Warnaco Group Reviews

Updated August 12, 2015
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  1. Constant transition

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Warnaco Group full-time

    Pros

    Always trying to improve process and work environment.

    Cons

    Constant transition, downsizing, change of management.


  2. It was alright

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    Former Employee - Anonymous
    Former Employee - Anonymous
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Very open processes. Good co workers. Flexible work hours

    Cons

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


  3. They are closed in our area now

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    Former Contractor - Temp Picker in Duncansville, PA
    Former Contractor - Temp Picker in Duncansville, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Warnaco Group as a contractor (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 Management

    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.


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

    I worked at Warnaco Group part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great people to work with

    Cons

    Very poor leadership and management


  6. Sales

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    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.


  7. 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
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Warnaco Group full-time (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 Management

    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.


  8. Rewarding but short

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    Current Employee - Retail Manager in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Retail Manager in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Warnaco Group full-time (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 Management

    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.


  9. Veel potentieel, maar kortetermijndenken verknoeit alles Good potential , but short-termism messes things up

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oud Gastel (Netherlands)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oud Gastel (Netherlands)
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Warnaco Group full-time

    (Translated from English)

    Pros

    De werkomstandigheden zijn goed en de omgeving is informeel, managers zijn in het algemeen flexibel en begripvol, sommige zijn zeer gekwalificeerd en geven om hun werknemers. Informatiestroom van het senior management naar de werknemers toe is verbeterd.

    The work conditions are good and the environment is informal, managers are in general flexible and understanding, and some are very qualified and care about employees. Corporate information flow from semior management to employees has improved.

    Cons

    Projecten worden vaak opgestart maar nooit afgewerkt, het is moeilijk uit te vissen wie waar verantwoordelijk voor is. Doelen op hoger niveau zijn min of meer duidelijk, maar de weg om er te geraken is meestal nogal vaag en veranderlijk, wat planning moeilijk maakt, evenals het krijgen van eventuele betrokkenheid van belanghebbenden.

    Projects are often started but never finished, it is hard to find out who is accountable for what. The high level goals are more or less clear, but the path to get there is usually pretty vague and changing, which makes planning hard, as well as getting any commitment from stakeholders.


  10. It's a wonderful and exciting experienced.

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    Former Employee - QA/QC Inspector in Manila, Manila (Philippines)
    Former Employee - QA/QC Inspector in Manila, Manila (Philippines)
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Warnaco Group full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Learn a lot of things being in a buying office and meet people from different countries and of course knowing their cultures was great and awesome experiences that I will keep for life..

    Cons

    past facing management, no opportunity to prove your worth of because of past facing management. Every change of management they brought in their favorite employee from where they come from and I could say they don't trust the existing ones.

    Advice to Management

    Be fair to all, because everyone works hard. there are some forgotten.


  11. out with the old, in with the new

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    restructure, a lot of changes-- could be a pro, too early to know.

    Cons

    more opportunities, however... hiring outside to fill.

    Advice to Management

    hire people at the bottom, not just the top!



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