The Jones Group Reviews

Updated July 31, 2015
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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. Wonderful experience.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  3. Helpful (1)

    Good first job

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


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  5. Helpful (2)

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

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  6. Director

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  7. Great Company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


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

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


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

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  10. Helpful (1)

    Fallen empire

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I have been working at The Jones Group full-time (More than 10 years)

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, some nice hard working people

    Cons

    Very bad upper mgt, poor decisions, no trust in people, ultimately gave up and sold out company to capital group for large retirement packages decimating workforce in its wake which they said was not going to happen

    Advice to Management

    Don't sell out the ones who made you who you are, oops too late


  11. Iconic Fashion Brand with life work balance for employees

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Retail Coordinator in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Retail Coordinator in New York, NY

    I have been working at The Jones Group full-time (More than 8 years)

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

    Pros

    Company employees are very professional and training/mentoring program in place.

    Cons

    Company was bought out in April 2014 - Program eliminated and outsourced in Jan 2015

    Advice to Management

    Time off as a Jones Company was outstanding. Bank time, vacation all perks. Compensation fair within the industry as well as bonus and good insurance.



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