Nina McLemore

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Nina McLemore Reviews

Updated December 12, 2014
Updated December 12, 2014
8 Reviews
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    Store Manager

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

    I worked at Nina McLemore full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Good teamwork and nice people

    Cons

    Work-life balance difficult during holiday period

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Miserable experience. Stay away.

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

    I worked at Nina McLemore full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Co-workers are really nice. I don't know why they stay.

    Cons

    Nina (CEO/Owner) is a very controlling micro-manager who believes that everyone around her is incapable. She is very charming to her customers, but she treats her employees horribly....yelling and cursing at them...the whole office hears.....She insults, criticizes and belittles her employees in emails and cc's other employees. She takes her employees for granted. She doesn't give annual raises, and there is significant turnover. There have been over 15 CFO's in 10 years. Nina tries get around employment laws, and the department of labor has been to the office several times. The office itself is cramped....Nina doesn't throw anything out, so there are old papers and fabric everywhere. Employees are cramped into 1 large room and 2 small areas. Wires are everywhere and chairs and carpeting are ripped. Nina also takes her vendors for granted and rarely pays them on time. The systems are outdated and hurting business productivity, but Nina will not invest in a new system because she does not want to spend the money

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat your employees with respect and decency.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Great experience

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

    I worked at Nina McLemore part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Good beginning for students/graduates trying to get their foot in the door in fashion industry
    Relatively tight organization that can allow new employees to have bigger space to perform than average

    Cons

    Managers can be more professional and understanding

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Decision and management from management team can be done with more communication with employees

    Recommends
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    THIS PLACE IS A HELLHOLE

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    Former Employee - Anonymous
    Former Employee - Anonymous

    I worked at Nina McLemore

    Pros

    You gain experience. Free lunches when people visit office. There are a few pleasant people to work with.

    Cons

    Extremely high turnover rate. One employee comes in, another two to three leave. Four CFO's in two years, approximately 6 Customer Service/Order Entry associates in two years, at least five Production Managers in two years - the list goes on and on. CEO/Owner/Name On The Label is prone to emasculating the men who work for her and can be condescending to the women, yet hides it really well when speaking in public. Department of Labor investigated the company, company hasn't been audited in years and there is a LOT of cooking of the books happening… Everything is outsourced and handled terribly - HR, IT, warehouse, etc. JUST STEER CLEAR.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take management classes before giving yourself or anyone else the title of manager. Listen to your employees and customers because without them, you don't have a business.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Good company, high-quality product.

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

    I worked at Nina McLemore part-time

    Pros

    Great quality merchandise and the experiences managers are quite friendly and helpful.

    Cons

    Some mangers are too young and unprofessional.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire people with experience to manage teams.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    stay away

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Nina McLemore full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    some employees are very friendly and easy to work with

    Cons

    bad management , out dated systems.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Expected so much more, but received very little...

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

    I worked at Nina McLemore

    Pros

    A very diverse environment where for the most art employees were able to get along with each other. Management was not very strict on time and attendance. Company is very generous when it comes to offering jobs to people, whether it be and outsider or a friend.

    Cons

    Where do I begin...the "office" was highly disorganized. Boxes, clothes and miscellaneous supplies cramping up the work space.
    Lack of communication within all departments. Little to no training. Lack of team work but if someone screws up on their own projects, they will not hesitate to to burden others with trying to fix it. Tense and stressful work environment, it seems like everyone is afraid to voice their opinion when things go awry. Ridiculously outdated computer programs/systems.
    Plenty of older employees who will bother you with troubleshooting the computers and copy machines. Turn rate was very high; for every one person that was hired, 2 to 3 disgruntled employees parted ways, leaving a messy work load with no communication left behind.
    Managers acted as if it is a privilege to work for the company. Lots of shouting matches and nasty attitudes between Upper Management and employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please remember that in order to run a business successfully you must development a team of people who are knowledgeable, positive and shares the same vision.Yelling and screaming creates a horrible work environment for all employees and low morale equals lackluster productivity.

    Doesn't Recommend
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Unhappy Environment

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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 Nina McLemore

    Pros

    Gets your foot in the door of a fashion company and there is room for upward career movement because the company is so small. There are also some really nice people, if you have the time to get to know them. The CEO is a very smart woman with a lot of experience and you can learn from her.

    Cons

    All employees seem unhappy and dissatisfied with job. Communication between people in different parts of the company is always a problem. Additionally, there is little to no technology in use (besides basic computer programs) so there are always problems with orders, organization and inventory. People become very stressed out because of this.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your employees' ideas, they have some good ones. Also, please invest in technology that keeps track of inventory. Offer more employee bonding events.

    Doesn't Recommend

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