LF USA Reviews

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

    Not Too Bad

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    • 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 for 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
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    I thought it was stable

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    Former Employee - Assistant Designer  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Assistant Designer in New York, NY

    I worked at LF USA full-time for 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
  3.  

    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

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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

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

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at LF USA full-time for 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
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Sales Assistant

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    Former Employee - Sales Assistant  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Sales Assistant in New York, NY

    I worked at LF USA full-time for 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
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Don't bother!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Designer  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Designer in New York, NY

    I worked at LF USA full-time for 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
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Designer (creative)

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

    I have been working at LF USA full-time for 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
  9.  

    A great place to start out!

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Intern in New York, NY

    I worked at LF USA as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    The internship program at LF is very strong - it is engaging, challenging, and mentoring. You learn a lot and get a good sense of what working there would feel like. You also have a group project and various group events with other interns, allowing you to make friendships and connections.

    Cons

    Working at LF is not exactly the most glamorous; you aren't attending fashion shows or photo shoots, and may not even attend the meetings for which you are designing.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    a group of companies with not alot in common

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at LF USA full-time

    Pros

    the network within the company is outstanding, the current employees have a lot to offer

    Cons

    the bureaucracy involved with the company is largest problem, it is not easy to maneuver through the red tape to accomplish goals

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    simplify

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

    You will learn every aspect of the retail industry

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Intern  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Sales Intern in New York, NY

    I worked at LF USA as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    very open door policy with employees. Senior management and HR are very professional and friendly and make it enjoyable to go to work!

    Cons

    There is not much bad about the company other than the training programs could be stronger.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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