Warnaco Group Reviews

Updated June 9, 2015
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  1. Overall good learning experience with much knowledge gained pertaining to the industry during employment.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Milford, CT
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Milford, CT

    I worked at Warnaco Group

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Corporate atmosphere was friendly and supportive. Everyone is willing to educate employees to make their experience and job position fulfilling and well-rounded. Learned a great deal about the retail industry as well as financial planning.

    Cons

    Mediocre pay and long hours lead to burned out employees who ended up walking around the office multiple times a day.

    Advice to Management

    Senior management could benefit from some seminars on how to work with employees. Praise seldoms comes after hard work and it seems some employees receive preferential treatment in regards to bonuses and position advancement.


  2. lack of support from upper management

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

    I worked at Warnaco Group

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    fast paced environment - get to learn alot in a short amount of time.
    benefits are great

    Cons

    Work are not well orchestrated and priortized and tend to work on it when there is a fire to put out.
    React to an issue instead of solving and mitigating the issue.
    long hours of work.

    Advice to Management

    listen to your employee and provide more guidance.


  3. Helpful (2)

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

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at Warnaco Group

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

    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.


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

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Assistant in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Sales Assistant in New York, NY

    I worked at Warnaco Group

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

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


  6. Decent company

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

    I have been working at Warnaco Group

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

    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.


  7. Amazing responsibilities but limited growth potential.

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

    I have been working at Warnaco Group

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great company and amazing peers and management.

    Cons

    Inability to promote fairly from within.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you do.


  8. Relaxed Atmosphere With Cordial People

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

    I have been working at Warnaco Group

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great place to work; wonderful people
    Relaxed Atmosphere
    Flexible Hours

    Cons

    Little potential for growth and career advancement

    Advice to Management

    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.


  9. Helpful (2)

    great job if you have the right boss

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

    I have been working at Warnaco Group

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    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.


  10. Warnaco Swimwear and its pros/cons

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at Warnaco Group

    Disapproves of CEO
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

    -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


  11. Backwards company

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

    I worked at Warnaco Group

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

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



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