Nepotism, role responsibility mismatch to industry, weak job skills=weak support & blame
Actual work days began at 7am to catch Southeast Asia teams before their end of day, at desk by 9am or receive negative comments, attending meetings, finding rooms and available times for all parties to schedule meetings with enough time to locate the meeting rooms and not be late, reviewing emails, completing reports for management, possibly taking a morning break, receiving/opening sample shipments, lunch at my desk (maybe a rushed 30-minute lunch with a co-worker), revising reporting or correcting reports as they are returned with errors, more meetings and meeting scheduling, reviewing samples, emailing sample comments, more meetings and meeting scheduling, answering emails, 6pm calls to Asia teams as they begin their day, reviewing challenges and providing guidance to upcoming season, plan to leave office at 8pm, but usually 8:30-9pm.
+: Design creativity is excellent and welcomed. Social responsibility is strongly supported. Overall corporate culture and camaraderie is positive, upbeat, and open. Cross-partisanship between departments was improved after the 2014 layoff. Strong positive brand recognition leads to job pride.
-: Technical expertise is disrespected and ignored putting unnecessary stress on quality, technical, design, sourcing and junior development teams. There is a technical competence disconnect between company role vs industry expectations leaving former employees at a technical disadvantage upon departure and giving the company a bad training reputatio
ProsDesign creativity, social responsibility, Positive upbeat environment, Company encourages opinions, Freedom to take risk, Nice people to work with, corporate pride.
Conslong hours, lack of technical expertise and respect towards technical expertise, inadequate training, weaker position to compete in the industry, Experienced candidates will be faced with a defensive attitude and disrespect, little to no support, Management discourages opinions, Politics prevents transparency and trust
Retail Assistant Manager | California | Jul 2, 2022
work here if you’re okay making under minimum wage
I have worked for this company for over 3 years. For the majority of my time with Levi’s I have enjoyed it mostly. Some aspects I didn’t enjoy but overall I enjoyed coming to work and seeing all my coworkers. It hasn’t been until the last 4 or 5 months I’ve realized how little this company actually cares about you. After being with the company for two years I had to beg my manager to even consider me for a promotion, after i got an interview i was denied a promotion and my DISTRICT manager hired an external hire. They preach hiring internally but rarely do so. Anyways, my store manager at the 2nd levi’s location i worked at was wonderful and coming to work was enjoyable. I worked in a smaller store with about 10 employees and I really enjoyed it. Fast forward, I ended up working at a way bigger store (don’t wanna say which one) that was mostly tourists and so it required way more employees. Here the managers are micromanaging and undermining. They care to some extent but at the end of the day, they have a job to do and don’t truly care about your well being in the company, only what’s gonna benefit them. I turned down a promotion because I was still enrolled in school and my store manager didn’t take that well. I finally got tired of being micromanaged by people who had been working there a fraction of the time as me so i quit with a two week notice, my store manager never congratulated me and made it a point to mention a day after i turned in my two week notice that they ha
ProsEmployee discount, free product, flexible with time off
Conspays under minimum wage, overworking employees, awful corporate office employees
Eugene SSC - Finance org...not a place to be long term for sure
The Eugene Servicing Center can be primarily characterized as a place that you will work long hours at. Wages are not competitive esp. after you weigh-in on your true 'hourly wage' when considering the 50 to 60 hours + you will be working. Ouch!
Very clicky management. Female-oriented (biased) culture. Several non-college educated 'managers' have been given (or wield) more power than their position would otherwise dictate. Best word and experience from me and others....avoid these managers as they are #1 trouble.
Eugene management has unfortunately built a reputation and work culture of being 'bankrupt' in true, actual support of personnel. Publicly in org-wide meetings, you get the "rah-rah-rah, we're one team" message. Fake "Hallmark" awards are often handed out thanking the masses or a team for all the hard work, but behind the scenes in meetings, some of the same personnel are ripped and denegrated. Bottom line, Eugene management is an unhappy group in both mechanics and approach to the organization. There is a perpetual distrust of personnel to management as the feeling amoung the masses is that enough is not enough re: work.
