Guess? Reviews

Updated 11 September 2014
Updated 11 September 2014
299 Reviews
2.9
299 Reviews
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Guess? Vice Chairman and CEO Paul Marciano
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great fashions, excellent employee discount and good athmosphere (in 31 reviews)

  • Everyday 40% discount regular priced items and 20% off sale (in 27 reviews)


Cons
  • No incentives if your store isn't top door, but high sales goals (in 21 reviews)

  • While most upper management was pretty fair, there was some politics that got in the way sometimes (in 16 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Hard work pays off

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    Former Employee - Store Manager  in  Myrtle Beach, SC (US)
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Myrtle Beach, SC (US)

    I worked at Guess? full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The people. The employees work together as a team to strive for goals and complete them .

    Cons

    In order to move up, you must be a top leading sales person

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  2.  

    It's fun but so fast paced and overwhelming!

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate  in  Santa Monica, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Santa Monica, CA (US)

    I have been working at Guess? part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Everyone is super nice, Managers have the "Open Door" so you can talk to them about any concerns, it's a few blocks from the beach so if you need to relax after you get off its a good get away. you can get time off as long as you request ahead of time, salary isn't too bad

    Cons

    you have to pay for parking every time you work, required to wear heels at ALL times while on the clock unless closing the store (I've already lost feeling in my toes), you could be closing until 3 in the morning

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Great Amenities with a funny twist on management and structure.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Los Angeles, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA (US)

    I worked at Guess? full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    I was able to concept, design, and develop confident product lines.

    Cons

    The weird hierarchy of following objective completion. "too many cooks in the kitchen"

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in people and they will return with a larger Return On Investment

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    I really enjoyed the store management team, but felt unappreciated by district and regional management.

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    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager  in  Charlotte, NC (US)
    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Charlotte, NC (US)

    I worked at Guess? part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Fun environment, great training and they were willing to work around my class schedule.

    Cons

    Overworked and way under paid.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Part time sale associates need more training, not just the management team.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    No room for advancement

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Los Angeles, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA (US)

    I have been working at Guess? for more than a year

    Pros

    Fun events like "Oscar Parties" (photo booth & cotton candy at lunch), Gourmet cafeteria, sample store on site. One hour lunch, on-site gym w/ daily classes (yoga, spinning, kick-boxing...).

    Cons

    Very strict about being on time (heard ppl have even been fired for being 5 min. late). Few holidays off. Not much room for advancement, little internal promotion. Low pay for non-upper mgmt. Seems like a good place to learn/gather experience for work in fashion, it just stagnates after awhile.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Awesome

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    Former Employee - District Manager  in  Pittsburgh, PA (US)
    Former Employee - District Manager in Pittsburgh, PA (US)

    I worked at Guess? full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Supervisor Leadership listens to team

    Cons

    None, they do a great job

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Sales Associate

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Guess?

    Pros

    It is a fast paced environment, with a strong focus on customer satisfaction. Co-workers are friendly and fun to work with.

    Cons

    There is no commission structure, with little room for advancement. I was not offered any raises during the time I worked for the company and sometimes the scheduling may get a little unfair.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    N/A

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Dramatic

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    Current Employee - Visual Merchandising  in  Los Angeles, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Visual Merchandising in Los Angeles, CA (US)

    I have been working at Guess? part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Small shifts, entry level experience. Great brand awareness. Only a specific type of person will fit well here.

    Cons

    Drama, management changing time sheets, bullying, mafia-like behavior.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take a closer look at who you are hiring and make sure they are more than qualified not just available.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Place to build your skills

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    Former Employee - Senior Manager of Allocations  in  Los Angeles, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Senior Manager of Allocations in Los Angeles, CA (US)

    I worked at Guess? full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    The medical benefits are great. You also get good basic benefits 401K, ESPP and additional restricted stocks or stock options for management.

    Cons

    Work life balance is not the best. The work culture measures a good worker based on the number of hours he/she works. In addition some of the management does not like opinions that question the way things are done.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Sales Associate in Miami, FL

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    Former Employee - Retail Sales Associate  in  Florida City, FL (US)
    Former Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Florida City, FL (US)

    I worked at Guess? part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Good Discount on clothes. While working here, you get 40% everything in the store. On one weekend a month, that discount gets raised to 50% a month. This discount applies to any of the Guess stores. Fun work environment. Most people working there were very nice to one another. High variety of foreign clientele visit this branch, and it is interesting to interact with people of so many cultures.

    Cons

    Pretty mundane and boring work... All you do is fold clothes all day until someone asks you to look for something in the back. Lunch breaks are only 15 minutes long, every 4 hours for part- time employees. 15 minutes is hardly enough time to get food anywhere if you forget to bring your own. Employees of the higher end branches can be very snobby. Hardly got any hours working as part-time, even though I was out-selling the full-time employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Plan hours for part-time employees more efficiently.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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