Liz Claiborne
3.2 of 5 65 reviews
www.lizclaiborneinc.com New York, NY 5000+ Employees

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Updated Apr 14, 2014

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Liz Claiborne CEO and Director William L. McComb

William L. McComb

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49% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Senior Technical Fashion Designer

    Senior Technical Fashion Designer (Former Employee)
    North Bergen, NJ

    Prosbig company, great opportunities, equal chance of employment

    Consdown sizing, moved, divisions closed.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great place to work before the "breakup".

    Vice President (Former Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsIndustry Leader. Smart and innovative. Believed in true partnerships. Invested in their people.Focused on the end consumer. Great brands. Great systems. Great infrastructure.

    ConsLike all public companies focused on the bottom line, end of quarter can be crazy. Had to do more with less before any other company ever uttered those words.Very process driven, you have to like that to do well.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep focusing on the end consumer and you will win.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great for Fashion career-minded & new grads

    Account Executive (Current Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsLarge apparel manufacturer with awesome opportunity for advancement, 4 weeks vacation, Summer fridays, Stock options, annual bonuses

    ConsNone, but you will earn your pay.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    great place to work

    Customer Service Representative (Current Employee)
    Secaucus, NJ

    Prosgreat benefits and discounts offered

    Constheres not much chance for advancement

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good experience overall

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsWork/life balance
    Always something interesting going on at the company

    ConsNot a lot of confidence in executive team

    Advice to Senior ManagementRecognize people's work and what they can offer

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good Job for High Schoolers/College Students; Ba

    Sales Associate (Former Employee)
    Clinton, CT

    Pros-Great Employee Discounts; good on Kate Spade, Juicy Couture, and Lucky Brand merchandise
    -Great health insurance
    -No rewards for hard work, dedication, and opening Liz Claiborne Outlet charge cards
    -Great Co-Workers

    Cons-Bad work/life balance; typical in retail environment
    -Management and protocols constantly changing
    -Unrealistic expectations
    -No growth opportunities; I worked in the outlet store for many years when I was interviewed for the NYC internship, but still wasn't hired
    -Lack of gender diversity

    Advice to Senior Management-Vote out William McComb
    -Bring back Paul Charron
    -It wouldn't hurt if y'all work in the retail trenches
    -Improve the quality of the merchandise

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Excellent Place To Work If You Are A Hard Worker

    Senior Administrative Assistant (Former Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsYou are expected to do your job with minimum need for supervision. You work as hard as you would if it were your own business.

    ConsIf you are the type that requires a lot of structure to be productive than you should go to a more corporate company.

    Advice to Senior ManagementWhen you encourage your workers to have a entreprenurial style then the compensation/title increases should keep pace.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    This was my first job after I graduated from college. It was a great training ground for the fashion industry,

    Merchandiser (Former Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsExcellent industry training. Many places to move within the company. Strong business relationships. Bought new, exciting brands like Juicy Couture into the mix. Sample sales!

    ConsBrand became watered- down. Too many Liz-brands that didn't differentiate enough from each other.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThe LIZ brand is still powerful but there is a strong need to redefine it or re-invent it for today's market.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Rollercoaster ride of highs & lows due to frequent re-organization of company by sr. mgmt

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsExcellent benefits - but only for those who are hired in NY- if you work for one of the divisions in LA, you may not receive the same package.
    In NY, 21 days of vacation out of the gate, frequent sample sales, matching 401K, good health insurance. Great group of people, many with long careers in the industry - good place to learn about the wholesale fashion business.
    Some of my very best, challenging & productive work years were spent there - I'm proud to be an alumni.

    ConsLiz Claiborne was founded as a company with forward-thinking respect for its employees & the core of that has survived on the corporate level - however, its brands have increasing autonomy - not all of them share the same values. It's a shame.

    Advice to Senior ManagementLiz Claiborne has a legacy of delivering to its accounts well made, innovative product in a timely fashion - its wholesale backbone & team of experienced professionals are a valuable resource.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    It was a good company to work with

    IT Analyst (Former Employee)
    North Bergen, NJ

    ProsGood vacation package and summer hours
    Casual dress code
    Friendly people
    Work load was OK

    ConsSenior management have their favorites
    Not career advancement

    Advice to Senior ManagementThe Senior management should trust the managers under them. The senior management have their hand tied and it looks like the middle management has no power.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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