We're 'In Good Co.' with Ray and Ben, two employees who switched job gears to play their part in developing an industry game-changer.
Authentic, iconic and always at the center of culture — Our annual report spells out why Levi Strauss & Co had its best year in a decade. http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vQwBt
ASK ANY EMPLOYEE what makes Levi Strauss & Co. different, and they’ll tell you. It’s our values: empathy, originality, integrity and courage. These guide every decision we make and every action we take. And they fuel our commitment to drive profits through principles.
We integrated our sewing factories decades before it was required by law. We established the first code of conduct for apparel manufacturers, ensuring the people who make our product work in a safe environment and are treated with dignity and respect. And we work to build sustainability into everything we do.
This is an exciting time for Levi Strauss & Co. We’re building on our heritage to move the company forward, to be as innovative and relevant to today’s consumers — and tomorrow’s — as we were when we invented the blue jean more than 140 years ago.
Our history is pretty impressive. But we know our future is even brighter. We hope you’ll be part of it.
THERE ARE A LOT OF PERKS to working for Levi Strauss & Co., not least of which is that you get to wear jeans (or khakis) — and not just on Fridays. Nope! Every. Single. Day. (I mean, since we’re making this awesome apparel, shouldn’t we be wearing it?)
Here are a few more highlights of working at Levi Strauss & Co.:
FOR MORE THAN 160 YEARS, we’ve been giving back to the communities where we have a business presence. It’s a legacy that started when Levi Strauss made a contribution to a San Francisco orphanage back in 1854 that we still support today. And as we like to say here, giving back never goes out of style. Here’s what that tradition looks like today:
Employees & Community
WE CARE DEEPLY about doing the right thing. It’s why we’re working to build sustainability into everything we do. Here are just a few ways we’re accomplishing that:
INNOVATION IS IN OUR DNA. LS&Co. was built on game-changing industry firsts. We invented the rivet and the jean category in 1873, and we’re continuing to pioneer apparel innovations today. In fact, we recently opened a state-of-the-art innovation lab in a historic building a few blocks from our S.F. headquarters.
Here, a few dozen experts in sewing, pattern-making, finishing and chemistry are focused on hands-on testing and developing prototypes — pushing the boundaries of denim by concentrating on innovations in color, fits and fabrics as well as wet and dry processing techniques.
But we’re not just innovators in product design. When it comes to social progress, we have a long history of firsts. Of leading. Of making a difference.
Ultimately, it takes more than one company to make a difference. By sharing our approaches with others — and they with us — we can make progress together.
I worked at Levi Strauss part-time
You're experience relies heavily on management, but pay was fair, easy to grow in wage and position, they give you great depth of product knowledge and history.
The worst part can be the customers, you may have to deal with amazing people, or you may have to deal with self-absorbed scum of the earth. People don't understand that you're just the messenger and have no say in policies. Depending on location you may have to deal with stressful and fast-paced environments, but if the management is good then it won't be too stressful.
Advice to Management
Some management tend to be out of touch with the problems that face it's employees.
I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at Levi Strauss (Portland, OR) in October 2012.
Applied online and recieved a call from the Store manager a week or so later to come in for a face to face interview. Very nice lady and she asked relevant questions regarding customer service, leadership etc. She was not working off of a script, she knew her stuff and clearly had many years of retail experience. Overall an excellent interview and a great company.
They use a 3 tiered approach to hiring. You interview with the Store Manager, then if you pass you get a 2nd interview with another store manager. If you get past that you get an interview with a district manager. Then they all get together and decide whether or not to make an offer.
The process unfortunately is just too drawn out. I applied for, interviewed three times and accepted a position with another company while still progressing through Levi's process. Had they been able to coordinate this better, I would have been happy to accept. But my other offer was with another very solid company so I did not let it pass on the hopes that Levi's was going to work out.
Reasons for Declining
If you have the patience for the process of getting hired its a great company! Go for it.