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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Workers are generally young and hip,

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Fort Lee, NJ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Lee, NJ

    Pros

    Small number of employees give a family feel./

    Cons

    Too much hierarchy it there.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Let entry level workers have more say.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Down sizing

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    Current Employee - Production Coordinator  in  Fort Lee, NJ
    Current Employee - Production Coordinator in Fort Lee, NJ

    Pros

    Southpole located very convenient place.
    They provide free lunch every day.
    Reasonable benefit.
    You can Learn about a lot of work.

    Cons

    They are struggling with market changes and do not have any other plane to alternate.
    Very conservative work environment. You may work very late.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please listen to employee's opinion. Fashion market should be very creative and passionate.
    Also encourage to work with supportive environment.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    You need to come in here already making a high salary

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    Former Employee - Marketing Coordinator  in  Fort Lee, NJ
    Former Employee - Marketing Coordinator in Fort Lee, NJ

    Pros

    Great benefits packages initially, summer and year end bonuses, free breakfast and lunches, responsibility growth and opportunity to learn.

    Cons

    No opportunity for career advancement, members of management move around from department to department with next to no experience within that department and go on to manage the department. Way to much red tape for projects to be done effectively

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stay Away, and Learn how to speak korean.

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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Unprofessional, disappointing, waste of time

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    Former Employee - Merchandiser  in  Fort Lee, NJ
    Former Employee - Merchandiser in Fort Lee, NJ

    Pros

    There is no dress code. Office environment is more or less casual.
    Free lunch in the cafeteria from 12pm - 1pm !

    Cons

    The management is very out of touch with reality and more importantly the urban womenswear market. It is safe to say that they know barely anything about their client.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please restructure your company and hire non-koreans, especially in creative positions. I know a handful of employees who earn the same amount they did when they started out here 5 years ago.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Southpole??

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Fort Lee, NJ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Lee, NJ

    Pros

    Healthcare-Medical/Dental, People, Exposure to different work environment

    Cons

    Management, No room for growth ("selective criteria"), No true leadership/management, Exposure to different work environment, Poor communication skills/Language barriers, Vacation/Holiday schedule, Extremely long work hours, Food

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Respect and listen to the people that work for you; Learn to trust the people you hired, Don't micromanage

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Sr.Executive

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great place to work congenial atmosphere

    Cons

    It is a tough commute

  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Korean company,

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    - decent to competitive compensation in the industry
    - decent benefits
    - free lunch
    - good location (by fort lee main st.) close to many highways, and local businesses
    - will form a camaraderie among peers (mostly due to the cons listed below)

    Cons

    - expect to be overworked. overtime pay does not exist. management expects you to stay late and work overtime. (i.e. korean corporate lifestyle)
    - your personal life becomes work life. not a job good for a family man
    - senior staff is more detrimental than helpful
    - work is not rewarding or encouraging

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    stop hiring management through nepotism. get out of your own way.

    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    great pay but you quickly realize why

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    compensation and bonus structure far exceeds market

    Cons

    horrible working environment, work life balance is non-existent

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    be more forward looking, build trust within your team

    Doesn't Recommend

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