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."