The Jones Group

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The Jones Group Reviews

Updated September 11, 2014
Updated September 11, 2014
145 Reviews
2.9
145 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 8 reviews)

  • Good benefits (401K matching, medical/dental, wage works) (in 12 reviews)


Cons
  • Upper management is aloof and not as involved in operations as they should be (in 9 reviews)

  • many late days, lack of communication, too much politics (in 4 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Great company!

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    Former Employee - Key Holder/Senior Sales Associate  in  Crossville, TN
    Former Employee - Key Holder/Senior Sales Associate in Crossville, TN

    I worked at The Jones Group part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Working here straight out of college was a great transition for me. I worked with wonderful people and the company treated us all so well.

    Cons

    Shift changes on very short notice. That was always tough for me. My manager was also a bit difficult to talk with when it came to needing time off.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more careful with shift changes. Sometimes people can't drop their whole lives for a quick shift change.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Many, many changes in corporate structure.

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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 full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Stable job with good salary and perks. Excellent 401k.
    Large company and there are some very good people working there.

    Cons

    Many corporate changes over the years. Directions of business changed often.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    I had a great experience

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    Former Employee - SAP Security Administrative  in  Bristol, PA
    Former Employee - SAP Security Administrative in Bristol, PA

    I worked at The Jones Group as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    good opportunities and worked with wonderful people

    Cons

    Good work environment. I didn't experience any problems or issues

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I had a wonderful experience

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5.  

    Not a positive work environment.

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    Former Employee - Assistant Manager
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager

    I worked at The Jones Group full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    40% discount. Good benefits. Salary was decent compared to other retail companies in my area. The hours were reasonable. The workload given to me was manageable.

    Cons

    The store I worked in was lacking in team work. Most everyone there was only out for their own best interests, rather than what was best for the store and the company. Every employee was given an individual sales goal, and this brought out the worst in some people. Certain people would make sure that they were assisting all guests, or go as far as taking customers that were being helped already and taking that sale, making it impossible for others to make their goals. The manager not only allowed this to continue to happen but seemed to encourage this type of behavior. Working the sales floor was a nightmare because you were just going to be run over by overly aggressive employees trying to exceed their goals. Then at the end of the month you would get a coaching session with your manager so they can tell you how terrible your numbers are. Your job performance is mainly based on your individual sales and if you aren't making your numbers then you will be scored very low. There is very little recognition for anything other than exceeding your personal sales goals. All in all, it was a very frustrating and stressful experience and I started looking elsewhere for employment. Fortunately, I was able to find something better. I don't recommend this company, mostly because of its policies regarding individual goals. Other Jones stores may be different, but I'm sure this is probably an issue for many of their stores.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The company should focus more on promoting team work.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Since the company buyout Upper Management have been promoting themselves and increasing their salaries

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    Current Employee - Production Coordinator  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Production Coordinator in New York, NY

    I have been working at The Jones Group full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Most co-workers are great and helpful team players. Makes your daily job responsibilities bearable along a good team

    Cons

    Favoritism at it's finest, speaking for the suit division upper management has promoted themselves and those of their favorites, ridiculous raises given to themselves, poor leadership, managers and directors lack knowledge but are experts on passing work to their staff, employees are under appreciated unless you kiss management's feet, sales team love passing blame and moral is low. Early Friday dismissal are a joke as not everyone leaves at 3pm as should. Will probably be a thing of the past as VPs breathe, eat and live for their positions and do not value quality of life. They expect others to do the same but don't show it come review time. Management very sneaky on letting their staff know about other employee promotions. Usually find out along the grapevine instead of formally.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn to train your employees for growth based on their strengths and not on their personal interests. You will be guaranteed hardworking loyal employees in return. I guess enjoy your higher titles and raises given because the suit division will belly up in less than 2yrs.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Okay Internship

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

    I worked at The Jones Group as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Big class of interns were able to be spread across different departments of the company.

    Cons

    Did not learn much and sat around staring at a computer screen often.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give the interns more work to do and teach them.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Was an awesome place to work!

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    Former Employee - Manager  in  Bristol, PA
    Former Employee - Manager in Bristol, PA

    I worked at The Jones Group full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great opportunities to learn, benefits were outstanding, great people

    Cons

    The company was just sold to an investment firm..... left their employ as I was concerned about outsourcing and down sizing. Sad to say as it was a wonderful place to work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Golden parachutes should be illegal - Business is business but at what cost to your dedicated employees.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Awesome

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    Current Employee - Shipping Clerk  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Shipping Clerk in New York, NY

    I have been working at The Jones Group full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The people you meet are wonderful. A lot of connections can be made if you want a career in fashion. Make sure you keep your eyes and ears open for that one opportunity.

    Cons

    Contrasting personalities and lack of attention to detail will frustrate you at times. With the buyout and radical changes taking place, it's impossible at times to know where you stand

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Trading experience for wealth will hurt severely down the road. Also, too many chiefs and too little indians are not good financially and productively

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Generally good experience

    Former Employee - Design Assistant  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Design Assistant in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at The Jones Group full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Generous benefits, health care, vacation days

    Cons

    no on site HR management

  11.  

    Great training, great people to work with.

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    Former Employee - Store Manager  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Store Manager in New York, NY

    I worked at The Jones Group full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    A company that trully embraces associate training and development. Promotes from within, and there are a lot of opportunities for someone that is ambitious. Great group of people to work with, upbeat, happy people and I always felt that management had my back.

    Cons

    Many changes have occured in the last couple of years, maye too many changes. At least half the managers in my distict have been let go over the last couple of years, especially those that have been with the company long term. It has created a culture that has everyone afraid that they will loose their jobs. They have closed many stores, seven in my district alone.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Talk to the people who work in your stores. They are a wealth of information and experience and have a great deal to comtriute

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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