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Kering is an international group based in Paris (France) specialized in luxury goods and sustainability. Amongst the brands that Kering owns are Gucci and Yves Saint Laurent.

The timber-trading company Pinault S.A. was founded in 1963 by François Pinault. After the company was quoted on Euronext Paris in 1988, it became the retail conglomerate Pinault-Printemps-Redoute (PPR) in 1994, and the luxury group Kering in 2013. The group is a constituent of the CAC 40 since 1995. François-Henri Pinault is President and CEO of Kering since 2005. In 2019, the group's revenue reached €15.9 billion.

A former employee described Kering as Toxic Office Environment/ unqualified management sharing as well more specific details in Indeed about the experience:

"RUN!!!! Kering Bridgewater is the most strange, unprofessional, and unethical environment I’ve ever encountered. Talent and ability mean absolutely nothing. The downfall of most companies is mismanagement and Kering is no Exception. Unqualified managers who abuse their power are allowed to determine the direction of the company and the lack of skill set and ability is greatly apparent. Most of the people in Management are unprofessional, under-qualified, spiteful and I won’t discuss the gossipy, spiteful, and surreptitious Human Resources team. There is a lack of true ability and empathy which contributes to the overall unhappiness of the employees. The office environment is comparable to a high school cafeteria where high-level managers compete and gossip With their employees or create situations to have them terminated. I hate to use this word but Kering Bridgewater is a “clique environment”. After a few days on the job, it becomes immediately evident that “DOG eat DOG” and “align yourself With the right individuals to Succeed” defines the company as well as the culture. Talent and skill set are completely disregarded."

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Project Manager (Former Employee) says

"L'environnement de travail dans les locaux de Paris n'est pas très accueillant, et le management est à déplorer. L'humain n'est clairement pas au centre des intérêts de l'entreprise, on vous répète inlassablement : si vous avez votre salaire c'est parce-qu’un autre employée a vendu un sac Gucci...Des postes redondants, des recrutements foireux et un management qui se soucis peu des employées. Cons: environnement et management défavorable, pas de cantine"

Telecommunications Business Analyst (Consultant) says

"The US IT division was run by management that had no idea what they were doing. The management had a great vocabulary of Buzz words and catch phrases, but looked to all the consultants to tell them how to get their job done. When a consultant explained that a process was not working or was being executed incorrectly, that consultant was usually told in very unprofessional terms that you didn't know what you were doing if this did not align with the thought process of the management. Meanwhile, if something did get fixed, that same management was quick to take credit for your work as "I finally found a consultant that can do what I instruct them to do". Extremely unprofessional work environment. Constant turnover ... Then Kering outsourced everything to Tata and still needed other consulting companied to tell them how to run things. Cons: Unprofessional work environment, bad management, horrible corporate culture."

HR and Payroll Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) says

"Overall work life balance was awful, people would judge you for leaving on time. Lots of people in the business would work until 7/8pm and expect you to do the same. No clear direction from management - aswell as lack of nurturing from managers to want to see thier employees grow. Lack of communication overall with business developments."

Sr. Dedicated Store Support Analyst (Former Employee) says

"Its run under TCS, once you sign their non-compete clause, you give your life away. When you leave or finish the contract, its very diffuclt to find another position that is not run under TCS, becareful."

Assistante commerciale (Former Employee) says

"Équipe désagréable et hautaine de part le fait de travailler ppur un grand groupe. Aussi la manière de travailler "italienne" ne respecte pas toujours les codes du travail français. Il ne faut pas être susceptible et savoir s'adapter. Cons: Equipe et Dirigeants"

Industrial Controller (Former Employee) says

"Purtroppo la posizione non ha soddisfatto le aspettative scaturite dai vari colloqui, la sede doveva essere a Novara ma di fatto 3 giorni su 5 dovevo andare a Scandicci perché dopo neanche 2 mesi mi hanno cambiato il responsabile."

