I worked at The Jones Group full-time (Less than a year)
Great benefits, excellent work/life balance (early out fridays), great offices, collaborative environment within the design team. I happened to work for a very knowledgable boss who was a good mentor.
antagonistic environment for crossfunctional teams, creativity is dampened by routine and repetition, focus on competition and credit to ideas. Not too much to complain about except the uncertainty with the direction of the business.
Advice to Management
Elevate brand image by introducing fresh new ideas/design/process. Put some Focus on innovation instead of putting all hopes into historically strong performers. Balance sales target with acquiring a broader customer base.
I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at The Jones Group (New York, NY).
It was for the Kasper Group. Phone interview with HR manager, then in person interview with the hiring manager. The interview went well and was invited to interview with his peer which also went great. I never heard back from them since then. I reached out to the HR manager but she left the company a week after my interview. So no one followed-up with me despite countless emails to the 2 hiring managers and other HR managers. Very unprofessional for a well-known company. A courtesy email would have suffice.
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