Guess? Reviews

Updated 29 October 2014
Updated 29 October 2014
309 Reviews
2.9
309 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Factory, you have 40% employee discount for regular price items and the markdowns are really good (in 32 reviews)

  • You get a 40% discount and they are very flexible regarding a schedule (in 27 reviews)


Cons
  • While most upper management was pretty fair, there was some politics that got in the way sometimes (in 17 reviews)

  • They promote work life balance but don't really stand by it (in 9 reviews)

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  1.  

    Great stepping stone

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    Awesome learning experience and exposure to how a $2.5 billion business is structured.

    Cons

    Too much politics, too emotional

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Good for extra income

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Miami, FL (US)
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Miami, FL (US)

    I have been working at Guess? part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Is nice to work in GUESS? Factory, you have 40% employee discount for regular price items and the markdowns are really good.

    Cons

    Depends on the store (mine is a slow-paced store) you can have from 15hrs/weekkly to maybe 20-25hrs/week (shifts are 5hrs shifts). Just for an extra income.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More incentives...

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great company, great group of people working here!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Guess? as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great team to work with! Growth within.

    Cons

    8-5 hours...but mostly will end up staying later than 5.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    High sales pressure, pressure to spend all your earnings on the clothes, and strict managers

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Burnaby, BC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Burnaby, BC (Canada)

    I have been working at Guess? part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    - Discounts on clothing
    - Per hour pay was a bit higher than other retailers
    - Nice store layout
    - Sales incentive prizes

    Cons

    - High pressure to sell
    - Managers were strict and not very friend

    Doesn't Recommend
  6.  

    Great company to be part of

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Co Manager in Hamilton, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Co Manager in Hamilton, ON (Canada)

    I worked at Guess? full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Lots of growth potential. Some of the greatest people working in upper management that always help promote. They stand by there people and pay very well. One of the few Canadian retailers who have zero debt, as a corporation that is awesome. They must be doing something right. Discount is great and product is very fashionable. They stand by what they sell.

    Cons

    Since pay is very well bonuses don't happen that often, because sales quotas are through the roof. High pressure during slow seasons. Lots of turn over in staff. They promote work life balance but don't really stand by it. Incentives take months to get to you. Part timers are paid minimum wage and are pushed to sell astronomical numbers.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Discounts, good coworkers

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Guess? full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    - great employee discounts
    - coworkers were like family
    - internal promotions -- no need to leave and then come back to be promoted like a lot of other companies
    - pocket money
    - decent full-time job

    Cons

    It depends on the store, but where I worked hours were non-negotiable at times. There isn't a work-life balance. I wouldn't recommend this job for a student who is only looking to work part-time. People would call in sick every now and then because they wouldn't be able to get time off for an exam they needed to write.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Graphic Designer Temp

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Graphic Designer in Los Angeles, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Graphic Designer in Los Angeles, CA (US)

    I have been working at Guess? as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Always busy, lots of work to do. Potential to do cool projects.

    Cons

    Takes the company a long time to make decisions as far as hiring.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Upbeat fun environment

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Guess?

    Pros

    Face paced. organized. great discount

    Cons

    Job growth. Black friday. payrate

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better work performance rewards

  10.  

    Okay to work for as a sales associate

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Windsor, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Windsor, CA (US)

    I worked at Guess? part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Discount is great, and it's a nice environment, flexible scheduling. I'm sure alot of the positive/negative aspects will vary depending on each individuals experience (location of their Guess store, their management team)

    Cons

    Slow seasons (IE after Christmas) hours get cut, some managers I have had make the selling too pushy

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better sales training for sales associates to achieve their daily goals/quotas

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    management = sales associates who never really had any other options in life but to excel at a minimum wage job

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in San Jose, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in San Jose, CA (US)

    I have been working at Guess? part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    50% discount
    ok clothes
    so many people quit, it's easy to be promoted

    Cons

    horrible pay: even with 50% off, I can't afford any of this stuff.

    they chastised me for not wearing Guess?

    managers who are so set in their ways. they love being a big fish in a little pond.

    horrible training and HR. i was basically just thrown on the floor.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    hahahaha enjoy it while you can. your company isn't doing well at all.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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