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"Top-heavy, company grew too large, nice people"

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I worked at The Jones Group full-time

Pros

Good benefits, company-match, average pay, trying to set itself apart from others by offering classes. Company values feel like words the marketing team made up. However, people are nice to work with and many are very hard-working.

Cons

Numerous changes in management and downsizing creates an uncertain working environment. Management comes down to individual people and their skill sets. Too many people and too many levels slows down the development process. Having multiple people doing the same things does allow you to take your vacation time. Little growth. HR seems to be making up their own titles (probably to set their cap on salaries) so be aware when comparing with other companies. As in many places, some people are favored for unknown reasons. Office politics? Hope you have an office with a door for your own sanity.

Advice to Management

If you are still there and not beaten down, try to recognize people for the extra effort they are putting in. Even if the upper echelons of management have sold their souls to the Board or whoever will get them their next position, we do look to you for leadership. What you DO provide, we see and appreciate.

Other Employee Reviews for The Jones Group

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

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    • 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!


  2. "Good place to gain experience and then move on"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in White Plains, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in White Plains, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at The Jones Group full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good work/life balance
    3pm leave on Fridays year round
    Good experience
    Employee discount on all brands

    Cons

    Absolutely no room for advancement.
    Promotions are rare, and only given out based on who you know.
    No employee morale. Everyone hates their job and is miserable.
    Low salaries and embarrassing raises/bonuses

    Advice to Management

    Focus on the people at the bottom. They are the reason your upper management can shine.

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