Guess? Reviews

Updated 11 September 2014
Updated 11 September 2014
299 Reviews
2.9
299 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.  

    Hard work pays off

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    Former Employee - Store Manager  in  Myrtle Beach, SC (US)
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Myrtle Beach, SC (US)

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

    Pros

    The people. The employees work together as a team to strive for goals and complete them .

    Cons

    In order to move up, you must be a top leading sales person

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  6.  

    Great Amenities with a funny twist on management and structure.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Los Angeles, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    I was able to concept, design, and develop confident product lines.

    Cons

    The weird hierarchy of following objective completion. "too many cooks in the kitchen"

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in people and they will return with a larger Return On Investment

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    I really enjoyed the store management team, but felt unappreciated by district and regional management.

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    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager  in  Charlotte, NC (US)
    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Charlotte, NC (US)

    I worked at Guess? part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Fun environment, great training and they were willing to work around my class schedule.

    Cons

    Overworked and way under paid.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Part time sale associates need more training, not just the management team.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    It's fun but so fast paced and overwhelming!

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate  in  Santa Monica, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Santa Monica, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    Everyone is super nice, Managers have the "Open Door" so you can talk to them about any concerns, it's a few blocks from the beach so if you need to relax after you get off its a good get away. you can get time off as long as you request ahead of time, salary isn't too bad

    Cons

    you have to pay for parking every time you work, required to wear heels at ALL times while on the clock unless closing the store (I've already lost feeling in my toes), you could be closing until 3 in the morning

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

    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
  10.  

    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
  11.  

    Sales Associate

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Guess?

    Pros

    It is a fast paced environment, with a strong focus on customer satisfaction. Co-workers are friendly and fun to work with.

    Cons

    There is no commission structure, with little room for advancement. I was not offered any raises during the time I worked for the company and sometimes the scheduling may get a little unfair.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    N/A

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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