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.  

    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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    Former Employee - Sales Associate  in  London, England
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in London, England

    I worked at Guess? part-time for more than a 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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    Current Employee - Sales Associate  in  London, England
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in London, England

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

    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
  6.  

    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.  

    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
  8.  

    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
  9.  

    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
  10.  

    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
  11.  

    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

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