Nine West

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Nine West Reviews

Updated January 16, 2015
Updated January 16, 2015
114 Reviews
3.1
114 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Worked with great people, awesome employee discount, room to move up in company (in 19 reviews)

  • Great discount, 40% off, with ability to earn an extra percent off (in 9 reviews)


Cons
  • Absolutely no work life balance, but that is typical of retail (in 5 reviews)

  • Upper Management is too involved, and would rather intimidate instead of actually lead (in 8 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Poorly organized, no training, lack of leadership

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Retail Store Manager in Nashville, TN
    Former Employee - Retail Store Manager in Nashville, TN

    I worked at Nine West full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Loved the location and the employee discount

    Cons

    No work/life balance. They need to upgrade the company with new technology that would make communications easier.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Their District Managers lack wisdom in many situations. They need lots of training.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Revolving door (NYC corporate office, accessories division)

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Designer, Nine West Handbags in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Designer, Nine West Handbags in New York, NY

    I worked at Nine West full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Job security (if you actually want to stay)
    Brand name looks good on resume - high volume of sales
    Coworkers were nice people and competent/good at their jobs

    Cons

    Low morale - the way things were run had the mid-level employees feeling stressed, overworked, and underappreciated, which led to low morale and negativity. I was not happy with my work-life balance here.
    Very high turnover - I was here under a year and within a year of me leaving more than half of the division peaced out (all levels from management down to assistants).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There needs to be a change in the way management treats the employees and retaining talent.
    Things that would make people happier would be a better work/life balance and some perks.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    best place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in El Paso, TX
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in El Paso, TX

    I have been working at Nine West full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Best company to work to work out balance in life

    Cons

    it was a small store so sometime it would be super dead during the day but really busy in the weekends

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Best retail decision of my life.

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

    I have been working at Nine West full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    This company is so easy to work for! Have a busy schedule? Not a problem. They are more than willing to work with you!

    Cons

    If you like having every weekend and every holiday to yourself, this is not the place for you. You can have a couple of them off though.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Disorganized and a mess!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager
    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager

    I worked at Nine West full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    40% employee discount
    Benefits aren't TERRIBLE

    Cons

    Micromanagement
    Unrealistic goals
    Awful merchandising
    Tacky styles for the most part
    Not up to standards regarding current trends
    Upper Management (District Managers and above) don't seem to be qualified
    Hiring process feels like you are jumping through hoops and they seem to always pick the wrong candidate
    High turnover
    Overworks management to breaking point
    No work/life balance

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Examine current trends
    Hire professional and qualified people

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

    Great atmosphere, not very structured.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Memphis, TN
    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Memphis, TN

    I worked at Nine West full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    I was able to become a key holder to an assistant manager in less than six months. I had a great store manager, whom I learn a lot from.

    Cons

    The company isn't very structured. Payroll hours are very low, allowing sales associates to work only on the weekends. Most of the time, it's only one manager working. It also seems like they're pushing for online sales over store sales. I'm pretty sure 9 West will become like Zappos.com and only sell online.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  8.  

    Enjoyable for retail

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

    I worked at Nine West part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    I worked with very nice co-workers and management that understood my need for time off for my studies.

    Cons

    Mid Night Madness and the general public

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire more staff just for Mid Night Madmess

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Good

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in San Marcos, TX
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in San Marcos, TX

    I have been working at Nine West part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    - fair pay
    - good managers

    Cons

    - retail industry is not my ideal industry

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep it up. Challenge employees and help them gain utilitarian skills

  10.  

    great discount

    Former Employee - Sales Associate
    Former Employee - Sales Associate

    I worked at Nine West part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    great employee discount
    sales goals were good motivation

    Cons

    a little too pushy with sales
    strict dress code

  11.  

    Store manager

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Nine West

    Pros

    Great fun workplace. I enjoyed my time there and customers alot. The company treated employees well.

    Cons

    The district manager played favorites even if tour numbers were better than others. And it was obvious she had her favorites.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Dont play favorites.

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