Warnaco Group Reviews

Updated October 4, 2014
Updated October 4, 2014
37 Reviews
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  1.  

    My experience at Warnaco was very satisfying and I would have stayed forever if the company wasn't sold.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Warnaco Group full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    It was a comfortable environment, the director of my department trusted me to do my job and but was always available if needed.

    Cons

    There were a lot of issues with the processing system we used. We were constantly on the phone trying to get the error corrected.

    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    It was alright

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    Former Employee - Anonymous
    Former Employee - Anonymous

    I worked at Warnaco Group

    Pros

    Very open processes. Good co workers. Flexible work hours

    Cons

    Very lax processes and procedures. Hard to get things done the right way.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    They are closed in our area now

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    Former Employee - Temp Picker in Duncansville, PA
    Former Employee - Temp Picker in Duncansville, PA

    I worked at Warnaco Group as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    The days were predictable at first and the work was consistent and predictable. It was fast paced and kept you busy on your feet all day so the day went faster. I was a temp so most standard employee benefits did not apply to me. Job was pretty simple and straight forward and I was able to work first shift. My daughter's father was also a long time full time employee of the company (9 years plus).

    Cons

    There were stretches of weeks without a day off and working 9 hour shifts 7 days a week wears you out. The supervisors tended to sit on their butt's shooting the breeze all day but frowned upon anyone who would take more than a too tight amount of time to complete a task. My assignment was ended after I missed too many days for court hearings and then had to take a day for my daughter to be in the hospital. As a single parent that was horrible to have to chose if I go to work and then who cares for my child or do I lose my job and make sure she is ok. You went no where any how and were treated poorly as a temp and you couldn't sit down for even a second. In the final days that this branch was open they really even treated their long term employees horribly.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Thank goodness you are closed. Understand that single parents need one day off now and again. Don't end people's assignments over court days and real health emergencies. Understand that employees are human and not robots.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    High turnover, terrible management, too many meetings

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

    I worked at Warnaco Group full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good benefits and a decent discount on products.

    Cons

    Management not great within department - found managers to be quite unprofessional. Examples included doing things like participating in and encouraging petty and/or negative gossip, complete disorganization, and constant tardiness. Also, I think one manager had a psychiatric disorder; this person was insanely paranoid and borderline abusive and really contributed to a negative atmosphere. There was a high turnover of employees within this department, and I think the managers really contributed to that. Growth within the company not great. Also the constant town hall meetings, department meetings and various HR-organized gatherings (picnics, ice cream parties, karaoke parties, scavenger hunts, workshops, etc. etc) were quite tiring and time consuming, eating into the time that would have been well spent working on projects. Unfortunately, declining any of these meetings or events was very frowned upon.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management training would probably help with some of the issues. Psychiatric evaluations for managers not a bad idea either. Also, less meetings would probably help with people being able to meet deadlines.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    it was a job that i got to go to every morning for the past 12 years.

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    Former Employee - Stock Associate in Huntingdon, PA
    Former Employee - Stock Associate in Huntingdon, PA

    I worked at Warnaco Group full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    i got to learn some new work skills while i was at warnaco,got to know some really good hard working people at warnaco also.

    Cons

    there was never any down size at warnaco,because we all got along,there was one down size at warnaco and that was when we all lost our jobs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    upper management was pretty good, because they were aways there for the employees when they needed any help with any issues.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    terrible working conditions

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    Former Employee - Picker in Duncansville, PA
    Former Employee - Picker in Duncansville, PA

    I worked at Warnaco Group as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    it almost payed the bills

    Cons

    low pay, lack of hours

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    pay more

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

    Great benefits, huge employee discount, friendly staff and executives.

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    Former Employee - Desktop Support Analyst in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Desktop Support Analyst in New York, NY

    I worked at Warnaco Group full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    In general, it was a pretty laid-back atmosphere. Most people were friendly and most executives were approachable. Employees, for the most part, were treated like people. Occasional "thank yous" like ice cream parties would pop up.

    Cons

    There seemed to be a disconnect between different divisions and departments. This was especially evident in the IT world. Collaboration overall could be much stronger. Fairly high turnover, especially in the design areas, would put a strain on resources and morale.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to do more to keep talent, especially in the design areas as well as IT. This could be done by offering more competitive salaries and higher than insulting 2-4% annual raises.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Sales

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Warnaco Group full-time

    Pros

    Typical corporate environment. Overall great place to work. Benefits and compensation were up to par with what was in the industry

    Cons

    Little room for career advancement. Overall travel was quite extensive.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Lot's to Look Forward To

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

    I worked at Warnaco Group full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good compensation. Great people in the ranks.Met some great people who have become good friends.

    Cons

    Executive management and their HR cronies! What a joke! The CEO thinks she’s a role model and has no clue about what the rank and file really think. We've watched her push great people out and fill exec ranks with her cronies and others of little substance and no vision. The product and quality got weaker and weaker as process and margin became king so she could sell out.. Day-to-day business was crashing but new business (countries) and off price masked the realities

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You got the last laugh and walked away with the big money but hopefully people will know the truth and you won't be able to repeat this performance. iUnder new leadership we WILL clean this up.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Traditional Corporate environment...

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    Former Employee - Wovens Designer in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Wovens Designer in New York, NY

    I worked at Warnaco Group full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Traditional corporate environment with good salaries, benefits & profit sharing.

    Cons

    Once you hit the glass ceiling - that's it. I was hard pressed to find challenges in my role after a few years & there was a lot of re-structuring in design department on an on-going bases.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If there are no way to promote a designer, they should be allowed to switch categories to allow for new skill development & freshness in the product line (ie...knits designer & bottoms designer switch positions).

    Recommends
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    No opinion of CEO

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