The Jones Group Reviews

Updated August 18, 2015
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Pros
  • Good benefits, attractive work life balance offers (in 10 reviews)

  • Good Benefits, Mostly nice people to work with (in 15 reviews)

Cons
  • upper management doesn't care about work life balance and not having enough employees to complete ALL the work required (in 12 reviews)

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

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  1. Interesting Entry Level Experience

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sample Coordinator/Administrative Assistant in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Sample Coordinator/Administrative Assistant in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at The Jones Group (More than a year)

    Pros

    Worked with great people Benefits Location Sample Sales

    Cons

    Salary Not much upward movement Apparel Middle Management and Upper Management very disjointed Lots of massive layoffs


  2. Marketing Associate

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at The Jones Group full-time

    Pros

    great employee discounts online and at stores for all brands in portfolio, talented colleagues on cross functional teams, annual year-end bonus

    Cons

    overall company performance and sales down year over year, culture and morale tend to tough given financial state of company, cancelled associate end of year party


  3. Designer

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    Former Employee - Designer in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Designer in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at The Jones Group full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Creative atmosphere - they enabled design creative freedom - great benefits - good salary

    Cons

    The company became too large and lost its focus - it was hopeful that the acquisition by private equity would help the company reach its true potential - unfortunately this brought the demise more rapidly.

    Advice to Management

    Struggles to bring the company back did not pan out - the end to a great era


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  5. Unorganized ran by incompentent people

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    Current Employee - District Sales Manager in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - District Sales Manager in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at The Jones Group (More than a year)

    Pros

    I loved the teams I built

    Cons

    Upper management is the worst

    Advice to Management

    get on the same page


  6. Helpful (1)

    Life at Jones

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    Former Employee - Print Production Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Print Production Manager in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at The Jones Group (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Jones has been fractured into several smaller companies. The Nine West Group and One Jeanswear Group are still excellent companies with strong brands and passionate staff.

    Cons

    The company was so big it couldn't get out of its own way. We lost focus and that resulted in losing customers, which resulted in fracturing the company. Now that the dust has settled, these smaller companies are doing very well!

    Advice to Management

    The managers always treated their people well. It's not their fault the company shrunk. All I can say it, management should recognize that they under-pay their employees relative to the rest of the fashion industry. We expect to be over-worked, but the high turnover is because people don't feel they are being properly compensated in a career that really requires 24/7 attention.


  7. Admin

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The discounts were great and the people were friendly.

    Cons

    It was hard to make ends meet. Working so hard for peanuts.


  8. Designer

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at The Jones Group full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The other co workers are an amazing group of people, very hard working and competant. The hours are good, early Fridays year round

    Cons

    The upper management is a mess, constantly moving around associates & a severe lack in expertise, professionalism, and recognition. Very under paid for the industry


  9. warehouse associate

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good people to work with in the warehouse good benefits: vacation, insurance.

    Cons

    management liked to micromanage every minute of employees time and at times wouldnt let supervisors do there job the way they needed to.


  10. Helpful (1)

    Kasper division

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    Former Employee - Technical Designer in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Technical Designer in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good salary, benefits,flex time off

    Cons

    Everyone out for themselves. No one has your back. Upper management will toss you under the bus to protect themselves.

    Advice to Management

    Once you eliminate favoritism you can go back and concentrate on the quality product you once had


  11. Production Associate

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at The Jones Group full-time

    Pros

    Early Friday off is good!

    Cons

    Low/below average pay in general

    Advice to Management

    Better benefit will have more people to stay with the company



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