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Karen Millen Reviews

Updated Aug 15, 2019

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Karen Millen CEO Beth Butterwick
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  • "Head Office in Old Street is a little packed - although there are some great places to go out and break out areas in head office(in 7 reviews)

  • "low pay, no incentives, bad commission(in 7 reviews)

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  1. "Great place to work!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Karen Millen full-time

    Pros

    Supportive upper management. Everyone’s voice is heard.

    Cons

    None that I can think of

    Karen Millen2019-05-31
  2. "At 1st it was nice until..."

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    Former Employee - Personal Stylist in Tysons Corner, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Karen Millen part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Manager was nice and flexible with the hour as well as made sure we all got fair hours. Store was inside bloomingdales which didnt feel so closed off from others. Friendly working staff.

    Cons

    Submitted a work place harassment complaint and they brushed it off and never did anything about it. They actually asked me to remove it.

    Advice to Management

    Care more for your employees

    Karen Millen2019-05-30
  3. "Honestly not worth it"

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    Former Employee - Stylist in Chevy Chase, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Karen Millen part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    I didn't receive any benefits from working there

    Cons

    long hours short staff low pay no clients no room for growth

    Advice to Management

    hire more people. Don't open shops where there is no traffic

    Karen Millen2019-03-07
  4. "Don’t Do It!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

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    Current Employee - Concessions Manager 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Karen Millen full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Bloomingdale’s Discount Uniform allowance Cant think of anything else haha

    Cons

    Aggressive goals No respect for time off Corporate lies a lot Harassment when you don’t make numbers No organization They have aggressively closed stores Micromanagement They mess up on your check a lot Bonuses are always paid super late Dated systems They dont pay the UPS bill, staple bill on time So you can have to wait months to get what you need They don’t value people and it creates mass turnover...

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    Advice to Management

    Value your employees Pay your bills on time Give stores the product they ask for Support your managers so you don’t have to phase them out Change the culture because it’s toxic Bring Princess back it was doing well and growing until she left

    Karen Millen2019-03-21
  5. "Intern"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Karen Millen full-time

    Pros

    All positives. Good company, good energy, good pay

    Cons

    None I can think of

    Karen Millen2018-11-06
  6. "Concession manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Karen Millen full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Your shop is your own business and you get a lotbof independence. The company recognizes top sellers and there is ample growth within.

    Cons

    Small corporate team. The goals are very high.

    Advice to Management

    Do no micromanage.

    Karen Millen2018-09-10
  7. "Great immediate team, with room to improve in upper management."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Karen Millen part-time

    Pros

    - In-store team was super supportive - KPIs are set within reason

    Cons

    Like almost all retail companies, upper management needs to stop power-tripping

    Advice to Management

    You are not changing the world or curing cancer. Don't be mean or intentionally threatening to people for unwarranted reasons.

    Karen Millen2018-04-25
  8. "Sylist"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at Karen Millen part-time

    Pros

    Flexible, easy job, inside of Bloomingdales, but not run by Bloomingdales

    Cons

    Always pushy, never good enough, micromanagement, always being pressured, horrible uniform allowance

    Advice to Management

    Stop micromanaging, and leave your employees alone and they will succeed. Don't be pushy, and don't text your employees on their days off!

    Karen Millen2018-04-03

    Karen Millen Response

    April 19, 2018HR Manager

    Hi! Thank you for providing the feedback! We really appreciate your hard work and effort in achieving excellence! We are working hard to improve management style and working environment. If you have any further or specific recommendations please email at karenmillendhr@gmail.com. ...

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  9. "Good opportunity to work with people"

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Palo Alto, CA

    I worked at Karen Millen part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Friendly people, flexible schedule.

    Cons

    The manager made mistakes and forgot to pay. She was also rude, not polite most of the time. And I forgot to pay bonuses for sale. In this regard, my colleague quit.

    Advice to Management

    Often check supervisors and management. Which make small fraud with sales and sales bonuses.

    Karen Millen2018-02-02

    Karen Millen Response

    April 19, 2018HR Manager

    Hi! Thank you for taking the time to post the feedback! We are really glad that you have found people that you enjoy working with. Your feedback regarding the manager is important. We will work with the individual and formulate a response. If you have any further or specific ...

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  10. "Great!"

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    Current Employee - Lifeguard in Parsons, KS
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Karen Millen part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Greeting others and being in the water

    Cons

    Sitting all day and the heat

    Advice to Management

    Keep busy

    Karen Millen2018-01-04
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