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Perry Ellis International Reviews

Updated July 9, 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. "Stock Coordinator"

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

    I worked at Perry Ellis International part-time

    Pros

    Great management! VP's are accessible and appreciate any feedback, tight-knit group.

    Cons

    Can't say anything here, the company was easy to work.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing.


  2. "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

  3. Helpful (4)

    "A tough place to work"

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    Former Employee - Creative in Doral, FL
    Former Employee - Creative in Doral, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Most of the worker bees are great. If you get the opportunity to prove yourself, you can go a long way.

    Cons

    Management rules by fear and sets unrealistic expectations for goals. Don't expect to make a bonus here- it rarely happens. Moral is terrible and it makes for a stressful working environment.

    Advice to Management

    Trust your people. If you here the same complaints about upper management and do nothing about it then shame on you!


  4. "Sales"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at Perry Ellis International full-time

    Pros

    None it is a awful job

    Cons

    Terrible Company to work for


  5. "Okay Experience"

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    Former Employee - Supervisor in Woodbridge, VA
    Former Employee - Supervisor in Woodbridge, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fast-pace, Customer friendly, Very busy wor

    Cons

    Unorganized, Told to arrange things last minute and expect it done the same day

    Advice to Management

    Should host meetings


  6. "low morale"

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

    I have been working at Perry Ellis International full-time

    Pros

    it is located in doral

    Cons

    Benefits including 401k are not that great


  7. "Technical Design"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Perry Ellis International full-time

    Pros

    No micromananging
    good location
    payment reflects workload

    Cons

    No mentorship
    no growth
    one must knell for another to stand

    Advice to Management

    Grow your people grow your brand. Choosing favorites never works.

  8. "Feel like an extended family."

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

    I have been working at Perry Ellis International full-time

    Pros

    great culture, great co workers, happy enviroment

    Cons

    no room for growth

    Advice to Management

    hire within


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

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    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


  10. "PEI—The Penny Pinchers With No Vision"

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    Former Employee - Marketing Coordinator in Portland, OR
    Former Employee - Marketing Coordinator in Portland, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Exposure to the fashion industry
    - Work with talented, friendly and amazing co-workers

    Cons

    - Always thinking about saving two cents vs employees and new ideas
    - Old-school mindset about business
    - Departments across the whole company are understaffed and underpaid
    - Bonuses & raises come at one time of the year, no exceptions
    - Dress code
    - Employees are not cared for
    - Stress-levels are crazy

    First off, Nike Swimwear is not on Nike's campus or under Nike's leadership.

    If you're looking to break into the fashion/apparel industry in Portland, look elsewhere. The worst thing about Perry Ellis International (PEI) was leadership, aka the old and new CEOs, aka father and son. They are not digital-first CEOs and think that the internet ruined their strategy for success.

    Budgets are razor thin in the company BUT leadership expects the world. Co-workers frequently quit but never get replaced. Why? In leadership's head I'm sure it's something to the effect of, if we can save a year's salary and work will still get done, let's do it. Who cares about employee satisfaction or stress.

    Leadership needs to get rid of that ridiculously old Jantzen canopy outside the Nike Swimwear building and throw up a Swoosh. Then take some money and make the work space live and breath Nike to inspire staff.

    Advice to Management

    Doesn't matter because leadership doesn't care about their employees feedback.


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