The Jones Group

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The Jones Group Reviews

Updated December 8, 2014
Updated December 8, 2014
161 Reviews
3.0
161 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  

    Terrible Pay

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Account Services Coordinator in Bristol, PA
    Former Employee - Account Services Coordinator in Bristol, PA

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

    Pros

    Good benefits
    Laid back work environment
    Lots of paid time off even for the low level positions, at least at the corporate office
    The tend to hirer management from within but there is a low percentage limit in which your salary can increase, even with the promotion
    Lots of office parties
    Offer various business related training courses in things including Microsoft Office
    Good for a first job right out of college to get some real world office experience and then move on

    Cons

    Pay is very low
    Turnover is very high, due to the low pay
    You will not have the highest level of intelligence among your co-workers, again, due to the low pay

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay your employees more if you want to lower the very high turnover. During my last week, when I let the accounts that I worked with know that I was leaving, I had multiple accounts say something relatively close to "you have been great at your job, so I knew you would be leaving the company pretty soon." When your customers have those sorts of opinions of most of your employees, it is a pretty bad sign of the way your company is run.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Very Creative

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at The Jones Group

    Pros

    Found it to be a creative environment -- everyone had a lot of inspiration and ideas, and were tied closely into the fashion industry.

    Cons

    So many of the employees had been there for a long time, could have stifled new thinking.

  3.  

    Great Company to work for

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Merchandise Coordinator in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Merchandise Coordinator in Los Angeles, CA

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

    Pros

    They share the philosophy...work, life, balance

    Cons

    Long hours but minimal times

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Good support from management

    Recommends
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  5.  

    Long Hours

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    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 3 years)

    Pros

    Upward scope for job mobility.

    Cons

    Long hours and low pay

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Overtime

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Left me wanting more

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

    I have been working at The Jones Group full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good discount, generous benefits, generally relaxed atmosphere in Marketing Dept

    Cons

    Departments are very disconnected. Brands do not function as teams and as such you can expect to take direction from some one in another office you might have never even met in person. Ever since the buyout (by Sycamore) the company has made so many shifts and transitions. No telling where you or your brand will end up. Unsettling and impossible to have a positive outlook towards the future.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more transparent with changing company directives.

  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Always "restructuring"

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Store Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Store Manager in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, friendly staff in store

    Cons

    Many upper level managers are really micro managers. Company will repeatedly let people go due to down sizing and restructuring only to hire more people to fill those openings weeks later. The product selection in soft lines over the past couple of years has driven loyal customers away.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Just bring in good product and the people will come. Store trying to reinvent the wheel of classic dressing,

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    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 (more than an 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
  9.  

    Great company!

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 (less than an 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
  10.  

    Many, many changes in corporate structure.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I worked at The Jones Group full-time (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
  11.  

    I had a great experience

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 (less than an 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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