Laid back workplace, Management has open door policy and are helpful, great coworkers
Allocator (Current Employee) – Greensboro, NC – July 8, 2018
Great place to work. Health insurance is excellent and management is very "down to earth". Compensation is fair for position. Lots of perks including brand discounts. Recently half of company was sold and future is uncertain for my division.
Don’t bother unless you get a real good salary from the beginning
Senior designer (Current Employee) – New York, NY – July 14, 2018
This place at this moment is again restructuring, upper management is not communicating or does a good job to make ppl feel better about the uncertainty. They had a townhall for everyone to ask questions, but it was a room full of ppl that just received their reviews - almost everyone did not get any raises or what they were promised (the review period is in July- so you have to wait until then to see if you are getting a raise or not)
This company could be good if you are a manager and were able to negotiate a good salary, Bcs for the past few years no real raises were done or bonuses, and since you have to wait until July to figure it out makes it very hard for you to try to find something new. The people you will work with are great, but they can be the only reason you stay for so long.
Benefits are really good, the HR and upper management helping you to go to the next step of your career with a market competitive salary, they are worth it.
No openness, heavy workload, really long hours, uncertainty, no recognition, no reward for hard work
Processing lead (Former Employee) – Redlands, CA – July 12, 2018
People took advantage of management. There wasn’t any consequences for laziness. Hard workers weren’t acknowledged or rewarded for their duties except for more work from what the lazy people didn’t finish. Supervisors don’t do much and leave all the work for their leads then take the credit
No work life balance. Not enough pay. Little to no advancement
Production Coordinator (Former Employee) – Plymouth Meeting, PA – May 14, 2018
GBG is not interested in the employee. They are interested in the bottom financial line. I learned about multiple facets of the corporate world because when I started there it was a privately held company that was bought out by a world wide public company.The people I worked with were great. It was the corporate people in NY that didn't seem to care about the employees that weren't in the NY office.
Acessories Designer (Current Employee) – New York, NY – May 10, 2018
The global brands group work, was a group work design collection project carried out by me and my colleagues. We were supposed to design a collection for cold weather accessories and belts for fall winter 2019.
Loved work life balance. Job not secure. Lots of travel.
Mid-Atlantic Regional Coordinator (Former Employee) – New York, NY – May 7, 2018
I was laid off, so job was not secure. They did not understand the impact of having a team out in the field. Work/life balance was great! I was able to make my own schedule and visit stores when it worked for my personal life. Management was not very supportive.
Vice President (Current Employee) – New York, NY – April 25, 2018
GBG is a combo of many M&A companies, so there is no one cohesive, consistent well thought off strategy. Management are not professional and not prepared for their role, the CFO is not connected to the CEO which creates many points of confusion Also, HR are super weak, BCBG last acquisition is a group of very difficult people to work with let alone not talented.
Contract -to hire (Former Employee) – Greensboro, NC – April 23, 2018
GBG was a very bad experience coming from a professional background. The atmosphere was very unprofessional, People walked around cursing out loud and thought it was fine, the dress code was so unprofessional, The ladies dresses were up to their butts. I get that its a high end fashion company but there should be a professional standard for a corporate office. There was no training, you were passed around and told to watch and was constantly told why you should not be setting with them, by the person you were seated with. Management should be retrained to managed with a purpose and personality. Everyone was so tense not really enjoying their position. I was unfairly treated without care, I was apologized to for not being treated fairly and Human Resource acknowledge their failure but was unwilling to correct it.. Instead I was told I may not be the right fit, I found that funny coming from a bunch of misfits one way or another. I took that as a complement once I thought about it. I just thank God because he knew that I did not need to be in that type of environment for a long period of time. I pray that the company and people do well in the future.They cause me some pain, but all is well, They are forgiven, but to warn others and to be fair....
Words of advice: If you are use to working in a professional atmosphere with professional colleagues who respect one another, willing to help each other for the benefit of the company, and who can also respect you as an individual this may not be the place for you. Give them 10 years in Greensboro and they maybe the best place tomore... work, Who knows. Wishing the Company well. BTW..I met some very nice people their who did try to fix the wrong they saw but they too was just limited to what they could do.less
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The company seriously needs to invest in good management and training if they want the best results.
Accessory Designer (Former Employee) – New York, NY – April 18, 2018
You are expected to work late. They will tell you its not expected but if you don't work till atleast 730pm everyday you will get attitude. There work load is for like 3 peoples load but its expected to be done yesterday. You get paid well for your position but make sure to arrange this in the beginning because once you are hired its hard to get pay raises. Expect to travel.
CFO (Current Employee) – Boulder, CO – March 23, 2018
GBG is the collection of many different acquisitions. They need to communicate a central strategy the mirrors the businesses that have been acquired. They have a revenue strategy, as opposed to brand strategy.
A MEMBER OF THE FUNG GROUP (Former Employee) – New York, NY – March 23, 2018
Work day- 9-6 PM Learned-Management and problem solving skills Management- very loose Culture-Not the best for long term development- you are is always waiting for a shoe to drop Hardest part of the job- the people Most enjoyable- the people
Intern (Former Employee) – Greensboro, NC – March 19, 2018
I interned at Global Brands Group over a summer and had a great experience. The part that stuck out the most to me was how friendly and relaxed the work environment was (however the people also do work very hard).
Designer (Former Employee) – New York, NY – March 18, 2018
GBG is a great company, a rarity in the fashion industry that promotes a work-life balance, with a great office culture filled with young creatives and a ton of exciting opportunities.
The downside to this place, is the staid, old guard of management style, with poor leadership, hindering the growth of so many creative employees, and the lack of ingenuity, and risk taking when it comes to the new retail model of the future.