LF USA Reviews

Updated September 15, 2014
Updated September 15, 2014
35 Reviews
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  1.  

    Avoid this company.

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

    I have been working at LF USA full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The benefits are pretty decent. Low cost health insurance. Vacation is just okay. They offer training sessions for a variety of topics.

    Cons

    Lack of strategy.
    Poor leadership.
    No work/life balance.
    Disorganized.
    Communication between managers and employees is poor and confusing.
    No major perks. Product discount is low compared to other companies.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn how to manage, inspire, and strategize.

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

    Good environment for learning

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Active Directory Migration Scheduler/Help Desk/Equipment Inventory in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Active Directory Migration Scheduler/Help Desk/Equipment Inventory in New York, NY

    I have been working at LF USA as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Learning the fashion industry and it ins and outs that would allow for transiting into a better position,

    Cons

    short term project for me need more time to get to know the business.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep quality employees with real life rewards that can help them reach their career and family goals.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Overall my experience has been good,the enviornment is very corporate and can be challenging when working remotely.

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

    I have been working at LF USA full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits, we just started having to pay for insurance but costs are minimal compared to other companies. With tenure, vacation time is generous and salaries are competitive.

    Cons

    Difficult to move up in the company if you are not in the NY area or willing to move to the area. Also difficult to move into new roles as exposure to upper management is limited.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Limited growth potential

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

    I have been working at LF USA full-time

    Pros

    May have opportunities to work overseas

    Cons

    The company is always changing and there always seem to be alot of lay offs that happen. The potential to grow within the company is terrible. Compensation is not on par with the average job level.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Once private company was acquired by LF USA, environment changed for the worst.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Design Director in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Design Director in New York, NY

    I worked at LF USA full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Jimlar management that has been there a long time (generally speaking) are nice, good people. Healthcare used to be free, but that was recently changed.

    Cons

    The senior management is very poor, weak. Management does not have a solid strategy. Product teams try to follow what little strategy they do have in place and then they blame those underneath them for poor performance. Management style is to yell at staff and blame design for everything. This is seen across several several managers at the top. Long hours.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get much better leaders. Inspire people. Make them want to work and feel good. People will work very hard for people they like and believe in.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    I worked at LF USA

    Pros

    Good work life balance, strong communication amongst teams and departments, clear work flow, effective communication with upper management, great people and atmosphere, good hourly wage plus overtime

    Cons

    No room for growth, no possibility for full time employment on CAD team, no benefits

  8.  

    Could be better, could be worse

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at LF USA

    Pros

    Lots of good people working hard

    Cons

    challenging business environment and structure

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    professionalize! facilitate more internal networking.

  9.  

    Learned alot but no room for growth

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

    I have been working at LF USA full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The environment was very warm and the people are great to work with.

    Cons

    Worked very long hours and received nothing in return. There was no room for growth at all within this company. Sales team also did not provide accurate or enough information to designers in order to better product and sales.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Not sure if it would be useful to even advise management on how to better the company. I believe this company is too unstable for any future advice.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    It used to be one of the BEST companies to work for...

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

    I worked at LF USA full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits & Good hours!

    Cons

    Cut throat! They rather hire outsider, then to promote from within.

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

    Frye- PD Coordinator

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - PD Coordinator in New York, NY
    Current Employee - PD Coordinator in New York, NY

    I have been working at LF USA as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Casual atmosphere, Flexible schedule. You are able to see how other brands work, which can be productive when trying to solve issues.

    Cons

    Management has no clue how much time and effort goes into getting things organized. Therefore there never really is enough time to do things right.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be considerate when weighing the options of doing something right and fast. GET ORGANIZED. Most importantly don't tell freelancers you will make them permanenent offers and have them wait for months.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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