Liz Claiborne Reviews

Updated July 31, 2015
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  1. The WORST place ever!

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Shipping Associate in West Chester, OH
    Current Employee - Shipping Associate in West Chester, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    good benefits and vacation time

    Cons

    very unorganized and terrible leadership at the corporate office which would be why we are closing


  2. Helpful (1)

    Rollercoaster ride of highs & lows due to frequent re-organization of company by sr. mgmt

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent benefits - but only for those who are hired in NY- if you work for one of the divisions in LA, you may not receive the same package. In NY, 21 days of vacation out of the gate, frequent sample sales, matching 401K, good health insurance. Great group of people, many with long careers in the industry - good place to learn about the wholesale fashion business. Some of my very best, challenging & productive work years were spent there - I'm proud to be an alumni.

    Cons

    Liz Claiborne was founded as a company with forward-thinking respect for its employees & the core of that has survived on the corporate level - however, its brands have increasing autonomy - not all of them share the same values. It's a shame.

    Advice to Management

    Liz Claiborne has a legacy of delivering to its accounts well made, innovative product in a timely fashion - its wholesale backbone & team of experienced professionals are a valuable resource.


  3. Helpful (1)

    Good

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager, Product Development in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Manager, Product Development in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    If you want to learn about product development process this is a good place.

    Cons

    Not a focused company, constant changing of direction.

    Advice to Management

    If you downsize emplyees you should not ban them from being hired by other divisions of the company-that is disgraceful.


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  5. This company is being run to the ground

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in North Bergen, NJ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in North Bergen, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Lots of perks. Sample sales, summer hours, 21 vacation days

    Cons

    Upper management is horrible at communicating when big changes take place. Employees find out most of the changes through press releases on the internet. They keep selling all the brands. I would be surprised if they are still in business in a year.


  6. It was a good company to work with

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - IT Analyst in North Bergen, NJ
    Former Employee - IT Analyst in North Bergen, NJ
    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good vacation package and summer hours Casual dress code Friendly people Work load was OK

    Cons

    Senior management have their favorites Not career advancement

    Advice to Management

    The Senior management should trust the managers under them. The senior management have their hand tied and it looks like the middle management has no power.


  7. Helpful (1)

    It is ok. it was better with former CEO

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Production Specialist in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Production Specialist in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    generous vacation package - 21 days and summer hours casual dress code and work environment, friendly people among associates easy internal transfer opportunity for advancement.

    Cons

    unstable lack of competent leaders. poor communication from senior management

    Advice to Management

    Associates need motivations. .Information from top management need to filter all the way down to every employees. suggest to make recognition to employee who make contribution. Associate should have a chance to review their superior performance and to make improvement.


  8. Great Experience

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Merchandising Intern in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Merchandising Intern in New York, NY
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Amazing experience, learned a lot, everyone that I worked with was nice, willing to teach me and help me with anything. Would love to work there again. The internship program was very well structured and had great events.

    Cons

    No compensation for interns. Also would have liked more opportunity to apply for full time position.


  9. Touted as one of the best companies for working mothers - couldn't be more wrong

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    the ample PTO, 21 days was great locations near Times Square benfits

    Cons

    lack of internal communication favoritism promoted more men than women did not offer flexible working arrangments for working mothers, as they claim

    Advice to Management

    stand behind your words


  10. The company's strategies are focused on Juicy, Lucky and kate spade.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director Product Development in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Director Product Development in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great long term associates that have mutual respect.

    Cons

    Lack of growth and stability,

    Advice to Management

    Focus on long term profitibility and viablity of the brands.


  11. Great place to work, too bad the company is struggling

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Administrative in North Bergen, NJ
    Current Employee - Administrative in North Bergen, NJ
    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    workforce is vibrant and fashionable. Dress code is casual and sample sales are excellent. Many talented people culture is not overly cut throat many people are willing to share knowledge and help you grow. Having a gym and cafeteria on site is great. Very family friendly, no one looks down on you for having a family and they allow you time to be with them. Vacation package is very generous.

    Cons

    There are a lot of inviduals in c level management that are complete idiots, shame really. CEO seems to be at loss for how to turn company around and just keeps shedding brands. Divisional associates that do not work for upper managements "pet" brands get little to no company wide recognition. Juicy, lucky, kate ENOUGH! There are other brands in the portfolio recognize them. Also constant layoffs have left many people on edge and overworked.

    Advice to Management

    Company should implement peer based review process so associates can get recognition for accomplishments that management may not always be aware of. Also if subordinates were allowed to review their superiors it would help them identify faults within their own management styles and also weed out some of these management duds that have the gift of gab and not much else.



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