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Guess? Reviews

Updated August 15, 2017
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Pros
  • Employee discount was a nice idea (in 85 reviews)

  • you learn a lot about the retail experience (in 22 reviews)

Cons
  • Store management doesn't provide much work life balance (in 25 reviews)

  • Upper management is really lacking (in 47 reviews)

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  1. "Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fun environment to work in. Able to develop entry level employees.

    Cons

    No growth potential for working professionals in the field trying to get into Corporate Headquarters. Lots of biases.

    Advice to Management

    Talent Inventory; instead of outsourcing look within the company for those looking for advancement and have both the education and experience.


  2. "Review"

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

    I worked at Guess? part-time

    Pros

    Good product. Good discount.

    Cons

    Horrible management. Worked for a few years never received a raise. Associates new more than store manager. Not properly trained to run a store. The accociates work harder than management.

  3. "Good starting job for students"

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    Former Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Guess? part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The people, employee benefits and schedule are student/part time friendly. Keeping up with tends and fashion is always a plus!!

    Cons

    As with all retail, tedious cleanup and organizational details. Not much room to grow other than management role and the dependencies on other employee's attendances is a struggle

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up as it's getting tougher for store retails due to internet and millennials


  4. "Sales associate"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Guess? part-time

    Pros

    -You get 20% discount
    -very well kept store

    Cons

    -long hours
    -pay was low
    -stressful,


  5. "Sales Associate"

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    Former Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Cleveland, OH
    Former Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Cleveland, OH

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

    Pros

    Good Discount
    Easy Going Environment
    Clientele had money to spend
    Gave you a good amount of responsibility after only 2 days or so of training

    Cons

    Reaching goals was sometimes impossible since we didn't have much foot traffic
    Understaffed

    Advice to Management

    Needs better defenses against theft, our store lost a lot of inventory to deceitful customers


  6. "sales person"

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    Former Employee - Sales Person in Sterling Heights, MI
    Former Employee - Sales Person in Sterling Heights, MI
    Recommends

    I worked at Guess? (More than a year)

    Pros

    good people to work there with

    Cons

    no comission is not a good thing


  7. "Sales Associate"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Guess? part-time

    Pros

    - Great management, from top down

    Cons

    - No room for growth

  8. "Insane work load."

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    Current Employee - Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Management
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    There isn't a lot! But the other side of it is that it's a huge Company with high expectations. Work load can get from(on a scale of 1 to 10) 8 to 9 mostly if you don't have a good working force. And that's retail. Guess is an international brand. People from all over the world shop at guess, and that's why it's a lifestyle brand. but as its core, it has its own issues. And there are many from marketing to Corporate culture, from business ethics to employee recognitions. And also no Work Life Balance, That's really important. Despite all that, the growth opportunity is exponential. Guess? divides its business into five reportable segments: Europe, America's retail, Asia, Americas Wholesale, and Licensing, It also splits the GUESS? into GUESS, GUESS Kids, GUESS by MARCIANO and FACTORY. Guess and its licensees and distributors operate in 97 countries worldwide. It directly operates roughly 870 retail stores in the Americas, Europe and Asia. The Company's licensees and distributors operated roughly 770 additional retail stores worldwide. So the cash flow is there.

    Cons

    less payroll affects the value of the brand.No capital Investments. Execution lags every time.

    Advice to Management

    "Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things." PD


  9. "Intern"

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Guess? as an intern

    Pros

    Great internship program; Learned a lot

    Cons

    top management is not that great. Not a lot of transparency.

    Advice to Management

    Be more open to new ideas; allow transparency; allow growth.


  10. "Store Associate"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Guess? part-time

    Pros

    Great clothes, trendy atmosphere, great employee discounts

    Cons

    Horrible pay, stressful environment, stuck up co-workers

    Advice to Management

    lessen stressful sales tactics


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