Liz Claiborne Reviews

Updated August 27, 2014
Updated August 27, 2014
69 Reviews

3.2
69 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.  

    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
  2.  

    Great sales

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Liz Claiborne

    Pros

    Good people, great sample sales

    Cons

    Location not too pleasant all the time

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better organization

    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Lack of respect

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vancouver, BC (Canada)

    I worked at Liz Claiborne

    Pros

    To gain experience and take it with you to your next job.

    Cons

    Corporate culture, poor leadership, lack of vision

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    FUN, but uncertain future overall

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Liz Claiborne

    Pros

    Time Off and Flexible. great place

    Cons

    no room for growth unfortunately

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    great place to work for but no room for growth. hopefully company turns around and sees positivie gain. Hopefully start to hire

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Very Positive

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Liz Claiborne

    Pros

    Was always a very stable and growing company with very talented team players. Company always had peaks and valleys, like any other in the fashion industry, but would always rebound.

    Cons

    With the current Senior Management Team the company has totally lost its footing in the fashion industry and is struggling to stay relevant which is not happening. Stock has plummeted - losing nearly 90% of its value. Management has been making extremely poor businesses decisions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop hiring celebrity wannabees with enormous salaries who have contributed absolutely nothing to the growth of the company but continue make their TV appearances while doing nothing for Liz Claiborne. If dedicated people were hired who were totally dedicated to Liz Claiborne instead of TV fame, the company would not be in the the shape it is in right now. The once bright light in the fashion industry is barely a flicker!

    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    A little disorganized at first but getting better and better

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Montreal, QC (Canada)

    I have been working at Liz Claiborne

    Pros

    This company offers great opportunities for creativity wether in desgin, marketing or others. We have fabulous people working here and some recent additions have brought meaningful improvements.

    Cons

    A bit disorganized. Policies are not always broadcasted and are not that easy to find so not all employees are aware. Members of management do not all walk the talk.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communicate, communicate, communicate. When you think everybody knows, think otherwise because your messages are not understood by all.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Overall great experience with DM/RM's and at a store level, upper management is a different story.

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    Former Employee - Store Manager
    Former Employee - Store Manager

    I worked at Liz Claiborne

    Pros

    Good benefits, and discount. Store management as well as most RM's and DM's are fair and understanding. Fun working environment if you enjoy working with customers and meeting new people.

    Cons

    The upper management continually asks for new ideas and any issues with product yet when given that information they do not use it to improve the product. Of course as with many retailers at times the expectations of what needs to be completed is not reflected in the amount of payroll given at the store level. The outlet division closed due to many of these very issues.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You should have listened to your customers through our feedback! Profitability was solely put on our shoulders however we could not sell product that did not meet our customers needs!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Stay away from Finance organization

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Liz Claiborne

    Pros

    Above average pay for your work experience

    Cons

    Work environment is very poor. Bad news is the business managers fault.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better training

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    4

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Liz Claiborne

    Pros

    Great team atmosphere, employees support one another.

    Cons

    Good divisions sold off unfortunately

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communicate corp vision to all divisions

    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Not so bad not so great...

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    Former Employee - Merchandise Planner
    Former Employee - Merchandise Planner

    I worked at Liz Claiborne

    Pros

    Liz Claiborne was a good place to work because of it's business but the company is a sinking ship - check out it's stock price and you'll see why. not sure the CEO knows what he's doing but the company is all over the place in some areas but extremely great when it comes to systems and getting work done (versus other retail companies)

    Cons

    Very, very, very disorganized and all over the place - and not a stable company at the present moment in time

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It's not really the leaderships fault it's been very disorganized for a very long time and has been spread out too thing...

    Disapproves of CEO

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