Lifetime Brands Reviews

Updated July 16, 2015
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  1. Great company!

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Nice, friendly people, cafeteria, gym

    Cons

    Not that great of pay


  2. old boys club

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Category Manager
    Current Employee - Assistant Category Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    free parking, convenient hours, cafeteria on site

    Cons

    No women in real leadership positions. Women promoted based on looks. Promotions and projects are given to friends or family, not to other qualified people.

    Advice to Management

    need more transparency


  3. Management devalues there employees

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Credit in Robbinsville, NJ
    Current Employee - Credit in Robbinsville, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Lifetime Brands full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Friendly coworkers Ok work and life balance Casual dress code

    Cons

    Your made to feel like your an idiot all the time, no room for growth. You can never question anything with out being made the target of retaliation for the next few weeks afterwards. Your simply there to be picked on for there amusement very unprofessional and in mature management. Very disappointed I wouldn't recommend this place to anyone.

    Advice to Management

    Clean house surround yourself with people who really know what they are doing and really know how to value there employees otherwise your always going to have good people leave.


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  5. Helpful (2)

    Sales Manager

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in New Hyde Park, NY
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in New Hyde Park, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Lifetime Brands (More than a year)

    Pros

    I was doing a job that I loved and it broke my heart that they let me go. I liked the company ...they did nice things for their employees

    Cons

    I don't have any cons

    Advice to Management

    They have some really very talented people working at Lifetime Brands like Bob Varakian , Peter Kamenstein, Mary Regan and Carolyn LeFavour


  6. Merchandiser

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Merchandiser
    Current Employee - Merchandiser
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Lifetime Brands part-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, great product, great people to work for.

    Cons

    Hourly wage could be more competitive

    Advice to Management

    Increase pay, provide more information to merchandisers


  7. Honest review

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

    Pros

    There is a really good work-life balance and the atmosphere is generally pretty relaxed. The job is considerably stable.

    Cons

    The pay in below average and the company is aware of this. No room for upward growth unless you've been there for 6 years (or someone above you is leaving).

    Advice to Management

    It seems like upper management is very short-sighted in the sense that they are looking to cut cost in the short term, but it winds up costing a lot in the long term.


  8. The place that dreams are crushed

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Garden City, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Garden City, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Lifetime Brands full-time

    Pros

    Free product. Easy hours. Nice lunch break. Product discounts. A lot of the employees in my department were just really hard working nice people.

    Cons

    Really low pay and the management is very discouraging unless you are a favorite. A lot of nepotism and people try to put you down and make you feel unworthy. I started working here after I graduated college so I thought I was lucky to get a full time position. I probably should have held out because the upper management made me feel like I was a terrible designer and I felt so discouraged. This was across the board in the department. Many people were treated unfairly and put down by upper Management. Some of the mangers should not be in charge of staff that know more then them. Overall I'm very glad I got out because I'm thriving somewhere else and thankful I got out.

    Advice to Management

    You should try to employ creative management that actually has design sense and not based on nepotism. You should try not to give design projects to one particular person and try to encourage staff. Some of the people in this department are the most underrated hard working people I know and are great workers. You should encourage those and try to. Build their careers and aspirations and reward those and give real salaries people can live on.


  9. Stay away...

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Lifetime Brands full-time

    Pros

    Some very smart and dedicated associates across different areas.

    Cons

    Hard to do well if you don't share a last name or family relationship with the owners...

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the people that makes things happen in the company.


  10. Great first job - learn a lot about the product development process in the home industry

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Category Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Category Manager in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Lifetime Brands full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Nice co-workers, summer hours and good vacation

    Cons

    Very stressful and overwhelming. Over 100 emails a day

    Advice to Management

    CMs and ACMs need to be compensated better


  11. Solid Company All Around

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Lifetime Brands full-time

    Pros

    Amazing work-life balance. Light work-load. Pretty much stress free. Friendly staff. Discounts on kitchen & home goods manufactured by the company. Gym Cafeteria

    Cons

    Have to drive to Long Island, many people commute on the LIRR and subway from the city, but I would recommend having a car.

    Advice to Management

    Industrial design department has so many talented designers working for them - utilize them more for their ideas. Give them a chance to show you what they can come up with! 401K matching would be icing on the cake!!



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