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Levi Strauss Reviews

Updated December 10, 2017
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Levi Strauss President and CEO Chip Bergh
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  • He was not realistic regarding employee work-life balance (in 25 reviews)

  • The current IT upper management run by a CFO whose only interested in bottom line IT services (in 33 reviews)

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  1. "fun place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Levi Strauss part-time

    Pros

    fun place to work at

    Cons

    not enough hours when i was working


  2. "Good starting job."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Levi Strauss full-time

    Pros

    Great starting job. Learned a lot of equipment.

    Cons

    The pay was low for the job I was doing.

    Advice to Management

    Learn to do something

  3. "WONDERFUL!"

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    Current Employee - Store Manager
    Current Employee - Store Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The company is AMAZING! They really care about the employees by going above and beyond to provide support. The pay is great and upper management makes you feel like family. There is a lot of opportunity for growth!

    Cons

    The only con that I can think of is that most locations are in outlets, which means ridiculous hours during holiday and the customers are extra annoying.


  4. "Great People, Not so Great Culture"

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

    I worked at Levi Strauss full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Amazing peers - The legacy and popularity of the brand attracts really great leaders.

    Cons

    Smoke and Mirrors when it comes to development and growth. Everyone speaks so vehemently about LS&Co being a place of development, but that is only true if you are lucky to work for a good leader.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in your people. Take notes from companies like Nike and Apple. Salaries, benefits, and employee engagement programs should be seen as an investment in your future strength as a brand. You should value the arms and legs of your brand (I.e. your employees) as much or more than cool marketing initiatives.

    Express Value and Trust in your Store Managers. Managers are treated as sub-level employees, when in fact, they are your connection to the consumer. Their value should be Recognized.

    Don’t delay technology updates! In an effort to save money, the company does not invest in essential tech updates to streamline business and make life simpler for both employees and consumers. Consumers notice and employees struggle as a result of the penny pinching.


  5. "Applied for management position"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    We think this company is big and be on top of correspondence. I don’t think so. Keep trying and hopefully you succeed.

    Cons

    Didn’t have good experience with application process. HR department should be looked into responding to applications they receive. Good luck.

    Advice to Management

    HR should have some form of communication with applicants informing them about their application.


  6. "Floor Managers only care for numbers/sales not customers"

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    Former Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Las Vegas, NV
    Former Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Las Vegas, NV
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Had 30% discount for employees

    Cons

    Had only 15 minutes of break time.
    Managers only cared about sales and not customers
    Have to meet sales quota or get booted within a month.

    Advice to Management

    Learn from taking customer service courses!


  7. "Human Resources"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Levi Strauss full-time

    Pros

    Iconic Brand that stands the test of time.

    Cons

    HR needs major transformation to run effectively.

    Advice to Management

    Make a decision to improve.

  8. "Worked into the ground."

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    Current Employee - Seasonal Sales Associate in San Marcos, TX
    Current Employee - Seasonal Sales Associate in San Marcos, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Levi Strauss part-time

    Pros

    Management has been reasonable about working around my school schedule and giving me an appropriate amount of hours per week, and the store is relatively neat and orderly. We will get the occasional free item if monthly sales goals are met and employees get a 40% discount.

    Cons

    Extremely unwelcoming. During the interview and brief new hire process they appeared very welcoming and kind, but this was clearly a charade. Now that I've been on for about a month, any sort of kindness that management was sending my way when I first started has gone out the window. They have clearly formed cliques with long-time employees and they are treated much better. Management is consistently barking orders at me while I overhear a group of them laughing and talking in the break area. I've tried very hard to be a good worker and to do the job correctly and yet they've constantly made me feel like a bad worker, which I know is not true of myself.

    Advice to Management

    Treat newer employees as you treat long-time employees and vice versa. Levi's corporate gives new employees a lot of incentive to work, but that incentive has been completely drained by store management.


  9. "Retail Associate"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Levi Strauss part-time

    Pros

    Great Place to work, friendly people.

    Cons

    Very busy during holidays and having to meeting meet sales goals.


  10. "Sales Associate"

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

    Pros

    Everyone was welcoming and since you have to were LEVI apparel to work, they let you pick out an outfit for free. Great discounts on clothes.

    Cons

    The Times Square location is very fast-paced. Most customers are from a foreign country so they have a hard time speaking english/communicating.

    Advice to Management

    Be more organized and assign people work aligned with their respective roles.


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