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Capelli NY Reviews

Updated December 25, 2017
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Pros
  • gain a lot of industry experience (in 4 reviews)

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

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

  • Long hours and pay is middle of the road (in 8 reviews)

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  1. "Growing Company"

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    • 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
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - always looking to expand
    - growth and promotions from within the company
    - hard work goes a long way
    - gain a lot of industry experience
    - build great work relationships with coworkers
    - close-knit work community

    Cons

    - only hard work will be rewarded
    - heavy workload

    Advice to Management

    - be more open to change

    Capelli NY Response

    Jan 12, 2018 – Director of HR, Human Resources

    Hello,

    Thanks for the feedback — I'm glad to hear that you see so much opportunity at Capelli, as room for growth is one of our top priorities for our employees. As I'm sure you know, a lot of... More


  2. 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!!

    Capelli NY Response

    Jan 12, 2018 – Director of HR, Human Resources

    Hello,

    Thanks for sharing—we’re always glad to hear when supervisors are inspiring the team to do good work!

    If you would like to discuss scheduling or let us know about any other concerns... More

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Graphic Designer"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Capelli NY full-time

    Pros

    Being part of a very talented and dedicated team. I have learned so much over the last 2 years.
    There is an amazing opportunity for growth. Overall I am very happy here. The team is always open to new ideas.

    Cons

    I would like better benefits and more flexibility in my work schedule.

    Capelli NY Response

    Jan 12, 2018 – 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 like to discuss scheduling or any other issues. Please feel free... More


  4. "Capelli Sport"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Capelli NY as an intern

    Pros

    I get to work closely around great people with positive energy. I also get to learn a lot first hand.

    Cons

    Lack of structure at first. However, new procedures have been implemented which have made great improvements.


  5. 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


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Great Place to Work!!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Capelli NY full-time

    Pros

    - I genuinely enjoy working at Capelli. Hard work is valued they promote from within. Hours are long but flexible with opportunity of acquiring overtime. I truly feel that I'm part of a big family and have been extremely happy overall. I've been blessed to be working along side great individuals who make the workload not feel overwhelming.

    Cons

    - No 401K match
    - Insurance cost is too high
    - National Holidays off only
    - Workload can be overwhelming at times but it is overall manageable

    Advice to Management

    You will reap what you sow. Continue to invest in your employees and the company will flourish. Take the time to listen and value the opinion of others.

    Capelli NY Response

    Dec 1, 2017 – Director of HR, Human Resources

    Hello,

    Thanks for sharing— we’re always glad to hear that our team feels like family. Our management is always available to chat, whether it's about the current workload or a job reference in the... More


  7. Helpful (2)

    "HELL"

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

    Pros

    there are none. zero . leaving would be the only pro
    please believe all the reviews and save yourself from this place

    Cons

    this is one of the most disgusting companies or places any one has ever encountered . they hire people right out of college so they can manipulate them and treat them like crap. this place is full of fashion rejects. if you stay here you become just as abusive mean and miserable. the pay is probably the lowest in the industry. the products are all counterfeit and shouldn't even be considered fashion. you are not allowed to breathe.
    you are talked down to and abused. they want you to work long hours and pay no over time. all the benefits are terrible . the place is dirty and disgusting . all the positive reviews here are lies and written by upper management

    Advice to Management

    do not exist

    Capelli NY Response

    Dec 1, 2017 – Director of HR, Human Resources

    Hello,

    Thank you for making us aware of this problem, and I’m very sorry to learn that your experience in our office was not a pleasant one. We are in the process of renovating the 10th floor of... More

  8. 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


  9. Helpful (5)

    "Great place to start out of college and grow"

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

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

    Pros

    - recognize hard work
    - promote from within
    - great exposure to product design process early on
    - working on treating employees better with little things here and there
    - if you prove yourself you can move up the ladder very quickly - must be willing to work hard

    Cons

    - strict rules (for a reason), lazy people take advantage
    - not your modern day company with happy hours and free things everyday and days off. It is run very traditionally
    - the actual office is very dirty and messy
    - strict hours. must clock in at 9 and clock out at night even if you are on a salary

    Advice to Management

    Don't treat the people who work hard the same was as the people who don't work hard. Recognize where credit should be given. Just because an employee has been there 10 years doesn't mean they are doing much for you. Focus on how companies are changing with the times and try to change to accommodate employees needs. Give more holiday's off (especially time at Christmas)

    Capelli NY Response

    Dec 8, 2017 – Director of HR, Human Resources

    Hello,

    Thanks for sharing— we’re always glad to hear the ways that our team is happy! At the same time, we're also gathering feedback on ways in which we can improve. As we renovate 10th floor of... More


  10. "Vast growth opportunity and invaluable exposure with recognition for hard working employees."

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

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

    Pros

    Capelli provides an opportunity to be exposed to many aspects of the industry early on. I was told in my interview that if I wanted it, the sky was the limit and that has only proven to be true. They trust their employees and want you to succeed. This is demonstrated through their desire to promote within and give and even create new opportunities for their employees to succeed and grow.

    Cons

    There are strict rules at Capelli that have however proven to be successful. Capelli is a well oiled machine and each of its policies has a reason for being in place. Like many companies in this industry, it is hard work and the hours can be challenging at times but there are often rewards to how hard employees are working.

    Advice to Management

    Suggesting to be more flexible on the hours, especially in the slower summer months. If employees are working late and through lunch, there shouldn't be as much pressure to clock in by 9AM and it should be acceptable to leave earlier than 6PM if your work is done.

    Capelli NY Response

    Dec 22, 2017 – Director of HR, Human Resources

    Hello,

    Thanks for sharing—we’re always glad to hear that our team is happy! I also appreciate the constructive feedback, and encourage you to reach out to me directly with any concerns about work... More


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