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Fendi Reviews

Updated July 17, 2017
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  1. "Hard work pays off"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Advisor in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Sales Advisor in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great commission structure
    Very good health/dental benefits!
    Supportive management
    Training

    Cons

    Very little growth and development
    High goal expectations can be stressful


  2. "review"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Fendi full-time

    Pros

    Perks were great, products were amazing and most of corporate was respectful

    Cons

    new management is not respectful and now all of a sudden growth isn't an option.

  3. "Store Manager"

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

    I worked at Fendi full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    good pay, bonus structure and product allowance

    Cons

    1. poor training- mostly CBT that isn't updated and relevent to current platform
    2. lack organizatioanl planning- stores have to write schedules out 45 days in advance but workload, travel and projects communicated to stores 3-15 days out.
    3. lack transparency- benefits cost and 401K 100% vested weren't accurate in the offer. Store staffing and manpower not as communicated in interview process.
    4. poor vacation structure
    5. no work life balance- SM must work all weekends unless using vacation ( not communicated in the hiring/interview process) and must work on days off if workload demands or meetings/conference calls occure.
    6. SM is the only non-commission manager so most operational tasks and duties fall on the SM since the Assistant Manager is hourly commission role.

    The Store Manager position is more of a managment position and not a leadership role. If you like to manage vs. lead than this may be up your alley.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in quality training - create an SM on-boarding program and have them work in a store of a top talent to learn the Fendi ropes.


  4. "Regional Visual Merchandiser"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Fendi full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Amazing produce and creative direction.

    Cons

    Sometimes hard to find further opportunities from within.


  5. "Employee"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits, 401k, great perks during the holidays

    Cons

    Pressure to make sales goals, long hours on your feet, low pay

    Advice to Management

    If there is a certain expectation from the company, management should exemplify that expectation. Especially if employees follow the guidelines. There should be better communication in regards to any changes or updates related to the business.


  6. "Product Manager Assistant"

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

    I worked at Fendi full-time

    Pros

    Amazing headquarters, amazing company heritage. Very clean and exciting work environment. Pretty standard work hours. Get to travel to fashion shows and show rooms. This is one of the most prestigious Italian brands and it feels great to be a part of it!

    Cons

    The workforce is very critical of each other and tend to not go along too well. There is no food at the office. The office is far from most residential districts of Rome.

    Advice to Management

    The environment is too hierarchical... Take better care of the workforce and give them more responsibility. I saw some very skilled people doing very basic and repetitive day to day tasks, someone has to do them but more incentives and more responsibility should be given.


  7. "Fendi"

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    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Las Vegas, NV
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Las Vegas, NV
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Fendi full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Fendi gives its employees a chance to be very entrepreneurial and gives us a lot of exposure.

    Cons

    Commission is not as competitive as other brands

  8. "Lackluster at best despite the beautiful products."

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

    Pros

    The products are beautiful and it is an LVMH company.

    Cons

    The company doesn't seem to know what direction they want to head in. There are always changes in many different directions. The pay was terrible for a luxury company. Most of the positions were part-time which meant long hours with the least desired shifts and no benefits for part-timers.

    Advice to Management

    Pay your employees what they're worth. Give them a better hourly instead of focusing so much on commission sales that only pay off in high-traffic stores.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Low commission. Expected more"

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    Former Employee - Sales in Las Vegas, NV
    Former Employee - Sales in Las Vegas, NV
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Fendi full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great career paths. Continued self-training from online/app on your own time at work.
    LVMH employee benefits. Uniforms (2 set per year) and nice products all hand made in Italy.
    Amazing opportunity to see the world for store managers, the company will have sales meeting at exciting destination and every year in Rome, Italy.
    Nice POS system and time clock system that everyone can logged into work at any stores.

    Cons

    In Las Vegas market.
    Inventory
    Due to limited inventory most of the time staffs from the smaller store have to pick up and drop off merchandise between stores in the market using their own vehicle and gas money almost daily. Many missed opportunities due to not enough time(shipping issues) between stores when transfer product for client.
    Management & Benefits
    Micro-managing, slow response from HR. Employee discounts program, but 85% of items are not included.
    Upper management seems to be unaware of middle managers (store level) and sales associate behaviors.
    Productivity
    Store goals is set to be really high and out of reach example expecting 25-30% increases from LY.
    Training
    Online self-training was great but many chapters have different versions which could create some confusion.

    Advice to Management

    Great idea to let their store managers manage their own business. Checking in once a month rather than every 3-4 months might be better.
    An agreement, teamwork or standard should be set to help each other in order to run a successful market.
    Online training is great but one on one from buyer or expert is a must.


  10. "Excellent company"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Associate
    Current Employee - Sales Associate
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great pay great benefits lots of opportunity to grow

    Cons

    Sometimes expected to work 6 days


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