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Fossil Reviews

Updated February 23, 2017
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  • Upper management does not recognize and reward the hard work of employees (in 45 reviews)

  • Work life balance can be non existent (in 15 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (3)

    "A company that "walks the talk"!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richardson, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richardson, TX
    Recommends

    Pros

    Culture is amazing. Great communication through town halls meetings. Lots of team employee functions/events keeps the associates in all departments "connected". New facility with cafe, Starbucks and fitness center a definite plus.

    Cons

    I did not experience anything negative during my employment

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work! Continue to live by the values and principals of the company.


  2. "Part time associate"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Aventura, FL
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Aventura, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Fossil part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    you meet lots of people, learn about watches, managers are cools

    Cons

    sales driven = no real interactions with customers. They train you so you become a robot at selling watches

    Advice to Management

    try some real sales + people sales techniques and maybe add a commision add on to salaries.


  3. "Associate"

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    Former Employee - Associate
    Former Employee - Associate
    Recommends

    I worked at Fossil part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good hours if you're a student, which I was
    Good training
    Fun environment

    Cons

    Short shift, if you're looking for 8 hours a day, you won't find it here.
    A little over minimum wage.
    Hard to move up.


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  5. "Good Part Time Job"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Fossil part-time

    Pros

    Social, not too stressful. Friendly people.

    Cons

    Sales goals are not always good.

    Advice to Management

    Positivity.


  6. "Best experience in retail"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Emeryville, CA
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Emeryville, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Fossil full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Focus was on people and leadership development. I had the opportunity to flex my coaching and leadership with peers and associates. Working through my team I learned how to be a better leader and how to best model the way.

    Cons

    Location itself had really low traffic so it minimized my ability to impact as a leader because I had less opportunity to coach.

    As the years went by I found it a lot more difficult to see other career opportunities as well.


  7. "Merchandise all branded & Fossil product in 4 different FOB."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Merchandiser in Nash, TN
    Former Employee - Merchandiser in Nash, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Fossil part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Product! Fossil Leathers are the best on the market today for your money.

    Cons

    Never enough hours or understanding. Not every store is the same.


  8. "Great Company At The Time"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Third Key Holder in Jersey City, NJ
    Former Employee - Third Key Holder in Jersey City, NJ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Fossil part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    -Discount
    -You learn a lot about business analysis
    Exposed to everything from leading others, floor plans, payroll management, business analysis, profit strategies, etc

    Cons

    -Low staff
    -Company morals changed
    -Raises were low


  9. "Brand Ambassador"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Fossil part-time

    Pros

    Great co-workers, understanding managers, flexible hours are what make Fossil so great to work for.

    Cons

    Long shifts are possible, especially because Fossil will keep you "on-call" for the hours before and/or after your shift if you are working in retail. Compensation is just ok.

    Advice to Management

    Management is very involved with personal day-to-day activities, I prefer to not be micromanaged as an employee, but I understand it is an important part of their job to monitor employees productivity closely for statistical use.


  10. "Inclusive atmosphere with open communications through all level of management."

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    Current Employee - Store Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Store Manager in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Small and welcoming group. Challenging yet rewarding experiences awaits daily. I've learned more in my years at Fossil on guest engagement and business acumen than any of my previous management experiences.

    Cons

    Work life balance can be non existent. Personality and rapport with other management staff is a must. It's generally a great job - a very open team

    Advice to Management

    Everyone is invested in your success. Have a positive attitude and try to create a work life balance.


  11. "Fun job!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager
    Former Employee - Manager
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Fossil part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Working for Fossil was great. The job worked well for me because it was very flexible. The discounts were great too!

    Cons

    Most of the Fossil jobs are part time and they do not give overtime at all. You will need a second job.

    Advice to Management

    N/A



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