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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. Helpful (1)

    "Great Company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great environment, great co-workers. Company care about employees quality of life.

    Cons

    i am no longer working there due to a divisional closure.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work!


  2. "Interesting Entry Level Experience"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sample Coordinator/Administrative Assistant in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Sample Coordinator/Administrative Assistant in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Worked with great people
    Benefits
    Location
    Sample Sales

    Cons

    Salary
    Not much upward movement
    Apparel
    Middle Management and Upper Management very disjointed
    Lots of massive layoffs


  3. "Designer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Designer in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Designer in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Creative atmosphere - they enabled design creative freedom - great benefits - good salary

    Cons

    The company became too large and lost its focus - it was hopeful that the acquisition by private equity would help the company reach its true potential - unfortunately this brought the demise more rapidly.

    Advice to Management

    Struggles to bring the company back did not pan out - the end to a great era


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  5. "Unorganized ran by incompentent people"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Life at Jones"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Print Production Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Print Production Manager in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Jones has been fractured into several smaller companies. The Nine West Group and One Jeanswear Group are still excellent companies with strong brands and passionate staff.

    Cons

    The company was so big it couldn't get out of its own way. We lost focus and that resulted in losing customers, which resulted in fracturing the company. Now that the dust has settled, these smaller companies are doing very well!

    Advice to Management

    The managers always treated their people well. It's not their fault the company shrunk. All I can say it, management should recognize that they under-pay their employees relative to the rest of the fashion industry. We expect to be over-worked, but the high turnover is because people don't feel they are being properly compensated in a career that really requires 24/7 attention.


  7. "Designer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


  8. Helpful (1)

    "What a shame..."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bristol, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bristol, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Some of the most amazing people anyone could ever ask to spend so much of their time with.
    Great work environment.
    More than ample time off.

    Cons

    Company was sold... The beginning of the end.
    After being blind-sided by the news of brands being discontinued, and then customer service being moved to the New York office, forget about trying to plan your future... and your severance, if you didn't remain their hostage until they decided you were free to go on with your life outside of Jones.

    Advice to Management

    Most of the employees can't even afford the products the company sells, so think about what they're going through while being kept in the dark about their future employment status. Have some consideration for your employees' livelihoods.


  9. "Jr. Tech"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Junior Tech in Brooklyn, NY
    Former Employee - Junior Tech in Brooklyn, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at The Jones Group full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Organized, working on PLM, great supervisors

    Cons

    do not participate in fittings

    Advice to Management

    Create opportunity for the Technical design to learn


  10. "CAD Textile Designer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - CAD Textile Designer in New York, NY
    Former Employee - CAD Textile Designer in New York, NY

    I worked at The Jones Group full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Work Hard and good at photoshop,Illustrator for textile designing.

    Cons

    Less communication with another people except working.


  11. "Technical Designer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Technical Designer in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Technical Designer in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Clear company direction.
    Good access to experts in business.
    Good Benefits.

    Cons

    Not clear path for growth.
    Company is going through restructuring.



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