Manager, Creative Services (Former Employee) – New York, NY – October 18, 2013
I worked for CHANEL as Manager, Creative Services for 10 years, 1984-1994. Looking back I realize that the company, my job, my boss and fellow employees, were the best you are going to find anywhere. I miss it. The only reason I resigned was that I wanted out of NY, otherwise I'd probably still be there. A real class act. CHANEL, the best.
OPERATIONS ASSISTANT (Current Employee) – Bal Harbour, FL – July 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
Beauty Advisor (Former Employee) – Brooklyn, NY – May 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.
Definition of elegance, a highend working expieriances everyone should encounter
Assistant Manager (Former Employee) – Costa Mesa, CA – May 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.
Management team was looked after by given a monthly allowence
Business Manager (Current Employee) – New York, NY – March 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.
history, quality of product
culture not supportive, lack of mentoring, no growth opportunity.
We work hard and are rewarded for all our efforts! loved loved
Fashion Advisor (Former Employee) – Los Angeles, CA – November 3, 2016
It was an amazing company to work for and I wish I could have continued my employment there; however, I am going through a divorce and had to relocate to orange county. I enjoyed working in high end luxury goods. My coworkers and mangers were especially influential to my success at the company.
Great benefits, good discounts, free make-up samples
Purchasing Manager (Former Employee) – New Jersey – August 30, 2016
Typical day at work: Fast paced. What I learned: Don't trust the French. Management: A great team: My co-workers: The best in the world. Hardest part of my job: Too many people with their hair on fire. Most enjoyable part of my job: Seeing a great plan succeed.
The Wertheimer family is focused on developing & growing Gabrielle's legacy.
TERRITORY MANAGER (Former Employee) – Tennessee – July 23, 2016
I was a territory manager for the Chanel Cosmetic brand within Tennessee for 9 years. The success, passion and loyalty of the Beauty Advisors that worked at the following retailers: Nordstrom, Dillards, Macys & Belk stood out from all other cosmetic brands. These sales associates had an extensive knowledge of Gabrielle Chanel's vision and commitment to excellence. Because of their elevated sales results they were highly sought after by the competition.
I have since left CHANEL, the main reason was due to the lack of support from the New York Office. Often there was no clear communication or direction from upper management. Our National meetings (held once every 6 months) was the only time we received important product information. Only if you asked questions did you show-up on upper managements radar. Unfortunately, this also meant you were questioning the status quo. This was not looked upon favorably.
Brand heritage and customer awareness.
Lack of communication & support at field sales level.