Levi Strauss

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Levi Strauss Reviews

Updated January 24, 2015
Updated January 24, 2015
416 Reviews
3.2
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Review Highlights

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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    Vice President

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Levi Strauss

    Pros

    Strong ethical working environment

    Cons

    Can be arrogant and stuck in history vs actual innovation

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  2.  

    Awesome company!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Levi Strauss

    Pros

    Nice work-life balance, nice people to work with!

    Cons

    Long hours and sometimes we must work weekends

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep it up!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    My favorite workplace so far - Levi Strauss & Co. in Hungary

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    Current Employee - Account Manager in Budapest (Hungary)
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Budapest (Hungary)

    I have been working at Levi Strauss full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Clear strategy and procedures, hard to beat 160yrs of experience in fashion industry.
    Extremely efficient, the office was small with only 12 employees but the workload was still manageable because of the professional set up of the tasks. I also really enjoyed a bit more diversity within my role, also organizing fashion shows and getting involved with marketing or e-commerce, B2B.
    The tools and knowledge provided for my work from the company was super helpful and made my job - in satisfying customers - easier and definitely aimed to improve the business not just Levi Strauss & Co. but also for the accounts.
    The management was demanding, kept us under pressure and still their attitude and friendship made work enjoyable and worth the effort. Definitely a type of place I would love to work again!
    Production was also helpful with some SMU's made for European business and helping us achieve targets. I also liked the opportunity for replenishment on the key items/styles.

    Cons

    Because of the supervision from Central Europe (mainly the Polish HQ), our hands were too tight as because of the size of our country (Hungary) the support and budget given was too small for us and it was a gamble every year how to fill the marketing needs.
    Unfortunately, again because of the size of Hungary and the supervision from a different country, we could see that some countries did not follow the rules and leaving some gaps in the business which made us the ones had to correct the mistakes and resulted not being able to get bonus for 2-3 consecutive quarters...and trust me when 30% of your salary could be bonus, it is a big loss for an Account Manager's pocket.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Maybe doing a questionnaire regarding satisfaction within the smaller countries would be helpful with trying to avoid employees fearing to give an honest answer. I understand that not all problems can be solved or addressed but might help understanding what is going on behind some numbers. Already a great working environment, hope they will manage to keep it that way.

    Recommends
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    great company

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    Former Employee - Merchandise Coordinator in San Antonio, TX
    Former Employee - Merchandise Coordinator in San Antonio, TX

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

    Pros

    pays well, innovative attitude, loyal employees

    Cons

    not enough structure, management was too relaxed

    Recommends
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  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Merchandise Coordinator

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    Current Employee - Merchandise Coordinator in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Merchandise Coordinator in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    You will love working here if you're in love with the brand and a go getter type of person. No company is perfect but this company is as close as it gets to me! If i had the chance to go back I would in a heart beat. The brand and the people are great!

    Cons

    Honestly, I think a higher corporate employee discount would be nice! Other than that I was really happy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire to skill and love of the brand. You already know there are many Levi's fanatics - and their willing to make the company greater than great!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great company, great benefits.

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    Current Employee - Marketing Coordinator in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Marketing Coordinator in San Francisco, CA

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

    Pros

    The company cares about their core values and their employees

    Cons

    Disconnect with management, not streamlined

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to be more aligned with all departments

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Things are looking up for an iconic SF brand.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

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

    Pros

    Iconic brand with a great heritage. Talented colleagues, dedicated culture of giving back to the community. Solid work-life balance and generous benefits.

    Cons

    Structure can be overly complex and sometimes teams in different business functions could be better connected.

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    Company could do a better job promoting from within and fostering talent.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    In my career at LS&Co. I have always been encouraged to explore new directions.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Levi Strauss full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Have had great variety of jobs/assignments, and always felt I was given opportunities to learn and grow.

    Cons

    I can think of no cons!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    I really like their company values. It has given me a postive outlook on big name brands such as levis.

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Levi Strauss part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    I really like the teamworks and communciation within the store. eVERYONE IS RELALY FRIENDLY and welcoming

    Cons

    Sometimes, its kind of slow, Boring and there is nothing to do. BuT USUALLY every tourist is usually nice.

  11.  

    Great Company, Amazing Team

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Levi Strauss

    Pros

    I found Levi's leadership inspiring.

    Cons

    I did not have a negative experience

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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