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    Cool and funny summer

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Sales in New York, NY

    I have been working at Joan Shepp part-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    internships and job experience, know more people

    Cons

    very bad schedule time, bad communication

    Advice to Management

    try to be more professionnal


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    Cool Clothes + Poor Pay + Oppressive Environment = Working at Joan Shepp

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

    I worked at Joan Shepp full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Exposure to awesome fashion. Great sales people and staff! Did I mention awesome fashion??? The clothes are absolutely beautiful.

    Cons

    As an employee at Joan Shepp, especially an employee on the corporate side of things, you are constantly subjected to upper management's mood swings. Management will often tell you to do one thing and then tell you to do something totally contradictory at another point... all while denying the initial directive. Staff is grossly underpaid. Great demands are placed on employees but they are not compensated in line with these expectations. Management can be very disrespectful to employees. It was not uncommon for staff members to be yelled at and talked down to. Some employees have even complained about being hit. Upon hire, middle management warned about "crying Fridays." They coined the term because upper-management usually made an office employee cry every Friday.

    Advice to Management

    Appreciate and respect your staff more. Your turnover rate with office staff is ridiculously high. At some point, you have to ask yourself why. Do not be afraid to let people have opinions- just because someone disagrees with something that you do or say doesn't mean they don't have your best interest at heart. A member of middle management once warned me that you should never disagree with upper-management because you will be fired. This person went on to say that even if upper-management was wrong, they would pretend that they were right so that they could keep their job. An atmosphere of fear does not foster creativity and productivity.



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