Parigi Group Employee Reviews about "people"
16% would recommend to a friend
(24 total reviews)
19% approve of CEO
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- "Poor upper management." (in 5 reviews)
- "Lastly the salaries are as low as they go with no room to move up." (in 5 reviews)
- "Then your days are numbered because management is just as caddy and will believe everything they say." (in 4 reviews)
- "No job security." (in 4 reviews)
- "Lots of work for very little pay." (in 3 reviews)
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Updated 29 Nov 2023
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- 1.012 Dec 2014Head DesignerFormer Employee, more than 1 year
Some employees are very kind and helpful.
The company seems very organized from the outside, but the meeting schedule may end up running hours late, leaving you to wait with your work in order to get it approved. If it's not approved you have to go through the whole process again. All this before you even show it to 'corporate' of the brand you're working on. It was like I was working for 2 bosses (Parigi & 'corporate') trying to please them both (as they wanted different things), along with buyers who want a totally different (third) thing. Things are always changing, people in and out, protocol for meetings, brand and team set-ups. Creates a workplace where you never know when it might be your time to go or that your job description might change or multiply. As a comment I saw below, some employees are very clique-y and won't even acknowledge the presence of someone they think is 'not cool enough'. They allow employees to play loud music all day, which was disruptive and obnoxious. Some of us don't want to have to wear headphones all day to block out other people and their noise. Another comment that I second is not being able to trust the people who work directly with the owners. Management compares you to other designers to your face, which doesn't make for a good team environment between brands.
- 1.030 Aug 2013Key HolderFormer Employee, more than 1 yearHouston, TX
Good discount on clothing. I met some very genuine people whom I have kept in touch with.
Expectations are unattainable. Expectations are not laid out clearly, and tend to change constantly without notice. Upper management is unorganized and unprofessional. Owner is rude and unappreciative. HR is merely a front. Safety code violations are a constant battle. Stress level is out of control. Upper management claims to be a support tool, but are absent when things need to be done to help store management and staff. No job security. And no opportunity for promotion or raise. Don't even mention it.2
- 1.02 Apr 2013Former Employee, more than 1 year
You might get the opportunity to meet some very nice people.
UPPER MANAGEMENT!!!!!!!!! It is ABSURD how these people think and even worse how they treat their employees! -You are used as a tool and nothing more. -Expect a 10% pay cut every 1.5 yrs -NEVER expect a raise...don't even mention it or hint at it or you'll get fired. -Paying teacher's pet is more encouraged than creative thought. -Salary is not competitive in today's market. -Your job description will most likely change without notice. -Under staffed teams will result in very late days. -Not OK to come in a minute after 9am, but completely ok to work until 8:30pm -Impossible to go online to do research as mostly all sites are blocked. You will have to go through a ton of red tape in order to unblock a source site (might take up to 3 days to get cleared). -Multiple micro managers will hinder productivity and make progress ridiculously slow -HR is merely there as a front.4
- 2.03 Oct 2015Anonymous EmployeeFormer Employee, more than 5 years
Some of the other employees were just awesome people and I made lifelong friendships.
The owners at this company don't care about the employees. HR is a joke and leaves everything up to managers. Managers are underqualified and play favorites all day long. While I worked for the company they had 2 pay cuts and several rounds of lay offs. They also let go of about 8 women after they had babies. Some were let go during maternity leave while others were let go as soon as they returned to work saying that the company didn't have money to keep their position. Lastly the salaries are as low as they go with no room to move up.3
- 1.012 May 2014Graphic DesignerFormer Employee, more than 1 yearNew York, NY
Free baby clothes. Period.No training. Overworked. Set up for failure. Given promises of job security then fired after training replacement and after given a raise.
The worst dishonest management team ever who constantly move designers and tech people from team to team ever.2
- 1.015 Jul 2014Anonymous EmployeeFormer Employee, more than 1 yearNew York, NY
Good vacation package with some Jewish holidays thrown in; a few people who might take pity on you and actually try to help you out.
This place is sink or swim. And if you manage to swim you'll be doing so in a pool of sharks. What's an antonym for teamwork? That's the word I would use to describe Parigi Group. New employees are shoved into the deep end and expected to figure everything out on their own. Don't get on anyone's bad side or you're guaranteed to fail; they'll make sure of it. If people spent half as much time working toward solutions as they do pointing fingers and placing blame then maybe this company wouldn't be on the fast track to failure. Managers throw their employees under the bus on a regular basis which breeds a sense of paranoia and distrust in the office. Everyone knows it's survival of the fittest at Parigi so they walk around with daggers ready to stab each other in the back. Meetings resemble a group of toddlers squabbling for attention. People speak to and treat each other like garbage. Everyone is miserable. It's the most toxic environment I've ever spent time in. There is literally no amount of money that would persuade me to return to Parigi. All of that being said, I got very lucky and happened to work with a group of people who genuinely cared about my professional growth. They took a lot of time to help me understand the business and for that I will always be grateful. Because of them I almost gave this company 2 stars, but I have zero interest in boosting Parigi's Glassdoor rating. At the end of the day, even though I had the good fortune of working with quality people you probably won't; the odds are not in your favor. So if you're considering taking a job at Parigi I have one word of advice: don't.1
- 1.07 Jun 2014Assistant ManagerFormer Employee, less than 1 yearHouston, TX
I had the pleasure of meeting some great people that I now call friends. The employee discount is great, but it would have to be in order to afford the merchandise.
Retail stores are given unattainable goals. When these unattainable goals are unmet, you must write an email to the powers that be detailing your failure and what you will do to not fail again the next day because failure to meet unattainable goals ALWAYS rests in your hands. When the big wigs come to town, one would think that it would be an opportunity to discuss possible solutions for the store, but not so much. You are constantly told that “whatever tools needed to succeed are always available,” but they somehow never materialize. There are lots of empty promises. Getting enough staff for proper coverage apparently requires an act of Congress so that leaves the employees severely overworked. On several occasions, multiple part-time employees worked 40+ hours per week. It seems as though the owner is under the assumption that major problems in the company roll uphill, not downhill.3
- 3.013 Dec 2016Product ManagerFormer Employee, more than 1 yearNew York, NY
Great group of people to work with
Felt under utilized, very unstable work environment - mainly due to overall market fluctuations not necessarily the company.
- 1.018 Nov 2016Store ManagerFormer Employee, less than 1 yearCalexico, CA
The awesome people on my team! My pay! The two good people I met when I was doing training my area manager and district manager!
Worse company ever! After a few months working for these people I was pretty sickr a few months working for these people I was pretty sickr a few months working for these people I was pretty sick and tired of all of them and the way they did business!! They picked the worst location at the mall for the store location and the worst time in business in my area to open the store. They expected big sales numbers from a store that customers didn't know and weren't familiar with the product.5