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Kipling Reviews

Updated September 21, 2017
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  1. "Good"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Las Vegas, NV
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Las Vegas, NV
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    It is so goodand i really like it

    Cons

    It is so great job that i ever had


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Make UNHappy!"

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    Former Employee - Creative
    Former Employee - Creative
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Kipling full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    401k and health benefits. 100% vested from the start. I don't have more to say. Just filling the minimum word requirement!

    Cons

    Certain teams experienced more turn over than others. Poor leadership. Tyrannical bosses that try to control your sick/personal time and try to govern when you're allowed to go see your doctor. Lots of unhappy people. Poor pay.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Store Manager- Outlet"

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

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

    Pros

    Very easy job, mostly stand around and sell. The pay is a little low for the industry but you really get paid for standing in one spot so it's a win-win! I just clock in and clock out. I don't give any more than that!

    Cons

    The upper management ( HR, DMs, Benefits , Payroll) are all completely incompetent! I really wonder how they got thier jobs in the first place. This company is constantly losing money because of dumb marketing decisions-absolutely no accountability at all!

    Advice to Management

    Stop treating your team like idiots and allow them to do want you hired them to do.


  4. "Employee review"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Kipling full-time

    Pros

    Great product which keeps on trend, some fantastic people, potential for a meaningful team experience. Good program for learning selling techniques. With a competent manager at the helm, this can be a pleasant, fun and motivating job.

    Cons

    Lots of politics in play. Employees get positions of responsibility based on who they know and not on their ability to do the job competently. This results in management by lazy employees with a weak work ethic. This has a detrimental effect on the team, who need focused, motivating leadership. Unequal division of labor among associates.

    Advice to Management

    Need for managers to have some formal training in managing a team of people effectively. Need for more defined areas of responsibility for the management positions. Some worked extremely hard, others leaned against the cash wrap counter most of the time!


  5. "Assistant Manager"

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    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Easy Job, Great Associate Discount and Incentives.

    Cons

    Black out dates for retail stores, while cooperate office closed during Winter Holidays, Scheduled Floor Set changes too many times, not getting visual plan till the day of floor set and visual props not arriving on time.
    Store manager must be consistent holding the team accountability.

    Advice to Management

    Marketing and Visual department need to get their act together!


  6. "Hmmm"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Benefits, Co-Workers, Schedule, Enviornment, PTO

    Cons

    Management, HR is completely oblivious


  7. "The company"

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    Current Employee - Store Manager
    Current Employee - Store Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    A lot of learnings spcially for first time retail associates.
    Happy place to work with.
    Great discounts

    Cons

    Hours
    No full time positions for associates

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Store Manager"

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    Current Employee - Store Manager in Glendale, CA
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Glendale, CA
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at Kipling (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Fun happy bag. Great

    Cons

    Worst Management that just creates drama. Leaders will throw under the bus in a heartbeat. Save yourself the trouble.


  9. "Awesome College Job"

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate in San Marcos, TX
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in San Marcos, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Fast paced environment with friendly management. Ample opportunity to move up within the company.

    Cons

    Like most retail hours depended on sales and during the slow months expect to be dropped to under 10 hours in most cases.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to provide employees with positive feedback. Encourage team growth and foster a positive work environment so that employees are excited to represent a reputable brand like Kipling.


  10. "Horrible"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate
    Former Employee - Sales Associate
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Discount,close to my other job and home.Terrible environment. I wouldn't recommended to my worst enemy

    Cons

    Management was doing cocaine in the bathroom and sell it after work.

    Advice to Management

    Stop snoring and might help with your attitude with the employees and customers.The store manager was always wire up and lost control one time.I understood when I saw the reason.


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