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The Jones Group Reviews

Updated April 20, 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. "What Were They Thinking"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Pennsylvania in Bristol, PA
    Former Employee - Pennsylvania in Bristol, PA

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

    Pros

    Company was focused on women and family. Very family oriented.

    Cons

    After six months of employment entire customer service department laid off. Customer Service now handled out of NY office.

    Advice to Management

    What were they thinking hiring when they very well knew about the impending layoffs.


  2. "Analyst"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bristol, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bristol, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The benefits package was pretty good. Standard PTO, and generous paid company holidays. Good people thought organization. Of course some departments are better than others.

    Cons

    Very little room for growth and advancement. Most people are in one positions for MANY years. There is a lot of favoritism, so some people are promoted becomes they are liked. Lots of hard knowledgeable workers are looked over is you are not on the A list.

    Advice to Management

    Recognize people for their potential and what they bring to the table. You should it hinder someone's growth for your own personal gain to satisfy the needs of your department.... You should see the bigger picture!


  3. "Over the last 18 months the Company has gone through many changes, and most arn't positive"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Senior Financial Manager in Bristol, PA
    Former Employee - Senior Financial Manager in Bristol, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The pay was fair and benefits are above average. Loyal and dedicated staff. Like a family. And then came the changes.

    Cons

    Company lacked vision for surviving in evolving wholesale/retail environment. CEO (who was an above average CFO) definitely was a disaster with no tools for providing direction. Made some highly questionable staff decisions. He took the money and left. Fortunately, with Mr. Card gone the new owners are trying to resurrect itself. Current state of Flux is not conducive to a welcoming workplace. Time will tell.

    Advice to Management

    Hire people based on talent. Management always reverts to "we always hire the most qualified". Well, hasn't worked for Jones in the past. Have a solid strategy and gain "buy-in" from all staff. And live by the Golden Rule.


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  5. "assistant manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dawsonville, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dawsonville, GA

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

    Pros

    I really enjoyed working for Jones new York.

    Cons

    The store is now out of business.

    Advice to Management

    Please come back!


  6. "Administrative Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Garden Grove, CA
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Garden Grove, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    3PM Fridays, great co-workers, supportive management, employee discount, job benefits and perks

    Cons

    commute was not fun! But I am not a morning person so that was my problem.

    Advice to Management

    allow employees more flexible hours. as long as the work gets done.


  7. "jones apparel"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at The Jones Group (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    has a very fast pace, has competitive salaries, is very fashion and design driven, good customer service team,

    Cons

    long hours, not a lot of room to move up, divisions over lapped too often, need more difference in pricing and product

    Advice to Management

    needs to promote from within more often , more interaction with senior management more often,
    encourage more junior staffing in a more positive way of mentoring to retain junior staffers


  8. "Great but closing"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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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


  9. "Technical Design"

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    Former Employee - Technical Designer in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Technical Designer in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at The Jones Group full-time

    Pros

    Good co workers for the most part

    Cons

    Favoritism and no loyalty from upper management to workers

    Advice to Management

    Shop the stores. Product no longer stands out or fits well. Kasper is a name from the past. The brand has lost it's touch.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Design Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Flushing, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Flushing, NY

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

    Pros

    It was a great opportunity to work amongst many talented designers.

    Cons

    No potential employment
    Divisions rapidly closing


  11. "Hate Changes"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bristol, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bristol, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at The Jones Group full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great former CEO and SR management

    Cons

    The company really changed once it got sold and they got rid of all the great mangers

    Advice to Management

    take advantage of the great people and talent you have


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