LF USA Reviews

Updated July 22, 2015
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  1. Helpful (4)

    Horrible Management

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at LF USA

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

    Pros

    Cant seem to find any positives

    Cons

    3rd floor period people quit in the middle of the night


  2. Intern

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

    I worked at LF USA

    Pros

    Great intern program - very structured and a lot of fun outings in addition to hard work.

    Cons

    The company is global and very large. It sometimes felt like not everyone was on the same page.


  3. Helpful (3)

    HORRIBLE!

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

    I have been working at LF USA full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    The only pros are the benefits that have changed in the 3 years I have been there

    Cons

    Where to start.. just seem to buy up any companies that they feel they need. Once acquired, layoffs start, no one is safe. If they buy a company that is not in New York, good luck, there will never be an upper management professional on site to manage the business. They put management in charge who know nothing about the business that they are brought in to manage. Most of the time, management is in NY and you will see them on site maybe once a month. Once the acquired business starts to fail, do to their total lack commitment to that company, they start to layoff employees and get ready to dissolve the company. I agree with a previous reviewer, no one even knows HR until they are ready to lay you off, then they are there with the severance packages. I have never worked for a worse company than this one

    Advice to Management

    STOP acquiring companies if you don't plan on bettering that company. Put people WHO KNOW how to run the acquired company in charge. They know the ins and outs of the company BETTER THAN YOU DO!


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Assistant Designer

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

    I worked at LF USA full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The environment is very friendly, relaxed atmosphere, you are generally allowed to be independent. Really good benefits and HR department. Annual company outing/holiday parties.

    Cons

    Not much growth potential. Entry level salaries are pretty low.

    Advice to Management

    Create room to grow for your employees with salary bumps and title upgrades.


  6. Helpful (5)

    Don't waste you time

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

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

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

    Pros

    NOTHING. THE BRANDS ARE GOING DOWN SO NOTHING TO REALLY MENTION HERE.

    Cons

    Business going down in a bad way is not the place you want to spend your future- horrible management - no room for growth - horrible work environment of back stabbing and cattiness - not supportive (unless you like cocaine that is) and definitive somewhere I would send my worst enemy not my best friend. DON"T BOTHER!! YOU WONT LEARN ANYTHING EXCPET WHAT NOT TO DO - MANAGEMENT IS LACKING ANY TALENT WHATSOEVER.

    Advice to Management

    WORST MANAGEMENT SKILLS I HAVE SEEN IN A CORP. WASTE OF SPACES!!!


  7. Helpful (1)

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

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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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.


  8. Helpful (3)

    Avoid this company.

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

    I have been working at LF USA full-time (More than a year)

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

    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 Management

    Learn how to manage, inspire, and strategize.


  9. Helpful (2)

    Limited growth potential

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

    I have been working at LF USA full-time

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

    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.


  10. 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


  11. Helpful (1)

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

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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)

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

    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 Management

    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.



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