The Jones Group Reviews

Updated April 21, 2015
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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. Desktop Support Analyst

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at The Jones Group

    Pros

    Great co-workers and supervisors. Fun place to work at.

    Cons

    No issues or cons to work here.

  2. Store Manager

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at The Jones Group

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Great benefits...enjoy working in a small environment.

    Cons

    No set schedule as any retail would be.

  3. Wonderful experience.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at The Jones Group

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great staff, fine product. From the moment I walked through the door I was treated with repect. Most people have worked there a while and really enjoy what they do.

    Cons

    The pay is not competitive. Other companies start higher and increase at a greater percentage. The benefits package could be a little better

    Advice to Management

    The pay is not competitive. Other companies start higher and increase at a greater percentage. The benefits package could be a little better.

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  5. Helpful (1)

    Nice people...unstable company

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    Current Employee - Planner in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Planner in New York, NY

    I have been working at The Jones Group

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Nice people, 3pm Fridays if you managed to work at least 40 hours during the week.

    Cons

    lay offs all of the time

    Advice to Management

    Upper management needs to be changed. The CEO did nothing to pull the company out from the downward spiral

  6. Helpful (1)

    I worked in the Jeanswear division for Jessica Simpon Jeanswear brand.

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    Current Employee - Associate Designer in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Associate Designer in New York, NY

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

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

    Pros

    The people I worked with and our benefits were great. The newly renovated design floor was amazing.

    Cons

    -Extremely late hours on the Jessica Simpson Brand.. ZERO work to life balance. My first day lasted until 9pm. My second day til 11pm. You were expected to work 80-90 hour weeks all the time.
    -Management would purposely schedule meetings at 9 and 10pm so you were forced to stay late.
    -Design did the job of Design, Tech Design, Production and Merchandising.
    -We were forced to come in on the weekend AND federal holidays without pay.

    Advice to Management

    -Stand up for your teams. Extra work got piled on to design because the other departments couldn't keep up. No company needs 2 differently styled lined sheets because the Merchants refuse to work with one type.
    -so many last minute changes and extra work for no reason. It was impossible to finish all the work that needed to get done, including if you worked late AND came in on the weekend.
    -we designed almost 4-1. waste of factories time, our time.
    -Who schedules meetings at 9pm?
    -zero respect for your teams, did not care about our health, or well-being. Never showed appreciation for all the hours put in.

  7. Director

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    Current Employee - Director in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Director in New York, NY

    I have been working at The Jones Group

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great people to work with. Good work/ life balance.

    Cons

    Lack of management leadership and focus. Huge waste of time and talent. Continuous lay-offs. Bad morale.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on the core customer needs.

  8. Great Company

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at The Jones Group

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    great benefits, room for growth

    Cons

    low pay and long hours

  9. Helpful (1)

    Good first job

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

    I worked at The Jones Group full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good with vacation/personal/sick days. Great manager. Great team of assistants to work with. Great sales account executives.

    Cons

    Promotional ladder lacks. I was there for almost 3 years and deserved to be promoted and never got it. The company, however, was sold and major layoffs happened. I left shortly after my department started to get hit for another job opportunity.

    One manager I worked with caused so much stress on my department that a lot of people, even who didn't report to her, left because of her. HR was notifitied of the behavior and never did anything. She is still there and still causing stress.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your unhappy employees.

  10. It's the people that make a company.

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    Former Employee - Senior Vice President in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Vice President in New York, NY

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Supportive atmosphere, friendly employees, growth focused, employee benefits, community involvement and support of causes. Achievement recognition. Life Balance work hours and ethics.

    Cons

    Internal margin expectations unrealistic, new senior management hired from outside are idealists without detailed strategic plan to hit targets set in place. Marketing overspend.

    Advice to Management

    divisional and brand management should set all goals and be held to achievement of results, rather than top down targets which are creating failure of achievement of the major business metrics.

  11. It was a great company until the currently buy-out

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at The Jones Group

    Pros

    great benefits nice perks work life balance

    Cons

    not very competitive compensations in comparison to other local companies

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