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"It was my dream job and I miss the job. Sorry to see company change."

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  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New City, NY
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New City, NY
No opinion of CEO

I worked at The Jones Group full-time (More than 8 years)

Pros

It used to be the company--classes, training programs, great benefits, bonuses, and employee discount.

Cons

Every division has different rules. You could have the same position in one division and leave at 3 o'clock, while in another division you might work through a state of emergency snow day. To top it off you might sit next to the person who can leave early. Managers are part of a cliché and do not see the big picture easily. The atomsphere lends to bullying and favoritism. Design and its elements are always chaging to no avail, while directors never change and you see many people losing jobs.

Advice to Management

The Jones group always had excellent values overall. However, I have witnessed top managers being abusive by imitating a persons disability. By making an employee stay on a day which state declared an emergency. By suggesting that a vendor should comply with company wishes because they were "boyfriend' to employee.

Other Employee Reviews for The Jones Group

  1. "great place to work"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Retail Coordinator in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Retail Coordinator in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at The Jones Group full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    learning and training and great compensation, meet a lot of people

    Cons

    job security is incosistent a lot of restructuring in the company

    Advice to Management

    keep the people that are dedicated and hardworking


  2. "Great place to start out (and then move on), super corporate."

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

    I have been working at The Jones Group full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good work/life balance.
    Mgmt and culture vary by division, but overall a sometimes fun, sometimes dull work environment. Mgmt can be very supportive and encouraging in letting associates take on new projects/tasks.
    Great training and learning opportunities for entry level.

    Cons

    Takes forever to get raises and promotions. Previously had a culture of bringing in outsiders to fill positions instead of promoting from within. Getting somewhat better at this.
    Company is under new ownership, so a big re-org is going on. Layoffs will continue until it's finished.
    The job can get somewhat prefunctory, so many depts and everyone focuses on their silo.
    Salary, vacation, benefits are pretty average.
    HR Dept is worthless.

    Advice to Management

    Create more incentives for retaining talent. Cut out the fat paychecks at the top level. Hire better leaders!


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