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Levi Strauss Reviews

Updated September 22, 2017
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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. "DO NOT WORK AT THE FLAGSHIP LOCATION"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Lead Stylist in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Lead Stylist in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Is there really a pro? Best if you're only here for a month. Don't think you can ever move up if you're looking for a long-term career.

    Cons

    Management does not align. They try to sell you on a culture that's all about growth and development--"training will be provided." Management is still training themselves. Upper leadership also take credit for your work. There is no consistency, communication, or creative collaboration. If you like being thrown to the wolves, then accept the challenge of working for this particular store. Otherwise, good luck. DO NOT WORK FOR THE FLAGSHIP LOCATION.

    Advice to Management

    Disband and close down this location. You have too many unrealistic expectations and communication issues to call yourselves leaders.


  2. "flex pac operators"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    absolutely nothing at all it was horrible

    Cons

    horrible company to work for and horrible managers

  3. "Great brand, good people, bad leadership"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Levi Strauss full-time

    Pros

    - Awesome American brand
    - Cool coworkers - you'll make friends for life
    - Great company benefits and perks
    - Decent work/life balance overall
    - Company values are ethical and progressive

    Cons

    - Progress is slow, lots of red tape. Frustrating environment for the truly talented.
    - The brand attracts great employees, but a lot of departments are so poorly run that the best people don't stay long. As a result, turnover is extreme, and the people who stick it out/become managers aren't always the most qualified.
    - Politics, politics, politics. Some teams are better than others, but a lot of Levi's alums will tell you this is the most toxic work environment they've ever experienced.

    Advice to Management

    Reward intelligence, dedication, and straight shooting. Stop playing games. Levi's has been coasting on its brand awareness for decades now, but that won't last forever.


  4. "Job doesn't pay bills"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Levi Strauss part-time

    Pros

    Discount and free clothes.

    Cons

    No Hours, Job doesnt pay bills

    Advice to Management

    Put out more hours.


  5. "sales associate mainly on the men's floor"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at Levi Strauss part-time

    Pros

    gaining product knowledge
    working as a group to reach our store sales goal
    independent work to increase my own personal sale goal
    adapting to foreign customers and learning how to communicate what they're looking for

    Cons

    shoplifters
    not being able to find exactly what the customer was looking for

    Advice to Management

    This was a great job! I learned alot of skills I will use further down the line in retail. Keep up the warm and productive mindest you guys have and keep on encourgaing us to strive harder! it makes us feel good when we do strive harder and get recognized for our hard work.


  6. "IT Worker"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Levi Strauss full-time

    Pros

    Good community outreach and volunteer activities

    Cons

    Highly outsourced, no career planning or training programs, bad PTO policy, very territorial environment, layoffs

    Advice to Management

    Fix the cons


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Just to Start Career in Retail"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Levi Strauss part-time

    Pros

    Levi's is a good place to begin stepping into the retail world. You can learn a lot as a sales associate about how everything works. One of the very few places I believe really gives people a chance at it without prior experience.

    Cons

    Most definitely there is scandal within management. Employees create a clique that includes management and if you are not welcome, you have no way of excelling within company. Favoritism is a huge issue that should be addressed. Well established employees are not praised or respected enough and it resulted in a high turnover rate. People were practically encouraged to leave in order to bump up favorites. If someone feels that they are ready to take on more responsibility, it is in your best interest to go seek new employment.

    Advice to Management

    Acknowledge employees who are talented and do benefit the company. The lack of praise causes discouragement. Pointing out only the flaws will make you lose the best of them.

  8. "Great place to learn"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Associate in Frisco, TX
    Former Employee - Account Associate in Frisco, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Coworkers are great. Really good sense of culture.

    Cons

    Kinda of stuck in the past

    Advice to Management

    Shake the whole thing up. Retail is undergoing a huge change, that means your company should too.


  9. "Retail Analyst"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Levi Strauss full-time

    Pros

    small corp environment; volunteer day; small teams; room for advancement

    Cons

    company debt equals layoffs; bring back 1/2 day Fridays; continue to grow the company internationally; more diversity at the senior levels

    Advice to Management

    search for more diversity; pay down company debt


  10. "Levi's Retail Review - Amazing Brand, Questionable Company"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Full Time Supervisor
    Former Employee - Full Time Supervisor
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Amazing brand culture, iconic and high quality products. High-paced, generally fun work environment within stores. Positive brand message and core values.

    Cons

    Transparent communication between regional management and entry level associates. Inefficient hiring practices and poor talent developement plans for upward mobility.

    Advice to Management

    Seek information regarding in stores directly to employees, rather than depending on chain of command to give transparent feedback and or speak to opportunities at a store level. Work harder to make empathy a focus inside of stores, and bring the culture to working in the corporate side of the brand into retail locations in meaningful ways.


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