The Jones Group

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The Jones Group Reviews

Updated January 22, 2015
Updated January 22, 2015
165 Reviews
3.0
165 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great work life balance- everyone leaves at 5pm on the dot and summer Fridays year around (in 10 reviews)

  • Learning Center when you were able to attend, good benefits, time off and discounts (in 15 reviews)


Cons
  • Upper management is aloof and not as involved in operations as they should be (in 12 reviews)

  • Not a healthy environment for anyone who values work/life balance (in 6 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Retail Coordinator

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at The Jones Group

    Pros

    Work life balance. Amazing co-workers. Positive work environment.

    Cons

    In the 3+ years I worked for the company there were multiple rounds of lay offs.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great company!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at The Jones Group

    Pros

    Great people to work with and nice work/life balance.great benefits also.

    Cons

    Schedule instability over the last few years

  3.  

    Once a great place to work but due to so many corporate changes and challenges it is no longer the company I once knew.

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    Former Employee - Assistant Technical Designer in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Assistant Technical Designer in New York, NY

    I worked at The Jones Group full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Met a lot of great people who were very friendly and helpful. Design, production, trim, pattern area and sales all shared a common goal.....a good product.

    Cons

    New owners and management rely on Directors for input on workers. Unfortunately loyal hardworking people lost jobs to favoritism.
    If you wanted to improve and learn a new skill there was never the right time to take advantage of the in house JAG learning Center and if skills were not upgraded you eventually were fired.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay attention to HR complaints although some of them play favorites too and will side with the boss no matter what is said during a meeting.
    You have lost hardworking people who were interested in product and maintaining quality due to bosses playing divide and conquer.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Challenging work, friendly atmosphere

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    Current Employee - Assistant Web Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Assistant Web Manager in New York, NY

    I have been working at The Jones Group

    Pros

    Promotes from within, tons of job opportunities with other brands within the company, great benefits, friendly work environment. Really understanding with taking days off for sick kids, death in the family, etc.

    Cons

    Long hours, not enough employees, I'm basically doing two people's jobs, just moved our office from Westchester to NYC and they are not increasing our salaries by enough to cover the cost.

    Recommends
  6.  

    Great company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at The Jones Group

    Pros

    Awesome work life balance. Great merchandise and good employee discount. Good benefits and pay

    Cons

    Upper management and district managers too friendly and don't hold general manager accountable

  7.  

    overall good experience

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    Former Employee - Assistant Manager
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager

    I worked at The Jones Group part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    very flexible with you, immediate management was able to recognize a job well done

    Cons

    Upper management (at corporate level) had no flexibility what so ever. But it is corporate and they are only doing what they are told to do.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    take into consideration your lower employees, they also deserve respect and understanding

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 3 people found this helpful  

    Slow and steady decline of an "once great" company.

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

    I worked at The Jones Group

    Pros

    Always hiring and clean environment

    Cons

    Consistent with their lay offs, at least twice a year for the past 5years. The talent within the company is grossly overlooked and mismanaged. The long time managers are powerful and they more concerned about maintaining their position in every sense of their word, more than anything else. They restrict true innovative thinkers and problem solvers to maintain and protect their old ways of thinking. There are no designers in this company, all the do is copy patterns and ideas from other brands outside the company, regurgitating their bargain basement version of someone else's idea. They don't respect their employees as human beings with lives and families causing never ending frustration amongst the employees and lastly, their idea of adequate salary for an experienced professional is borderline obscene.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote creativity, respect your employees (NO- we are not just numbers) and STOP sending all the jobs to CHINA. Keep the jobs in the USA and do your part to help the economy.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Summer Internship

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

    I worked at The Jones Group full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Placed right in the thick of things. Great staff that wants yo to learn and experience what the industry has to offer. Ability to sit in on most meetings, and give a strategic recommendation at the end of your time their in order to demonstrate what you have learned

    Cons

    Some weeks were filled with busy work with the occasional staff meeting, but most times they keep you busy doing some type of assignment

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Amazing to work with upbeat and energetic people who really care about the clients, not just to make a sale.

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    Current Employee - Senior Sales Associate in Hagerstown, MD
    Current Employee - Senior Sales Associate in Hagerstown, MD

    I have been working at The Jones Group part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Continued training and ideas to be the best in woman's fashion

    Cons

    Nothing negative to say on the company. I truly enjoy being a team member!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The Jones Group has Core Values that allow their employees to balance work and family. For retail I feel they compensate a little better than most as they truly look at the associates background to ensure they are offering suitable compensation.

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

    Challenging fast-pace work environment

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    Current Employee - N/A in New York, NY
    Current Employee - N/A in New York, NY

    I have been working at The Jones Group full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits, discount, a lot of free clothes and holiday bonuses. Ability to balance work - life and personal life.The availability to apply for a different position or department with in a year. Work load manageable and training is available through the learning center.

    Cons

    Office culture is very unprofessional. Bullying and harassment is a comment accuracy and there is barely any reprimanding for those who are doing it. This creative a very uncomfortable work environment. Management very questionable and a lot for favoritism.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Mandatory yearly diversity and sensitivity in the workplace for management training classes.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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