Liz Claiborne Reviews

Updated November 17, 2014
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  1. great when I started...went downhill when Paul Charron left! and changing the name to Fifth & Pacific won't save them!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Oracle Database Administrator in North Bergen, NJ
    Former Employee - Senior Oracle Database Administrator in North Bergen, NJ

    I worked at Liz Claiborne full-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    great people, benefits, opportunities and just plain fun to go to work - at least at the time!

    Cons

    politics, HR BS, narrow vision within the company...but they did provide excellent international job growth opportunities...

    Advice to Management

    what made you think outsourcing would be, in the longterm, a cost savings? you ended up, for all intents and purposes, re-instituting DBA 'services' back in-house...thanks! HR (at least at that time) couldn't be trusted...one (or more) generalists left because they refused to be a part of the BS...and as with a lot of private sector companies - you played shell games with employees' job/job ...futures...AND got away with it

  2. Great people, not so much the company...

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I worked at Liz Claiborne

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    - Great benefits - 21 days PTO, unlimited sick days, summer hours
    - Amazing AMAZING people. Communication is very open and employees are constantly helping you out if you need. It is very laid back - I saw a review about how there was a lot of office gossip and chitchatting. From my point of view, yes there was gossip and chit chat, but that's expected! People know when they need to get down to business and they work hard. We were not slackers, at least not in my division. I learned so much during my time at Liz...

    Cons

    - Bad leadership (Bill McComb) and instability of company. Employees are jumping ship because they fear they aren't safe in the long term ...and who can blame them? With all the layoffs and change within the company, no one feels safe. Hopefully Liz (now 5th and Pacific...) will come around and make a comeback. But it has lost its spark, and its direction.

    Advice to Management

    get it together man!!

  3. Helpful (1)

    Good

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manager, Product Development in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Manager, Product Development in New York, NY

    I worked at Liz Claiborne

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    If you want to learn about product development process this is a good place.

    Cons

    Not a focused company, constant changing of direction.

    Advice to Management

    If you downsize emplyees you should not ban them from being hired by other divisions of the company-that is disgraceful.

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  5. Helpful (1)

    It is ok. it was better with former CEO

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Production Specialist in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Production Specialist in New York, NY

    I have been working at Liz Claiborne

    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    generous vacation package - 21 days and summer hours
    casual dress code and work environment, friendly people among associates
    easy internal transfer
    opportunity for advancement.

    Cons

    unstable
    lack of competent leaders.
    poor communication from senior management

    Advice to Management

    Associates need motivations. .Information from top management need to filter all the way down to every employees. suggest to make recognition to employee who make contribution. Associate should have a chance to review their superior performance and to make improvement.

  6. Intern

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I worked at Liz Claiborne

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The people are really nice and easygoing. I barely had to stay late - basically 9-5 job.

    Cons

    There's way too much gossip and drama (but then again, most companies are like this). Also, the work is too relaxed. Everyone spends a lot of time chit chatting rather than doing actual work.

    Advice to Management

    During my time, I've seen many people come and go. I really wish Liz Claiborne retained those who actually provided their time and effort in the company.

  7. Observations

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ellenton, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ellenton, FL

    I worked at Liz Claiborne

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits package was great until they cut benefits and added deductables

    Cons

    Lack of communication between management and employees

    Advice to Management

    Give recognition when earned

  8. No work life balance!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at Liz Claiborne

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good benefits package. You can use your employee discount at other Liz Claiborne owned brands.
    Compensation was decent.

    Cons

    Poor training, corporate makes lots of mistakes with marketing, payroll, etc.

    Advice to Management

    Better training program from corporate office to field managers, to store team.

  9. Liz Claiborne, a company that has seen better days

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Culture & Values
    • 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

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great place for entry level individuals to start, but not great growth potential from that point on.
    The company fails to recognize their internal employees versus hiring from outside.

    Cons

    Benefits are not in line with other corporations

    Advice to Management

    The need to recognize talent and reward them as necessary

  10. Not bad for first job.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Tallahassee, FL
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Tallahassee, FL

    I worked at Liz Claiborne

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Liz Claiborne offers a competitive wage when compared to competitors. Also, the store staff is very small, so minimal mistakes and communication errors are made.

    Cons

    Still, there is very bad communication with senior level management. Employee politics occur and are unfair if you don't "play the game".

    Advice to Management

    Please pay more attention to your employees and watch out for store managers that are taking advantage of the system.

  11. Liz

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Liz Claiborne

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The company is large enough that you can interview for positions in other divisions in order to grow.

    Cons

    Currently the economy has made it difficult.

    Advice to Management

    It is importnat to listen to everyone's ideas. You never know where the next fresh idea will come from.

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