Overall, the current Levi's "Finance" organization is a weak, busted up reporting structure. With the ongoing shakeup in Europe and San Francisco finance management orgs, the remnants of Europe, San Fran, and the recent buildup of finance in Eugene Servicing Center the the last 2 years, it's a mess from a reporting, reporting-to standpoint. Long
Consvery, very long hours, poor management culture, weak finance management/organization
Shameful work practices for a former great product
talk you up in interview / orientation - real family like fun, cheery
then you start training, very inconsistant random, prettier the boy or girl the better the trainers train, or at least spend time with but if you are just like the rest of us, good luck then you are tossed into a hostile group of long timers who dont help at all as you are a treat to them at this looser job. you may spend an hour at shift start while they figure out what to do with you , many more periods of waiting and finally a few hours of sweeping at the end but the next daily meeting you are ordered to be more efficient productive and accountable for prduction. olyou wait around a few hours. then training is over and Surprise your new coordinator (lead) doesnt answer questions refuses to help you as you have been trained and transfers you to other areas or has you stand around and sweep. All of them play favorites and you can see the unfairness immeadiatly in who gets working equipment who goes where and does what, dont be a miniute late - 2x late fired. Doctor hospital court arrest, other job family crisis, forget it all, unacceptable excuses in probation status. then the pay, about 2/3 what everyone else pays and if your operate eqimpent, you get about half or one third what you shoudl make,ask for a raise, find another job. youd think a com it would be nice, And you may be forced to join a union that doesnt help you has not reps or stewards around and when you find one they write your issues an
The day would begin with opening paper work. I used excel sheets from the previous day and entered the statistics in the excel workbook. A new excel sheet would be created for the new business day containing details of sales goals, key points of interest and the daily focus of the business. Afterwards I would input appropriate payroll hours into Kronos for the associates who worked the previous day while fixing any timestamp errors.
After opening the registers, employees would be delegated tasks in order to stay productive. When any customer enters the store, tasks were put on hold and the focus would shift to the customer for optimal sales.
Closing routines involved maintaining good presentation and cleanliness of the store. Cash registers were shut down with cash profits placed into the deposit bag with slips containing accurate information about the deposit.
Several things I learned include how to operate the Raymark point of sales system, shipment handling and processing, sending out transfers and most importantly managing a team of associates in order to contribute sales to the company.
The co-workers maintained a positive attitude with high energy ready to assist customers whenever needed. Everyone also works together as a team to ensure tasks are completed within a timely matter.
Management was responsible for laying on plans for the day and deciding specific tasks for associates and following up with associates to make sure everything stays in order and on-time.
Workday starts 5:00 A.M, stocking team starts at either 5:00 A.M. - 7:00 A.M. First actions are, general backroom clean up and organization (stocking/organizing yesterdays loose items).
Followed by processing of merchandise.
Half the team replenishes sales floor, while half of team processes new product, censoring, sizing, folding and organizing all apparel. According to style, color, and fit.
Then sent to floor or warehouse for back-stocking and organizing. Daily team meeting before opening store, that helps motivate and and get the whole team ready for the day.
I've learned how to organize merchandise easier, how to work the s style apparel warehouse organization. Fold clothes to Levis standards, and understand a indexing systems that compiles 40+ denim jeans, fits, and styles. Plus a variety of apparel including shirts jackets belts and accessories.
Co-workers are a great team, always in constant communication organizing various facets of the store to organize store to open for work day.
The hardest part of the job is receiving shipment but its usually done by 2 or 3 people.
The most enjoyable aspect of the job is working with a professorial team that is knowledgeable of the product sold and all work to a common goals, which are keeping a clean and well organized working environment. Assuring a large variety of product is readily available to the public. Providing excellent customer service, and always reaching daily, monthly and yearly sales goal.
Prosprofessonial well organized team, medium to heavy workflow, close to home, 30 percent store discount, great team, level headed managers and leads, "can do" work environment, strong teamwork environment. constant communication among departments and all worker ranks
From the second I walk into the office, I go nonstop til I leave. My day is filled with cross-functional meetings with Merchandising, Operations, Website and Creative Development teams ensuring that Dockers.com is performing at a high level. Due to company changes, I have stepped up as acting Manager for my Digital Marketing team since November 2013 and currently reporting to the Marketing Director of Global Ecommerce.
