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Updated December 11, 2017
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Pros
  • No Pros; this place was horrible, it felt like prison (in 4 reviews)

  • I had the opportunity to meet a lot of great people who unfortunately are stuck working in a terrible and negative environment (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • Pour management, nepotism, little room for growth, pour work/life balance (in 5 reviews)

  • They expect you to stay long hours without compensation (in 8 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Growing & changing company"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Administrative Team in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Administrative Team in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Capelli NY full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    I came across the Glassdoor page for my company while working on a project and I was surprised to see the mixed reviews.
    There are great employees at Capelli and many of us are friends outside of work.
    The majority of the senior management are very professional and have been around for a while with a vast knowledge in the business.
    My supervisor is one of the best managers I have ever come across; very understanding and very professional.

    Cons

    No flexibility in the schedule.
    A couple senior managers are terrible and have a bad reputation.
    I avoid them at all cost
    No matching on the 401k!! ( Otherwise I would have rated the company 5 stars)

    Advice to Management

    Promote from within and establish a flexible schedule!!


  2. "Be prepared to sell your soul"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Product Design Assistant in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Product Design Assistant in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Get a lot of industry experience only reason why I gave 2 stars because what I learned here got me a better job.

    Cons

    No work/life balance
    No overtime
    Cheap raises
    Uptight and snobby environment even though the place is a pigsty
    Get treated like a child
    Upper management sucks. They are very rude and mean and think they are Miranda from Devils Wears Prada.

    Advice to Management

    Stop being a robot and learn to treat your employees with the respect they deserve.

    Capelli NY Response

    Dec 1, 2017 – Director of HR, Human Resources

    Hello,

    Thank you for taking the time to give us feedback. A fair and manageable work-life balance is extremely important to us for every employee, from entry-level through senior positions. If you... More

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Capelli New York Employment Review"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Sales Executive in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Sales Executive in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Capelli NY full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Growth opportunity, stimulating, fast paced, challenging, good people & teamwork

    Cons

    If you work hard you will be rewarded with opportunity, but if you view this as a job and not a career this is not the place for you.

    Capelli NY Response

    Dec 1, 2017 – Director of HR, Human Resources

    Hello,

    Thanks for sharing— we’re always glad to hear that our team is happy! Our management is always available to chat should you need assistance, or a job reference in the future.

    Sincerely... More


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Not a happy place to stay at long"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Capelli NY full-time

    Pros

    They sometimes let you have leftover food from big meetings.

    Cons

    Oh boy, where do I start..... there are too many to list. This place is the worst work experience you can possibly have. Please do yourself a favor and stay away from this company.

    Advice to Management

    Stop being abusive jerks and maybe people would work here for more than a few months.

    Capelli NY Response

    Dec 1, 2017 – Director of HR, Human Resources

    Hello,

    Thank you for the feedback, and I’m very sorry to learn that your experience in our office was unsatisfactory. We are currently renovating the 10th floor of our Midtown office, and are... More


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Hell on earth! Absolute Worst Place EVER!!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Product Designer in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Product Designer in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Capelli NY full-time

    Pros

    There are no pros. Prison, Sweatshop and Abusive environment

    Cons

    Where do I start? I'll start with 0 stars. Wish that was an option
    OMG, it's so bad. Like really bad! I've worked at other company's and this is by far the worst place!!
    -You clock in and out (morning, lunch and evening) even though you are FT. How ridiculous.
    -No HR...or you wouldn't go to them with any of your concerns. Its like talking to a brick wall.
    -The most micro managing corporate environment I've ever been in.
    -Abusive Upper Management (directors and above) who are unprofessional, belittling and extremely rude.
    -No respect for the ones actually doing the work.
    -Everything needs to be done right now but are given multiple things to do at the same time.
    -Mistakes happen, stop micromanaging and allow employees to do great work.
    -All around very negative environment, everyone is stressed and miserable.

    Advice to Management

    Get new management. They are TERRIBLE people.

    Capelli NY Response

    Dec 1, 2017 – Director of HR, Human Resources

    Hello,

    Thank you for your candid feedback. My name is Lori Karlson, and I am Capelli’s Director of HR. I know that the company has always striven to provide fair and accurate assessments of... More


  6. "Paid but boring"

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    Former Intern - Marketing Intern in New York, NY
    Former Intern - Marketing Intern in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Capelli NY as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The work load was easy and light. It's paid.

