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Perry Ellis International Miami Reviews

Updated April 20, 2017
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Perry Ellis International CEO and President Oscar Feldenkreis
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Pros
  • Security, Good Benefits Good job to work if not management (in 7 reviews)

  • Lots of great people at the corporate level (in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • Too many people willing to backstab others to better their self-image for upper management acceptance (in 18 reviews)

  • There was no room for growth in my department (in 8 reviews)

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  1. "Great opportunity to be with a good company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Web/Graphic Designer in Doral, FL
    Current Employee - Web/Graphic Designer in Doral, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Perry Ellis International full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    More of a relaxed environment for such a big company, extremely low turnover rate, adequate pay, people that care about their job, and good people.

    Cons

    No real negatives, but if I have to say then I wish they had a parking garage


  2. "Assistant Store Manager"

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

    I worked at Perry Ellis International full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    a good company to start and grow, easy to learn and follow up, and the management staff help you grow

    Cons

    Home office communication some times is confusing, they need more internal and effective communication.

    Advice to Management

    Do your job respect each other, follow company policies and procedures and you will have a secure job for as long as you allow your self


  3. "LOW MORALE ON THE EMPLOYEES"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director in Miami, FL
    Former Employee - Director in Miami, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Perry Ellis International full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good employees discount. Easy jobs. Nice co workers. Plenty time to use your cellular and take care of personal matters!!

    Cons

    Employees are not happy. Turn around is huge. Very poor HR dept.(none) . Upper management is awful, they only care about themselves and how not to work and get the credit.
    CEO is new and has a terrible personality , He thinks he is God.

    Advice to Management

    Look more at the small positions and recognize their work. Sell the company to people that know how to handle a business properly.


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  5. "Credit and Collections Analyst"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Credit & Collections Analyst in Miami, FL
    Former Employee - Credit & Collections Analyst in Miami, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Perry Ellis International (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Nice environment to work and great benefits offered.

    Cons

    I really didn't experience any cons within the time frame hired.


  6. "Supervisor"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Sales Supervisor in Doral, FL
    Former Employee - Sales Supervisor in Doral, FL

    I worked at Perry Ellis International full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great Discount and possible transfer to other locations

    Cons

    Difficulty moving up in the company


  7. "Great company. Big business. Family values."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Miami, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Incredible portfolio of global brands
    Familial environment
    Major company with a south florida HQ

    Cons

    Going through a period of change adjusting to retail landscape dynamics


  8. Helpful (3)

    "Learn-n-Go"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - MIS/Sales in Miami, FL
    Former Employee - MIS/Sales in Miami, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Perry Ellis International full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    - Some people are nice and some provide a family like atmosphere.
    - Good learning opportunity of how a public.corporate company works.
    - Easy flexible schedule (for the most part).
    - Variety of restaurants in the area (lol).
    - Descent technological infrastructure.
    - Retail infrastructure is "ok".
    - Process of procurement is great.

    After having my guard up all my time there. There are a select few that I was able to trust. And only from those few is where I was able to learn the front-end and back-end of such a large corporate company.

    Cons

    - C-Level Management needs improvement
    - Too many unqualified people playing "Director", "Vice-President", "SrVP", "ExecutiveVP".
    - Too many people unwilling to embrace change to better the company due to arrogance. The typical mentality of "we did it like this for years why change it under my watch"
    - Too many people willing to backstab others to better their self-image for upper management acceptance.
    - They spend money in the wrong areas and not in the employees that want to make Perry Ellis great again.
    - They only pay their family members, and those who "leech" on the backs of C-level management personnel because they are of the Jewish Religion. So if your Jewish you're good.
    - The IT department works with old hardware equipment (servers, switches, routers, workstations, laptops, and wireless communication) yet claims its the "latest and greatest". Management Style needs improvement starting from the CIO down.
    - Retail IT Department is short staffed snd poorly managed. Support Team is great but lack time and resources.
    - Salary-wise they pay you as an entry-level employee but want Top Knowledge and years of experience to only land with a manager that will hold you back from improving the culture, improving cost improving process, improving functionality, and providing top-notch service to those internal and external.
    - Benefit-wise you are getting the bare minimum so that upper management can pay for their boats, cars, lavish vacations and for certain departments to waste money on expensive sales meeting presentations and also piss-poor marketing.
    - On site security and building management is just horrific. VP of Security and Facilities needs to step down as this guy is holding back the potential of others to improve the safety of all employees. Camera system is so outdated you can forget about playing back film from a day ago let alone a week old.
    - Politics and favoritism is the main culture at Perry Ellis.

    Advice to Management

    Instead of hiring outside help for accounting and financing you should hire a company to investigate the culture, the process and individuals.

    IT Department needs to be overhauled. From who manages what to who manages who. Too much separation between offices mainly (NYH, and MIA).

    Get rid of all the bad-apples (you know who they are).

    Change in process is healthy.

    Promote healthy teamwork.

    TRANSPARENCY IS THE KEY FOR ALL LEVELS OF MANAGEMENT !!!!!


  9. "Worst company ever"

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

    Pros

    Nothing pro in this cheap company

    Cons

    From CEO to designers they all need to runaway

    Advice to Management

    Rebuild the core values of yourself and will be reflected into the company.


  10. Helpful (9)

    "Whatever they offer during interview, NOT going to happen"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Finance in Doral, FL
    Current Employee - Finance in Doral, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Perry Ellis International full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good work and life balance

    Cons

    horror of a sr management and compensation not to par with industry

    Advice to Management

    get your act together and start to appreciate all your employees, not just your upper mngt (directors and above)


  11. "Store Supervisor"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Store Supervisor in Doral, FL
    Current Employee - Store Supervisor in Doral, FL
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Perry Ellis International full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Overall It's a great place to work at. Great managers always supporting you and treating you like family. There's a lot of room for growth if you play your cards right. Corporate only hires the best of the best. The pay is alright but based on your performance and experience you can get payed a lot more. This company has the best team morale I have ever seen, no one ever feels excluded.

    Cons

    Jealous and competitive people trying to get in your way.

    Advice to Management

    Keep making changes, the retail industry has changed a lot over the years. The VP had made some great improvements but stop there, there's always room for growth and improvement. Listen to your employees and their creative ideas!


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