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Liz Claiborne Reviews in New York City, NY

Updated October 31, 2014
Updated October 31, 2014
33 Reviews
3.4
33 Reviews
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Liz Claiborne CEO and Director William L. McComb
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33 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good work life balance, Close early before all holidays (in 6 reviews)

  • In NY, 21 days of vacation out of the gate, frequent sample sales, matching 401K, good health insurance (in 6 reviews)


Cons
  • During the last years there, Senior management was poor and was forced to sell off divisions and eliminate entire departments (in 5 reviews)

  • The work/life balance is not respected and you are required to continually go above and beyond with no recognition for your efforts (in 3 reviews)

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  1.  

    Very fair company to work for.

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in North Bergen, NJ
    Former Employee - Project Manager in North Bergen, NJ

    I worked at Liz Claiborne full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    They liked to promote from within, women had the same chances as men for promotion. If you worked hard, you didn't need to ask for a raise or promotion.

    Cons

    During the last years there, Senior management was poor and was forced to sell off divisions and eliminate entire departments.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Upper management should have been replaced many years ago but the CEO was kept on too long leading to the ultimate deterioration of a once great company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Liz Claiborne gave me the opportunity to work with some of the best creative talent out there.

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    Former Contractor - Art Director in New York, NY
    Former Contractor - Art Director in New York, NY

    I worked at Liz Claiborne as a contractor (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Working in-house corporate, I had the privilege of mentoring less experienced colleagues while learning so much from the divisional directors that I reported to. Since we were on the same "team" as the client, there was an ease about the whole process of providing smart design solutions that fulfilled the needs of this Fortune 500 company. Budgets were somewhat flexible and this allowed us to hire some of the most gifted creative talents out there.

    Cons

    Leadership within the divisions that I handled on an ongoing basis was excellent but there were some rather inflexible and difficult personalities that I came up against along the way. That is, of course, to be expected. In the long run, my Creative Director made sure that each Art Director was working with divisional heads in harmony so if the pairing was not running smoothly, adjustments in partnering were made.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Designer

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    Current Employee - Senior Designer in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Designer in New York, NY

    I have been working at Liz Claiborne full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Office culture, management, benefits, vacation days

    Cons

    Hours are too long, pay low

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  5.  

    Senior Technical Fashion Designer

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    Former Employee - Senior Technical Fashion Designer in North Bergen, NJ
    Former Employee - Senior Technical Fashion Designer in North Bergen, NJ

    I worked at Liz Claiborne full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    big company, great opportunities, equal chance of employment

    Cons

    down sizing, moved, divisions closed.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  6.  

    A once-great Company in decline

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in North Bergen, NJ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in North Bergen, NJ

    I worked at Liz Claiborne full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Some very nice, conscientious, well-intentioned people work there.

    Cons

    Company no longer known as Liz Claiborne.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Great place to work before the "breakup".

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Vice President in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Vice President in New York, NY

    I worked at Liz Claiborne full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Industry Leader. Smart and innovative. Believed in true partnerships. Invested in their people.Focused on the end consumer. Great brands. Great systems. Great infrastructure.

    Cons

    Like all public companies focused on the bottom line, end of quarter can be crazy. Had to do more with less before any other company ever uttered those words.Very process driven, you have to like that to do well.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep focusing on the end consumer and you will win.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Great for Fashion career-minded & new grads

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

    I have been working at Liz Claiborne full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Large apparel manufacturer with awesome opportunity for advancement, 4 weeks vacation, Summer fridays, Stock options, annual bonuses

    Cons

    None, but you will earn your pay.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Miss this company every day

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Brand Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Brand Manager in New York, NY

    I worked at Liz Claiborne full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great people, innovative processes, ability for growth. Had the chance to travel for them for about five years and they always did it right...safe and classy. Management was well trained and were always looking for good growth opportunities for their staff.

    Cons

    The opportunities are limited now due to change in overall company. Pay was good but raises were very small typically. Most jobs are in NY so limited availability in this area.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    great place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Secaucus, NJ
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Secaucus, NJ

    I have been working at Liz Claiborne full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    great benefits and discounts offered

    Cons

    theres not much chance for advancement

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Treasury Intern

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    Former Intern - Treasury Intern in North Bergen, NJ
    Former Intern - Treasury Intern in North Bergen, NJ

    I worked at Liz Claiborne as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Valuable experience, helpful mentorship, included in many senior meetings and important processes

    Cons

    sometimes limited amount of work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    lengthen the internship to more than 10 weeks to further enrich intern experience

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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