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The Kooples Reviews

Updated Sep 12, 2019

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3.1
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47%
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52%
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The Kooples CEO Laurent Elicha
Laurent Elicha
39 Ratings
Pros
  • "I wasn't permanent full- timer, so the benefits didn't apply to me, but they have a generous uniform allowance(in 10 reviews)

  • "I’ve had an amazing adventure at the kooples(in 10 reviews)

Cons
  • "Very very unorganized head office structure(in 10 reviews)

  • "beaucoup de travail , trop de surcharge(in 6 reviews)

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  1. "Great overall"

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    Current Employee - Visual Merchandiser in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The Kooples full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great management, good clientele service

    Cons

    None at all, nothing negative great company

    Advice to Management

    Great management team

    The Kooples2018-10-18
  2. "Good experience"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at The Kooples part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Lots of free products to wear as uniform, small team

    Cons

    Corporate should pay attention to who they're hiring for management

    The Kooples2019-09-12
  3. "worst place to work for"

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

    I have been working at The Kooples full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    great associates, great associates, great associates, great associates and great associates.

    Cons

    pay unfairly, no management , bad staffing, corporate is horrible and no one in the company knows what they are doing. Do not waste your time applying because you'll be over work and underpaid.

    The Kooples2019-07-10
  4. "Great Company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at The Kooples full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Love the company and management, for the most part.

    Cons

    No room to grow. Pay isn’t great

    The Kooples2019-05-28
  5. "Decent experience"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate - Stylist in Chelsea, NY
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at The Kooples full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great clothing allowance and flexible schedule

    Cons

    Worked within the bloomingdales soho "retail within a retail store" and bloomingdales managers were extremely annoying.

    The Kooples2019-04-10
  6. "Review"

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

    I have been working at The Kooples full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great place to start retail career and learn fundamentals

    Cons

    Corporate demands are sometimes unreasonable

    Advice to Management

    Too heavy on operations and need more support for store

    The Kooples2019-03-11
  7. "Avoid if you can"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate 
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at The Kooples full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The other sales staff were usually pretty cool and fun. Often, the only thing that kept the job worthwhile. The clothing allowance, if given.

    Cons

    One of the most disorganized retail companies I've ever worked for. Especially internally, from top down. A lot of people just pointing the finger at each other. A lot of downsizing and short staffing. Corporate rarely have an understanding of what retail pos is like on an actual sales floor. High turnover, and then as a result, out of desperation for staff, totally inadequate/inappropriate people hired as... replacements. People from certain ethnic groups were definitely paid and valued less than others. Store location also made a huge difference. Depending where you worked, the clientele was really trashy. Sales staff tried to stay positive and do our best, but with constant short staffing, it was a struggle. Managers would try to voice concerns/challenges to HQ but it was a losing battle--if they were doing their jobs properly there would be no problems, right? The most recent review 5 stars saying no problems whatsoever is obviously planted--so take that into account.

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    Advice to Management

    More strategic planning. Staff at all levels need more support to roll out business properly. More organization that actually works.

    The Kooples2019-01-21
  8. "Resume builder and that is it"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at The Kooples full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    -Great resume builder -Clothing allowance -Nice people

    Cons

    -Extremely long hours -Small teams -Paris comes up with strategy while NYC follows step

    Advice to Management

    Don't micromanage

    The Kooples2018-06-23
  9. "Ok company"

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    Former Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Santa Monica, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at The Kooples part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great manager to work for, very organized and good training. Descent clothes, descent commission if you sell. Also , a pretty good clothing allowance.

    Cons

    Low inventory, base salary is mediocre. Need more parking permits for employees. Location in the mall is bad, hardly any stores in business there. This store needs to be relocated to attract a customer that will spend the money.

    Advice to Management

    Pay your employees a competitive salary and you’ll keep them.

    The Kooples2018-03-19
  10. "Sales Representative"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at The Kooples full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    You get a bonus for every piece of clothing you sell

    Cons

    Fashion industry is highly competitive

    The Kooples2017-11-09
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