Guess?

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Guess? Reviews

Updated 25 November 2014
Updated 25 November 2014
316 Reviews
2.9
316 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 28 reviews)


Cons
  • They promote work life balance but don't really stand by it (in 12 reviews)

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

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  1.  

    Complete lack of training.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Current Employee - Anonymous

    I have been working at Guess?

    Pros

    Forty per cent discount on Guess clothing and accessories which is okay if you like that kind of thing.

    Cons

    Very little training at any level with no support from managers, district managers or head office.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop placing such high importance on enforcing ridiculous guidelines forcing your staff to look sexy and concentrate on providing training for your teams.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Sales Slaves

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in London, England
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in London, England

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

    Pros

    I guess it is easy to use discount and your get discount on Gc watches.

    Cons

    pay, expect you to work extra hours, bad management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    stop paying slave labour £6 p/h no commission to staff!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Good for experience.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in London, England
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in London, England

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

    Pros

    Worked with some nice people. Discount is not bad.

    Cons

    Management. Pay is minimum wage.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communication with your staff is key.

    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Team great but felt like was in high school

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Guess? full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    loved my direct manager, great team to work with

    Cons

    strict regulations made it feel like we were children (certain break and lunch times, had to be in seat by certain time, etc)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Fun Environment

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

    I worked at Guess? full-time

    Pros

    Good opportunity for advancement if you show potential. Fun company to work for especially during events, and long lasting friendships are made.

    Cons

    Work life balance was slim as sales manager. Employees were paid very poorly for the work that was expected of them, and expected to dress in GUESS clothing that was expensive even after the discount. Quality of the clothing went down and the prices went up.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Love, Respect, Integrity: GUESS values makes me excited to come to work everyday.

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

    I have been working at Guess? full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Being a company that's goal-driven, invested in making employees happy, and planning with succession strategies always encourages me to be 100% all the time.

    Cons

    Not specifically the company at but rather very specific co-workers I've worked with (that you would find in any workplace): when people are emotional, it is difficult to stay positive.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stay positive, keep encouraging, always use positive reinforcement, and lead by example. Doing this, and results will come.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Review of My Time at Guess?

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Houston, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Houston, TX (US)

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

    Pros

    Great discount on quality merchandise
    Competitive environment between co-workers
    Flexible scheduling; Since no one is full time (besides management) you can work as much or as little as you'd like between 4-39 hours weekly.

    Cons

    Black Friday & Holiday scheduling is demanding
    More experienced associates are usually scheduled more hours
    Not commissioned, but you still have to meet sale goals

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Move to commission-based pay.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    "GUESS?Inc Canada /HORRIBLE CAMPANY "

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Vancouver, BC (Canada)

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

    Pros

    ~Clothing discount
    ~Meeting new co-workers and becoming good friends.

    Cons

    ~False advertisements (Promotion,rewards,benefits)
    ~Low pay (Management & Sales Associate)
    ~Poor Communication
    ~No hours if you don't sell
    ~HR & upper Management are not very understanding.At the end good people end up leaving.
    ~You are demanded to forceful agreements or they'll let you go.
    ~Don't follow the law & not pay overtime at all.
    ~Paul Marciano is a great guy but the people working behind him give his campany a bad reputation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop using employees and start treating them with dignity and respect.Stop putting to much pressure on your employees to sell.Stop with the false advertisements.Follow the law!HR and upper management need to be better role modles.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Too Corporate

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

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

    Pros

    I had some great like-minded teammates. Our cafe was very good. Spin, Yoga, and a fitness room was added benefits.

    Cons

    Extremely structured. Everyone worked from 7-6pm where we had 2 scheduled breaks. I couldn't get coffee at a random time unless it was on a scheduled break. Work-Life balance was not ideal. Exec team had a few great members, but one was very intimidating and could be downright mean. It would make your job very stressful and ALWAYS doubting your work. Overall atmosphere made me very unhappy. Long hours, the room we worked in had no windows, LOTS of pressure.

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

    guess

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Associate
    Current Employee - Sales Associate

    I have been working at Guess? part-time

    Pros

    good managers i liked them

    Cons

    not enough pay, sadly thats retail

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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