Levi Strauss Reviews

Updated March 30, 2015
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Pros
  • Work-life balance prioritized with flexible schedules the norm (in 28 reviews)

  • The work environment is friendly and coworkers generally get along well together (in 14 reviews)

Cons
  • Levi's had the worst work-life balance expectations I have ever experienced (in 14 reviews)

  • The new upper management has stripped away the great Levi's culture (in 25 reviews)

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  1. great experience overall

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Levi Strauss

    Pros

    great brand, great people, great location. matching donation to non-profit organization of your choice. paid volunteer hours. Community Day where employees around the globe are given opportunities to volunteer in the local communities.

    Cons

    too many company restructuring in recent years - many great people left if not let go. unclear organizational accountabilities. too many meetings.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. Love working for Levi's!

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    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Phoenix, AZ

    I have been working at Levi Strauss full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Company that truly values its people and gives an amazing quality of life.

    Cons

    Still fairly new to the retail game, Levi's is technologically behind the game and often makes the wrong choices for the business.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Smooth out operations for the retail field

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  3. I wanna work there to get a an experience of working although I voulnteer for meals on wheels.

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    Current Employee - Levi's in Asheville, NC
    Current Employee - Levi's in Asheville, NC

    I have been working at Levi Strauss part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    They have good pay in benefits great discount in they are very easy to move up in there company.

    Cons

    I can't think of none

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing good in never do bad.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5. Levi's is a family oriented company.

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    Former Employee - Sales in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Sales in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Levi Strauss full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits, great discount, and very easy to move up in the company. Everyone I worked with seemed very friendly yet professional.

    Cons

    I really can not think of any cons.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you're doing.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6. Ok

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Levi Strauss

    Pros

    Pretty nice people all together

    Cons

    Not enough planning for projects

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communicate

  7. Really great fit for those looking for first time retail experience.

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate - Stylist in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate - Stylist in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Levi Strauss full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Good benefits, busy but fun work environment, you meet a lot of different people. Really good sense of family between sales associates and management.

    Cons

    On occasion hours can be low, employees can be too talkative, but to a bearable degree.

    Recommends
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  8. I enjoyed my time @ Levi's

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    Former Employee - Stylist in Medford, MN
    Former Employee - Stylist in Medford, MN

    I worked at Levi Strauss part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    I worked here as a teenager in 2010-2011 as a "Stylist" (aka Sales Associate). It paid like $8/hr in 2010. I really enjoyed this job, but perhaps that was because I loved the people I worked with? Either way, I really liked working at Levi's.

    Cons

    They advertise that they're such an "American" & "American Made Company" while everything they make is made in Thailand, China, Bangladesh... etc. etc......

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Quit selling T-shirts that have an A Bald Eagle and Flag on it that read " MADE IN AMERICA" when in fact (According to the tag) it was made in Bangladesh. Irony, much?

    Recommends
  9. I really enjoyed working at Levi's but the management system was flawed.

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    Former Employee - Stylist in Torrance, CA
    Former Employee - Stylist in Torrance, CA

    I worked at Levi Strauss

    Pros

    I enjoyed dealing with nice people who came in but I also had to deal with the irrational managing style.

    Cons

    I had to clean the floors and also would have to fold the same jeans that were already folded which felt really silly.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I would advice to hire better and more educated mangers, I also found a lot of the people in charge to treat the ones below them poorly

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  10. Very interpersonal, easy-going, family-like team. Not much opportunity of growth.

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in New York, NY

    I worked at Levi Strauss part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    -Friendly work environment
    -Great employee discount
    -Flexible schedule

    Cons

    -Not commissioned
    -Poor hours
    -Little room for growth
    -Micromanagement

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  11. Stuck in their old ways

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Levi Strauss full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Amazing brand history and co workers. Everyone is dedicated to the business and many have been with the company 10+ years. Retailers want the brand and the legacy carries them.

    Cons

    Management says they want change agents, but they don't. They speak their own language and think it's funny when outsiders (and retailers) don't understand what they are talking about. They lack progressive thinkers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Move into the current century and use retail language and practices that the rest of the industry uses!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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