Movado Group

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Movado Group Reviews

Updated Jul 16, 2014
Movado Group – Paramus – “Front of the corporation”

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3.4 37 reviews

88% Approve of the CEO

Movado Group President, CEO, and Director Efraim Grinberg

Efraim Grinberg

(17 ratings)

73% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    2 people found this helpful  

    Avoid this place!! Many unhappy people at this company.

    Customer Service (Former Employee) Paramus, NJ

    ProsGood discount
    The pay is actually a little higher than average for this area
    Have an employee cafe with pretty good food - Average priced

    ConsManagement is horrible
    No real growth potential
    A ton of bullying and patronizing type of behavior by management
    Very cliquey
    No focus or care into employee moral by the management
    30 Minute lunch breaks!!

    Advice to Senior ManagementNone

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Marketing Intern

    Marketing Intern (Current Employee) Paramus, NJ

    ProsGreat company to work for. Very fast paced, requiring a lot of multitasking. Open door policy. Comfortable environment

    ConsNeeds a better training process.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    3 people found this helpful  

    Stay away from this place

    Manager (Former Employee) Paramus, NJ

    ProsDecent brand recognition for Movado.

    ConsPoorly managed company. Many there have been there for years and are kept on out of some sense of loyalty by the owners, but these people run the business quite poorly. They are very bad at inclusion of newcomers. Also very little diversity among workers and management. Unless you are hired on at very senior level there is no career path or it will take decades if it ever does happen.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTalk to staff other than your inner circle who have been there for years and are ineffective

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    Great for Interns!

    Intern (Current Employee) Paramus, NJ

    ProsAs an intern they allow you to get a broad scope of the business. You get alot of exposure to SAP and they trust you with alot of responsibilities. Your not treated like someone's assisstant you are treated like their coworker. Higher ups are accessible and easy to talk to and the experience you come out with for the future is priceless. Plus managers and supervisors are really flexible with your schedule and intern compensation is very good.

    ConsProjects can get dry at some points. Full time offers are usually below what you would get at another company for a similar role.

    Advice to Senior ManagementDiscount program on watches for interns.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Not a creative environment

    Designer (Former Employee) Paramus, NJ

    Prosdress code, work day hours

    ConsThe design department is lacking a true creative direction. An accountant is in charge of the design department. There is more of a Devil Wear's Prada approach than a Apple approach. What you know isn't as important as who you impress most with your sense of style and charm. .

    Advice to Senior ManagementStop hiring over qualified designers. Designer turn around is high for a reason, it's not the designers it's the management. LIsten to your design staff, let people learn, let people speak up, let designers be designers and improve your business! There are 2 managers too many for such a limited about of brands. Embrace and empower your design team.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    The best cooperative education experience available

    Cooperative Education Student (Current Employee) Paramus, NJ

    ProsRelationships between family members are almost family like. The technical changes taking place are setting the company on course for a successful future. Management is strategically motivated.

    ConsPost internship hiring is somewhat rare. The ability to work on projects after returning to school, however, is possible and encouraged in most instances.

    Advice to Senior ManagementAsk questions. Be prepared to work hard. Be prepared to be challenged. Think globally. Think about the relationships between systems, people, departments, and functions. Learn to appreciate the art and craft of watchmaking, the timekeeping industry, and horology.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great environment. Low pay

    Media Coordinator (Former Employee) Paramus, NJ

    ProsI worked in the media department and my boss was excellence
    Allowed employees to make suggestions
    Open door policy. As long as you did your work well there was never a complaint

    ConsPay. Almost everyone except for senior management seemed to be under paid.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Decent work/life balance, poor pay and benefits

    Manager (Current Employee) Paramus, NJ

    ProsWork/life balance is decent. Not many people work late hours - most leave at 5 or 5:30, even top management.
    Decent employee discount.
    Very casual dress code.
    Summer Fridays.

    ConsBenefits are very expensive.
    Salaries are below average for Bergen County.
    "Good old boy" network. It's not what you know, it's who you know.
    Too many closed door meetings.
    HR management is terrible.

    Advice to Senior ManagementStop all the closed door meetings - after all the layoffs it just makes employees more paranoid.
    Make benefits package more competitive.
    Improve communication between CEO and President to rank and file. Eliminate the class system.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Movado Co. Store - I enjoy working for Movado but it is not somewhere I would want to stay after I graduate.

    Third Key (Current Employee) San Marcos, TX

    ProsSales experience, well known product, networking with great clientele, small staff size, fun and laid-back work enviroment, hourly wage is extremely competitive compared to similar retail stores in the area.

    ConsNo raises, commission bonus plans do not adequately reward sales associates from smaller revenue stores even if they are consistently hitting their monthly budgets. Outdated inventory system can be frustrating and administrative staff tend to be condescending to line level employees and store level managers. I feel like they think they are in a more prestigious position than what they really are, and are slow to go out of their way to help track down product and transfer product.

    Advice to Senior ManagementUpper management needs to realize that quick decisions that are not thought through well, can result in exponentially more work for line level staff and store-level mangement. Put yourself in the shoes of a store manager before you significantly alter his/her daily responsibilities regarding budget, paperwork, and enforcement of new policies.

    Allow store managers to run their stores how they want, including time-off, daily scheduling, lunch allowances, budgets, and access to the computer and internet.

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    Great First Start

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsFriendly environment (for the most part), Great recognition for work done, Dress Code, Not very strict.
    Though there are a lot con, the place is actually fun to work at.

    ConsHit or miss management. Senior designers aren't given enough say. Not design oriented as much as should be. Design is business oriented, which leaves inovation left to side. The result is pretty much the same stuff being pumped out. There is a lot of talk about transparency, but there really isn't much. Late nights become a norm. Always talk about improvements, but theyre always VERY far down the road. All the focus is about Movado, with rarely any mention of the great work license brands do other than their numbers. HORRENDOUS discount. Designers do not receive watches they design and there is pretty much no mention of them once the design process is done.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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