Lands' End Reviews

Updated March 15, 2015
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Pros
  • Full health facility, good work life balance (in 5 reviews)

  • The fitness center is awesome, in theory, since most never get a chance to actually use it (in 8 reviews)

Cons
  • It is somewhat difficult to get full time positions (in 6 reviews)

  • You may have to work part-time hours after the peak season if there aren't any permanent shifts available (in 6 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Great place to work!

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    Former Employee - Order Filler in Dodgeville, WI
    Former Employee - Order Filler in Dodgeville, WI

    I worked at Lands' End full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Every employee is treated like a valued member of the team. Management follows up on suggestions and concerns. Employees are also paid very well and offered an attractive benefit package.

    Cons

    It is somewhat difficult to get full time positions. You may have to work part-time hours after the peak season if there aren't any permanent shifts available. However, you will love working there as a temp or full-timer because you will be treated as a valued member of the team.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. A great brand, but management needs improvement

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at Lands' End

    Pros

    Great clothes and employee discount. Wonderful co-workers.

    Cons

    No set weekly schedule; erratic hours: could be asked to come in as early as 6 a.m. for inventory or work late in the evening, until 9:30 p.m. (closing). Difficult to have a life outside of work because of scheduling.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Set weekly regular schedules for each employee, or at least partially regular schedules. Need to reward top sales associates and follow through on promises made. Ask for input from sales associates. Show respect!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. College Work

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    Former Employee - Packer in Madison, WI
    Former Employee - Packer in Madison, WI

    I worked at Lands' End

    Pros

    Good Pay. Transportation. Could call in whenever

    Cons

    Mindless Work. Extremely boring and numbing

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. Positive Atmosphere and Creative IT Staff

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    Former Contractor - Technical Writer in Dodgeville, WI
    Former Contractor - Technical Writer in Dodgeville, WI

    I worked at Lands' End as a contractor (more than a year)

    Pros

    Stability of a large corporation; comfortable campus. No crowded highway commute, beautiful surroundings. Selective hiring yields smart colleagues. Laid back culture

    Cons

    Remote rural location in Wisconsin means weather can be an issue as can nightlife choices, unless you drive an hour from Madison.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Open an IT satellite office in Madison to tap the UW’s brain pool and attract more top talent more easily.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. Great place to work!

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    Current Employee - Administrative Professional in Dodgeville, WI
    Current Employee - Administrative Professional in Dodgeville, WI

    I have been working at Lands' End

    Pros

    Flexible, pays great. Training is extensive, leadership is knowledgeable, plenty of encouragement to move up the ladder.

    Cons

    Lands' End seems somewhat like a sinking ship. It has had a hard time coming out of the shadow of the failures of its ex parent company, Sears Holdings Corporation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop forgetting Gary Comer's plans when the company started.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. Great people, good company. Many different areas and some opportunity to move within the company.

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    Current Employee - Associate Product Development Manager
    Current Employee - Associate Product Development Manager

    I have been working at Lands' End full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    company values are good, have a lot of good perks and benefits for employees, do promote from within, opportunities to work on different projects.

    Cons

    wages are a bit low, training is not always provided, decisions are over-analyzed, tend to over-develop product

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. Needs to go back to basics

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dodgeville, WI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dodgeville, WI

    I worked at Lands' End full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Some great people to work with

    Cons

    Losing talent and under valuing its people.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Value your staff, be honest and open and most important treat everyone the same!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  9. No opportunities for growth

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    Current Employee - Consultative Sales Associate in Akron, OH
    Current Employee - Consultative Sales Associate in Akron, OH

    I have been working at Lands' End part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Love the job and love the customers. This job teaches you all about customer service and retail as a whole.

    Cons

    They do not give raises. They tell you they do, but they don't. I was promised mine three months ago and yet here I am, still minimum wage, even though I have been there the longest of all employees at my location ...

    They do not promote from within, either.

    Hours vary a lot from week to week, but that's typical retail.

    The worst is the miscommunication between Sears and LE. Sears managers say one thing while LE says another. We are expected to abide by Sears' metrics. LE pays Sears workers to do our shipments, yet they mess everything up and we have to redo it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get out of Sears! and give back to your employees who are giving so, so much.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. great co workers. amazing group to work with and happy up beat environment

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate Cashier in Burlington, MA
    Current Employee - Sales Associate Cashier in Burlington, MA

    I have been working at Lands' End

    Pros

    working with associates and managers. making customers happy and satisfied with each purchase. quick pace and fun interaction with people

    Cons

    wage.. managers Dont do much. struggle with fulltime when having childcare hours.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. Still trying to be a sales organization

    Current Employee - Account Executive in Dodgeville, WI
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Dodgeville, WI

    I have been working at Lands' End full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Terrific product. Desire to be a much larger company

    Cons

    Inventory issues, stuck in a 40 year old culture

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You want to be a $5 billion brand--you need to recognize the value of salespeople.

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