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Lafayette 148 New York Reviews

Updated April 24, 2017
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  1. "Some growing pains but solid company overall"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Lafayette 148 New York full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Potential for growth and exposure to various aspects of fashion. Believes in sustainability and charitable initiatives. Some very amazing and talented employees. An evolving company culture. Highly respectable CEO that cares about the company.

    Cons

    Middle management - some are great and others are in desperate need of training. Some (not all) VPs seem overwhelmed by their workload and/or are given tasks that fall outside their expertise. This can be especially frustrating for perfectly capable employees who understand what needs to be done but cannot b/c some of these VPs micro-manage without proper expertise or strategy.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in more managerial training -- this should be a more consistent training (versus a 1-day workshop). Teach your VPs to hire/train the right people and trust them to do their jobs without micro-managing.


  2. "nice workplace"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brickell Hammock, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brickell Hammock, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Lafayette 148 New York part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    nice enviroment to work on

    Cons

    not really any cons in here

    Advice to Management

    keep up with the ggod work


  3. "sales"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Lafayette 148 New York full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    pretty offices, comfortable atmosphere, room for growth, hire from within

    Cons

    higher management does not know what they are doing since the company tends to hire friends and family instead of qualified new people. very disorganized and little direction from managers, HR is a atrotious and no assistance with any time of problems you present them. low wages and upper management does not listen to any other opinions, they will only do what they want to do in the end, it does not matter what kind of facts you present them. a lot of people tend to have 7 hour work days with 4 day work weeks.

    Advice to Management

    stop putting all the responsibilities on to one person. listen to the people who are actually doing the work.


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  5. "Off Price Account Executive"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Account Executive in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Account Executive in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Lafayette 148 New York full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    A friendly, family like environment. Non Political environment, you get credit for your hard work and they don't hold any positive or negative feedback to themselves and wait for a year to tell you.

    Cons

    Can get a little Chaotic, But it depends on the person.

    Advice to Management

    You are doing a great job of keeping your employees happy, Keep up!


  6. "Stability at its best"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Multiple in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Multiple in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    - Great Benefits
    - Salary
    - Family Oriented Business

    Cons

    - Employees are life-timers movement
    - Promotions come when positions are created or someone leaves


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Where the blind lead the blind"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bronx, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bronx, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Lafayette 148 New York full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Some of the nicest & most hardworking people I've ever met.

    Cons

    Work life balance is atrocious. Too much political bs. Not enough appreciation or awareness regarding the back breaking work that takes place in the office services dept. They don't take seriously some really crazy issues that permeate the office.

    Advice to Management

    Appreciate your staff more. Pay the people who work hardest and show dedication a proper wage. Some semblance of work life balance needs to be implemented. You are sacrificing good people who could take the office to new heights in favor of unfair and unfavorable office bs.


  8. Helpful (2)

    "Unprofessional atmosphere"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Design Assistant in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Design Assistant in New York, NY
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Lafayette 148 New York full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Excellent product construction. Great store presence. Clean, stylish offices. Good sales staff. Expanding distribution and product categories such as accessories.

    Cons

    Plagiarized designs, unprofessional atmosphere, poor design direction, cliquey coworkers, difficult to hostile personalities.

    Advice to Management

    Protect workers from creative director, indemnify the company from creative lawsuits stemming from uncreative talent.


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Think twice before you take the plunge"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Production in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Production in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Lafayette 148 New York full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    depending on what department you work for, there is no dress code. You could eat at your desk. The office was very clean. Two blocks from most trains.

    Cons

    Constantly being watched by colleagues. Double standards in the office. Being thrown under the bus at any moment for petty non-sense. Being told that I was not catching on fast enough when i was being trained by someone who cannot even train himself how to tie a shoe. Being tag teamed -two on one. Being asked for my opinion but my opinion meant nothing. Feeling like an outsider. The people never even try to get to know you. No room for growth. My "boss" never had my back. Low paying

    Advice to Management

    Treat new/young people better. Actually take the time to get to know them.


  10. Helpful (8)

    "Not great expirence !! People are stiff!"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Marketing in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Marketing in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Lafayette 148 New York full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Few cool people, Cool office, casual dress, not much else.

    Cons

    -There is minimal job training and support from management- the induction period felt more as if I was under investigation as opposed to being trained to do a job. Perhaps this is because the management felt they owned the company and the fear that young crowd will take over with the new approaches. My manager was paranoid every time I spoke to vendors. He doesn't trust anyone besides himself. He thought  he was more clever then anyone else around him, he was constantly rambling and haven't shown any progress. He wasn't a great mentor. He didn't know how to bring the best out of the people. They spend huge amounts of time and resources making sure everyone "fits in" with the the culture - cover your tattoos! At the end of the day I felt like an outsider and lost because I wasn't receiving help from anyone when I asked for it and I never understood what role I was playing in the company.  Expect to have your email and calendars monitored.

    Advice to Management

    Give your employees a little more freedom.


  11. "Great Company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Awesome people, great clothes, good experience

    Cons

    no cons about my experience at this company


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