DFS Group Reviews

Updated 23 September 2014
Updated 23 September 2014
40 Reviews
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    Smoke and Mirrors

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

    I worked at DFS Group full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    - good deals during employee sales
    - opportunity to learn about luxury retail from all business aspects (merchandising, distribution, operations, etc.)

    Cons

    - awful politics and nepotism
    - top-down business structure, even though upper management denies it
    - poor organization, communication, unclear objectives due to lack of leadership from upper management
    - mission statement, values, and training classes are not actually put into action by company leaders, and seem to be used as an attempt to brainwash employees
    - many employees can get away with not doing their job through faking it (blatant use of politics, covering your tracks, all talk and no action)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Lead by example, not behind your desk. Instead of constantly talking about what needs to be done, why not show it? Take accountability. Always support and inspire your team instead of throwing them under the bus to save yourself. Look at the bigger picture and figure out what really matters and makes a difference.

    Doesn't Recommend
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    Former Employee

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Associate  in  Honolulu, HI (US)
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Honolulu, HI (US)

    I worked at DFS Group full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    profitable company! great benefits! great location!

    Cons

    Low morale among staff due to management not working as a team.
    Management does not motivate staff. VeryTop Heavy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    IF YOU CAN'T TREAT PEOPLE WELL, HOW DO EXPECT TO HAVE EXCEPTIONAL RESULTS.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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