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Fossil Reviews

Updated February 21, 2019
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  1. "Amazing company"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate
    Former Employee - Sales Associate
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great group of people to work with, and ability to move up within company. Pay was also great

    Cons

    Associates have to meet Sales goals in order to obtain more hours. However, many stores do not get the traffic to meet sales goal

    Advice to Management

    Look past the sales goal, if they were met or not. Look at the motivation and effort of team members and schedule according.


  2. "Fun environment"

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    Current Employee - Watch Technician in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Watch Technician in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits and discount on watch sales

    Cons

    Low wages cuts hours if needed. No room of growth for non graduate and laborer

    Advice to Management

    To maintain a good work flow on any department give a space of growth for the top essential employees and give what it takes to keep them for a long term

  3. "Great company"

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    Current Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Estero, FL
    Current Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Estero, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Fossil part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    It’s a great company to learn from.

    Cons

    Promotablity is difficult due to payroll cuts


  4. "Great Part-time Job!"

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Niagara Falls, NY
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Niagara Falls, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Fossil part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Now I can only speak to the particular branch that I have worked at but the Fossil located in Niagara Falls, within the Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls, is a joy to work for. A laid back atmosphere with a desire to please customers. This starts with the exceptional environment and culture that Management has successfully built. Great part-time job!

    Cons

    I wish the pay was a little better.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the incredible work!


  5. "Overall Good Place to Work"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Pottstown, PA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Pottstown, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Easy dress code- everything is pretty casual and most of thing you can wear you probably already own: neutral colors, jeans, seasonal colors.
    -Great Coworkers- My managers and other associates were all really great. It made working much less boring. I cannot speak to other stores for this quality, but the location I was employed was great in terms of this.
    -You learn a lot- If you do not know much about watches, handbags or sales, you will learn. This is actually really great.

    Cons

    - The discount- I worked at an outlet and the discount was not much better than what the outlet customers would actually receive.
    - Not many hours - My store could not give me as many hours as I would have liked since they had a lot of people working there.
    - On calls- In PA on call shifts are still legal and they are really annoying since you do not know if you are working until an hour before.
    - The customers- This is retail in general, but mostly because it was an outlet mall. They always want more discounts than we can give and it makes it realllyyyy annoying sometimes. I also have been harassed by customers...
    -Salary vs amount of work- At my store we gave amazing customer service and i don't know if that was really reflected in the salary.

    Advice to Management

    The managers of my store are amazing!! I have zero negative things to say about them. What I will say however is towards corporate. They REALLY need to update their sexual harassment policy. None of my coworkers ever did anything inappropriate to me, but the males customers did. Fossil does not protect their employees well enough against this. I have felt uncomfortable many times within my store as the result of the customers making crude comments towards me. I was even stalked by one. As an employee I did not have the right to ask them to leave the store, I just had to deal with it.. This need to be updated because I doubt my case stands alone.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Great employees, poor management"

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    Former Employee - Program Manager in Richardson, TX
    Former Employee - Program Manager in Richardson, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The office is a cool space, the employees skew younger and the overall vibe at Fossil HQ is very hip and energetic. The pay was good. The benefits average.

    Cons

    Management has no ability to make a decision. They are paralyzed to please Kosta and don't do their own thing. Plans change on a dime, and their product is in a declining market. Layoffs are common.

    Advice to Management

    Hire people that can run their own department without running everything through Kosta. Get a long term strategic plan and stick with it. Hire stronger leaders and weed out many of the long-timers that know how to suck up to Kosta but can't run a department well.


  7. "poor management"

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    Former Employee - Supervisor in Atlantic City, NJ
    Former Employee - Supervisor in Atlantic City, NJ

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

    Pros

    flexibile shifts
    casual / comfortable workplace

    Cons

    poor management
    avarage pay rate

  8. "Fun and encouraging"

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    Former Employee - Seasonal Sales Associate
    Former Employee - Seasonal Sales Associate
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Fossil part-time

    Pros

    Great management, clean and organized work environment, fun coustmers

    Cons

    Not alot of hours

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up! I loved working with you and the company!


  9. "Terrible job, pretty good company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Fossil full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Wonderful benefits and attitudes. They love their emoloyees

    Cons

    The job sucks and people it’s very fast paced


  10. "Great Part Time Job!"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate
    Former Employee - Sales Associate
    Recommends

    I worked at Fossil part-time

    Pros

    Great team
    Flexible Hours
    Great job for college students

    Cons

    Never faced any cons. Great place for part time students