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Movado Group Reviews

Updated March 26, 2017
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  • Underpaid and there is no real room for growth in IT (in 3 reviews)

  • There is no growth or succession planning and they will hire from the outside (in 4 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    ""ok" job/company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Analyst in Paramus, NJ
    Current Employee - Sales Analyst in Paramus, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Movado Group (More than a year)

    Pros

    work/life balance, deadlines are long (less stress leading up to them)

    Cons

    no loyalty to employees, bad management, boring, no vertical movement


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Store Manager"

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    Former Employee - Retail Store Manager in Orlando, FL
    Former Employee - Retail Store Manager in Orlando, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Movado Group full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Small corporate structure enabling access you wouldnt normally have with larger retailers. Competetive pay structure

    Cons

    Where to start...zero opportunity for advancement beyond Store Manager. Poor training structure with very outdated material. No room for learning from mistakes and no assistance available when it comes to unfamiliar issues. High pressure atmosphere. President of the outlet retail division micro manages everything and has zero people skills...elitist with the wrong background to be heading up a retail division of an organization.

    Advice to Management

    Steal shamelessly from other successful retail companies in order to improve on people relations.


  3. Helpful (3)

    "Store Manager"

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    Former Employee - Store Manager in Fall River, MA
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Fall River, MA
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Movado Group full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Annual conference get-away IF you weren't on the bad list that year. 401K matched to 3% and opportunity to purchase stock. Given a stipend towards the purchase of a watch for personal use once probation period ends.

    Cons

    EVERY KPI is measured and if you happen to be low on just one you are ridiculed, spoken down to and reminded that you can be replaced. You are either part of the "clique" or become the victim of interrogation by the National trainer. The style of leadership used can best be described as: "The carrot or the stick"!

    Advice to Management

    There's no advice that they would be open to ...


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  5. Helpful (6)

    "No Growth Opportunities"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Paramus, NJ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Paramus, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Movado Group full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The individual co-workers are terrific, and make the place tolerable. Benefits are OK - but Nothing Special.

    Cons

    Small company & though publicly traded it is family controlled. Positions are filled based on whether you're in the favored club, not whether you have skills needed for the position. Other than very junior positions, there is No real growth potential. people are expected to be reachable 24/7, but not compensated for it

    Advice to Management

    If you really believe you care about your people, try interacting with them, and get out of the ivory tower. (Eating lunch in the cafeteria, at "The Table" doesn't count.)


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Sales Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Jackson, NJ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Jackson, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Movado Group full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Beautiful product and showroom. They have very talented design and marketing teams. Would have preferred working in the marketing department.

    Cons

    Overworked and under appreciated. Environment is tough. If you are a new employee you are expected to sink or swim. Training is almost non-exsistent. Everyone is too busy being overworked than to help the transition of new people. Sales department is caddy, clicky and treat new people harshly. They have a mean-girl attitude.

    Advice to Management

    Be more professional and make an effort to train or help new employees. You are not creating a cure for cancer, lighten up and be nicer.


  7. Helpful (4)

    "Good company except for the turmoils within PDPM dept"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Product Developer in Paramus, NJ
    Current Intern - Product Developer in Paramus, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Movado Group as an intern (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great sale and discounts on watches
    good people

    Cons

    - The PDPM dept doesn't have a vision direction or a set plan. This dept doesn't know how to say no or confront difficult people.

    - Lack of transparency and clear communication all the way from dept lead to directors to managers to jr managers to coordinators.

    - Lack of motivation to work hard because there is no fair reward system.
    You could be here for 20 years and still be making half the amount of money to your peer who has been here less than a year
    - Here is another eg - you can join as a manager and within a span of 2 years become a director and and then VP just because you had the backing of a sr executive. You could be leading a team of 20+ with no real experience of leader mainly because your brown nosing skills

    Things just don't make sense when it comes to promoting someone or compensating.

    - lack of clear objectives and direction within this dept. real issues don't get bubbled outside the dept to executive mgmt. Mostly because this dept is controlled and indirectly managed by the leaders in design. So things are steeped under the rug.

    - there are some strong workers in this dept but the mani issues stem from lack of LEADERSHIP in the dept. This dept lacks seasoned and professional leadership.

    - this dept is very much influenced and indirectly controlled by the leaders in design. There is a lot of "ill treatment " and "yelling" to the point where many have left the company.

    - we need a strong sensible and seasoned dept lead who doesn't dance to the tunes of design or brand. Someone who is bold to back up this dept and stand behind the team. Someone who is supportive objective and a true leader.

    Advice to Management

    The performance of the leadership of this department needs to be questioned given the state of this dept.


  8. "Great for interns, not for the experienced and new to the company"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Demand Planning Manager in Paramus, NJ
    Current Employee - Demand Planning Manager in Paramus, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The commute for me is good, just off the GSP

    Cons

    Work environment, most are in open type areas, very noisy, difficult to concentrate. The people who have been with the company a long time seem satisfied. New employees are given unreasonable goals and not truely appreciated by the long timers.

    Advice to Management

    Concentrate on the ovrall business. Do not dictate to others as to what to do, escpecially whan the taks at hand are vague. Do not be overly critical of new employees, allow a few months for them to find their way.


  9. Helpful (11)

    "Not a creative environment"

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    Former Employee - Designer in Paramus, NJ
    Former Employee - Designer in Paramus, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    dress code, work day hours

    Cons

    The design department is lacking a true creative direction. An accountant is in charge of the design department. There is more of a Devil Wear's Prada approach than a Apple approach. What you know isn't as important as who you impress most with your sense of style and charm. .

    Advice to Management

    Stop hiring over qualified designers. Designer turn around is high for a reason, it's not the designers it's the management. LIsten to your design staff, let people learn, let people speak up, let designers be designers and improve your business! There are 2 managers too many for such a limited about of brands. Embrace and empower your design team.


  10. Helpful (5)

    "Decent work/life balance, poor pay and benefits"

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    Current Employee - Manager in Paramus, NJ
    Current Employee - Manager in Paramus, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Work/life balance is decent. Not many people work late hours - most leave at 5 or 5:30, even top management.
    Decent employee discount.
    Very casual dress code.
    Summer Fridays.

    Cons

    Benefits are very expensive.
    Salaries are below average for Bergen County.
    "Good old boy" network. It's not what you know, it's who you know.
    Too many closed door meetings.
    HR management is terrible.

    Advice to Management

    Stop all the closed door meetings - after all the layoffs it just makes employees more paranoid.
    Make benefits package more competitive.
    Improve communication between CEO and President to rank and file. Eliminate the class system.


  11. "Unrealistic expectations in relation to pay"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    discounts on items the make

    Cons

    work holidays and weekends for no extra income


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