Warnaco Group Reviews

Updated August 4, 2014
Updated August 4, 2014
36 Reviews

3.2
36 Reviews
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Warnaco Group President and CEO Helen McCluskey
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  1.  

    It was alright

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    Former Employee - Anonymous
    Former Employee - Anonymous

    I worked at Warnaco Group

    Pros

    Very open processes. Good co workers. Flexible work hours

    Cons

    Very lax processes and procedures. Hard to get things done the right way.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    They are closed in our area now

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    Former Employee - Temp Picker  in  Duncansville, PA
    Former Employee - Temp Picker in Duncansville, PA

    I worked at Warnaco Group as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    The days were predictable at first and the work was consistent and predictable. It was fast paced and kept you busy on your feet all day so the day went faster. I was a temp so most standard employee benefits did not apply to me. Job was pretty simple and straight forward and I was able to work first shift. My daughter's father was also a long time full time employee of the company (9 years plus).

    Cons

    There were stretches of weeks without a day off and working 9 hour shifts 7 days a week wears you out. The supervisors tended to sit on their butt's shooting the breeze all day but frowned upon anyone who would take more than a too tight amount of time to complete a task. My assignment was ended after I missed too many days for court hearings and then had to take a day for my daughter to be in the hospital. As a single parent that was horrible to have to chose if I go to work and then who cares for my child or do I lose my job and make sure she is ok. You went no where any how and were treated poorly as a temp and you couldn't sit down for even a second. In the final days that this branch was open they really even treated their long term employees horribly.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Thank goodness you are closed. Understand that single parents need one day off now and again. Don't end people's assignments over court days and real health emergencies. Understand that employees are human and not robots.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Sales

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Warnaco Group full-time

    Pros

    Typical corporate environment. Overall great place to work. Benefits and compensation were up to par with what was in the industry

    Cons

    Little room for career advancement. Overall travel was quite extensive.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Lot's to Look Forward To

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I worked at Warnaco Group full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Good compensation. Great people in the ranks.Met some great people who have become good friends.

    Cons

    Executive management and their HR cronies! What a joke! The CEO thinks she’s a role model and has no clue about what the rank and file really think. We've watched her push great people out and fill exec ranks with her cronies and others of little substance and no vision. The product and quality got weaker and weaker as process and margin became king so she could sell out.. Day-to-day business was crashing but new business (countries) and off price masked the realities

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You got the last laugh and walked away with the big money but hopefully people will know the truth and you won't be able to repeat this performance. iUnder new leadership we WILL clean this up.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    lack of support from upper management

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I worked at Warnaco Group

    Pros

    fast paced environment - get to learn alot in a short amount of time.
    benefits are great

    Cons

    Work are not well orchestrated and priortized and tend to work on it when there is a fire to put out.
    React to an issue instead of solving and mitigating the issue.
    long hours of work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    listen to your employee and provide more guidance.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Decent company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I have been working at Warnaco Group

    Pros

    -Work-Life Balance
    -Decent pay and benefits; summer Fridays are nice
    -Casual dress code
    -Nice enough people except some of upper management could change

    Cons

    -Little opportunity to grow
    -Many positions are not well paid

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you are going to ask the questions be prepared to take action to make it a better place to work. Don't talk to talk if you aren't prepared to walk the walk.

    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Relaxed Atmosphere With Cordial People

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I have been working at Warnaco Group

    Pros

    Great place to work; wonderful people
    Relaxed Atmosphere
    Flexible Hours

    Cons

    Little potential for growth and career advancement

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Warnaco is a well-run company but should continue to allow lower-level employees with opportunity for advancement rather than looking to hire from outside the company.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    great job if you have the right boss

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I have been working at Warnaco Group

    Pros

    fair salary, great benefits, good quality of life balance, good time off. summer fridays

    Cons

    cannot comment on upper management (CEO, COO etc) but VP and down seem to be clueless in the area and field i am employed in. My direct manager only knows how to manage by intimidation and has a personality disorder so i wouldnt judge based on that. overall good solid company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    hire some management that knows about other areas than there expertise if you are going to assign them to run other types of businesses. Allow direct reports to voice opinion on their manager when manager is inappopriate and borderline abusive.

    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    I learned a lot and got some great opportunities

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    Former Employee - Intern  in  Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Intern in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I worked at Warnaco Group part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great people to work with

    Cons

    Very poor leadership and management

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Rewarding but short

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    Current Employee - Retail Manager  in  Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Retail Manager in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at Warnaco Group full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Field locations are given independent decision making authority to satisfy customers. Corporate support is good and encourages questions from the field.

    Cons

    CEO doesn't practice what she preaches, always looking out for number one while pretending to care for the little guy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide feedback to the top when message is not resonating with the intended recipient. When in the field, interact with employees more to get candid feedback.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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