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Movado Group Reviews

Updated August 21, 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"

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    • 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. "Intern"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Movado Group part-time

    Pros

    Great learning experience for the retail world.

    Cons

    Some hard learned life lessons, with some nasty people.

  3. Helpful (6)

    "Design / PDPM departments"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Creative in Paramus, NJ
    Former Employee - Creative in Paramus, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Watch discounts
    Some executives are very smart and they can teach you a lot

    Cons

    People in Design and PDPM departments very unmotivated and unhappy
    Lots of politics
    Talent doesn't matter as much as brown nosing. There are people who have become manager-VP in a matter of 3 years without having actual experience. What matter is "Who" you know in the club vs "What" you know.
    VPs in the design and pdpm departments back stab each other and people underneath them
    You are golden if you can spend hours and hours in a executive's office during after hours talking dirty politics and brown nosing

    Advice to Management

    Nothing. They have been doing things the same way for generations .
    The company is stalled with same people at the top for several years
    Head winds are strong.. Survival is difficult with this culture and leadership


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Nepotism at its finest. The most soul crushing and demotivating company ever experienced."

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

    I worked at Movado Group full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    The only good thing is access to watches at a discount. Not many other pros other than enjoyed working with some of the people in the various departments in the company.

    Cons

    The president of the outlet division is a narcissist who enjoys micromanaging, measuring every KPI, and demeaning employees on conference calls. If you're not in the clique, you will feel left out. They want you to take ownership of the store, but you can't deviate from the policies and procedures even when trying to satisfy a customer. Sales pressure is ridiculously high and you're expected to make sales increases while traffic is down and the company is tanking and while being tasked with many other things. The commission is a joke. The POS is seriously outdated even though it was replaced a few years ago. There is no growth or succession planning and they will hire from the outside.

    Advice to Management

    Stop living in the dark ages and recognize the talented people you have working there. Get rid of the blatant favoritism and treat everyone fairly.


  5. "Better than most retail jobs."

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    Former Employee - Key Holder
    Former Employee - Key Holder

    I worked at Movado Group full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits, opportunities to advance, incentives for performance. Above average hourly pay rate.

    Cons

    Some store level mangers don't provide sufficient training and support, corporate is sadly out of touch with store level challenges, not enough oversight of store managers. If sales numbers are good, they can get away with poor behavior and policy violations.

    Advice to Management

    Corporate level personnel should spend at least a week in stores to better understand the challenges. Consider associates POV, more oversight of store manager performance and efficacy.


  6. "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


  7. 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.

  8. "Interm"

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

    Pros

    Friendly peers and environment
    Cafeteria on site
    Exposure to well-known brand names
    Good internship program

    Cons

    Not a lot of opportunity for interns to get hired


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Former store employee"

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    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager
    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Competitive hourly pay, decent benefits, mediocre sales training, some recognition and perks like nice dinners if you're "in" with the upper management and not on the short list. Good experience to add to a resume.

    Cons

    VERY high-pressured, uncomfortable sales environment. Horrible commission structure- it's an absolute joke. 1% of sales for low volume stores, if you're lucky you'll make 2% around holiday season. Only employees that bank on commission capping out at 4% are the ones who work in high volume stores. Upper management is very cliquey and you are either "in" or "out" and you know it. There is little-to-no support from upper management when it comes to mentoring and training new and junior management. They would rather support their favorites in the high volume stores that are making them money. Upper management abides by the "carrot and stick" approach being stingy with the carrot and very heavy with the stick.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees concerns and take action before you lose them. Take a look at your turnover and evaluate!


  10. "Distribution"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Movado Group full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good co-workers and a friendly environment.

    Cons

    There is no growth opportunities.


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