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Guess? Reviews

Updated 22 January, 2015
Updated 22 January, 2015
337 Reviews
2.8
337 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.  

    great employee discount

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Associate
    Former Employee - Sales Associate

    I worked at Guess?

    Pros

    - great employee discount
    - some managers have friendly personalities

    Cons

    - very cut throat
    - extremely sales driven
    - minimum wage pay

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - try being nicer to employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    A company to work for!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales in Ottawa, ON
    Current Employee - Sales in Ottawa, ON

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

    Pros

    Geary training , possible room for growth within the company! Really good customer service and clients

    Cons

    No commission . Beside no commission there is really no other cons that I can think of !

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    it's a fine place to work,

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

    I have been working at Guess?

    Pros

    it's a great place to work and fun

    Cons

    the hours are really terrible and you have to fight for your hours.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    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
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    "GUESS?Inc Canada /HORRIBLE CAMPANY "

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Vancouver, BC
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Vancouver, BC

    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
  7.  

    Great company to be part of

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Co Manager in Hamilton, ON
    Former Employee - Co Manager in Hamilton, ON

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

    Pros

    Lots of growth potential. Some of the greatest people working in upper management that always help promote. They stand by there people and pay very well. One of the few Canadian retailers who have zero debt, as a corporation that is awesome. They must be doing something right. Discount is great and product is very fashionable. They stand by what they sell.

    Cons

    Since pay is very well bonuses don't happen that often, because sales quotas are through the roof. High pressure during slow seasons. Lots of turn over in staff. They promote work life balance but don't really stand by it. Incentives take months to get to you. Part timers are paid minimum wage and are pushed to sell astronomical numbers.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Discounts, good coworkers

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

    I have been working at Guess? full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    - great employee discounts
    - coworkers were like family
    - internal promotions -- no need to leave and then come back to be promoted like a lot of other companies
    - pocket money
    - decent full-time job

    Cons

    It depends on the store, but where I worked hours were non-negotiable at times. There isn't a work-life balance. I wouldn't recommend this job for a student who is only looking to work part-time. People would call in sick every now and then because they wouldn't be able to get time off for an exam they needed to write.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    High sales pressure, pressure to spend all your earnings on the clothes, and strict managers

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

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

    Pros

    - Discounts on clothing
    - Per hour pay was a bit higher than other retailers
    - Nice store layout
    - Sales incentive prizes

    Cons

    - High pressure to sell
    - Managers were strict and not very friend

    Doesn't Recommend
  10.  

    Sales Associate

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    pushy, little pay,awful managers

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Vancouver, BC
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Vancouver, BC

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

    Pros

    good discount
    good training when it comes to teach their staff how to add on and be pushy sales people.

    Cons

    -bad mean managers
    -miss communication between managers and employees
    -no commission/little pay for the amount of work you have to do
    -managers encourage sales people to be really pushy
    -too high pressure,not enough motivation
    -stressful
    -drama
    -high expectation to have the guess girl look at all times
    pressure you to wear their newest current clothing and spend all your money on their clothes.
    -put pressure on their staff to wear high heels and complain if you don't

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create a friendlier environment, do not put so much stress on your staff, pay your staff better

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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