Perry Ellis International

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Perry Ellis International Reviews

Updated September 10, 2014
Updated September 10, 2014
65 Reviews
2.4
65 Reviews
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Perry Ellis International Chairman and CEO George Feldenkreis
George Feldenkreis
37 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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    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
  2.  

    Good Luck

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

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

    Pros

    They seem to hire qualified people with integrity and a strong work ethic. Co-workers were the best part of the job.

    Cons

    Owners do not care about their employees and treat them like they are disposable.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat your employees better and perhaps that would also reflect in your companies success.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion 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.  

    very nice company to work for, too many lay offs when budget isn't met

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    Former Employee - Purchasing Agent  in  Commerce, CA
    Former Employee - Purchasing Agent in Commerce, CA

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

    Pros

    Benefits and staff are great

    Cons

    Company will lay you off when times get a little bad

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  6.  

    Over all good

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate  in  Grapevine, TX
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Grapevine, TX

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

    Pros

    cool people , cool music playing in the store

    Cons

    repetitive work, too much time spent on repetitive tasks.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have you employees do things in timed shifts so that We dont spend hours doing the same thing. But over all alot of fun and a positive experience.

  7.  

    AAE

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, clothing discounts, summers Fridays for NY office

    Cons

    Feeling lost in the shuffle of a large company. Little room for growth.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    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
  9. 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
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Mixed Messages

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Perry Ellis International full-time

    Pros

    Top management makes a point of knowing all executives and managers by first name and is accessible. Generally, a pleasant environment.

    Cons

    Large corporation run like a mom and pop operation. Poor follow-up. Need to chase incessantly for answers to questions. There is a fear of making decisions and those made are frequently reversed causing confusion.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide direction and leadership. Do not be a ship without a rudder. Stop the contradictions. Pay attention to what is occurring on the inside of your operation in a timely way rather than when it is obviously too late.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    good learning experience

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    tons of learning oppotunities if willing to take up more responsibilities

    Cons

    employee not being valued and most co workers are not happy at work

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