Perry Ellis International

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Perry Ellis International Reviews

Updated September 28, 2014
Updated September 28, 2014
67 Reviews
2.4
67 Reviews
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Perry Ellis International Chairman and CEO George Feldenkreis
George Feldenkreis
38 Ratings

Review Highlights

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

  • Decent benefits (not the best) Great place to earn a salary and barely work (in 6 reviews)


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

  • There is a high turnover rate and the coffee is not free (in 4 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    It Goes from Bad to Worst

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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

    One of very few clothing companies in Miami
    Great place to learn, but definitely move on quickly
    There's a cleaning staff

    Cons

    Rampant nepotism
    Unprofessionalism is encouraged
    Bullying is management's favorite tactic to lead and create a culture of fear
    Differing opinions and new ideas are not embraced or encouraged
    Non-Hispanics are mocked for not "understanding" management's culture
    Wary of any "outsiders" who aren't just like them
    Nothing is confidential

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Acknowledge that they don't know everything

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Over promise, under deliver.

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    Former Employee - Sales Planning/Buyer  in  Miami, FL
    Former Employee - Sales Planning/Buyer in Miami, FL

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

    Pros

    Well reputable company to put on resume.

    Cons

    Over promise, under deliver. Extremely monotonous work. No social interaction in work environment. The most corporate office setting you could imagine, cubicles, clocked work times. Promises of working on big accounts, end up crunching numbers all day.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create more of a company culture. Everything is robotic.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Everything that's wrong with Corporate America

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Steady pay check. Health and dental benefits. 401K. Good discount on Perry Ellis products although nothing really interesting to buy but Penguin.

    Cons

    Toxic environments. The higher ups are frustrated and take out their frustrations on their employees. The people that they hire are not given the opportunity to learn and have the tools they need to grow and do good for the company. They hire you to do the work that they can't do and don't expect you to stay long and they treat you as such. Its an every man for himself situation. Take this job, by all means. But keep looking. This company is not growing or evolving and will eventually sink further into irrelevancy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None. Carry on....

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Ok company to work for

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    Current Employee - Retail Planner
    Current Employee - Retail Planner

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

    Pros

    Work-life balance, benefits are good

    Cons

    Upper management does not value employees. Morale is low.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Remove CEO and appoint someone who can set a real strategy

    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Overall worst experience

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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

    Pros would be that you have a decent job in the fashion industry in Miami.

    Cons

    No company values lead to a high turnover. Every single person I worked with was so unhappy with there job the place was "toxic" there is no reward or career path. If you are thinking of appying or accepting an offer I would think about looking for other options.
    I was lead to think that they like to promote from within but its not true.. Not one person in all my several years from my dept was promoted or promoted to another dept. VERY political and if you are not part of the FAMILY nothing can come out of a career here it would just be a deadend JOB with no yearly % increase (even though they say you get a yearly increase when hired).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Maybe if you valued the hard working overtime employees going above and beyond the recources provided people would stay. Thats why the company is in a finiacial rollercoaster.

    Don't deny a raise and then when the person quits thats when you counter offer..

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Perry Ellis

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Perry Ellis International

    Pros

    Great people, Fast paced, supportive AM

    Cons

    Pay is low for the all the work

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Stable job

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    This is a stable company to work for with good benefits.

    Cons

    They're a family controlled company. Many initiatives are done on whims and not thought out properly.
    Salaries for some levels should be reviewed. You don't see much internal movement.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Distribute the power

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Constantly changing things....

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    Current Employee - Designer  in  Commerce, CA
    Current Employee - Designer in Commerce, CA

    I have been working at Perry Ellis International full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Was able to work closely with in house design staff.

    Cons

    Too many changes and had no clear brand direction.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Believe in what you trying to accomplish and not throw people under the bus.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  10.  

    They were extremely welcoming and warm. My supervisor always kept me busy but always made sure we had fun together!

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    Former Employee - Fabric R & D Intern  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Fabric R & D Intern in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at Perry Ellis International as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    They were easy to work with ,questions were always welcomed and encouraged. You are sure to learn good content . They treat their interns very well ,I did not feel any less than the other team members . Ofcourse even your attitude counts.

    Cons

    There were some days when I felt absolutely dead at the end of the day with energy to just go home and sleep.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    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

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