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The Jones Group Reviews

Updated March 19, 2017
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Pros
  • Typically left work on time and had a decent work/life balance (in 19 reviews)

  • Good benefits: health insurance, 401K matching (in 24 reviews)

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  1. "Jessica Simpson CAD design"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Freelancer - Anonymous Freelancer in New York, NY
    Current Freelancer - Anonymous Freelancer in New York, NY

    Pros

    easy, well-equipped, midtown, big, local

    Cons

    not a lot of personality


  2. "Great but closing"

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    Current Employee - Key Holder/Senior Sales Associate in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Key Holder/Senior Sales Associate in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at The Jones Group part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The really treated us well

    Cons

    Going out of business


  3. "Unorganized ran by incompentent people"

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    Current Employee - District Sales Manager in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - District Sales Manager in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at The Jones Group (More than a year)

    Pros

    I loved the teams I built

    Cons

    Upper management is the worst

    Advice to Management

    get on the same page


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  5. "Designer"

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

    I have been working at The Jones Group full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The other co workers are an amazing group of people, very hard working and competant.
    The hours are good, early Fridays year round

    Cons

    The upper management is a mess, constantly moving around associates & a severe lack in expertise, professionalism, and recognition. Very under paid for the industry


  6. Helpful (1)

    "A one time powerhouse, now being sold off"

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    Current Employee - Director in Bristol, PA
    Current Employee - Director in Bristol, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at The Jones Group full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good people trying to do the best for the company
    Good benefits
    3pm Fridays
    Casual dress code

    Cons

    Senior management can't get the product right and now no one is buying it. It's terrible what they have done to this company. PE owners are now selling the pieces to the highest bidder.

    Advice to Management

    Do what is right for the company, not what is right for your bank account.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Nice people...unstable company"

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    Current Employee - Planner in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Planner in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Nice people, 3pm Fridays if you managed to work at least 40 hours during the week.

    Cons

    lay offs all of the time

    Advice to Management

    Upper management needs to be changed. The CEO did nothing to pull the company out from the downward spiral


  8. Helpful (3)

    "I worked in the Jeanswear division for Jessica Simpon Jeanswear brand."

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    Current Employee - Associate Designer in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Associate Designer in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at The Jones Group full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The people I worked with and our benefits were great. The newly renovated design floor was amazing.

    Cons

    -Extremely late hours on the Jessica Simpson Brand.. ZERO work to life balance. My first day lasted until 9pm. My second day til 11pm. You were expected to work 80-90 hour weeks all the time.
    -Management would purposely schedule meetings at 9 and 10pm so you were forced to stay late.
    -Design did the job of Design, Tech Design, Production and Merchandising.
    -We were forced to come in on the weekend AND federal holidays without pay.

    Advice to Management

    -Stand up for your teams. Extra work got piled on to design because the other departments couldn't keep up. No company needs 2 differently styled lined sheets because the Merchants refuse to work with one type.
    -so many last minute changes and extra work for no reason. It was impossible to finish all the work that needed to get done, including if you worked late AND came in on the weekend.
    -we designed almost 4-1. waste of factories time, our time.
    -Who schedules meetings at 9pm?
    -zero respect for your teams, did not care about our health, or well-being. Never showed appreciation for all the hours put in.


  9. "Director"

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    Current Employee - Director in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Director in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great people to work with. Good work/ life balance.

    Cons

    Lack of management leadership and focus. Huge waste of time and talent. Continuous lay-offs. Bad morale.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on the core customer needs.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Fallen empire"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at The Jones Group full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits, some nice hard working people

    Cons

    Very bad upper mgt, poor decisions, no trust in people, ultimately gave up and sold out company to capital group for large retirement packages decimating workforce in its wake which they said was not going to happen

    Advice to Management

    Don't sell out the ones who made you who you are, oops too late


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Iconic Fashion Brand with life work balance for employees"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Retail Coordinator in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Retail Coordinator in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The Jones Group full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Company employees are very professional and training/mentoring program in place.

    Cons

    Company was bought out in April 2014 - Program eliminated and outsourced in Jan 2015

    Advice to Management

    Time off as a Jones Company was outstanding. Bank time, vacation all perks. Compensation fair within the industry as well as bonus and good insurance.


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