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Joe's Jeans Reviews

Updated June 11, 2017
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  1. "Sale Associate"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Joe's Jeans part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    None, literally nothing about this company was good.

    Cons

    Trash Management
    Underpaid
    Terrible Product
    To keep a clientele book for selling denim was beyond pointless, people aren't looking for jeans everyday at 200$.

    Advice to Management

    Treat employees better, you will have better results.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Horrible Corporate Management"

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    Former Employee - Store Manager in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Store Manager in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Joe's Jeans full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The environment is relaxing and the customers are good folks for the most part. The employee discount is unbelievable at 75% off retail price.

    It was very easy to move up since the turnover is huge. I went from part time sales associate to store manager at a different location in less than a year.

    Cons

    Corporate management is AWFUL. The disrespect from regional managers and the "VP" were unbelievable.

    The visuals team shows up during business hours and tears apart the store while customers are shopping and makes the shopping experience lousy for customers.

    The bonus program at the time I worked there was VERY flawed and was easily manipulated to steal sales. I'm not sure if it's changed since then, but I doubt it.

    Advice to Management

    To Corporate: Survey your lower level employees to see how your corporate employees are treating them. I guarantee you won't like what you find.

  3. "Please reconsider before even applying here."

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

    Pros

    Great discount on jeans and that's about it!

    Cons

    This place is truly the pits. Working here has been one of my most miserable experiences. The turn over for this company is like no other and the stores are typically always short staffed. In other words be prepared to work endlessly with very little pay. You can tell that corporate is small, they are very unorganized and seem to hire just about anyone to be a DM. The bonus program is a joke as well.

    Advice to Management

    Less micro-managing and more training for employees would probably help business excel.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Greatly Disapointing"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great discount, but product has continuous quality control issues.

    Cons

    Lack of support from corporate management who provide you with no support while aggressively expecting you to succeed is counterproductive to everyone. This stifling work environment worsened emensly after hiring on the Director of Stores in 2011. The company did not need another "leader" who reflected a culture of elitist detachment from its retail staff.
    This company does not address continuous Q.C. issues with clothing, which affects customers belief in purchasing a quality garment. Most items are made in China which is reflected in the amount of returned damaged product from disappointed customers. Its obvious the company is more concerned with quantity or quality, while still promoting itself as "designer denim."
    Bonus structure is a joke and pay is obsolete; with negative and oppressive corporate managemment there is no incentive to succeed. Even when you are proving yourself and exceeding sales expectations you are not acknowledged and encouraged.

    Advice to Management

    Your "underlings" are the ones paying your corporate salary. They are to be valued, supported and encouraged. If they reach out and you continuously let them fall, so will your business.
    "Always recognize that human individuals are ends, and do not use them as means to your end."
    — Immanuel Kant


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Don't waste your time with this company; they're not profiting and neither will you."

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    Former Employee - Store Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Joe's Jeans full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    None. Poorly run business, inefficient business practices, poor communication, "corporation" operating as a startup, poor work/life balance, terrible people

    Cons

    Micro management, poorly run business, not a profiting company, basic jeans and tee brand trying to be luxury, a brand trying to be luxury when no one in the company comes from a luxury background: "corporate" employees consist of low end outlet and forever21 backgrounds, this company is "clicky" whereas people who have some relationship with Joe are given illegitimate authority in the business to interject their personal perspective of business and employees which consist of personal vendettas against any new hires that don't kiss ass, their visuals team is atrocious-the worst I've ever seen, they have no idea what they're doing, and this company is just a typical retail environment; cutthroat, fake, unprofessional, and full of phony and tacky people to put it kindly.

    Advice to Management

    Don't micro manage, support the individuls you hire, ensure business efficiency and quality work environment, communicate, don't call yourself corporate when you operate like a start up, don't eliminate good people building your brand because "corporate" aka best friends with the owner dislike someone on a personal level, stay professional with building business and relationships as your objective or this company will continue to fail, stop trying to make a jeans and tshirt brand "luxury" and/or fashion forward, it's a joke.


  6. Helpful (4)

    "Fabulous until October 2011 Director of Sales Hire."

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    Former Employee - Store Manager
    Former Employee - Store Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great Discount.
    Wonderful Customers
    Great Associates
    Nice product

    Cons

    Micro-Management from Director of Stores disallows any opportunity learn and grow.
    Opportunity for advancement is extremely minimal. Unfortunately, you aren't rewarded bye your proven skill set. Only bye being one of D.O.S. minion, of which are totally controlled bye fear and scare tactics.

    Advice to Management

    Senior Management: Director Of Stores, and her minion of whom she brought with her are going to tear Joe's Jeans Inc. apart! I wish someone would do something before it becomes too late!


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