Perry Ellis International

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Perry Ellis International Reviews

Updated October 16, 2014
Updated October 16, 2014
71 Reviews
2.6
71 Reviews
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Perry Ellis International Chairman and CEO George Feldenkreis
George Feldenkreis
40 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
  • Upper management does not value employees (in 5 reviews)

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

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    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 (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
  2.  

    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 (less than an 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.

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    AAE

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Perry Ellis International full-time (more than an 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
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    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 (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
  6. 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 (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
  7. 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
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    good learning experience

    • Comp & Benefits
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Perry Ellis International full-time (more than an 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

  9.  

    The definitive Perry Ellis International review

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Perry Ellis International

    Pros

    Sometimes you want to go where everybody knows your name...

    Cons

    There is a high turnover rate and the coffee is not free. the MIS department is the worst.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Offer free coffee and snacks.

  10. 3 people found this helpful  

    Like working in a fish bowl

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Commerce, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Commerce, CA

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

    Pros

    Steady paycheck and great if you are a hamster who enjoys running full speed in the wheel with no family or friends to get in the way of working non-stop.

    Cons

    Micromanagement and an overall distrust of everyone and their abilities to do their job. Nepotism, and a constant "fire drill"

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make a decision, stick with it, and own it no matter what the consequences. And stop pawning off bad decisions on those who didn't make them.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 4 people found this helpful  

    Are you looking to have a used car salesman as a boss?

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Designer in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Designer in New York, NY

    I have been working at Perry Ellis International full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    As the title suggests, this is a great place to work for a family (Feldenkreis) that couldn't care less about their employees, product quality, or corporate atmosphere. Everyone from the directors to the interns feel the dread when working here so at least you can commiserate with absolutely everyone. But do you want to work in a place like that?

    Cons

    Distrust of employees from the start (they must have been screwed over before because the level of distrust is extreme), extremely underqualified friends and family (Feldenkreis) members are put in high level positions which makes working here look like a day at the DMV, stingy benefits (I have many stories of how they have tried to get out of paying health benefits from their amazing FLORIDA based health insurance, FLORIDA based, absolute lack of quality in fabrics and factories (they have some tie with factories in China that are great at looking at your designs and deciding to send their own designs), absolutely zero brand integrity, etc, etc, etc.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You're sinking Original Penguin and doing a disservice to Perry Ellis' name. Sell those two companies and stick to selling Cubavera shirts. Building a brand is not your forte.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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