Liz Claiborne Reviews

Updated September 4, 2014
Updated September 4, 2014
70 Reviews
3.2
70 Reviews
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Liz Claiborne CEO and Director William L. McComb
William L. McComb
36 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
  • difficult to maintain a work-life balance (in 3 reviews)

  • Senior management have their favorites (in 4 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Store Manager

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    Current Employee - Store Manager  in  Myrtle Beach, SC
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Myrtle Beach, SC

    I have been working at Liz Claiborne full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Brand awareness, customer loyalty great products, company for many years

    Cons

    New Upper level Corporate Management, prior to current CEO was excellent

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do what is ethically correct

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    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 for 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
  3.  

    Miss this company every day

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    Former Employee - Brand Manager  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Brand Manager in New York, NY

    I worked at Liz Claiborne full-time for 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
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  5.  

    great place to work

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    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 for more than 3 years

    Pros

    great benefits and discounts offered

    Cons

    theres not much chance for advancement

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Treasury Intern

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

    I worked at Liz Claiborne as an intern for 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
  7.  

    Better in the beginning than at the end

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    Former Employee - Accounts Payable
    Former Employee - Accounts Payable

    I worked at Liz Claiborne full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    People are generally very nice

    Cons

    Sad to see it crumble

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Good experience overall

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I worked at Liz Claiborne full-time

    Pros

    Work/life balance
    Always something interesting going on at the company

    Cons

    Not a lot of confidence in executive team

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Recognize people's work and what they can offer

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Good Job for High Schoolers/College Students; Ba

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate  in  Clinton, CT
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Clinton, CT

    I worked at Liz Claiborne full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    -Great Employee Discounts; good on Kate Spade, Juicy Couture, and Lucky Brand merchandise
    -Great health insurance
    -No rewards for hard work, dedication, and opening Liz Claiborne Outlet charge cards
    -Great Co-Workers

    Cons

    -Bad work/life balance; typical in retail environment
    -Management and protocols constantly changing
    -Unrealistic expectations
    -No growth opportunities; I worked in the outlet store for many years when I was interviewed for the NYC internship, but still wasn't hired
    -Lack of gender diversity

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -Vote out William McComb
    -Bring back Paul Charron
    -It wouldn't hurt if y'all work in the retail trenches
    -Improve the quality of the merchandise

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Excellent Place To Work If You Are A Hard Worker

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    Former Employee - Senior Administrative Assistant  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Administrative Assistant in New York, NY

    I worked at Liz Claiborne full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    You are expected to do your job with minimum need for supervision. You work as hard as you would if it were your own business.

    Cons

    If you are the type that requires a lot of structure to be productive than you should go to a more corporate company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    When you encourage your workers to have a entreprenurial style then the compensation/title increases should keep pace.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    It's hard to review such a large company since each division has its own pros and cons.

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

    I worked at Liz Claiborne full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    They have very decent and competitive benefits including unlimited sick days for corporate salaried employees. Competitive salaries and summer hours.

    Cons

    Since the day I started both of the divisions I was working for were poorly managed and losing money. They do not work on personal and career development at all. Because of that the managers are never reviewed by subordinates and are often unprofessional. HR was never pleasant to deal with, but I'm sure they are the same at every large corporation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Require corporate associates to anonymously and confidentially review their managers. Teach your corporate managers how to properly manage!

    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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