Warnaco Group

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Warnaco Group Reviews

Updated October 4, 2014
Updated October 4, 2014
43 Reviews
3.3
43 Reviews
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Warnaco Group President and CEO Helen McCluskey
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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    From over 400 employees in 2005 to under 120 in 2011 . Need I say more

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at Warnaco Group

    Pros

    Good benefits. Summer half day Friday's are great

    Cons

    Typical large corporate environment. Its not about doing a good job. its about making sure the right people hear about that good job your doing. Work environment was much friendlier when there were 400 employees. The 120 left are under too much pressure and only concerned about keeping their jobs.
    Annual performance reviews are a joke and huge timewaister for everyone involved.
    No room for advancement. Other than managers and executives who there are much to much of, most regular employess have given up hope that anything will change and are just going through the motions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Scrap the present annual review system. It doesnt work, and just creates unecessary stress.
    Stop buying doughnuts for your group. Making them fat doesnt make them happy.
    Be honest wtih your groups, dont promise what cant be delivered.

    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    a great learning experience, although the upper management does not know how to get the best from people.

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Assistant in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Sales Assistant in New York, NY

    I worked at Warnaco Group

    Pros

    amazing internship experience with lots of workshops to further learning and helpful reviews.

    Cons

    i stared at a computer screen all day. upper management tends to give insufficient guidance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    tell your employees what you want from them, don't just expect perfection when offering minimal guidance.

    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Decent company

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I have been working at Warnaco Group

    Pros

    -Work-Life Balance
    -Decent pay and benefits; summer Fridays are nice
    -Casual dress code
    -Nice enough people except some of upper management could change

    Cons

    -Little opportunity to grow
    -Many positions are not well paid

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you are going to ask the questions be prepared to take action to make it a better place to work. Don't talk to talk if you aren't prepared to walk the walk.

    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Amazing responsibilities but limited growth potential.

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Analyst in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Sales Analyst in New York, NY

    I have been working at Warnaco Group

    Pros

    Great company and amazing peers and management.

    Cons

    Inability to promote fairly from within.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you do.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Relaxed Atmosphere With Cordial People

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I have been working at Warnaco Group

    Pros

    Great place to work; wonderful people
    Relaxed Atmosphere
    Flexible Hours

    Cons

    Little potential for growth and career advancement

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Warnaco is a well-run company but should continue to allow lower-level employees with opportunity for advancement rather than looking to hire from outside the company.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    great job if you have the right boss

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I have been working at Warnaco Group

    Pros

    fair salary, great benefits, good quality of life balance, good time off. summer fridays

    Cons

    cannot comment on upper management (CEO, COO etc) but VP and down seem to be clueless in the area and field i am employed in. My direct manager only knows how to manage by intimidation and has a personality disorder so i wouldnt judge based on that. overall good solid company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    hire some management that knows about other areas than there expertise if you are going to assign them to run other types of businesses. Allow direct reports to voice opinion on their manager when manager is inappopriate and borderline abusive.

    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Warnaco Swimwear and its pros/cons

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at Warnaco Group

    Pros

    -occasion long hours but not often compared to other apparel companies in the fashion industry due to only having one season (swimwear)
    -Great Summer hours on fridays - half days
    -Excellent employee discounts on speedo/ck swimwear and ck underwear, jeans.
    -Cool downtown location, cafeteria and with parking incl.
    -fantastic benefits
    -company matching 401-k

    Cons

    -Horrible management
    -limited room for growth
    -Departments do not communicate with each other
    -bad company morale
    -very small team with a lot of unnecessary higher-ups macro-managing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -Structured system where employees are recognized, praised and appreciated often.
    -Opportunities given to employees for growth, or at the least, decent raises annually very much needed to keep employees loyal and dedicated to job/brand.
    -More diversity among employees

    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Backwards company

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

    I worked at Warnaco Group

    Pros

    The only good thing is that you get free clothes.

    Cons

    -politics, politics, politics. Very outdated way of thinking. Incompetent management team.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get off your high horse and do some real work for once.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Warnaco...doing great for now

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milford, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milford, MA

    I have been working at Warnaco Group

    Pros

    Fair Company, Just out of trouble, Trying to build a better balanced view to its employee, good transparency

    Cons

    Wastage of Resources, some old horses, Need more steam in this competative envronmt

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Doing a great job at your level. Come down a step and look at the performance of middle tier.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Focused on creating his legacy.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I have been working at Warnaco Group

    Pros

    Warnaco Group offers brand recognition and a great place to gain experience in the apparel industry. There is a team oriented environment that provides great exposure to a variety of different fucntions and business. Its a good place to start a career.

    Cons

    Some of the downsides of working for Warnaco is its philosphy and practices in supporting any shared service function. There is rarely a committment to invest in or upgrade any type of infrastructure to improve back office efficiences and often not enough people to manually perform the job. Although improvement has been seen over the past 3 years, engagement survey scores are still below average and after the last round of deep layoffs, I expect that number will get worse. Leadership tends to be secretive which creates a very gossip and speculation infused environment. Reward and recognition is NON EXISTENT and poor performance is not managed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listent to employees and take seriously the feedback you receive. Get rid of senior managers that eat up alot of salary and don't earn a days worth of work. Fill the board room with leaders who have the courage to stand up to the CEO.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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