Li & Fung Reviews

Updated August 25, 2014
Updated August 25, 2014
48 Reviews

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Li & Fung

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    Former Employee - Account Executive  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Account Executive in New York, NY

    I worked at Li & Fung

    Pros

    They offer very good health benefits.

    Cons

    They are constantly buying up companies to expand the company. If you are part of a company that is bought nothing changes initially and then once Li & Fung comes in many red tape processes are put in place.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I have no doubt that the mgmt team at Li & Fung is extremely competent. However, when decisions regarding mergers are made it feels as though there is no strategy in place until the merger is already in process. As an employee is very frustrating and concerning.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not that great.

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    Current Employee - Junior Merchandiser  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Junior Merchandiser in New York, NY

    I have been working at Li & Fung

    Pros

    Employees are very nice and from diverse backgrounds. Great office in a great prime location. They have a few ameneties in their offices for employees. They're showrooms are very nice.

    Cons

    Very low importance for the employee as an individual. Management often times overlooked the work put in by employees. Very low pay in almost all working positions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get to know your employees and treat them with respect. Recognize that people have a needtobe commended and rewarded for hard work.

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

    Poor atmosphere with a lack of priority

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

    I worked at Li & Fung

    Pros

    They have up to date design computer software, an effective and knowledgeable IT department, a budget for extensive travel if you work your way up the ladder, and several different kinds of departments in house, such as graphic lab and sewing room, so you don't have to outsource most things

    Cons

    Virtually no help from HR, massive layoffs every year, revolving door type of company, promotions and raises promised and never granted, or granted only to management's favorites, dark offices with no windows inside, late hours, lack of positive vibe and general enthusiasm. Not well managed as tasks are always off schedule and late and workers are made to spend a lot of time on projects that really weren't a priority.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay attention to your worker's needs and level of happiness.

    Doesn't Recommend
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    Ok

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    Current Employee - Temporary Associate  in  Gurgaon, Haryana (India)
    Current Employee - Temporary Associate in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)

    I have been working at Li & Fung as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    great name to have it on your CV

    Cons

    career growth is quite slow

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    n/a

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    An established company with good working environment

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    Former Employee - Executive  in  Singapore (Singapore)
    Former Employee - Executive in Singapore (Singapore)

    I worked at Li & Fung full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good company and great if you can get into the MA programme as the company will send you to different countries to learn the operations.

    Cons

    Not much opportunity for career advancement.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Nil

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  7.  

    An amazing experience with lots of autonomy to think out of the box.

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    Former Employee - Intern  in  Hong Kong (Hong Kong)
    Former Employee - Intern in Hong Kong (Hong Kong)

    I worked at Li & Fung as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Got to learn how every major retailer was somehow connected through Li & Fung
    Lot of autonomy to think and explore options in your division
    Travel around
    Good reputation worldwide

    Cons

    Little experience with other divisions over LF
    No entry level management trainee programs
    Low compensation compared to other MNCs

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to have less quarrel between divisions and groups within

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Good place to work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Shanghai, Shanghai (China)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Shanghai, Shanghai (China)

    I have been working at Li & Fung full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    - good work environment
    - no class distinction
    - won't get bored
    - access to senior managers
    - helpful HR which provides great training classes , mediate problems & get advice for career progression

    Cons

    - departments are silo focussed & not sharing/interacting with others
    - co is getting bureucratic as it gets bigger

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    live up to the entrepreneur spirit & pursue strategic goals & not be bogged down by short term results

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great experience - would do it again fi given a chance

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Li & Fung as an intern

    Pros

    Great intern culture, laid back, meaningful work

    Cons

    Sometimes a bit bureaucratic considering how big the company is

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good place to learn how to be entrepreneurial, but work life balance sucks

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Hong Kong (Hong Kong)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hong Kong (Hong Kong)

    I have been working at Li & Fung full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    - good place to learn how to run a business
    - working for an industry leader
    - you'll learn fast, because you'll have to survive in chaos

    Cons

    - messy organization structure
    - few team cooperations, unhealthy competition at times between business units to a point it's causing the business
    - work life balance sucks, not having a life is almost a culture here

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Mean it by walking the talk if you say you care about your employees, and make sure the 2nd and 3rd tier leadership also walk the talk.

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

    Benefit not bad, but boring jobs.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Li & Fung full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    - Office location is good.
    - not out-standing, but reasonable salary , benefit & working hour.

    Cons

    - Work overtime daily.
    - The daily work repeat and repeat every days which is boring.
    - You can't make decision if you are not management grade, even you are senior level.Because the traditional and hierarchical management,
    - Not much opportunity to promotion.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    raise the chance of internal transfer.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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