    Cons

    Days were extremely slow. Employees stick to themselves. Not a super friendly environment.


  7. Helpful (6)

    "Sweatshop"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Product Design Associate in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Product Design Associate in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Capelli NY full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    - Likes to hire entry level recent grads, but this is so they can offer lowest salary. Still a pro if your straight out of school and need a first job because you will learn the DVP process
    - Big showroom
    - Annual Reviews

    Cons

    - Long hours (depending on what team your on) supposed to be 9-6 but most of us stay till 7-8 bc upper management will keep piling work on top of you and except you to finish all in one day.
    - NO OVERTIME! (For design team) which is not fair bc we always stay late!
    - Micro managing to the fullest which makes it hard to grow
    - Design team floor looks like a sweatshop bc we are force to keep dusty bins of samples by our desk. And there's no space!
    - Easily get a cold bc they only vacuum once a month
    - CEO is really cheap he will make you use your own PTO in a state of emergency blizzard
    - HR doesn't take complaints they just email what CEO tells them too
    - Lots of managers are related to the CEO, so they treat employees like crap and will make you do personal errands for them.
    - Some managers will make you do all the work and take the credit for it.

    Advice to Management

    Stop micro managing and treat your employees with respect or people will keep leaving

    Capelli NY Response

    Dec 1, 2017 – Director of HR, Human Resources

    Hello,

    Thank you for taking the time to give us feedback. A fair and manageable work-life balance is extremely important to us for every employee, from entry-level through senior positions. If you... More

  8. Helpful (3)

    "No room for growth"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in South Hackensack, NJ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in South Hackensack, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Capelli NY full-time

    Pros

    - Good people to work with
    -Flexibility

    Cons

    -No room for growth
    -No annual reviews
    -Poor hourly rate

    Advice to Management

    -Older staff aren't always right

    Capelli NY Response

    Dec 1, 2017 – Director of HR, Human Resources

    Hello,

    Thank you for taking the time to give us feedback. While I'm glad to hear that you were happy with the team as a whole, we consider room for growth a key benefit of working at Capelli, and... More


  9. Helpful (7)

    "Would not recommend"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Production Associate in Moonachie, NJ
    Former Employee - Production Associate in Moonachie, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Capelli NY full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I took this job as a means to an end for a temporary time period.

    Cons

    Really long hours. Abusive upper management. Like everyone else mentioned - unless you are family, you will not advance here. Every team is managed by a member of the family OR a close friend so there's never any room for advancement there. I got interviewed at 9pm at night and it was the most rude experience. That should've been my first indication but I needed a job. I would not recommend working here. Pay is lower than entry level but they will have you thinking they did you a favor by offering the lowest of the low. Look elsewhere. Met a lot of nice people though but everyone is so drained and underappreciated, it's an oppressive environment.

    Capelli NY Response

    Dec 1, 2017 – Director of HR, Human Resources

    Hello,

    Thank you for taking the time to give us feedback. A fair and manageable work-life balance is extremely important to us for every employee, from entry-level through senior positions, and... More


  10. Helpful (4)

    "Nepotism"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Capelli NY (More than a year)

    Pros

    If someone from the owners family likes you, you will succeed here.

    Free breakfast and lunches every other week

    Summer Friday's every other Friday where you can leave at 2.... If you are finished with your work.

    Cons

    Low salaries and Horrible benefits

    Most people in management positions are family members or friends who are unqualified. They do promote from within, but all departments are micromanaged by a family member so there is only so much you can do

    No room for creative ideas as all they want you to do is rip off other companies artwork and products. It's a shame because they do have talented people that have great ideas if they were allowed to use them.

    Constantly overwork employees and offer little support

    No real HR. The HR dept is the CEOs secretary.

    Advice to Management

    Hire people who are actually qualified!

    Free lunch every other week is nice but a better benefit package would make your employees happier.

    Show you care about your employees by investing in them!

    Capelli NY Response

    Dec 8, 2017 – Director of HR, Human Resources

    Hello,

    Thank you for your candid feedback. My name is Lori Karlson, and I am Capelli’s Director of HR. I know that the company has always striven to provide fair and accurate assessments of... More


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