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Found 93 reviews

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Calzedonia Group CEO Sandro Veronesi
Sandro Veronesi
35 Ratings
Pros
  • "Positive working environment, smart people, collaborative attitude(in 4 reviews)

  • "It's a little slice of Italy in the US(in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • "managers (all italian) they try to lead the shop like they were still in italy(in 6 reviews)

  • "Stetiger Druck mehr zu verkaufen(in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Great company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Calzedonia Group full-time

    Pros

    Benefits, free company clothes, vacation time even for part time employees, nice stores, customer service driven, holiday dinners, company gifts, commissions and bonus, involved Human Resources

    Cons

    Doesn’t have birthdays off, pay is okay, uniform doesn’t come in all sizes

    Advice to Management

    Have the Italian employees do more HR training or hire more US employees for management roles.

    Calzedonia Group2018-12-10
  2. Helpful (2)

    "This company destroys you"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Calzedonia Group

    Pros

    Health insurance is amazing! Guaranteed hours for PT employees, lots of FT positions. SM and DSM are taken to Italy once a year!

    Cons

    You are a literal slave once you sign your contract! DSM is expected to work 6 days a week always! You are told in interview it’s a lot of work but nothing outside the normal DSM role—somehow that translates to 12 hour in store work days plus sending emails 4 times a day everyday except Sunday. So at 10pm you are expected to have your phone ready and be communicating with stores...there is no way around it, you could...

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    Calzedonia Group2019-01-05
  3. "Wouldn’t recommend"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Calzedonia Group full-time

    Pros

    Free staff dress Coworkers are wonderful to you while you’re in their presence.

    Cons

    Very disorganized Will not get verbal/written warnings before termination. Must be very careful about how you word things MUST pay EXTRA close attention to your pay stubs Will not pay what you are owed for sick time. Must fit a certain higher standard to be liked

    Advice to Management

    Direct management was not an issue in my experience. It was all management above store managers which can use improvement.

    Calzedonia Group2019-01-13
  4. "Former employee"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Calzedonia Group

    Pros

    Lingerie was easy to learn. Guaranteed 40 hours per week and benefits.

    Cons

    The boss is catty and has favoritism.

    Calzedonia Group2018-12-03
  5. Helpful (3)

    "Management"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Calzedonia Group full-time

    Pros

    Clothing discount Room for growth (especially if you speak Italian)

    Cons

    -Zero work life balance -Constant micromanaging from upper management -Useless HR department- you can go to them with the same issue three times and nothing is done -Huge cultural disconnect with upper management and the way they treat/speak to employees -Unrealistic goals for a brand no one knows in the US -Huge turnover rate

    Advice to Management

    -Management should try learning to speak to store employees as if they’re actual people -“Coach in private, praise in public” - stop demeaning your managers in front of their teams then wondering why teams don’t respect you -HR- answer emails every once in a while and when someone comes to you about issues with their superior, actually help instead of brushing It off as “cultural differences”

    Calzedonia Group2018-10-07
  6. Helpful (1)

    "Calzedonia review"

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    Current Employee - Sales in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Calzedonia Group full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The products are very cute Vacation time/sick days Health insurance available

    Cons

    Useless HR department Very high turnover rate Long shifts Store is either very busy or dead (most of the time its dead) Employees are expected to stay busy all the time even when there are less than 50 potential clients entering the store a day

    Advice to Management

    Incentives for top selling employees, it is not fair to promise comission at an interview when stores rarely reach monthly goals.

    Calzedonia Group2018-09-08

    Calzedonia Group Response

    September 11, 2018HR Manager

    Thank you for your comments. We wish you the best!

  7. Helpful (4)

    "Great health insurance but..."

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    Former Employee - Store Manager in Annapolis, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Calzedonia Group full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Health insurance is better than I've ever had or that anyone I know has. Salary was fairly good.

    Cons

    No break room/fridge/microwave in the store. No where to sit to eat or take a break. In fact, you're expected to stand for 8-12 hours, not a big deal if the store is busy, but its not. Communication is terrible, which may have a lot to do with cultural differences. A lot of the upper management is European. The HR department communication is also terrible, although both individuals I dealt with were native English speakers....

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    Advice to Management

    Learn how to protect your staff. Learn the labor laws in the US before you tell your employees they can't take a break. Find a different sales model, what works in Europe is not necessarily going to work in the US. Learn the market and the customers for each individual store. Set realistic goals.

    Calzedonia Group2018-07-24

    Calzedonia Group Response

    September 11, 2018HR Manager

    Thank you for your comments. We will continue to work on our policies and procedures for a more robust employee experience.

  8. "Clicky"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Calzedonia Group part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great customer service when you are just getting into the luxury market as a sales associate

    Cons

    Managers play favoritism and if they do not like you all they do is sit and talk about the employees. Very unprofessional on the managers' parts.

    Advice to Management

    Please stop talking about the employees and actually be helpful.

    Calzedonia Group2018-07-01
  9. Helpful (1)

    "Great starter job in retail, lots of room for growth, rapidly expanding company!"

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    Former Employee - Store Manager in New York, NY
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Calzedonia Group for more than 2 years

    Pros

    It's a little slice of Italy in the US! The product is great and the people are fun, encouraging and supportive.

    Cons

    Things go very fast!

    Calzedonia Group2018-04-12
  10. "Key holder. Open, close, or mid scheduling."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at Calzedonia Group part-time

    Pros

    50% off clothing, guaranteed hours.

    Cons

    Constant micro managing from superiors.

    Advice to Management

    Pay staff more for better results.

    Calzedonia Group2018-04-09
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