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.  

    Assistant Manager

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    Current Employee - Assistant Manager  in  Edmonton, AB
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Edmonton, AB

    I have been working at Guess? full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Flexible hours, great work team, amazing environment, and mind blowing discounts!

    Cons

    Little low on the pay, huge selling expectations, hours for associates depend on the amount of selling they do.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Always be straight up and honest about whatever it is you're doing; don't try to take shortcuts because you will be caught. & always talk to HR or you store manager if there is anything out of the normal going on.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Sauron, Satan and Hitler would not last a day in this horrible institution.

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    Current Employee - Desk and Stock  in  Vaughan, ON
    Current Employee - Desk and Stock in Vaughan, ON

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

    Pros

    employee discount, long lunch break

    Cons

    exploitative work culture, paying very little and expecting slave labor, pressure to wear GUESS clothing and refusing to pay for it when demanded for special events, poor training, guess is literally stitches trying trying to be prada in terms of the quality of their clothing, long mandatory hours of work, incompetent management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    make better clothes, pay your employees more for the work you expect, train better, go back to the 80's when you were relevant and there weren't better fashion choices out there like today

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not enough pay for what they want you to do.

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    Former Employee - Assistant Manager  in  Calgary, AB
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Calgary, AB

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

    Pros

    Sometimes fun, Discounts are awesome, product is nice.

    Cons

    drama with co-workers, stressful because of sales goals, managers are rude and treat you like you are incapable of doing anything, getting time-off is near impossible.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    instead of implementing the 90 day rule, I think you should work with your employees to help them sell rather than threatening them with a ridiculous "90 day rule" plan.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Sales

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Guess?

    Pros

    people oriented, good benefits/ discounts

    Cons

    no way of moving up the ladder, basic job

  6.  

    Ok

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate  in  Winnipeg, MB
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Winnipeg, MB

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

    Pros

    Employees receive an Employee Bonus on certain weekends for more discount than regular discount.

    Cons

    Not much concern for the employees and not the best pay. No incentives if your store isn't top door, but high sales goals. Competition for sales with managers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    more concern with the employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    awesome

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    Current Employee - District Manager  in  Ottawa, ON
    Current Employee - District Manager in Ottawa, ON

    I have been working at Guess? full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    great training, very organized, consistent recognition for performance, many growth opportunities. The culture is very strong and if a person is really career driven they can easily grow with GUESS.

    Cons

    none at this time, it is a very balanced environment

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the great work!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Sales Associate

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate  in  Vancouver, BC
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Vancouver, BC

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

    Pros

    The only pro i can think of is the fact that you get a good discount on the clothes in the store.

    Cons

    Mimimum wage, not enough breaks, work 5 hours without a break,when by law, you are entitled to a 15 minute break if you work 5 hours.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have team meetings or formal training plans to ensure everyone is on the same wavelength and comunication is open for improvements

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Wouldn't recommend

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate  in  Etobicoke, ON
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Etobicoke, ON

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

    Pros

    Great discount, some of the management is nice and flexible with schedule,
    helpful co-workers, Employee Bonus Weekends, good coaching, feedback

    Cons

    Underpaid, some shift can be 3.5 hours, pressure to buy and wear their current clothing, unpaid breaks, some management is very demanding considering its a low wage job, high sale targets

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Value your employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Only good for fast-pace seasonal job

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Guess?

    Pros

    -Good employee discount
    -Good training
    -Some awesome coworkers
    -Very nice assistant managers

    Cons

    -Over worked, under paid
    -Unpaid break
    -Bad manager
    -A few catty coworkers (like any other places)
    -High sales goal even though it's not based on a commission system
    -Uptight for a lower brand
    -Low hourly rate

  11.  

    Terrible

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    Current Employee - Retail Sales Associate  in  Burnaby, BC
    Current Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Burnaby, BC

    I have been working at Guess? part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Store discounts, overall the staff was friendly. Some managers were really good. Some were not.

    Cons

    Management bias, unorthodox ways. Store had shrinkage 80 percent from internal staff 20 percent from external theft. Yet management only cared about the 20 percent. Very suspicious.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management is the problem. Too much witch-hunting.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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