Telecom Consultant - INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR (Former Employee) says

"Other than the high contract rate I was paid, I have nothing positive to say about these people. 90% of the Kering staff are contractors and some have been so for 3 + years. Cons: Everything I've said"

Sales Manager (Former Employee) says

"Horrible place to work, very clickish and does not really care about their employees. You work long hours for low pay. When you need help their is no help for you. They let you drown and be overworked every day."

Manager (Former Employee) says

"If you’re hired on a fixed term contract (as most people are so they don’t have to give them all benefits) you’re looking at missing out on: internal mobility, attending events, no discounts at all in any of their brands, no bonus, regardless of how long your contract is. Cons: No projection, no flexible working, no bonus or discount if fixed term contract"

IT Manager (Former Employee) says

"If you have any health issues, you will need to use your sick days to go to the doctor. No availability to work from home. Cons: no work/life balance"

vendeur (Former Employee) says

"Toujours de probleme de paiement. Cons: Mauvais management, mauvais RH"

Selling Supervisor (Current Employee) says

"I’ve been here for a few years and the store manager is just not that great. He was in the beginning but now he’s sort of dragging his feet. Love company."

Back Office Assistant Manager (Former Employee) says

"It's better if you're French...and needs to know people to progress in the company otherwise forget it. Cons: A lot of fake people, specially management."

Sales Associate (Former Employee) says

"i usually dont really like writing bad comments, but at McQueen NYC they are not professional at all, i did a really good interview with them and they make me feel that everything was GREAT and that i gonna be contacted by the HR soon but i never received the call... at the interview she mentioned that i can email her for any questions, so i did.. and send 3 emails in total and no responses...( not nice because i can still be a costumer one day and that can be weird to meet) but, she came back to me after 1 month waiting saying that she was busy, ok of course... to me she should come back to me before and be honest and answer back with a simple mail to let me know what is going for "me" to accept or not my others offers ( i was waiting because i did really love the brand and i did work for the same group in Paris before, so thinking that gonna help to get the job ) but the people who work at the shop in NYC (director & manager ) are not really following up and clear, it can be a problem for something else if you work there one day so be careful. i still think, Is it of course a honor to work with one of the best luxury brand. And for the HR, he or she is maybe great but i never had the chance to meet this person."

Manager (Former Employee) says

"RUN!!!! Kering Bridgewater is the most strange, unprofessional and unethical environment I’ve ever encountered. Talent and ability mean absolutely nothing. The downfall of most companies is mismanagement and Kering is no Exception. Unqualified managers who abuse their power are allowed to determine the direction of the company and the lack of skill set and ability is greatly apparent. Most of the people in Management are unprofessional, under-qualified, spiteful and I won’t discuss the gossipy, spiteful and surreptitious Human Resources team. There is a lack of true ability and empathy which contributes to the overall unhappiness of the employees. The office environment is comparable to a high school cafeteria where high level managers compete and gossip With their employees or create situations to have them terminated. I hate to use this word but Kering Bridgewater is a “clique environment”. After a few days on the job it becomes immediately evident that “DOG eat DOG” and “align yourself"

Merchandiser (Former Employee) says

"Kering eyewear has horrible management they are not supportive and don’t care about their employees. Management needs to be revamped from the top. Most staff is great to work we. As with most companies just a few bad apples in important roles. Cons: Bad management, no support, no team culture."

Materials Innovation Lab Intern (Former Employee) says

"I was able to learn a lot while working as an intern in the Materials Innovation Lab. Working on the sustainability tracking projects was the most interesting part of this experience."

Assistant Trade Marketing Manager (Former Employee) says

"Very busy and stressful at times, a lot of travelling in travel retail team, but is a global company. HQ is mainly Italian. Environment is competitive overall."

Senior Indirect Tax Accountant (Former Employee) says

"fun workplace with plenty of challenges and exciting atmosphere never got to take a lunch brake because of the volume of work. Long commute from home and did not believe in working from home. Cons: no lunch"

Genève Assistante Commerciale et Marketing (Former Employee) says

"Finelec était une filiale du Groupe Pinault Printemps la Redoute avant son rachat. Cons: travail répétitif"

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