The Jones Group Reviews

Updated August 31, 2015
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  1. Director

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Director in New York, NY
    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.


  2. Great Company

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    great benefits, room for growth

    Cons

    low pay and long hours


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

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    great benefits nice perks work life balance

    Cons

    not very competitive compensations in comparison to other local companies


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

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Vice President in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Vice President in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    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.


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    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
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    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


  7. Iconic Fashion Brand with life work balance for employees

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Retail Coordinator in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Retail Coordinator in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    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.


  8. Unprofessional, but good for gaining experience

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sale Associate in Sunrise, FL
    Former Employee - Sale Associate in Sunrise, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    A lot of hours, reasonable pay for a retail job, gave me more of a push and learning experience than I believe other sales jobs would.

    Cons

    Unorganized, hectic management. Poorly thought out sales goals per individual. Unprofessional language and treatment between both coworkers and management. Manager sets all coworkers against one another, leading to inefficiency.

    Advice to Management

    The sales goal should directly correlate with the number of hours. Management should also be aware of what conditions make sales higher for each team member. Encourage teamwork. Very distant and frustrating experience.


  9. Jones New York New York Office

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Associate Designer in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Associate Designer in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I worked with great people, very family oriented environment. I was promoted within 2 years and learned a lot at this company.

    Cons

    Once upper management began to change the business culture took a turn for the worse and the morale tanked. They brought in people who did not understand our customer and what our brand meant to them. They were totally clueless and not open to understand what needed to be done to continue to make the company grow which resulted in the brand ending.

    Advice to Management

    I think management would have benefited from understanding our customer more. They also should have made more of an effort to connect with employees. We were a solid team because we worked together and were once rewarded for doing a good job.


  10. A company with an unstable past present and future

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Met a lot of great individuals and the customers were amazing. Great inexpensive benefits

    Cons

    Poor company structure from top to bottom, lack of training, lack of consistency, working 44 hrs plus per week

    Advice to Management

    Communication, consistency and holding people accountable is a major opportunity for upper management.


  11. Long hours, low pay, too many company changes

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Store Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Store Manager in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    The fellow associates are great. Most of the upper management are approachable

    Cons

    We were told one afternoon that company was closing but we have been given no other info

    Advice to Management

    There are loyal employees who work for you, show the same loyalty to us



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