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Esquel Apparel CEO John Cheh
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  1. "Review"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I have been working at Esquel Apparel

      Pros

      Good training program offered, opportunity to work with many clients

      Cons

      Not much benefits and no bonuses

      Esquel Apparel2017-01-13
    • Helpful (7)

      "Run for the hills!!!"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I worked at Esquel Apparel

      Pros

      The NYC satellite office is very small, about 15 people. As a result you'll learn a lot about fabric, the production process, and work with many different customers.

      Cons

      I can't speak for the Hong Kong or other satellite offices, but the NY office is a toxic wasteland. The majority of the senior staff are ineffective at best. Junior employees are expected to do all the work, but are undermined and micromanaged at every turn. Because the office is so small and the budget is so tight, there is no place to advance. To make a bad situation worse, it's an open office layout, and management...

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      Advice to Management

      Stop being so petty. Invest in your junior employees. Be more open and transparent. Stop micromanaging. Don't demoralize employees by telling them that they can't print in colored ink because the company is trying to save money.

      Esquel Apparel2016-10-01

      Esquel Apparel Response

      November 2, 2016Director

      Thank you for taking the time to share your opinion about Esquel. We value and consider all feedback seriously. At Esquel, we are committed to creating a fun, entrepreneurial and collaborative working environment. Our NYC office works closely with brands and retailers in the ...

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    • "Manager"

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        Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
        Recommends
        No opinion of CEO

        I worked at Esquel Apparel full-time

        Pros

        - HK based company with a global presence - Colleagues are friendly in general

        Cons

        - Hierarchical and not quick to change

        Esquel Apparel2019-03-20
      • "Waste of time"

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

        I worked at Esquel Apparel full-time for more than 6 years

        Pros

        Nothing is good about here

        Cons

        Low management expectation. Don't have any career growth development - management are all lack experience & decision making is depend on chairman liking. No vision & very poor staff management. No privacy company - all personal data were being share like salary, promotion staff & lots of unethical sharing to all level before actual announcement made.

        Advice to Management

        ASB student & young talent doesn't necessary able to provide the best workable solution in company crisis. Poor in teamwork for every department. The old waiting for VSS & the young sowing off their power that brings non value added the company.

        Esquel Apparel2019-03-22
      • Helpful (2)

        "IT manager"

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        Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
        Neutral Outlook
        No opinion of CEO

        I have been working at Esquel Apparel full-time

        Pros

        Its a very big company and lots of see

        Cons

        Lack structure, very reactive driven decision making.

        Advice to Management

        More direction and support rather then blame culture

        Esquel Apparel2019-01-21
      • Helpful (1)

        "Hierarchical, Slow-Moving"

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        Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Hong Kong
        Doesn't Recommend
        Neutral Outlook
        Approves of CEO

        I have been working at Esquel Apparel full-time for more than 2 years

        Pros

        Well-known company in Hong Kong, flexibility

        Cons

        Bogged down by company politics, delayed timelines, hierarchical culture

        Esquel Apparel2018-11-02
      • Helpful (1)

        "Merchandising executive"

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        Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
        Doesn't Recommend
        Neutral Outlook
        No opinion of CEO

        I worked at Esquel Apparel full-time

        Pros

        All round development. Nice team.

        Cons

        Heavy work load and underpaid. No bonus or Commission under assistant manager level

        Advice to Management

        Better package please

        Esquel Apparel2018-10-27
      • "Family-owned company, should avoid at all cost !"

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

        I have been working at Esquel Apparel full-time for more than 4 years

        Pros

        -Work life balance - many staff activities

        Cons

        - Cottage factory style management, learning to be a well structured company - Not much respect to employees, always ask them to dance or to be an entertainer in front of customers in annual dinner, company events, without any consensus of the employee. They make it part of the job and obligation - Business owner influenced a lot on decision making, management just order takers - Business owner have no trust in management

        Advice to Management

        Please leave the decision marking to your employees’ good hands, otherwise, there is no hope

        Esquel Apparel2018-11-27
      • "HR Executive"

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        Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bayan Lepas
        Doesn't Recommend
        Negative Outlook

        I worked at Esquel Apparel full-time for more than 9 years

        Pros

        The top caring employer in Penang

        Cons

        Need to change current top management

        Esquel Apparel2018-04-06
      • "Overall good chance to perform"

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        Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

        I worked at Esquel Apparel full-time

        Pros

        - Trainings given - Work life balance - let you express -Average pay -Good to learn tai chi

        Cons

        - Mess up system - unforeseen problems to solve which is not a problem at all - production that keeps blaming others while they themselves sleeps - Trying to make a difference -So many system in a company - Selfish employee that never think of company's profit - slow environment - Gives W3 to anyone but no action. Bravos to the "follow Up" team . I believe actions will be better than follow up . -

        Advice to Management

        Buckle up!! Stick to some basics. You cant drive a car without wheels.

        Esquel Apparel2018-03-26
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