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Christian Dior Couture Reviews

Updated December 23, 2018
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  • "There is no work/life balance, you're paid for 37" (in 7 reviews)

  • "Le rythme de travail est fatiguant au d" (in 9 reviews)

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  1. "sales consultant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Christian Dior Couture part-time

    Pros

    very good place to work for in luxury environment.

    Cons

    had conflict with school schedule


  2. "sales associate"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good working environment, pretty uniforms.

    Cons

    Employee discount was minimum
    Pay was just okay

  3. Helpful (2)

    "An absolutely rotten, greedy company!"

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    Former Employee - Management in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Management in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Christian Dior Couture full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Pay is slightly above industry standard. This is literally the only pro. Everything else about this company, the people at the top who run it, and the people who work for those people is absolutely horrid.

    Cons

    The entire company, from the top down to the store level, is extremely poorly ran. There are no standard operation procedures put into place for retail stores, resulting in disorganization, poor employee performance, poor sales, poor customer service, and a multitude of other things. I've been in high-end retail for over 25 years and worked for several other well known fashion houses and Dior has been, by far, the absolutely worst company, in every single aspect that I have ever seen or heard of in the high-end retail world. I now know why the manager before me at my store literally walked out, quitting without notice after just a couple of months. There is no work/life balance, you're paid for 37.5 hour work weeks yet expected to work 60+ hour work weeks. The company also leaves positions open for month and even sometimes years, putting a strain on the entire store and subsequently creating the most miserable, depressed, and upset sales/store staff I have ever seen.

    Advice to Management

    Provide quality training for managers and associates. Better yet, provide quality training for your HR and various regional managers and VP's. NO ONE in this company has barely a clue what they're actually doing. You get told when you start with the company to "go with the flow and run your store the way that works best for you (within reason)," yet months and months later you get reprimanded for doing things incorrectly. Provide upfront proactive coaching to all employees. Don't wait ten months to correct someone who has been unknowingly doing something slightly incorrect. Don't reprimand any employee for a one-off mistake that made six months ago--seriously never in my career have I seen this happen. The employee doesn't usually even reminder the situation at this point. A passive aggressive approach to running a retail establishment is never a good idea. Stop the overly corporate, high-school like mentality of "write-up's" for employees. Mistakes are made and we're all human; allow managers to sit down with employees and provide coaching and allow them the opportunity to explain to their staff a better way to correct any short comings instead of handing them a piece of paper with an unnecessary list of drawn out "policy" and sitting them down and reprimanding them like they're a high school student. The concept of verbal, written and final warnings needs to go back to the 1980's where most other companies left them. If this company insists on having this as their means of coaching by discipline then issue warnings in a timely manner after incidents happen instead of waiting months and months to do so. This is not only bad for the manager and employee but it also makes the company look bad in the eyes of any third parties. There are many of Dior's retail locations that are not making money because of the various reasons I listed. Providing quality training is the first step to reduce instances of employees making mistakes. Without this happening, the company will continue to decline; both monetarily and in terms of their reputation amongst current and prospective future employees. It's already pretty well known in the world of high-end retail that Christian Dior is, for lack of a better phrase, a hot mess. You can't recruit true talent when you've allowed the powers that be to continue to build upon a poor reputation. Also another extremely great idea, that you wouldn't have to point out to any other company of this caliber, but train your upper management and HR properly in regards to local and federal laws. Hold them accountable when they create and/or allow the creation of situations that open the door for the company to face a potential loss. This is unnecessary and just another example of sad state of affairs in regards to Dior's culture and values.


  4. "Part Time Sales Associate"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Christian Dior Couture part-time

    Pros

    work-life balance, chill working environment

    Cons

    no commission; a long-standing hour


  5. "Operations Supervisor"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Christian Dior Couture full-time

    Pros

    Encourages self starters and open to new ideas

    Cons

    alot of turn around in corporate staff,


  6. "Visual Merchandising Intern"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Christian Dior Couture part-time

    Pros

    get to know how the design direction received from Paris office gets rolled out to multiple stores in the US

    Cons

    No designing at all at new york studio
    It's more like business management than a creative design job


  7. "Tired"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    they gave you uniforms which made in Italy

    Cons

    operation specialist paid isnt good

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Boutique Manager"

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    Former Employee - Boutique Manager
    Former Employee - Boutique Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Christian Dior Couture full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Item of the year

    Cons

    Completely inflexible management and as is typical with corporate offices staffed by those who never worked in a boutique, management had no clue about what the client wanted.

    Advice to Management

    When results are down, look to yourselves.


  9. "Dior boutique manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Christian Dior Couture full-time

    Pros

    Flexibility, mobility, small company, beautiful product

    Cons

    Challenge to receive salary increases, poor company communication


  10. "Counter Adminstrator"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Christian Dior Couture full-time

    Pros

    Love the product, love the clients

    Cons

    Horrible commission structure. Requires a 24% increase over LY to earn 6% commission.