Data driven marketing is a significant part of my job. I thoroughly deep dive into the analytics of our global site to seek out opportunities to drive sales and ROI. I am personally responsible for the constant evaluation and improvement of our website’s consumer experience, creative development, product promotions, and seasonal launches. Due to the nature of the fashion retail industry, there is a constant and consistent change in the marketplace; it is my job to make sure that we keep up with trends and always stay ahead of the curve. Down time is something I rarely encounter. Some may find this stressful, but I thrive in this work environment. I thoroughly enjoy project managing and keeping my team structured, focused, and thinking positively. I would say the most difficult part of my day is managing the time sensitivity of my projects. At a given time I will have 10-15 different projects requests. It is my responsibilities to not only manage these projects, but my time, the people involved, and the sensitivity of each request. Since so many people are inv
ProsClose to home, Friendly work environment, Casual Dress Code
ConsShort lunches, Little downtime, Lots of meetings
Levis is one of the best companies I have had the privilege to work for. Everyday has its challenges and every day has its rewards. A typlical day envoles prompting my associates on what sales have been and where they need to go. I acomplish this by making sure everyone is 100% knowledgeable and by encuraging successes. When we are not making the numbers we should be I do my best to decrease stress and challange the staff to make the best out of what they can.
Multitasking is at its most importance when running a muti-million dollar store. I need to make sure everyone is where they are the stongest and most productive at all times while I am walking the sales floor and making sure all operations are up to date. This can be overwheling at times but because of my ability to stay calm and prioritizing what needs to be done I rarely have difficulties.
The number one part of my job I love the most is my associates. Watching their continues growth and drive to become better due to my training is what keeps me on my game. Finding new ways to continue their growth and therefore the success of the store is always a challenge I like to have.
Levis has a wonderful pool of talent and it is a honor to be able to brain storm how to further growth for the company with such a team of managers across the Colorado market.
All and all i have been rewared with a keen sense of business multitaking and succession that I will always have a fond thought when thinking about my time with Levi Stra
A fun and challenging place where you learn to speak to many different people.
A typical day at Levi's would start off with me greeting customers when they came in and informing them of the different types of promotions we have. I would also measure women so they can find their ideal jean type to make their buy more personalized and suited for their body type. I would also be out on the floor, when I was done with my greeting time, and be in action by helping customers. I would find their jeans and sizes and lead them to the fitting rooms. I learned to always keep a smile on my face as it attracts customers to you. A friendly face is like honey! Also, I learned how to speak out more. Levi's was a very big store so I didn't know EVERYONE that was working there. I only knew the people who I always shared shifts with and they were good people. The hardest part of the job was trying to make sales and make the sales goal. It was like a competition with yourself. But, I will always be proud of that one day where I made the highest sales. I talked and smiled a lot that day to customers. My jaw was hurting! It was worth it because i got that gold sticker. The most enjoyable part was meeting people from all around the world. There were a lot of tourists looking for jeans. I met people from Jamaica, France, Spain, Russia, Argentina, etc. My favorite people were the old ladies because they reminded me of my grandmother. They were so cute. All in all it was a good experience especially since this was my first job.
Prostourists, cute old ladies, and reaching a sales goal.
Good benefits, the culture is toxic, company union is more company, beyond useless meetings, useless management positions throughout the US
Good pay especially the overtime if you have the seniority to receive it. The culture is beyond toxic there. Not all, but well over half the people there have many years in so they think their job is to show up, do the bare minimum and work hard at being cute to the management. It’s a union plant and the union works very hard at taking care of their officers and stewards and employees who don’t apply to safety standards and constantly cause problems with other employees. On many occasions I’ve witnessed employees verbally abuse management and other employees with no reprocotion what so ever. Instead of work and getting product through the facility they have way to many useless meetings that you could say is explained and exhibited like a sixth grade science project. Management throughout all the distribution plants in the US is more concerned about taking their “work trips” to other CSCS which consists of a walk around the plant getting whatever committee together, for example safety committee, and then taking their Black company credit card and take those employees out that night for drinking and whatever may happen after. But yet have meetings on how to save the company money and cut costs with the average employee. As stated before, good pay and benefits but it all comes with a price of useless meetings, verbal abuse and made up management jobs.
Although there are perks to working for Levi’s (good pay for retail, a somewhat adequate uniform allowance, generous staff discounts) there are unfortunately too many flaws in their business model to allow me to recommend them as an employer.
In my time I was regularly impressed by the quality of my management and also by the friendliness and approachability of all staff across the board, with there being none of the hierarchal snobbishness that I encountered in my time with other employers.
However, where Levi’s falls short as a business is in the expectations and demands placed on sales staff. You are constantly expected to meet sales targets which do not account for any mitigating circumstances (i.e: low footfall, low stock, a customer just simply wanting to browse). You simply are given a portion of the store’s daily target and are expected to fulfil it, alongside KPIs which determine your units per transaction, the average unit price, and so-on. The manner in which performance is valued and analysed is, to put it simply: degrading. You are not incentivised for surpassing your targets, it is simply expected you meet them. If you don’t meet them (which easily happen) you are essentially told that you are the problem. It’s a hugely flawed system, and one which rendered my time with the company to often be unbearable and exhausting.
