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CALVIN KLEIN Reviews

Updated 17 March 2019
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CALVIN KLEIN CEO Steven B. Shiffman
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Pros
  • "Great discount amazing coworkers outstanding professionalism flexibile schedule" (in 32 reviews)

  • "Great work environment, Good discount" (in 26 reviews)

Cons
  • "low pay, lack of advancement opportunities" (in 15 reviews)

  • "Decentralized organization, political, no work life balance" (in 8 reviews)

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  1. "review"

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    Current Employee - Sales Assistant in Bridgend, Wales
    Current Employee - Sales Assistant in Bridgend, Wales

    I have been working at CALVIN KLEIN part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Get to see my friends at work

    Cons

    Can get boring when not busy


  2. "Comfortable job"

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    Former Employee - Sales Advisor - Full Time in Hull, England
    Former Employee - Sales Advisor - Full Time in Hull, England
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at CALVIN KLEIN full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    - The staff discount was quite good
    - The job was easy and comfortable
    - Nice and friendly management

    Cons

    - Rarely had things to do
    - Quite boring/quiet work environment
    - Not very challenging

    Advice to Management

    Give staff more to do and more responsibility, as we are more than able to handle it.

  3. "Calvin Klein"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at CALVIN KLEIN full-time

    Pros

    development, training, good working relationships, staff discount

    Cons

    working hours, travel, staffing budget

    Advice to Management

    lack of progression, anatomy


  4. "Sales Associate"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at CALVIN KLEIN part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    - Decent working environment
    - Very good employee discount and incentives

    Cons

    - Pay could be better


  5. "Customer Assent"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good communication when it comes to manager

    Cons

    A lot of competition in application


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Really poor management if any at all - Huge Hierachy and pure laziness."

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    Former Employee - Supervisor in Bicester, England
    Former Employee - Supervisor in Bicester, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at CALVIN KLEIN full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    50% Discount and some nice customers.

    Cons

    Management have a social in the office 24/7 and ignore underlying issues.
    Even when issues were highlighted managers still ignored it and allowed it to continue which is why there is such a big turnover in staff as there's no support and it's actually the assistant manager and manager that allow and create the hierarchy by belittling you and allowing staff to ask them if myself as a supervisor would say no to a break - they then go and ask the manager who instead of advising to speak to the team leader of that day they will undermine whatever you have said causing little respect from everyone else.
    Managers slated the Area managers on the shop floor which doesn't give a good impression on what they say about everyone else if they have such little respect for their superiors.
    Management allow a hierarchy with whoever has been their longest and allow groups to outcast the new starters.

    Advice to Management

    Communicate with the WHOLE team not just who you 'click' with.
    Listen and resolve issues.
    Break up the 'groups' that act like they own the store and even speak to customers like they are worthless.
    One lady wanted to buy a small thong and a sale assistant looked at her and advised she should get a medium - after the customer advised small should be fine the sale assistant continued to hold them in front of her and ask 'are you 100%?' at this point the lady went and swapped the thong and I felt embarrassed for the customer because of how rude this colleague was, - and once the sale assistant left the tills the lady asked if I'd mind if she did go for the small after all - I could only apologise and explained it's personal preference but this is not the first time I've heard the sale assistants treat customers like this plenty of customers walked back out because of this and also whoever is on fitting rooms (usually a favourite) need's to know how to smile as I felt intimidated around the store because of how un-approachable they make themselves let alone customers...


  7. "Sales assistant"

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    Former Employee - Sales Assistant
    Former Employee - Sales Assistant
    Recommends

    I worked at CALVIN KLEIN part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Friendly and relaxed environment. Competitions.

    Cons

    Frequent change in management.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Nothing special"

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate in London, England
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at CALVIN KLEIN part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    50% discount and good incentives

    Cons

    Night shifts with shorter breaks, careless managers that mix their personal lives with professional.

    Advice to Management

    Take care of your staff.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Shady"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at CALVIN KLEIN part-time

    Pros

    Decent pay, good morals in terms of poor health benefits

    Cons

    Very shady and always gave me twice as many hours as contract says


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Low guidance"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at CALVIN KLEIN full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good products and good staff discounts

    Cons

    Low salaries, random rotas, low guidance

    Advice to Management

    Misscomunication between HR and Stores.
    Lack of personnel in stores. Not a pleasant environment to work in. Big turnover of people - I won’t recommend to work at CK