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The Jones Group Reviews

Updated January 4, 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. "OK"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Some of the pros of working at the Jones group: Discounts if you're into the brands, easy commute into midtown NY

    Cons

    some of the cons of working at the Jones group: confused management, departments are really into their silos


  2. "Lease accounting analyst"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at The Jones Group full-time

    Pros

    Health care is great and office environment

    Cons

    Distance of the company is too far


  3. "Junior Tech Designer and Sweater Developer"

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    Former Employee - Associate Buyer in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Associate Buyer in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at The Jones Group full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great benefits, excellent work/life balance (early out fridays), great offices, collaborative environment within the design team. I happened to work for a very knowledgable boss who was a good mentor.

    Cons

    antagonistic environment for crossfunctional teams, creativity is dampened by routine and repetition, focus on competition and credit to ideas. Not too much to complain about except the uncertainty with the direction of the business.

    Advice to Management

    Elevate brand image by introducing fresh new ideas/design/process. Put some Focus on innovation instead of putting all hopes into historically strong performers. Balance sales target with acquiring a broader customer base.


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  5. "Great perks, fast paced company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at The Jones Group full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits, work/life balance, great coworkers

    Cons

    Limited growth opportunities depending on the division


  6. "Sales Assistant"

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

    Pros

    Established name in the industry providing corporate experience to serve as a resume builder.

    Cons

    Daily workload was both repetitive and tedious. Expected to work overtime. Certain specific upper management had seniority complex and were horribly rude to junior employees. Drained of all passion and inspiration during my time as an employee here.


  7. "Negative management"

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    Former Employee - Licensed Notary Store Manager
    Former Employee - Licensed Notary Store Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at The Jones Group full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    No pros

    The Dm's and Rm's will run this company into the ground, most cannot even construct a decent memo without the misuse or misspelling of the English language. Upper management out of touch with shopper. The greedy mentality and kpi's expected are responsible for low moral and attrition . Store mangers have to be miracle workers to keep a staff because of the monthly brow beating that occurs with the ridiculous coaching records which is just a means to erraticate the possibility of a yearly pay increase or chance for advancement, No matter how successful you are, they will find a way to cut you down and de- motivate you. Lazy Dm's who think they are prima donnas lack the ability to actually lead . Especially by example.

    Cons

    Everything ! If I could rate a 0 star I would
    Upper management in bed with HR
    There is no open door policy it's a farce !
    They just try to find a way to get rid of you
    No matter how hard you work or how much success you attain ! It's all about never giving you a pay increase

    Advice to Management

    Hire people who have been store managers to be Dm's those are the ones who actually know what works and how to be successful.


  8. "Disorganized Management"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Sunrise, FL
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Sunrise, FL

    I worked at The Jones Group (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good learning opportunity if you are new to the workforce, good pay compared to similar companies, learned good sales strategies

    Cons

    Has been producing poorer quality products and long-time customers begin to notice, sales quotas are unrealistic and the system divides and causes tension between employees.

    Advice to Management

    There has to be a more efficient system for employees to meet quotas that will not result in "taking" sales from others


  9. "Manager"

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

    Pros

    Great people with great product. Pay was fair with good benefits and product discount.

    Cons

    They shrunk the store count too low


  10. "Store Manager"

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    Former Employee - Store Manager/District Sales-training Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Store Manager/District Sales-training Manager in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at The Jones Group (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great environment and excellent upper management.

    Cons

    Long hours, weekends and holidays.

    Advice to Management

    None


  11. "Key Holder"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    I was a part-time key holder for 3 years. The company has made a lot of changes. The Jones Group was always reinventing its brand and keeping up with current trends. I liked the flexibility of my schedule and the employee discount. My direct manager was very fair and proactive in resolving any issues in the store.

    Cons

    Upper management was not very supportive. There was little upward mobility with this company. Training consisted of workbooks and dated flash cards.

    Advice to Management

    Look to promote from within your company; this will help in keeping (and motivating) talented employees. Update your training program to a more hands on approach; most situations that occur in a sales environment cannot be adequately explained with a flash card.



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