Liz Claiborne

Liz Claiborne Reviews

Updated November 10, 2014
Updated November 10, 2014
75 Reviews
3.2
75 Reviews
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Liz Claiborne CEO and Director William L. McComb
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good work life balance, Close early before all holidays (in 6 reviews)

  • In NY, 21 days of vacation out of the gate, frequent sample sales, matching 401K, good health insurance (in 6 reviews)


Cons
  • During the last years there, Senior management was poor and was forced to sell off divisions and eliminate entire departments (in 5 reviews)

  • The work/life balance is not respected and you are required to continually go above and beyond with no recognition for your efforts (in 3 reviews)

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  1.  

    It could've been better

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Liz Claiborne

    Pros

    The structure and organization of the company is very strong

    Cons

    It's hard to move up the corporate ladder.

  2.  

    Not a wonderful environment

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Liz Claiborne (more than an year)

    Pros

    You will work with some very nice people. The atmosphere isn't too terrible.

    Cons

    The people at the top can be tough and ready to fire you if you rub them the wrong way. That's not a wonderful thing to have hanging over your head.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    A once-great Company in decline

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in North Bergen, NJ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in North Bergen, NJ

    I worked at Liz Claiborne full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Some very nice, conscientious, well-intentioned people work there.

    Cons

    Company no longer known as Liz Claiborne.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    This company is being run to the ground

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in North Bergen, NJ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in North Bergen, NJ

    I have been working at Liz Claiborne

    Pros

    Lots of perks. Sample sales, summer hours, 21 vacation days

    Cons

    Upper management is horrible at communicating when big changes take place. Employees find out most of the changes through press releases on the internet. They keep selling all the brands. I would be surprised if they are still in business in a year.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Touted as one of the best companies for working mothers - couldn't be more wrong

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I worked at Liz Claiborne

    Pros

    the ample PTO, 21 days was great
    locations near Times Square
    benfits

    Cons

    lack of internal communication
    favoritism
    promoted more men than women
    did not offer flexible working arrangments for working mothers, as they claim

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    stand behind your words

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    The company's strategies are focused on Juicy, Lucky and kate spade.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director Product Development in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Director Product Development in New York, NY

    I have been working at Liz Claiborne

    Pros

    Great long term associates that have mutual respect.

    Cons

    Lack of growth and stability,

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on long term profitibility and viablity of the brands.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Has seen its better days

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Harriman, NY
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Harriman, NY

    I worked at Liz Claiborne

    Pros

    They had a great benefit package, although it would have been nice to have
    a pension out of it.

    Cons

    Has sold off so much of their brands acquired in the past that they have lost a great number of their customers, yet expect Mangers to convert by selling low quality "fashion".

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Too late to offer advice for Liz. Looks like they will never get back that classic line, have lost their
    base of shoppers and instead cater to the teeny boppers by invbesting in all the kiddie lines....DKNY, Lucky, Juicy, Kensie....

    Glad to be out of there

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Past its "Hey Day"

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I have been working at Liz Claiborne

    Pros

    Good work/life balance, flexible for mothers, good benefits. Decent discounts on products. Excellent legacy in apparel industry.

    Cons

    promotions and salary are arbitrary. No path for advancement. They thinned out much of the company over the past year without thinking about how lay offs would affect the operations first. You have to know people to get anything done. Poor communication between teams - people constantly ignore emails and phone calls from colleagues within the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in your employees. Stop wasting money on useless office redesigns and collateral.

    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    low pay hard work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at Liz Claiborne

    Pros

    great discounts on a variety of brands. opportunity to work at a variety of stores. opportunity to learn different aspects of the retail world.

    Cons

    The work/life balance is not respected and you are required to continually go above and beyond with no recognition for your efforts.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Respect ALL levels of employees. Don't treat people as if they are dispensible. You gain loyalty by treating people with respect.

    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    okay company, but very frugal

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Liz Claiborne full-time

    Pros

    small company, close to NY

    Cons

    lots of work, dying company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    celebrate success to maintain high employee morale

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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