Liz Claiborne Reviews

Updated August 1, 2014
Updated August 1, 2014
68 Reviews

3.2
68 Reviews
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Liz Claiborne CEO and Director William L. McComb
William L. McComb
35 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.  

    Not bad for first job.

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate  in  Tallahassee, FL
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Tallahassee, FL

    I worked at Liz Claiborne

    Pros

    Liz Claiborne offers a competitive wage when compared to competitors. Also, the store staff is very small, so minimal mistakes and communication errors are made.

    Cons

    Still, there is very bad communication with senior level management. Employee politics occur and are unfair if you don't "play the game".

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please pay more attention to your employees and watch out for store managers that are taking advantage of the system.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Once a fine vessel. Now it's the Titanic.

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

    I worked at Liz Claiborne

    Pros

    Great work life balance. Good for working mothers. Great vacation and summer hours too. Lots of sample sales. Some are able to get promoted quickly once they find their niche.

    Cons

    A lot of amazing people got downsized. So many women exec's once worked their magic there and now it's a boys club.
    Too much money is being paid to exec's making poor decisions that ended great brands and great account relationships.
    Morale is at an all time low and management has their head in the clouds.
    Loved the morning email announcements. Too bad I already heard the headlines on my commute in on the radio. Very considerate of you to let us know our brand is sold or discontinued.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work on your leadership skills and get some integrity. As reported in WWD Dec 08, the board of directors voted to give bonuses to maintain top talent. While in November 08 the top talent accidentally sent an email out to all employees noting no pay increase, no bonus. Its hard to have respect for that type of leadership.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Liz

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Liz Claiborne

    Pros

    The company is large enough that you can interview for positions in other divisions in order to grow.

    Cons

    Currently the economy has made it difficult.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It is importnat to listen to everyone's ideas. You never know where the next fresh idea will come from.

    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    just trying to get numbers

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    Former Employee - Production Specialist  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Production Specialist in New York, NY

    I worked at Liz Claiborne

    Pros

    the benefits are good - also there are many different brands, so you can move within the company and have possible growth within.

    Cons

    the company is too corporate - sometimes its hard to get around the bureaucracy than to get things done.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    it is best to get to know your all of your team members and people within your division.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Corporate company with big names and no leadership

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

    I have been working at Liz Claiborne

    Pros

    Great connections to various areas of the fashion world. There are many small divisions within the company where people can network and learn more about all fields. There are really supportive programs that allow employees to give back to the community and a library of information to continue learning.

    Cons

    Productivity is hard to accomplish without the right tools. The computer programs used are extremely out of date, and wastes so much time and money. Instead of pushing people to work harder, LC needs to recognize those who have and reward them!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make more investments in technology, promote better communication within divisions.

    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Consultants in charge

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

    I have been working at Liz Claiborne

    Pros

    Talented associates; Brand recognition; commitment to charitable causes

    Cons

    No collaboration among departments; Constant pressure to cut costs; Benefits package

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take time to listen to employees rather than seeking advice from outside consultants

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    This company has low pay and treats their employees poorly

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    Current Employee - Assistant Manager  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at Liz Claiborne

    Pros

    The best thing about working for Lucky Brand is the discount, the employee gets 60% off anything bought themself and 40% something bought as a gift for someone else. If you are an associate working very part time Lucky Brand can be a fun and laid back place to work but don't try to get promoted and certainly don't have the desire to know what is going on in management, you will be disappointed and learn to hate the company

    Cons

    Disresepect to all employees, the pay is not competetive, the upper management is not profesional, constant accusation of things you didnt do so they can try to admitt to something you did do even if you didn't do anything. they would rather hire outsaide the company then promote with in. Constant change in policy and proceedure, they have a low budget so they are constantly cutting hours of employees even if the employee is full time. I would not recomend this company to ANYONE!!!!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat your employees with respect and reward hard work. If you paid competetively you would have good employees who care and your profit will go and turn over will go down!

    Doesn't Recommend
  9.  

    assistant buyer

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Liz Claiborne

    Pros

    Amazing team players, great leaders!

    Cons

    Time wasn't managed well at times so deadlines were tight

  10.  

    Technical Specialist

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Good work life balance, Close early before all holidays.

    Cons

    Culture have changed for the worse over the years. Too many layoffs makes moral low

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    okay company, but very frugal

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Liz Claiborne full-time

    Pros

    small company, close to NY

    Cons

    lots of work, dying company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    celebrate success to maintain high employee morale

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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