You are expected to essentially harass and coerce customers into making bigger purchases by up-selling, buying multiple units, and engaging
Realización de objetivos laborales y personales, globalización de la empresa
• Un día típico en el trabajo
Al inicio de cada semana se realizaban juntas a nivel gerencial y cada mes a nivel dirección; se comentaban los objetivos cumplidos de manera general a lo especifico, es decir, por área y puesto; como también el proponer mejores soluciones a las actuales.
El ciclo de objetivos se lleva a cabo durante 6 meses; al iniciar la temporada se realiza una investigación cualitativa de tendencias por temporada en páginas de moda y revisión de marcas en piso de venta y cuantitativa con el análisis de sell through de temporadas anteriores por cada cuenta como Liverpool, Palacio de Hierro, Sears, franquicias y multimarcas, análisis de inventarios y por ultimo juntas con el área de ventas para obtener puntos del comprador y de los clientes; posteriormente se realiza la presentación con la departamentales, presentando las estrategias de mercado y nuevas líneas de colaboración, se negocia la compra por temporada y el cierre de unidades después se negocia con los contratistas en cuanto a los mínimos y se hace el seguimiento de embarque; mientras tanto se desarrollan nuevos programas para promotores como el servicio a los clientes, detalles de la línea y fomentando el trabajo en equipo entre los supervisores y jefes de piso; finalmente se introduce toda la información del producto en cuanto origen, composición para la base de datos de la compañía, claro está que mientras se está iniciando este proceso al mismo tiempo se lleva a cabo el cierre de la temporada anter
Prosprestaciones superiores a la ley
Consno habia capacitaciones para los empleados, ni la disponiblidad de horario para estudiar algun posgrado o maestria.
Poor place of employment with little to no future.
I have been with levi strauss for over a year now. Although the people are good, the job in itself is completely dead end. I have only received 40 hours once since working there. The management cannot seem to figure out where work is coming from or going and have apparently no knowledge of what it takes to build a proper working environment. Levi is a union job, but the union is a levi union. Its representatives ask for your bid once a year but from that point on you never see them and they do nothing for your so called rights. The pay is horrible for trying to raise or start a family and that is even if you get your hours. The pay increase is only once a year and is very low. Their are no incentives or bonuses and if you expect a little kick back or thank you come Christmas time...forget it. There is no room for advancement. Benefits are very expensive for not very good coverage. You only have one week a year to enroll. Any time beyond that you have to pay past premiums. Regardless if you get your hours or not, you owe that money. I have been trying for over a year to get benefits. I must do it online where it took several attempts and calls to india to get logged in. Once logged in my status says closed. It has been over a week now with this 2nd chance of enrollment and hr has yet to get back to me with anything. This being said, it will be two attempts to enroll in benefits that both times have given me closed status and nothing is done about it. I asked the hr rep on site
Prosco workers, m-th work weeks, unless on 2nd shift.
Questions And Answers about Levi Strauss & Co.
What is the best part of working at Levi Strauss?
Asked Jun 7, 2020
Good pay if u work Overtime
Answered May 12, 2022
60% off jeans
Answered May 3, 2022
How are the working hours at Levi Strauss?
Asked Jul 13, 2016
I worked while still in high school, and i was still under the age of 18, so I could only work closing shifts on Fridays and Saturdays. Max was 4 hrs on weekdays, but could work full shifts on weekends and non-school days. It was pretty easy to pick up available shifts if you wanted to.
Answered Aug 1, 2019
Hebron Kentucky 1 st. Shift 5 am til 3:30 pm 2nd. Shift 3:30 pm til 2 am weekend shift Friday Saturday and Sunday 5:30 am til 5:30 pm. You work 4 10 hour shifts and lots of overtime. Weekend shifts 3 12 hour shifts and not much overtime.
Answered Apr 1, 2018
How long is the hiring process at levis
Asked May 24, 2016
I applied online and went into an interview, they called me later to tell me I was hired, short and simple. Job training took about a week or two between the Levi's and Disney brainwashing sessions.
Answered May 1, 2017
Pretty fast and responsive.
Answered Mar 6, 2017
Whats the interview like for this company
Asked May 16, 2016
It's a very casual environment and everyone attempts to make you feel comfortable.
Answered May 31, 2017
Good, met with several individuals and received a response within a week on their decision.
Answered Mar 6, 2017
What tips or advice would you give to someone interviewing at Levi Strauss?