Guess? Reviews

Updated 29 August 2014
Updated 29 August 2014
298 Reviews

3.0
298 Reviews
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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.  

    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
  2.  

    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
  3.  

    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
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  5.  

    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
  6.  

    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
  7.  

    I had a wonderful experience at Guess. They have a top notch internship program with a great environment.

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    Current Employee - Social Media Intern  in  Los Angeles, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Social Media Intern in Los Angeles, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    Great Internship program! Have learned so many thing I would not have been able to at any other company.

    Cons

    Not the highest paying internship.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Stock

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    Former Employee - Stock Associate  in  Cabazon, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Stock Associate in Cabazon, CA (US)

    I worked at Guess? as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    The people were very nice and helpful.

    Cons

    The hours were long and the pay could have been better.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    What makes a great company is people.

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    Current Employee - Co Manager  in  Miami, FL (US)
    Current Employee - Co Manager in Miami, FL (US)

    I have been working at Guess? part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Who does like fashion? And Guess is a great company to learn a lot more about trends, driving sales and customer service. Great discount.

    Cons

    Upper leaders like they like to call themselves think of themselves like aGod, so they like treating their associates with little respect ( at least in my store) there is no motivation and everyday they're are coming up with a different focus which takes away what we really need to focus which is customers and sales.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    People are what make companies, the way the feel where they work is important because good vibes make anything possible. A company shouldn't be ran by who is who's favorite but by who works and shows passion and dedication. I've worked with many great leaders but the ones I have now have just pushed me away we the disrespect and mistreatment of the store manager and one of the cos. it's sad because I thought I would be able to grow old with Guess since the company is great, the people hmmm no that much.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Work Hard, No Play/Benefits

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

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

    Pros

    Working for well-known fashion brand

    Cons

    Work culture isn't that great, high turnover rate, barely any time off or benefits

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve work culture and flexible hours, more opportunities for title and monetary growth

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    A pretty amazing place to work

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    Former Employee - Internal Auditor  in  Los Angeles, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Internal Auditor in Los Angeles, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    Overall, it's the people you end up working with because no matter what, a job in corporate is a job in corporate. Guess had an amazing audit staff and everyone was always so willing to help out and answer any questions you may have had. The hours were pretty great and flexible except during the end of the month.

    Cons

    Difficult to move up or change positions unless someone decides to leave. Don't offer any plan or help for achieving your CPA so you're on your own for that one. Otherwise, everything was great

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider providing more intensive training for people at lower levels

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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