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Updated Jun 18, 2014
Lifetime Brands – Garden City – “LBI World Headquarters”

Lifetime Brands – Garden City – “LBI World Headquarters”
All Employees Current Employees Only

2.2 32 reviews

13% Approve of the CEO

Lifetime Brands Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Jeff Siegel

Jeff Siegel

(15 ratings)

20% of employees recommend this company to a friend
32 Employee Reviews
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    1 person found this helpful  

    Hit and miss work experience

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsCoworkers 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.

    ConsMy 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 Senior ManagementLook into some of the managers. Not everyone there appears how they seem

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

    Customer Service Representative (Former Employee) York, PA

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

    ConsPay 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 Senior ManagementHire 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.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    • Disapproves of CEO

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

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Garden City, NY

    ProsPeople are nice
    Never work weekends

    ConsA 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 Senior ManagementPeople 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.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Waste of time and going nowhere

    Management (Former Employee) Fontana, CA

    ProsCasual dress code, decent hours

    ConsFavoritism 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 Senior ManagementIf 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.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Farberware Mico-Manager

    N/A (Former Employee) Garden City, NY

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

    ConsRed 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 Senior ManagementLook to restructure upper management and listen to other people in the organziation

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great place to learn, grow and gain great experience

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

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

    ConsWorking with China you have to be on email constantly.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Nice environment, great people, uncompetitive salary

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

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

    ConsCompensation-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 Senior ManagementDo 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.

     

    good experience

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

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

    Consfamily-owned company, little promotion,

     

    Nice experience, learned a lot

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

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

    Consnot that many cons.. worked a lot amount paid

     

    Money grubbing micro managers that don't know how to lead.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsYou can make some decent money if you answer emails at 2:00 in the morning. The "Presidents" of the divisions were spineless maggots that spent their time clipping magazines and trying to knock off all their competition.

    ConsThe money comes after you get abused by the jerks in middle management that don't appreciate their team. Chasing profits at the expense of quality and originality. This company is going nowhere because they're trying to sell Walmart knock offs at Macy's.

    Advice to Senior ManagementStop copying the competition and trust your team to do something original.

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