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Perry Ellis International Reviews

Updated September 29, 2017
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Perry Ellis International CEO and President Oscar Feldenkreis
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  • Too many people willing to backstab others to better their self-image for upper management acceptance (in 18 reviews)

  • Low pay, terrible management, many layoffs, and no room for growth (in 8 reviews)

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  1. "Good Company to work for"

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

    I worked at Perry Ellis International full-time

    Pros

    Provides opportunities and Best Location

    Cons

    It's a good company, no cons.

    Advice to Management

    NOne


  2. "Marketing Manager"

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

    I have been working at Perry Ellis International full-time

    Pros

    Stability as a corporate company, lots of opportunities to work in different areas in Marketing, experience working with other teams, working with other brands at the company. Flexibility, good PTO options.

    Cons

    Horrible health insurance, everyone is severely understaffed and underpaid, the company took forever to catch onto the digital disruption movement and now are competing in an industry that has surpassed them. The company's marketing budget is comical.

    Advice to Management

    Start paying your employees what they're worth or hire them a bigger team. As a fashion company you should know that paying your employees a fair and desirable salary helps fuel the corporate economy and helps you make money!

  3. "Purchasing"

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

    I worked at Perry Ellis International full-time

    Pros

    I cannot find a Pro for this position.

    Cons

    There are no growth opportunities in the Purchasing department. You will be there for many years in the same position without a promotion. Poor leadership from the management.

    Advice to Management

    Department needs to be restructured with better leadership.


  4. "Apathetic Executives"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Mid-level mgmt is good from what former coworkers say.

    Cons

    Writing this for former colleagues who just informed me that literally one day after Hurricane Irma blasted south FL leaving many of my former colleagues without power, gas, a few in shelters, damaged homes, etc.., Perry Ellis executives requested that they return to work at the corporate office but worded in such a way that "it could mean your job" if you do not show up but gets them off the hook should you show up and something related to the hurricane disaster in your life goes neglected and leds to something terrible occurring bc you had to drop everything a get to work. As if those people do t have enough to deal with already! What a piece of crap set of top level execs

    Advice to Management

    Remove yourselves too exec's.


  5. "analyst"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Perry Ellis International full-time

    Pros

    office is near the highway

    Cons

    retail business isn't doing very well


  6. Helpful (3)

    "Kim Jung Un"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Commerce, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Commerce, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I was compensated on the higher end for my position. However this is a double edge sword as I found out how frequent the lay offs at PEI are. The higher the pay, the likelier it is for you to be laid off. A co-worker of mine actually was laid off only 2-3 months after she was hired.

    Cons

    I came from a large public corporate with a semi-casual and cultural environment office to Perry Ellis. Least to say, this environment is not for the faint of heart. If you are passionately dedicated to work + office culture (or even care for this 5%), this is not the place for you. Say hello to cube farms, no office windows, and people who come in for a paycheck. I used to describe to my friends "Perry Ellis is essentially the movie Office Space."

    In addition, there is terrible morale, vacation time, and benefits here unless if you spent a couple of years here to accrue. That is, if you are not fired by then since PEI turnover/lay offs are as frequent as 2-3 times a year. Just be aware that you are quite dispensable.

    Lastly, be prepared to see Oscar Feldenkreis's face everywhere from the streets, to the homepage of your default browser, to a dedicated video of him during your orientation. Quite ominous to the frequent Kim Jung Un faces that are posted everywhere in dedication to their "fearless leader" in N. Korea, no?

    All in all, I barely lasted 2 months here. Had to get out because I am someone who lives and breathes the brand, love to collaborate with my co-workers, and believes in office culture. Bye felicia.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Good place to work"

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

    I worked at Perry Ellis International part-time

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, Great Regional Manager, 401k, and paid days off

    Cons

    No room for advancement in my area

  8. "Good starter job"

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

    I have been working at Perry Ellis International full-time

    Pros

    Small office with nice people who will help you learn and grow in your career

    Cons

    no upward mobility for this company


  9. "Very corporate"

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    Former Employee - Account Executive in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Account Executive in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Opportunities for growth; good place to start your career

    Cons

    The environment is extremely corporate, there is so much structure it can be stifling. I liked my immediate coworkers, but the management is condescending and unappreciative. Can be pretty catty at times as well.

    Advice to Management

    Encourage your employees rather than constantly acting like they're not doing enough.


  10. "A riveting experience"

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    Former Employee - Retail Sales Associate, Part Time in Grand Prairie, TX
    Former Employee - Retail Sales Associate, Part Time in Grand Prairie, TX
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I exercised my communication skills.
    Made some friends along the way.
    Learned plenty of invaluable job skills.

    Cons

    The location I worked at had some supervisors that abused their power.
    Often times the other employees would perform their work haphazardly
    The other employees would behave in an unprofessional manner towards the customers

    Advice to Management

    it means one thing to wear a suit
    its another thing to act it


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