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Levi Strauss Reviews

Updated April 26, 2017
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  • They say they encourage work/life balance (in 24 reviews)

  • The current IT upper management run by a CFO whose only interested in bottom line IT services (in 31 reviews)

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  1. "Best company I have worked for hands down"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Associate - Stylist in Niagara Falls, NY
    Current Employee - Sales Associate - Stylist in Niagara Falls, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Amazing managers, good pay, flexible scheduling

    Cons

    None that I can think of


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Review as a stylist"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Stylist in Milpitas, CA
    Former Employee - Stylist in Milpitas, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Friendly coworkers, able to transfer to stores, employee discount 30%

    Cons

    Management changed often and you may work full time hours but they won't give you any benefits. Hours are based on sales


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Wonderful brands, poor company strategies"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - IT Director Latin America in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - IT Director Latin America in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Levi Strauss full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Brand heritage is the most valuable asset the company has. Company values were lived and applied in any company plans and decisions.

    Cons

    Leadership changed and new ideas and WOW were implemented, some of them not always aligned with company culture/values, they were more revenue oriented. Diversity is just spoken, but not practiced at all.

    Advice to Management

    Foster clear communication and make sure job´s expectations and goals as clear for both you and your boss.


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  5. "Alright Place to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in San Marcos, TX
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in San Marcos, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Working environment was very good.

    Cons

    They barely gave you any hours each week

    Advice to Management

    Give employees more hours.


  6. Helpful (3)

    "Retail Operations Specialist"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Retail Operations in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Retail Operations in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Levi Strauss full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    LS&Co. has an amazing 401K, great office location and decent time off allotment. If you're M band you get a 20% bonus and P band 10% bonus. Beware, not all managers are M band. Tricky, tricky, Levi's.

    Cons

    Every department at LS&Co. has a different culture. I can't speak for the organization as a whole, but for me, the culture on the retail operations team was toxic. It was highly elementary and unbelievably catty. Sadly, this was due to a few females who were very insecure on what they deemed "the leadership team." Nothing screams great leadership more than a self proclaimed leader...

    It's safe to say the politics were next level beginning with middle management. In order to build themselves up, they created a hierarchy that deflated engagement, dissolved collaboration, and made for an unenjoyable work environment.

    Any top talent lasted two years at most before fleeing the coop. What could be an amazing company to work for is diluted with insecure leaders who have moved up, not because of talent, but because of enslaving individual contributors and organizational shifts... aka a whole lot of luck.

    Beware.

    Advice to Management

    Restructure the retail ops team by benchmarking best in class retailers. Stop hiring your friends and clean house with the insecure leaders that are killing the culture and collaboration.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Nope"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Retail Sales Associate in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Retail Sales Associate in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Met some cool people working there.

    Cons

    No commission. Change in management led to some undesirable working conditions.


  8. Helpful (4)

    "Merchandising"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Levi Strauss full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Amazing brand with great values.

    Cons

    Working for Levi's is like being in a semi-abusive relationship. You really care about the company, your work and what you do and it really does seem like it cares bout you too, but then you're constantly getting in fights, you have to settle for situations you don't approve of and bend over backwards at any given moment to get something stupid done that they swear is 'business critical' that ends up not even mattering or actualizing in the end. And then you just keep going back because you care too damn much to leave.

    Advice to Management

    Make decisions. Own up to them and understand circumstances of what you decide.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Pros and Cons for working at Levis corporate"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Product Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Product Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Levi Strauss full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good 401k matching, good health benefits, employee discount 30%, free coffee bars on each floor

    Cons

    dysfunction teams, poor work life balance, high trun over, layoffs

    Advice to Management

    if you want a productive team of people give them the staffing required


  10. "Assistant manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Rehoboth Beach, DE
    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Rehoboth Beach, DE
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    pay rate, staff, management

    Cons

    The only thing i would change is the reaction when we dont make day...like no customers is our fault

    Advice to Management

    invest in your ppl better


  11. "boring"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Auburn Hills, MI
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Auburn Hills, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Levi Strauss (More than a year)

    Pros

    I made money so that was nice.

    Cons

    the job was boring. very boring.


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