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Fast-paced, rewarding, learning environment
Intern (Former Employee) –  New York, NYNovember 1, 2017
Overall amazing. They do care about you even though you are an intern (may depend on the department). As a person who did an internship not even related to my field, it made me change my method of thinking and prompted me to change my career as well, from a non-tech to a tech.

The New York office is really nice and there is a luxury vibe. However, sometimes, you may feel a little left out if you don't speak French. But no matter what language you speak, you love Chanel products and its prestige.

I learned that there is a reason Chanel is still respected today. This is not only because of its powerful, innovative history, but also the hard-working people today. Chanel is very fast-paced.
Pros
Discounts (if you are intern, depends on your team), Learning opportunities, interesting assignments
Cons
Unpaid for interns (I think now they pay), Sometimes not much to do, Can feel a bit left out if you don't know French
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Sales and political
Beauty Advisor (Former Employee) –  Atlanta, GAOctober 26, 2017
Chanel was not a pleasant experience, I as a man of color felt discriminated against. I was constantly disagreeing with my Caucasian counterparts. I would not recommend working for them
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foundations
Beauty Advisor/Freelance Makeup Artist (Current Employee) –  New York, NYOctober 16, 2017
Learned a lot about skincare. it is very important to have good skin under your makeup, without good skin the makeup will not look even or appealing to the eye.
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Great place to work wish my position was not temp
Temporary Account Management Specialist (Former Employee) –  Piscataway, NJOctober 15, 2017
Great Company, fun team environment. This company cares abut their employees and create a family like environment. I came aboard as a temporary employee and sad that my assignment is over
Pros
everything
Cons
none
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hardest part of job
Operations Manager (Former Employee) –  Beverly Hills, CAOctober 12, 2017
poor scheduling structure. vast disconnect between boutiques and corporate leadership directives. lacking in current technology to improve workplace performance and manage risk mitiagation
Pros
discounts
Cons
hours
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Very Competitive
Business Manager & Sales Advisor (Current Employee) –  Palm Beach, FLOctober 2, 2017
Its very stressful, quotas are expectations.
Working for Chanel is much different than working for the Chanel brand inside of a retailer like Nordstrom.
Pros
You get to experience Chanel
Cons
none
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Amazing company.
Sales Vendor (Current Employee) –  Montclair, CAAugust 22, 2017
Wonderful fragrances very elegant and classy timeless classic.
Great staff to work with challenging at times but always evens it self out.
Works well as a second job.
Pros
Great events.
Cons
Not many hours.
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so far so good
Assistant Manager (Current Employee) –  Houston, TXAugust 9, 2017
Such a wonderful experience working for such a beautiful and reputable fashion house. The product is amazing and the people are great too. So much to learn
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work
Shoe Specialist (Former Employee) –  Short Hills, NJAugust 8, 2017
working customers;
product knowledge;
sales and sales contact; and reaching weekly sales goals;
most enjoyable part of the job was interacting with customers
Pros
hours
Cons
working Sunday(s)
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Fast-paced,Multi-task environment
Counter Manager, Dillard's Memorial City (Former Employee) –  Houston, TXJuly 25, 2017
It is a nice company to work for with sophisticated clientele. Multi-tasking and the ability to be a makeup artist are required. Must be able to stand for long period of time.
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Invaluable experience, no room for growth
Marketing Coordinator (Former Employee) –  New York, NYJuly 20, 2017
Invaluable experience, however, no room for growth due to company reorganization. President is trying to change company culture which is great because it can be a bit stuffy.
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Great company
OPERATIONS ASSISTANT (Current Employee) –  Bal Harbour, FLJuly 16, 2017
Great company. amazing history and heritage
- top notch training really gives you a full understanding and deep appreciation of the brand
- great employee discounts
- great work/life balance
- generally nice people
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Fun workplace
Sales Representative/Customer Service (Former Employee) –  Burbank, CAJuly 11, 2017
It was a fun atmosphere the people that work there are very caring and sweet, whenever anybody gets sick you would always find someone to cover your shift
Pros
Pay was good
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Great Place To Work
Executive Assistant / Chief Financial Officer (Former Employee) –  New York, NYJune 14, 2017
This was a fun environment that had great mentors and it was great that we were able to purchase product at a discount and they provided many incentives to do well.
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friendly and educational
Beauty Advisor (Former Employee) –  Brooklyn, NYMay 21, 2017
Leaders are very hands on with your learning experience, everyone is professional and friendly. They are extremely controlling with personal appearances... short nails only in chanel polish hair must be pinned back, natural hair colors only ,chanel makeup only.
Pros
gratis, classes
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Definition of elegance, a highend working expieriances everyone should encounter
Assistant Manager (Former Employee) –  Costa Mesa, CAMay 9, 2017
As an assistant you are able to take part in and learn all aspects of this business. Typlcal day checking in new product, ensuring the presentation of the floor is emaculate and supporting the selling efforts of the associates from back to front./ inside and out..
The management crew are all supportive regardless the task. The most enjoyable was the extremely close relationship the president had with the boutiques. The hardest part to fhe job was not to spend my paycheck on all the beautiful merchandise.
Pros
Management team was looked after by given a monthly allowence
Cons
Limited, exclusive product hindered sales
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Amazing parisian house of couture
JEWELRY ADVISOR (Former Employee) –  Las Vegas, NVMay 4, 2017
Learned so much about the brand and history both within fashion and fine jewelry. Truly represents craftsmanship and artistry naturally being transferred onto the sales floor through learned training.
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worth your time
Account Manager (Former Employee) –  harvey nicholsApril 19, 2017
as a company Chanel is the top.
the best products, training and work culture
wonderful co workers and best practice hiring
counter top sales structured to assist with sales
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non supportive, non mentoring, no structure
Business Manager (Current Employee) –  New York, NYMarch 28, 2017
Chanel is a great company to work for if you are a lover of history, and luxury. I personally love the story of Mademoiselle Coco, this strong woman inspires and gives you a sense of pride to work for a company built by such a fierce woman with amazing vision.

The product line is pure luxury and has customer loyalty, like no other. Every woman wants a piece of Chanel:). The unfortunate thing is that those that run the company don't look to develop and mentor loyal and productive team members. This breeds frustration and loss of key talents to other brands that appreciate a desire to growth.
Pros
history, quality of product
Cons
culture not supportive, lack of mentoring, no growth opportunity.
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wonderful Company, Fantastic Boss, beautiful products!
Product Specialist (Former Employee) –  Houston, TXFebruary 13, 2017
This is fun job, hard work and sometimes very long hours, but also very rewarding! It helps if you know something about artistry and truly enjoy people.
Pros
Best products and fragrances, fun people
Cons
can be very hard work and long hours, work nights, holidays, weekends
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