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Lifetime Brands Reviews

Updated August 12, 2014
Updated August 12, 2014
33 Reviews
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Hit and miss work experience

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Lifetime Brands

    Pros

    Coworkers are really nice and look out for one another. Workload isn't horrible at time. Free bagels on Fridays and corporate lunches on certain days.

    Cons

    My manager had no clue what she was doing. And they were in talks about hiring me full time (i was brought in as a temp) and she didn't fill me in. Didn't even tell me they were letting me go until two days before

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look into some of the managers. Not everyone there appears how they seem

  2.  

    Last resort job.

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

    I worked at Lifetime Brands full-time

    Pros

    Good Colleagues/ Good products for employee sales

    Cons

    Departments badly managed/ upper management has no clue and is mis informed. No opportunity for growth.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    No raise in four years and customers very nasty on the phone at this place.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in York, PA
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in York, PA

    I worked at Lifetime Brands full-time

    Pros

    The hours are good and co workers are nice (most of them)

    Cons

    Pay is low and no raises, upper management is not trained very well and supervisors don't want to help you. Work on the oldest computer screens known to man. Product doesn't live up to cust expectations so a lot of dissatisfied cust to deal with.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire a manager that can do everyone's job under them, a manager should be able to do that and pitch in when needed and not just be a party planner.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    will not pay you for knowledge or skills, generally incompetent company, unprofessional

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Garden City, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Garden City, NY

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

    Pros

    People are nice
    Never work weekends

    Cons

    A lot of incompetent, under qualified people in high positions because they are connected
    Salary not competitive
    Only 1 to 2 promotions available within each position (not a good place to make a career)
    Company isn't innovative, upper management always has an excuse why not
    HR department is infuriatingly irresponsible
    No training, no room for growth
    No 401K matching, benefits ok
    Upper management is boys club, brag to co-workers when they hire someone "hot," hire people based on looks, dating and affairs flagrant in company, don't take their own jobs seriously, just waiting to retire and line their own pockets

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    People walk into this company motivated and leave stifled and disgusted. Credit goes to the wrong places. Give people some incentive to stay because currently there is none.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to learn, grow and gain great experience

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

    I have been working at Lifetime Brands (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great place to learn how to develop a business and gain great experiences such as traveling to China and working directly with the factories.

    Cons

    Working with China you have to be on email constantly.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Nice environment, great people, uncompetitive salary

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Lifetime Brands

    Pros

    Great vacation time, great learning experience since you have your hand in many different areas (as a Category Manager).

    Cons

    Compensation-Not enough for experienced people, they do not value those who have stayed with the company for a long time. No 401K matching benefits.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do a true salary evaluation. There are no salary standards and instead of losing good people who can help the business. Not enough salart incentive to want to be promoted here.

  8.  

    Waste of time and going nowhere

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Management in Fontana, CA
    Former Employee - Management in Fontana, CA

    I worked at Lifetime Brands full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Casual dress code, decent hours

    Cons

    Favoritism with lazy long turn employees that need to be fired.
    No disciplinary action plan.
    Management acts very immature in front of the workers.
    No long term plan for future.
    Lack of confidentiality

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you want to save the building in Fontana...fire most of the management and some long term employees who are absolutely worthless.
    Too much old inventory, sell it off before you have to throw it out.

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

    Farberware Mico-Manager

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - N/A in Garden City, NY
    Former Employee - N/A in Garden City, NY

    I worked at Lifetime Brands full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great people to work with outside your manager
    Design and Art department work well
    Ability to work from home on some days

    Cons

    Red head in Farberware needs to be cut, micro-manager, liar, and has some mental issues.
    No structure and has favorites
    No way to make your way up unless your family
    Need to update beliefs and company strengths

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look to restructure upper management and listen to other people in the organziation

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    good experience

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Lifetime Brands

    Pros

    free samples, sample sales, flexible working hours, nice office.

    Cons

    family-owned company, little promotion,

  11.  

    Nice experience, learned a lot

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Lifetime Brands

    Pros

    Learned a lot, got to attend meetings with upper level executives

    Cons

    not that many cons.. worked a lot amount paid

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