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  1. "Manager"

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    Former Employee - General Manager in Miami, FL
    Former Employee - General Manager in Miami, FL

    I worked at Original Penguin full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great discount! Corporate listens to your needs. Amazing partnership with upper level management.

    Cons

    Not everyone is on the same page. Communication is the worst. No one really knows what's going on.

    Advice to Management

    Communicate with each other before letting g info trickle down to the store level.


  2. "Original Penguin"

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    Former Employee - Sales Supervisor in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Sales Supervisor in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great company
    Opportunities to grow within the company
    Staff is great
    Great discount
    Nice cloth

    Cons

    Poor management
    No sales, no hours
    No benefits


  3. "Fun Place to work !!!"

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate
    Current Employee - Sales Associate
    Recommends

    I have been working at Original Penguin (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great employee discount!!! fun environment to work in, and you get rewarded for sales achievements.

    Cons

    Slow paced store, and you may get bored on the job but it depend on location.


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  5. "Good company, but they need some improvements"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great discount on the clothes and you get some free pieces every quarter.

    Cons

    They tend not to pay very well and aren't very good at keeping their most valued talent.
    Corporate can be disorganized on somethings.


  6. "Outlet Store - Great Environment"

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    Former Employee - Key Holder in Cypress, TX
    Former Employee - Key Holder in Cypress, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Original Penguin part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Everyone I worked with was really great, manager was understanding, duties were easy, fun environment to work in, great discount on clothes

    Cons

    Some people were lazy, sometimes the store was really empty so it was boring, and most customers were really messy

    Advice to Management

    Keep on staying in touch with each store, it really helps to keep getting advice from the higher ups so we can ensure we're doing things right


  7. "OPG"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Supervisor in Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Sales Supervisor in Miami, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    70% off merchandise
    30% off accessories
    30% additional all Perry Ellis promotions

    Cons

    No longer carry women's clothing.
    Growth opportunities are very limited.
    Secret shop (mystery shopper) is heavily judged against you.

    Advice to Management

    Don't heavily judge secret shoppers against the person that got shopped, a lot of them do tend to lie. Upper management should get to know their employees better which helps with communication.


  8. "Roller coaster"

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    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Orlando, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Original Penguin full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great Associates, they were literally what made me get through the day.

    Cons

    Terrible upper management and not honest about what they promise you from hire date. Horrendous communication from upper management.

    Advice to Management

    Get your stuff figured out, you have a few great people and your losing them by the day because you don't know what your doing.


  9. "Working for Penguin"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at Original Penguin full-time

    Pros

    flexible working hours, small team, easy going, good customers

    Cons

    bad corporate management, zero recognition, no benefits even if full time


  10. "Best place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Original Penguin part-time

    Pros

    70% off full price merchandise.
    Great company to work for.
    Feels like a family.

    Cons

    A lot of people don't know about the brand.


  11. "Great Retail Experience!"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great family dynamic, easy communicating with management, great employee discount, clothing allowances, store contest, very casual setting, cool employees and meeting very cool interesting people.

    Cons

    Mobility to advance in the company.



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