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Perry Ellis International Reviews

Updated March 17, 2017
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Perry Ellis International CEO and President Oscar Feldenkreis
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Pros
  • Overall It's a great place to work at (in 8 reviews)

  • Security, Good Benefits Good job to work if not management (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 7 reviews)

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  1. "Cashier"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Perry Ellis International part-time

    Pros

    Flexible hours, flexible managers, great staff

    Cons

    Customers can be a hassle as they don't all speak English


  2. "Order Filler"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Order Filler in Seneca, SC
    Former Employee - Order Filler in Seneca, SC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Perry Ellis International full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Security, Good Benefits Good job to work if not management

    Cons

    Favoritism Hard on the good workers that really try

    Advice to Management

    You should treat the hard workers better then your favorites Especially my Supervisor Laura Lee


  3. "They don't care !"

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

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

    Pros

    Great customers that become regulars, hours not too bad

    Cons

    Upper management does not care, Goals that are not reachable and set you up to fail. They can't make up their mind what they want you to do, and change their minds every other day. Always wait till the last minute to things, then want it done that day, plus wait on customers. HR is a complete joke. They are never available when you need them, and IF you hear from them, it is a week later. Face it, two people can't run a company this size. Closing stores left and right and some without any kind of warning. Hard to work at a company when you fear for your job everyday

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of the upper management and start over. They are out of touch and have no idea what it is like to be in the trenches. I love Perry, but I give it a year or two before it collapses and folds. Good luck !


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  5. "Assistant Store Manager"

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    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


  6. "Only if you needed a job"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Camarillo, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Camarillo, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    mens clothing discounts, get to try on suits for fun

    Cons

    typical retail job except more folding, more junk, QA of clothing was awful. Lines never matched up on suit pants. Pretty embarrassing at times.

    Advice to Management

    If there was any advice I could give to the previous management it would be to listen to store managers more.


  7. "Good place to work, better training ground for young professionals."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Perry Ellis International full-time

    Pros

    Very laid back environment. Pays well for south FL depending on the department. Great training ground for recent grads. Small depts so ability to learn is wide open without the high speed pressure.

    Cons

    No company perks unless at executive level. Career growth varies from dept to dept but overall below average.


  8. "Regional Manager"

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

    Pros

    Great Brand, Talented, Loyal team - to a fault possibly

    Cons

    Not enough investment in the Retail Stores

    Advice to Management

    Spin off the retail stores


  9. "Sales, Womenswear"

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    Former Employee - Sales
    Former Employee - Sales

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

    Pros

    Summer Fridays and can't really say much else.

    Cons

    Upper management is a mess and it trickles down to everyone else. Zero opportunity to grow in the company. Stagnant management style with people butting heads visible to everyone else in the office.

    Advice to Management

    Keep it professional. Lots of eye rolling and attitude amongst the conference table.


  10. "goooood"

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

    Pros

    best place to work at if you love fashion

    Cons

    no cons, just follow your boss


  11. "LOW MORALE ON THE EMPLOYEES"

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    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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