Levi Strauss

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Levi Strauss Reviews

Updated December 15, 2014
Updated December 15, 2014
398 Reviews
3.2
398 Reviews
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Levi Strauss President & CEO Charles Bergh
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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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Good place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Allocator in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Allocator in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Levi Strauss full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Friendly coworkers, growing business, work with an iconic brand.

    Cons

    Little on boarding or training for new hires.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Experience

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

    I worked at Levi Strauss part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    The staff, Variety of customers

    Cons

    Lack of challenges, and hours

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    This job has taught me a lot and mainly enhanced my interpersonal skills but I would have loved to have been given longer hours closer to a full time worker with more challenges

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Typical corp

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Levi Strauss

    Pros

    Make schedule
    Wear comfortable clothes
    Not many weekends

    Cons

    Huge workload
    Heavy lifting
    Lots operatiolal

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get ideas from employees

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Lots of change, size the opportunity

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Store Management in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Store Management in Los Angeles, CA

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

    Pros

    -Company heritage, there is a sense of pride working for Levi's.
    -Store culture is high energy, supportive and driven
    -wearing jeans to work
    -focus on training and development is cultural
    -sometimes change means opportunity,

    Cons

    -lots of change within the company's structure. We are told it is to build a better foundation and drive productivity...at the expense of the culture?
    -no relocation budget, no compensation if moving to a more expensive city
    -out of touch with what the customer really wants

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -spend some time with your customers
    -pay people and have a great culture...it's not either or.
    -

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Good start

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

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

    Pros

    Free products flexible good for a first job nice set up

    Cons

    Low pay sporadic hours overstaffed too much power given to managers/supervisors

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Great company, amazing atmosphere

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Minneapolis, MN

    I worked at Levi Strauss part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Flexibility, creativity, individuality, genuineness, great company legacy, amazing opportunities, great style, iconic brand, merchandising experience great if yup like working with people.

    Cons

    Low pay, sporadic hours, overstaffed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Spend more tIme with ose who possess innate talent.

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great First Job

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

    I have been working at Levi Strauss part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    -Nice people to work with, as they're productive with an easy going atmosphere
    -Meet a lot of different people in the wide customer demographic

    Cons

    -Lack of upper management communication

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Appreciate all of your employees more.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Merchandise Coordinator

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  10.  

    Great place, whether you're an employee or customer.

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

    I worked at Levi Strauss

    Pros

    Dress code is awesome , all you have to wear that is permitted is a pair of Levi's pants & generally a button shirt like a plaid one. On average you get 30-40% discount. They are up to date on our world problems & keeping awareness such as aids,HIV , conserving water use, as well as equal rights for lgbt , race or religion . They like their workers to have self expression so don't be afraid to show off your tattoos , piercings , colorful makeup , any length or color of hair! Generally the managers are great, if you have a problem don't be afraid to call human resources or higher ups to get your issues settled . A cool point that I have to say is they do a "rivet system " which is like getting a gold star next to your name in 2nd grade . So when you constantly come in on time , do your work, others too , etc etc you'll get a "rivet" who ever gets the most that month will win a free 20$ gift card or something to similar value!

    Cons

    I was there 2 years straight, one of the few stock workers there & never got a raise (8.25) & if you did get one it was only 10cents to a dollar(if that) it's worth it if you're a supervisor you'll get paid better but don't be fooled if you get the title "lead" all the headache if not more for same basic pay .. I personally worked at an outlet store so it was hard to get full time unless again if you were a supervisor or higher.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop with making us sell so much merchandise per hour unless you're going to give some commission.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Great first retail experience.

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

    I have been working at Levi Strauss part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Learning Levi's history
    Great Discount
    Meeting new people

    Cons

    Working at Times Square, we left closing pretty late. Leaving by1:30 am was a good night. Anything pass 2-230 am was just tiring.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Move people up in the company and give them a chance to grow. Other than that, it was great and fun time working at Times Square.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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