Perry Ellis International Reviews in Miami-Fort Lauderdale, FL

Updated July 30, 2014
Updated July 30, 2014
62 Reviews

2.4
62 Reviews
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Perry Ellis International Chairman and CEO George Feldenkreis
George Feldenkreis
35 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • This is a great place to learn from all aspect of design and production (in 3 reviews)

  • great place to learn, you have to wear many hats because of the limited amount of resources (in 4 reviews)


Cons
  • It's sometimes run too mom and pop for such a large organization (in 3 reviews)

  • Senior management like the gossip and like to micro manage (in 4 reviews)

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  1.  

    PERY

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    Former Employee - Designer  in  Miami, FL
    Former Employee - Designer in Miami, FL

    I worked at Perry Ellis International full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    stable job and income, good benefits and perks. looks good on resume.

    Cons

    not exciting, no room for growth, upper management is unqualified and outdated, micro management from senior and director positions. After HR works with you during your initial hire you will never hear from them again. They don't take surveys or see if you are happy in your current position. They don't plan potential career growth within the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep your top talent! if they want to leave, find out why. bring in young, fresh new talent. especially in your MIS and Marketing department. unqualified employees go unnoticed, do anonymous surveys to get feedback about peers and track work productivity of those who are flagged. setup reward system for those who exceed expectations.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    MOVE ON FAST IF YOU HAVE ANOTHER JOB OPPORTUNITY

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    Former Employee - Director  in  Miami, FL
    Former Employee - Director in Miami, FL

    I worked at Perry Ellis International full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Decent benefits (not the best) Great place to earn a salary and barely work!!
    Some very good employees (but unhappy)

    Cons

    False promises- Owners do not care about their employee and mistreat them- Non existing HR Dept- Person in charge of that Dept or others HR employees only look to the floor when walk around the company. Not even a word of greetings- Company is run by the family (Feldenkreis) and obviously they think they are God! They hire friends regardless if they do or don't what they are doing- Company only care about $$$$ not about quality of their products or designs- Very disconnected upper management- Fridays are expected with fear since is the "firing day"

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Sell the company and stop been a disgrace on the textile business. Your reputation is already bad enough!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Perry Ellis

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Miami, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Miami, FL

    I worked at Perry Ellis International full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    They paid a good salary. A very creative team.

    Cons

    Very disconnected supervisor. Unrealistic work load.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    If you have any other job opportunities, then choose your other option and stay away from this company

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    Former Employee - Senior Manager/Director  in  Miami, FL
    Former Employee - Senior Manager/Director in Miami, FL

    I worked at Perry Ellis International full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Nice company name to have on your resume. Nice people around you that try hard to do a good job and try to be dedicated but would like to be appreciated and recognized. Pay level is average. Growth opportunities are average. All depends on the specific office,location and position you are in.

    Cons

    Executive and top Senior level management do not recognize and appropriately reward your efforts. One Senior VP who had been there since the beginning of the company (30+ years) once said " They never appreciate anything" . You are always considered expendable and there is zero job security. There is no Human Resources department to protect your rights as an employee. Knee-jerk reactions to stock prices which causes lay-offs and reductions in force. Your career is a roller-coaster ride based on very subjective data..

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Appreciate the hard work and efforts of your employees. Without them, you could not have your stable of expensive cars, planes and mansions. Get a real HR department. It could have long term benefits to support company growth rather than short-sighted decisions.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Positive so far.

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    Current Employee - Business Analyst  in  Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Miami, FL

    I have been working at Perry Ellis International full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    It is very friendly and comfortable, the training is good but the benefits can be improve.

    Cons

    They don't promote within, they rather hire from the outside.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please consider treating your employee's like grown adults.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Potential many years ago. Soon to be gone.

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    Former Employee - Executive  in  Miami, FL
    Former Employee - Executive in Miami, FL

    I worked at Perry Ellis International full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Many good team members, if they are left to execute on their own. Decent pay, decent discount on many brands. If you have a manager to buffer the ranting and bad decisions and directions of the top execs, you are lucky

    Cons

    CEO, COO, Treasurer run the company like a dictator state. They think they are still in Cuba. Bad decision makers. Prejudice, favoritism, and nepotism run rampant. Raises are given by the top execs, not performance. HR is non existent because it is run by the family. Every decision is made by the family. Shareholders beware.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None. Do't listen, think they know everything. Stuck in the 60's.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Great place to start your career in retail industry.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Miami, FL

    I have been working at Perry Ellis International full-time

    Pros

    Great exposure to different businesses, lots of opportunities to learn

    Cons

    Difficult to grow within the company, lack of professionalism.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus more on associates and non-managers, recognize their effort and willingness for growth and value their opinion.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good Place to Start, it looks good on a resume but that's it.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Miami, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Miami, FL

    I worked at Perry Ellis International full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    great place to learn, you have to wear many hats because of the limited amount of resources

    Cons

    very boring after a while and no real growth opportunities

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop managing with fear, promote from within, train your employees and recognize their work.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    A great learning opportunity

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    Former Employee - Swim Planning Intern  in  Miami, FL
    Former Employee - Swim Planning Intern in Miami, FL

    I worked at Perry Ellis International full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Worked with great people and learned a lot about planning.

    Cons

    The coffee machines in the break room are terrible.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    n/a

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Poor management

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    Former Employee - Production and Operations Manager  in  Miami, FL
    Former Employee - Production and Operations Manager in Miami, FL

    I worked at Perry Ellis International full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Beacuase you work in your own you have the opportunity of learn a lot. Met some excellent people

    Cons

    You are not recognize for a good job
    HR Dept do not represent the employees but only the owners
    Senior management like the gossip and like to micro manage
    In order to keep your job you must be a puppet on the owners hand. They dont like to hear the true of any situation.
    This is clearly a public company run by family. They hire only their family and friend even if they have no knowledge of the job.
    Security Dept is run by a person that think he is in a concentration camp. They hide cameras all around. E mails are screen as well as phone calls.
    There is no loyalty with the employees that have worked for many eyars. Recently they request for all over 60 years old to leave the company only to hire young, unexperience cheaper labor.,
    Employees are requested to work over 40 hrs hours a week without compensation

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There are some good people in high position, they should be empower.
    Teach senior managers in how to treat employees with respect
    Do not hire more family friends, they are killing the company

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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