LF USA

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LF USA Reviews

Updated December 6, 2014
Updated December 6, 2014
37 Reviews
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  1.  

    A corporate dinosaur

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    • Senior Management
    • 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 LF USA full-time

    Pros

    The benefits are great (but they may be getting rid of these next yr), the less senior employees are wonderful and always have great ideas.

    Cons

    They are operating in the stone age - no innovation whatsoever. Everything is based on your age - if you are 45+ I would recommend working here, if not, go elsewhere bc your ideas, opinions and pov won't matter. No culture and very very low morale.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    LISTEN TO YOUR YOUNGER EMPLOYEES. BOOST MORALE!!!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great experience, But they don't care

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

    I worked at LF USA

    Pros

    Big company, lots of room

    Cons

    Big Company, lots of room to get lost

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look around and see what you are missing.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    A good place to gain experience

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

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

    Pros

    Learn a lot. Friends coworkers. Good pay

    Cons

    Too much upper management.
    Inequality in teams, some always leave early while other work serious overtime.
    Waste with materials and money

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  5.  

    Not Too Bad

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

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

    Pros

    Great Benefits. You don't pay extra for health insurance. Company picnics some years. Lunch Areas. Good discounts at some stores.

    Cons

    The pay isn't that great. No real room for advancement.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    I thought it was stable

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 3 years)

    Pros

    Usually only worked 40-45 hours/week. Thought it was stable. Good benefits. A wide variety of projects. Very challenging.

    Cons

    Toward the end I was often working 45-55 hours/week, and sometimes more. People kept getting laid off and the remaining employees had to take on more projects. Deadlines were and work load were not adequately discussed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I think everyone would be happier if we discussed and communicated more about projects and workload.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Great company to gain experience

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at LF USA full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits, friendly working environment

    Cons

    Slow upward growth in the company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More opportunities to succeed and promote

  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Horrible!!! Director is a tyrant and has followers called managers that mistreat and disrespect staff

    • 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 3 years)

    Pros

    Great Benefits, this company offers a great benefit plan

    Cons

    Director and Mgmnt promise positions knowing they will not extend later and the disrespect of employees is unbelievable

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Train the "D"irector on employee relations and also send her to school due to her lack of education, she has problems dealing with others in the real world, she is insecure and unprofessional, with her poor attitude and how she relates to others she will be the reason this company will fail and has been failing.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Sales Assistant

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

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

    Pros

    The benefits are wonderful and the people who are NOT in upper management are an absolute joy to work with. There is a lot of talent in the company that is being overlooked and unrecognized.

    Cons

    LF USA has so much potential and it's a shame that my Cons outweigh the Pros.

    This company is nothing more than a profit driven machine that is totally disconnected from its average employee. Human Resources is an absolute joke and everyone knows that. No one even knows who the head of HR is (or who their generalists are) because they only make themselves known when they are about to lay people off. There are so many things wrong with this company but no one wants to say anything for fear of getting fired.

    There is NO room for growth in this company.

    The entire company is supposed to operate under the idea of being "one family" but each division only looks out for themselves which has lead to the company's well publicized decline over the past few years. Instead of correcting the issues they have and working to make their current company the best it could possibly be, they keep acquiring more and more companies without working out the kinks with the ones they had prior to the new acquisitions.

    Someone else said this and I will echo it: "this company has been the biggest embarrassment on my resume."

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hong Kong Office: Clean up shop and start fresh with your New York Upper Management Team.

    New York Office: Quit only answering to the senior management teams who are bringing absolutely NOTHING to the table yet who constantly request higher salaries and bigger bonuses. If you actually cared about your employees instead of intimidating them, your company would be such a better place.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Don't bother!

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

    I worked at LF USA full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits albeit those are changing too. Business class travel to Asia but that's also changing soon. Some of the designers still there are nice.

    Cons

    Management is clueless on making effective and efficient choices, no room for advancement, bad working environment with no clear communication of changes. High Stress, and very callous ways of terminating. No acknowledgment of any kind for victories but definitely blame for defeat.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get a clue and promote the smart ones, not the weak inexperienced hacks.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Designer (creative)

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

    Pros

    Benefits, Vacation (3wks to start), summer days

    Cons

    Management, hostile work environment, extreme hours (12-15/day during crunch times), back to back meetings, not enough support for the teams.

    NO culture because the company is made from buying smaller companies...you have several conflicting structure, titles, work flows...the list is endless.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    1) TRAIN your managers.
    2) Treat people how you'd like to be treated. Working people to death because you "can" is disgusting!
    3) Upper management needs to pull an "undercover boss" to hear what is said around the office. NO ONE respects the management from TOP to lower/mid level.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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