.


  9. If this company has a plan, it's very well hidden

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

    I have been working at Izod part-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    The co-workers in this retail location are great people, and the company offers great discounts on merchandise for employees and their families/friends.

    Cons

    The company is constantly pressuring its stores to cut payroll to the barest minimum, so scheduling is very unreliable -- even at one of its highest-volume stores. Expectations of associates are not at all in line with the near-mimimum wage pay offered, and seem to change frequently at the whim of anyone at Bridgewater with access to e-mail. Someone in the PVH HQ organization was actually upset with a member of management at this store for being unable to obtain confidential sales information from a local competitor store -- information for which the company's own employees would surely be fired for providing to outsiders. Very unprofessional.

    Advice to Management

    I realize that this is a seasonal, cyclical business, but employees at the retail-store level are provided very in the way of mid- to long-range strategic guidance. Please, take a longer-term view of the business, and take a step back from freaking out if hour-by-hour LY comparisons are slightly off -- it'll work out! Rather than making them feel more involved in the success of the business, this type of constant sales pressure only serves to make associates feel that the company has no confidence in its employees. You'd get more out of them with a more coherent, well-communicated strategic approach that focuses on the big picture, not just constant hourly sales-figure reporting (which, by the way, I have a hard time believing can't be pulled by IT systems at HQ, instead of having to be e-mailed in by each store -- another issue that bears addressing).



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